Threw some screens to Olsen last year too as I recall. Tended to be a good play.
Curious: What's your overall opinion of Shula? How do you see his performance this year as compared to last?
he and the younguns have put together a good passing game. Team is efficient and, honestly, somewhat powerful, and doing a heck of a job with no line, running game, or deep threat.
The running game? Kinda trashy, mostly on line errors and back injuries.
That's not to say he's incredible or hasn't made any mistakes. But he calls a pretty even, fairly conservative game. It's never going to have a billion yards, but we're a lot more progressive (75% shotgun, 50% of the time a TE is split out) and spread than I figured he'd be over time.
Throw in some quicker stuff, just to stretch things horizontally, and that could be a sub for the run game that's so bad, but given the circumstances behind these backs and the crummy line, it's amazing the pass isn't an absolute disaster. And here it is, probably the best part of this team so far.