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Panthers’ offense not necessarily Shula’s offense

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The Panthers launch their Organized Team Activities this week, the first official practice with Mike Shula in charge of the offense.

But coach Ron Rivera says it won’t be Shula’s offense, per se.

“It’s not necessarily his offense as much as the Panthers’ offense, what we’re going to do,” Rivera recently said, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Shula was bumped up from quarterbacks coach after former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski became head coach of the Browns.  Rivera picked Shula in part because of the continuity he brings.  Shula also is expected to rely extensively on input from the rest of the offensive staff.

Though Shula has a reputation for being conservative when it comes to calling plays, Rivera sees it differently.  “I think what I like about him is his aggressive nature.  I like that,” Rivera said.  “I think the thing that he and I have talked about is doing things that will maximize each individual’s abilities.”

That’s the key to good coaching.  Too many coaches try to force players into a predetermined system.  The best coaches take the talent they have and draw up plays that highlight their strengths and hide their weaknesses.

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7 Responses to “Panthers’ offense not necessarily Shula’s offense”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: May 18, 2013 11:34 PM

    They don’t want to tax the half brain of the guy they expect to be executing it on the field.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 18, 2013 11:39 PM

    Newt’s playbook –

    “1. Throw ball to guy with same shirt as you,
    or –
    2. Run away from guy with different shirt from you. Going forward.”.

  3. mazblast says: May 18, 2013 11:44 PM

    Neither of Don’s boys has ever shown the least amount of ability at anything in football except an innate ability to be named Shula.

  4. smoothaswilkes says: May 18, 2013 11:59 PM

    “That’s the key to good coaching. Too many coaches try to force players into a predetermined system. The best coaches take the talent they have and draw up plays that highlight their strengths and hide their weaknesses.”

    Thanks for that nugget. Holy crap, just stick the basic recap of somebody else’s story. Clearly you’re not adding anything to the conversation with those gems. Nice work, Florio.

  5. securb2013 says: May 19, 2013 1:10 AM

    I thought the breaking news was the Panthers had an offence. I guess not.

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 19, 2013 3:53 AM

    According to Rivera, it sounds like the offense will run by committe which often doesn’t work. At the end of the season, it will probably be Rivera that is ultimately held responsible for the offenses’s success or lack of it.

  7. bunjy96 says: May 19, 2013 7:32 AM

    Who calls the plays? Certainly not Shula!

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