SniperShot wrote:Art Shell is a great coach IMO. There is a point where the players have to take the field and perform. He may in fact have very productive practices and good gameplans. .
Art Shell is a great coach? The man is STUPID. Productive practices and GOOD GAMEPLANS?!? Have you been watching the games? I've seen better gameplans written up on binder paper at a youth recreational flag football league hosted at the local middle scchool. Shell has had the same offensive gameplan in place since week 1 of the NFL PREseason. It got dominated in week 1 of the regular season, and Shell stubbornly (or ignorantly) expects it to "click" or something.
I have a strong belief, that if I was the coach of the Oakland Raider's for one Sunday, the team would put more points on the board. Hell, probably half of the cafe could play coach for the day and you would see a marked improvement. I realize that I would most likely completely suck, as I have no football coaching experience, but even I can see the Art Shell's system is inherently flawed and outdated in today's NFL. I know they are the worst offense in the NFL at this point in pretty much every aspect, I think it goes futher than that. Is this the worst in the history of the NFL that we are witnessing?
Until Art Shell learns how to design an offense, or hires someone that does, the Raider's O-line will continue to look like the worst in the league no matter who is blocking and who is throwing the football. I really feel sorry for Gallery and CO. because they are just not being put in a position to succeed at all. The media likes to blame them for the failures of the head coach and the OC to design an intelligent plan. And the player hurt the most in all of this is Andrew Walter, once a pretty promising 3rd round QB prospect, who is most likely a ruined player after this season and out of the NFL in 3 years.