Matt Rhule disagrees with Dan Orlowski’s claim that the Panthers offense has a run/pass.

Matt Rhule disagrees with Dan Orlowski’s claim that the Panthers offense has a run/pass.


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Earlier this week, former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky They pointed out that He saw us on game film in the Panthers offense. Predictably, Panthers coach Matt Rhule disagrees.

I saw that” Rule said Friday, per Darin Gantt of “I’ve been around for a long time. I’ve seen enough coaches go out there and say, ‘Every time they do this, they do this.’ Then it is wrong. I don’t agree.

It’s a very real dynamic. For years, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had. Telling clearly in the manufacture of firearms, depending on running or passing in different foot positions. (A league source recently told PFT that the Steelers knew about it, that it drove them crazy inside, and that Roethlisberger hasn’t stopped doing it.)

In the Carolina case, Orlovksi said he backed down. Christian McCaffrey Behind and to the quarterback line Baker Mayfield When a run or RPO comes up and McCaffrey lines up next to Mayfield on a pass play. Orlovsky called it “coaching malpractice.”

Rhule rejected that theory.

“If you say that they knew that we were running or passing [against the Giants]’How did we run for 146 yards and 6.3 yards per carry?’ i say.

That’s a lame explanation. The Browns game was all the Giants could use as a basis for studying any offense in the team’s new offense under Ben McAdoo. Maybe the Giants didn’t notice. Or maybe the Panthers are good for 6.3 yards per carry when they run the ball, anyway.

“The real football coach, the defensive coach in me, spends a lot of time on defense, watching other back sets,” Rule added. “If you know it’s run or pass, every play in the National Football League is run or pass. We can say that this is 70 percent running in this formation. It still passes 30 percent.

True, but Orlovsky, according to him, found a flaw with 100 percent accuracy when running or passing.

The real question is whether the Panthers will do it against the Saints. At the very least, McCaffrey should be standing in the same spot on every play, run or pass. The next level strategy is to start by doing what they did against the Warriors and then do it like Rocky going back southpaw as the Saints take the bait at a key time.

Brushing Rhule off as nonsense without studying every shot offered to the Panthers over two full games to see what Orlowski’s theory (what do you think, my job or something else?) is. What Orlovsky found is the kind of thing teams look for when trying to crack the code in film study. Saints, if they did not already know about it, study the plays and come to the conclusion that Orlovsky’s findings are supported by the available visual evidence.



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