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Old 09-19-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

In case you haven't heard, internet rumors are swirling that Shanny stripped Haslett of play calling in favor of Raheem Morris during the 4th quarter of the Rams game.

Make of it what you will.

Source: Raheem Morris Called the Defensive Plays in the Fourth Quarter of Rams Game - Hogs Haven
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

WTF! A coaching controversy? I want to cry.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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IF this is true, than this team may already be ending their season before it really even started. This is basically the beginning of the end of our season, because players taking sides and a defense thats already lost 2 of their best players isn't going to get much better with coaching problems.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

I don't know, that might be a little dramatic man. I think the players want to WIN.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

Are we going to have to start a suicide watch after one loss? What the eff is up with people?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

I know the answer:

Bingo.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #7
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If it's true, they just need to can Has now and move on. The team can totally survive this if they want. How many times have we seen the Giants and other teams weather internal conflicts and go on to the playoffs.
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Morris takes over as DC next year, assuming the D doesn't get straightened out over the course of this season.

Right now though, I think this may be a bit overblown.
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

Who is this "source"?
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

I won't lie, I DID see something heated going on with Haslett and Morris, but not necessarily between each other. Both were just screaming at something, not sure it was about that though.
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

See, the problem is this: if Shanahan wasn't pleased with the defensive playcalling all he had to do was tell Haslett to play more man. Did they even game plan? I hate to continue to beat a dead horse but, Shanahan seemed to drop the ball a few times this game.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #12
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

Haslett's been dead man walking for a while. Not being told they were meeting with Raheem back in February (or whenever it was) should have been the only clue he needed that his time here is short. I put this on MS though. He knew what he was getting with Haz

As for this particular rumor, I don't know. I'm on vacation
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #13
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

This article is all speculation. There has not been any indication that Morris was making the calls. The article states that players were choosing sides: What evidence is there of this? Also the article quotes Shannahan, but it is not an actual quote, it is a speculation of what Shannahan might be thinking.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #14
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

You guys know more football than I do on this site, but as I was watching the game and obviously watching the Skins play zone and "way off" receivers on the line of scrimmage, I was wondering if they could play Amendola man to man and Zone everything else. Can you do that effectively? You know, take out their best guy with our best cover guy?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #15
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Re: Did Shanny Strip Haslett of Play Calling vs Rams?

If he did take over I didn't see much of a difference in the fourth quarter. Every single time Amendola lined up in the slot they allowed him a free release and a huge cushion.
I'm going to take a wait and see approach before jumping to conclusions. But some changes need to take place before giving up thirty points a game becomes habitual. I also do not believe all of the blame should be shouldered by Haslett.
By the way, does anyone know what type of defensive scheme Morris ran in Tampa? It would seem odd to me that Shanahan would hand over play calling responsibilities to someone who has not used the 3-4 primarily.
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