I doubt this will be a popular thread because people don't seem to like good things being said about Shula, but here goes... In each of our wins, we've had specific things the recaps focused on. See if you can pick out the common thread:
Game 1: "Newton was off-target on numerous throws, including missing a wide-open Ed Dickson in the end zone in the first half." (http://www.espn.com/...meId=400951605)
Game 2: "The Panthers ... had their drive end on an overthrow by Cam Newton to a wide open Christian McCaffrey." (https://catcrave.com...buffalo-bills/)
Game 4: "Cam Newton was able to find Kelvin Benjamin wide — and we mean wide — open for a 43-yard gain." (https://nesn.com/201...sh-in-foxboro/)
Game 5: "Newton dropped back and Dickson ran straight down the middle and was wide open." (http://www.freep.com...ore/744242001/)
Shula runs a misdirection offense. That offense was a good enough plan to get us our first two wins even though Cam was playing like crap. And it is not just winning games. It has produced VERY WIDE OPEN receivers in every game except against the one team that is more familiar with our misdirection ways. (Plus the entire team played like crap that day.)
Everyone was giving all the "credit" to their bad defense in the Pats game. If that was it, then how do you explain that they fixed it completely in 4 days? Or that we did the exact same thing to a much higher ranked D on the following week?
The news for the Bills has been how spectacular Buffalo's D has played. They were outstanding against us, and yet we had wide open receivers for Cam to overthrow.
Shula's misdirection game got a bit of the recognition it deserved in McCaffrey's TD play this week. How the heck do you defend that play? It is also the reason for Fozzy's TD against the Pats. You guys can hate on Shula all you want, but I personally feel he's doing an excellent job.