This year will be interesting. From my perspective this team has a lot more 'foxhole' guys than I previously thought. After Cam's squabble with Norman I actually gained a ton of respect for Cam. He's willing to get in the trenches and get ugly to make things happen. Here's a few reasons I'm particularly optimistic. -Kurt Coleman has been incredible so far. -Shaq fits like a glove and hits like a mac truck. -I think Norman is going to have a great year. -Cam would have been 22/28 with like 3tds in preseason game 3 if not for those egregious drops. That's elite (for one game) - Michael Oher has been a protector and looks to be somewhat consistent in pass blocking. -Trai Turner is solid as fk -Daryl Williams might be a great talent for a long time if he can stay healty -Ginn and Cam have really, really good rapport -Olsen is O Reliable -Special teams will give us some excitement at least a few times this season. My only apprehension involves Shula, Rivera and situational football.
I'm not saying they're gonna do it, but a trade would be the best option at this point. Waiting for last cuts and forcing someone to jump in and produce immediately would have to be a hell of a fit to begin with.
Agreed UDFA is irrelevant. We can't expect him to be another Victor Cruz but just because he's undrafted doesn't mean we should be okay with him dropping passes like hot buttered griddle cakes. If I remember correctly he does get a paycheck to catch the football . C'mon man
Yeah man..Shaq looks reallllly good. He lays the wood too. Mayo nice on ST. Darryl Williams I think will be great for us for a long time if he can stay healthy. I think the most important thing for Funchise is timing & rapport with Cam. Hopefully they've developed a bit of that. Remember last year KB and Cam weren't really able to get all the reps in prior to the season because of Cam's ankle. This year he's had a tiny bit more of practice with Funchess right? I hope at least.
Any coaching staff worth it's weight in salt would have given Boykin burn with the ones under the friday night lights. However Corey Brown led all receivers in snap counts didn't he? Even after he failed to perform. I'm not saying he can't redeem himself, because he can, but to leave him in without giving the other guys a shot with the unos is counterproductive and quite simply has been par for the course. Rivera and his staff leave guys in way too long after they've underperformed. Ie Cason and Decoud last year. He's simply too stubborn and bullheaded. I know it's just the preseason but history has a strange way of repeating itself. Especially with hard headed guys like Rivera. He'll probably stick with Corey a) until he breaks out of his funk, whenever that may be or b) until it's too late and his job is on the line, again.
This has got be one of the densest coaching staffs I've ever seen. Leave Corey in to help his confidence but you left him in too long then he got booed. He's just not making the plays he needs to make. Sends a bad message not taking out a player who's failed to perform. I'm not saying you've got to cut the guy but don't continue to feed him the ball. You've already tried that repeatedly and it clearly didn't work. Try again next week. smh