didn't sign up to play a game....you said name anyone that was still around that wasn't a first rounder that was good from Hurney.... so I named Kalil, Johnson and Norman and of course Gettlemen has guys still on the roster....Hurney had a lot too in the 1-3 year window after they were drafted. Not sure what you are even trying to prove going down that road....that would be a long list for Hurney. Doesn't mean anything.
like I said, it wasn't until Cam's 4th season they added the first "Cam" piece... you acquire young talent to grow with your young QB. You don't just say, well....we got a old guy we drafted back in the George Seifert days that was good so Cam should be good to go for awhile. LOL. I really don't need all the excuses and reasons why. What Carolina did basically unmatched. Name franchise QB that their team waited until year 4. Everyone got problems. Carolina has just been odd and slow about it. Is what it is.
some of his stuff is on point like.... we are getting older at spots to try to stay competitive ....that one is just a fact. Take our secondary. Half our back four now consists of a 34 and 32 year old also, he didn't say Gettlemen didn't draft some talented guys. I assume he is referring to something like our most recent first round pick. Pre draft we arguably had the best 4-3 LB corps in the NFL.....with a team full of holes. We then use that first round pick on....a LB. That doesn't mean Shaq wasn't talented. There is some solid thoughts in there even if you disagree with most of it.
I don't even know what Rivera "ball" is. The longer he is here the more confused I get. At least with Foxy I knew what he was about. Understood it. Didn't really agree with it. But he was what he was and I understood what we were about under him.
Balanced teams? I think Miami, Denver are two more examples who have a shot at being pretty balanced. I'd add Philly in there too. All those teams could have strong offenses and defenses IMO. Philly is a weird one though b/c stats could be odd. But if Chip gets it rolling they should make big plays on both sides.
yes, we were. Did we go shotgun and zone read looks more in the 2nd half of the season vs. first? Did Cam get healthier and start helping open things up by demanding attention? I don't have confidence we can line up in traditional formations and be consistently effective. I think we need Cam to be a threat and help open up the run game. I do wish the check down to the flat was more often part of pass plays and that Cam used it more often when there. I personally don' ever want to see that fake screen pass to one side throw to the other side screen EVER again. This is the year it is a pick 6.....way to obvious.
Let's look at the talent Shula has been given at receiver Kelvin - a raw rookie - had a 1000 yard season ( a rare act in NFL history) Olsen - putting up the best numbers of his career 89 - he had the 34 yr old version - his numbers were probably in line (outside of his rage window in Baltimore he was about the same guy there) Ginn Jr - best season of his career - Ted went on to earn himself a nice deal in SF and then people realized Ted has only looked like a NFL season that one year here I wouldn't say Shula has had anyone else that had real talent. Big picture, all that individual talent actually thrived.
Talent driven league....maybe the issue we don't have enough b/c the talent we do at WR/TE gets used and used pretty well.