I know he loves RG3, and he had the final say, but it seems it has gotten to a point of no return if he keeps him. The whole atmosphere surrounding that organization right now is toxic and they seem to be completely dividing from within over RG3's mere presence there. There are plenty of situations where a franchise can sit a guy and move on, but this isn't one of them. Teammates aren't supporting him, fans feel like he isn't getting a fair chance living off of memories of his rookie season, and then factoring in the money he is owed and how much the coaching staff wants to be rid of him... I just don't see how he makes it out of it this time. Snyder is up against the wall...
There are apparently some issues bubbling for us, as after the game, one of the receivers basically threw Williams under the bus in an interview and said something along the lines of, "there were receivers open, but he didn't see it. If he would've put some touch on it, all he had to do was get it about 3 or 4 yards deeper and those are TDs." LOL.
I have a feeling that RG3 will be traded, or more likely cut by the deadline tomorrow. That Jay Gruden presser was painful to watch last night. There is a palpable disdain he has for Bob, and he can't hide it.
In finding out that we offered Williams a deal and he chose a team already loaded at reciever like SD as well, and the Carter situation earlier in the offseason, I'm starting to think these receivers are going elsewhere because of our offensive philosophy. Maybe they're not comfortable with a run-heavy system?
Yeah, I hadn't heard that while watching last night and then he made that next impressive play that was all body control and hands. So, I had no reason to assume he had issues with it, but when I read the article in The Tribune afterwards, he mentioned dropping a pass last week but was making huge/impressive plays otherwise. Then, like you, that was the first I heard that comment about the drops on the highlight when I re-watched it this morning. So, could be something, but from his college career through his camp and preseason performance, it sounds like it's not a concern. He doesn't appear to have prior issues with it. And personally, I don't really worry about drops long-term with guys who are that big and catch with their hands. It's guys like Stephen Hill, who allow the ball into their body, that I think have a serious problem, but that's just my own personal, meaningless opinion lol.
Here is the first play from last night I was referring to that caught my eye. And my bad, I looked up as he was running laterally and made the defender miss and assumed he caught it on the run on a crossing route... It was actually a short curl route... Even more impressive from a stop and start aspect. http://sports.yahoo.com/video/brad-sorensen-tyrell-williams-63-043200113.html In the video, and also the article from The Tribune, they say he has dropped some passes in games, but maybe he just needed me to watch the games, because he was catching everything and is hands-first. He attacks the ball. That was another thing I really liked was in all of the interviews I've read, he is uber-confident and talked about how he can get open on anyone and when he has to go up and get a ball, he "attacks" it and can jump with anyone.
Also, I get your trepidation as far as saying he would be a starter here, Scot, but that wasn't just from my observations. The Tribune writer said himself that he is a starting-caliber receiver, if only San Diego wasn't already deep with talented vets. He's a sports writer, but still... The cachet is there. And so is the talent.
Yeah, in my projected cuts at RB, I had Fozzy the odd man out for the reasons Jeremy listed above. He just looked the most average and unimpressive of the group, and Todman's speed/quickness makes Fozzy fairly expendable, as that was his role.
That being said, I have no ties to any player at the position really. I wouldn't be broke up with any decision they made there, but I feel the best group is Stew, CAP, Todman, Wegher. I think Rivera's attachment to Fozzy will make their decision very difficult though.
Yeah that's what made it even more tense/awkward, when he basically questioned Rivera's strategy there with Norman playing and then asked why didn't anyone else play, when everyone else at the position did lol.
Agreed, but Rivera had enough right off the bat once Joe badgered him with the in-game injury questions and unsuccessfully tried to work around it by picking his brain on what it looked like, so that's on Joe for asking those later and/or following him pissing Rivera off. And like I said, I watched the presser last week and Joe did the same thing, which is why Rivera seemed defensive immediately.
And it's one thing to ask hard questions, but it's another to not get an answer and then basically call the coach you cover for a living, a liar.