No, I agree with you. Just look at 2011. Nailed the Cam pick and then... wow... WTF happened after that??? And I could be wrong, but I always got the feeling that Cam was JR's pick or if not directly his pick, he was HEAVILY involved in the process. Basically what I'm saying is that Cam was JR's pick more than he was Hurney's.
One of my favorite occurrences on the internet is when someone is essentially calling other people stupid while making numerous grammatical errors in the process. top dawg loves to try to make himself look smarter than he is by attempting to use words and grammatical structures that are simply beyond him.
Hurney without a doubt put together the core of this team, but he failed miserably to build a team around that core. I give him credit for landing us some great players, but it was time for the Panthers to move on.
It isn't about people needing to expand their minds, it's about understanding that offensive schemes differ and certain schemes can fit the strengths of some guys. Ever heard of a "system QB"? Some elite players would have success in any scheme. You take a Steve Smith or Dez Bryant or Calvin Johnson, the guy is just a baller. Put him in any offense and he's going to produce. Most players aren't like that. It is hard for an offense to be much different from a WR's perspective than ours vs. the Saints'. If you can't understand that then I can't help you. Maybe he could've been successful here, but our coaches and front office got a good look at him and concluded that he wouldn't be. The Saints' offense gives a WR a lot more space to work than ours does and catching a pinpoint floaty Drew Brees pass is a little different than trying to snag a rocket from Cam. Just two different worlds, both in terms of scheme and in terms of QBs.
A lot of people also aren't considering how vastly different our offense is from N.O.'s and how vastly different Cam Newton is from Drew Brees. Just because the guy is having success there doesn't necessarily mean he'd be successful here.
This. There's a pretty long history of guys having relatively short term success in the NFL. The real test comes when opposing teams have some film to watch and start game planning to stop you. That's when the pretenders get weeded out.
The guy is 30 years old and is now in his 3rd season away from Carolina. One third of his career receiving yardage and one half of his career TDs have come in this season's four games. It's not like the minute he left Charlotte he became an All-Pro TE. Either the light bulb finally came on for him late in his career or these last four games have been a fluke. Not sure which, but based on the last two seasons, leaving the Panthers had nothing to do with it.
This. Kinda like with a blown coverage. You know someone screwed up, but it's just speculation as to who it until you know the play call. Maybe the coach will go over it in the presser and maybe he won't. Same with an INT on an option route. The QB and the WR obviously weren't on the same page, but who made the correct read? We don't know.
It would make a lot of sense for him. The Saints are entering a rebuilding period. Why would he want to go through that if he has other options? With that said, if he's openly talking about itbduring the season while making millions of dollars from the Saints, then that just confirms that he's a piece of poo as a person and if I was the Colts or Dolphins I'd certainly take note of that. Kinda like when someone gets in a relationship with someone when that relationship began with that person cheating with them when they were currently in a relationship at the time. Don't be shocked when that person turns around and cheats on you too. Buyer beware.