Yea He needs to be filling Stewart's rookie year role. He needs 10 or so carries a game, and not waiting til our last seven or our last quarter. We know Stewart used to get stronger as the game went on and that would be a reason against this, but it doesn't seem to be the case this year for whatever reason.
I'd have to see those numbers on the OL. Even if they do say that, stats lie. Our OL is ok at pass protection (Cam makes them look better than they are) and they're pretty damn bad at run blocking. One good player does not make a good supporting cast, that is a supporting actor. Not even gonna comment on this one, lol. Stewart used to be good, I dunno about now. His vision seems off. He's a couple good runs, but a lot of running into defenders too. Our RBs ain't doing anything this year so far.
No, you don't have that right. Teams can win with a poor supporting cast around the premier player. Seattle had a poor supporting cast around Lynch, still won. Brady had poor supporting cast around him when Gronk was hurt, still won. It's not as common as complete units being successful, but it's not a direct correlation between the supporting cast and the success of the team (especially when the other side of the ball is a complete unit).
On the discussion about the run game and whether we should consider Cam's contribution to it: our run game is BAD. I don't think there's any other way to put it. I'd concede Cam's designed runs should be considered, but most of his run yards come from busted plays/scrambles.
yea, I realize the difference is pretty small, but it's the sort of ballsy move I wish we had made with Hardy the year before he got tagged. Getts probably won't do it. But I kinda wish he would. edit: and pie for not saying "mute point" like an ignorant person.
It was relatively balanced today, they did do a good job. I actually think it may have been tipped slightly in our favor (late hit on the new guy, and another one I can't remember off the top of my head that I confessed at the time to my Bucs fan buddy was a bad no call), but overall by far the best refereeing job for us of the season.
and locking him up now instead of tagging him in the offseason gets the jump on an even higher rate in the future when the price tag will go up from NFL contract inflation. he's young enough for one good contract worth of elite play, he doesn't rely on physical gifts (except maybe leaping ability) as much as a lot of the good CBs like PP and Deion did. He's more like a Revis or Asomugha or Sherman style baiting the QB and locking down through smart play within the scheme. Let's be honest with ourselves, we aren't necessarily gonna catch lightning in a bottle again at CB. We got a good one, we need to keep him. Look at our DE situation, we caught lightning in a bottle with Hardy and let him go because he was "too expensive" and our pass rush has died. Only Norman and our LBs are keeping our defense afloat atm. As much as I love Star and KK, our Dline play has been mediocre AT BEST this year.