If the thread title is "Practice Tweets" and you babble on about stuff that is not related to the "practice tweets", you make it difficult for those of us who clicked on this thread to read about "Practice Tweets" to actually find the "practice tweets." I assure you, if the thread had been titled, "Random babblings from fans who can't focus on a theme" I probably would not have read any of it.
Correct. Cam is not the ball carrier if the ball is out of his hand, no more than a runner is a ball carrier after he runs out of bounds or his knee hits the ground. Of course, we had Fox's C team, so we get a closeup of a Saints fan wearing Mardi Gras beads or something stupid like that instead of the qb getting roughed. Off topic: I am sick of the stupid camera angles of the crowd, someone in row D seat 33, the coach's head shots, etc. up until the snap of the ball. I like watching the coverages, the alignments, the motion etc. They think the only thing that counts is the time from the snap of the ball through the whistle. Idiots.
Harris is confident his client can do either, noting Allen typically is “the smartest guy on the field at any time in the game, maybe with the exception of the quarterback." vs. Tampa Bay: Harris is confident his client can do either, noting Allen typically is “the smartest guy on the field at any time in the game."
I agree, I have tried to defend Shula because people don't give him the same excuse they give Cam---not enough talent around him--but there are times when the play calling is predictable and without strategy, in my novice opinion. As much as I hate it, Cam needs to run to be effective, and Shula seemed to get that vs. the Texans. We give Remmers and Oher and our guards credit for stopping Watt and Clowney Sunday, but the play calling froze them a lot. Many did not seem to realize that. However, in the grand scheme of things, I want more from the OC--not flashes now and then. I think we get really frustrated when we do not go for the throat when we could put teams away.
Never understood the love for Williams. He was not good. Agree with Jeremy that Simonson is better. Do not be surprised to see Bersin play well. The PS may have been the wake up call he needed, but he has good size and hands.
Back to Cooks-- after Odell Beckham, he was the player I wanted most out of that draft. Y'all should be glad I am no GM, even though my mocks over the years prove I would have been better than Hurney. About the Saints-I heard that this could be Payton's last year, if he makes it through the year. The GM and owner are jokes too, but the biggest clown in Cirque de New Orleans is Ryan, the defensive coordinator who is oft confused with the ghost of Jerry Garcia. About rebuilding: If you stay out of free agency, you should be able to constantly reload through the draft and acquiring undrafted free agents. Gettlemen's theory seems to be a good one: Build the roster from the bottom up. You don't want too many new faces each year, but you want to reload with about 10 new faces each season. We added 5 draft picks, Coleman, Tillman, Wegher, Norwood, Marlowe, and T. Williams. That is 11 new faces (a few have been added due to injuries, but that is basically the core). The quality of these players is how you build the roster without rebuilding the roster. People seem to forget that Gettlemen has been here for only 3 offseasons, so that means he has replaced about 60% of the roster through this process. Look at the bottom 60% of the roster in 2012 and compare it to today. Compare practice squads while you are at it. He has done a great job. But when you find gems in undrafted free agency (Norwell, Brown, Wegher, Marlowe) and on the benches of other's rosters (Mitchell, Ginn, Coleman, TWilliams, etc) You build because your eye for talent and knowledge of fits is better than your opponents. So to summarize, you could argue that Rivera is not winning us games, Gettlemen is. I think we are in good shape and my only concerns about the Panther are the ages of the owner and the GM.