If it hasn't been said, now we know why the judge convicted him even though there were inconsistencies with Holder's story. He probably acted in the courtroom, the same way he's acting now. Though it's clear the judge didn't believe every aspect of Holder's testimony.
Of course we all know how eccentric a personality Hardy is, but now I know why the judge convicted him during his trial. He probably acted this same way in her courtroom, and thus found him guilty of doing something. All this time I asked myself how the judge bought Holder's story with it's inconsistencies. Yet now I know why she made the decision she did, even though given Hardy's punishment, I doubt the judge fully believed Holder's story. (Because if it were true, Hardy should have went to jail for at the very least, assault.)
I understand being a little annoyed people not taking us seriously, but we need no reason to beat Seattle down. Not yet winning against a Russell Wilson lead Seahawk team is enough reason to take it to them. A lot of guys had this game marked down before the season began.
I can't wait until we get the Bucs at our house later on in the year. Delaire might break the sack record with 8 sacks in one game. All that said, I would like to see him become an every down DE. I was so caught up with the pass rush he provided, I didn't really see how he did against the run.
I feel the need by the way to address my mood of topics at times. This one may seem to be a downer thread even though we are 4-0. Actually, I was going to post a 4-0 thread discussing how we finally get a chance to know what Patriots fans and Peyton Manning lead teams' fans feel like every year at this time. Yet, we already have plenty of 4-0 threads, I didn't want to add on. This thread was more to insight discussion over Funchess, perhaps letting him sit down and catch up on the playbook and get ready to play on Sundays. (though I misunderstood how the practice squad works) I'm not a downer fan, I don't want to put that reputation out there. I rep my team often at work. Heck, I started that unpopular 16-0 thread a week ago or so heehee! We are 4-0 going on 5-0.
Overall this is what I'm saying. We should be seeing more from him considering our situation. Key words "considering our situation". I'm not asking him to play 100% of the snaps, even though in terms of starters he should at least start over Philly. I'm just saying he should be in there enough to get more than two targets a game or less. Forget the rookie growth stuff. Throw this kid into the fire, and watch him sink or swim. The situation demands it. Let's be honest, we aren't beating good offensive teams with our current offensive production. If Stew and our running game were lighting things up, that would be another way where I wouldn't care about our lack of WR production and lack of Funchess. Yet we stall on offense when we should be putting games away. (Go back and watch the Texans and Saints games) We could have had the same struggle against Tampa had it not been for our defensive splashes. Our defense won't be able to shut down guys like Aaron Rodgers for a whole game. We need our offense to be consistent and that's not going to happen without decent receiver play. Ultimately maybe Ted Ginn will increase his production, and Bersin will increase his, but who knows. We should simply be seeing more of Funchess at this point, regardless of any rookie learning curb.
Of course with Moose, I got to believe our receiver production from the starters during his rookie and sophomore years were greater than what we are seeing right now. If this was Moose instead of Funchess, I have to believe we would be seeing more from him. The same with Smitty, of course he had an added ability with the return game.
I disagree in that things have stalled because of receiver play. That was the case even a couple of times yesterday. When it comes to receivers, I think our offense is more geared toward having a tall receiver, someone who can go up and get it. Once KB went down, perhaps we shifted slight away from that, but with Funchess, we don't necessarily have to. We can certainly find a roll for him, we are simply not using him. As I said, if our receivers were producing, or if we had a KB producing, I wouldn't care about Funchess' majority absence. We aren't going to beat good offensive teams the way we are playing right now because our receivers stall our offense. Given our situation, Funchess should be out there. I hope Cotchery gets back soon and Bersin takes Philly's spot because right now for whatever reason, Funchess is doing nothing when the situation demands more of him regardless of where he is at mentally.
I hear what you're saying. I think this coaching staff hyped us up with this kid because most of us before the draft probably didn't consider him a potential great receiver early on. If we considered drafting him, it would be because we had KB. Yet we took him and the coaching staff had a 1st round grade on him. All that being the case, I would like to see more of him on the field. Even with all that aside, he HAS to be better than Philly. That is why this is so frustrating. Of course if KB were playing, and we didn't see any of Funchess, I would care less. I just feel our situation demands he plays.
I get all the things about rookie struggles, but our situation demands he plays anyway. Could he really do worse than PhillyB? (Of course the one on the field not on the forums heehee) Yet, he is non-existent. I rather see Funchess playing through the pains of being a rookie, than not seeing him at all. Why? Simply put, even through rookie mistakes, his talent should make up for it at the same time and again he should do better than Philly Brown. For some reason, he is rarely on the field. Why? I don't care if he is confused as to what is a go route or a curl, it shouldn't be that difficult to be in on our offensive snaps for at least 20% of the time. It begs the question of what is going on with him.