Great show as always A foot injury to a 310lb man is being so overlooked. I'm not convinced in Tolbert's value as a runner, but it isn't because of Lee Ward. He is not converting short yardage. The preseason was just Deja Vu from last year not scoring. If you asked people to say how many TDs Mike scored LY, few would've guessed zero. Fans are questioning this because we are so terrible in the redzone and converting 3rd downs I don't want to waste carries. I don't care if he stays, just stop giving him the ball like it's 2013 when he's trending 2014. I think defenses have figured out if you just make a pileup in front of him he can't get through. Don't fight him straight up, just get to his feet.
If you have each RB 10 attempts from the 2 yard line, do we really think Tolbert would be obviously more effective than everyone excluding Stewart? He's been pretty stoppable lately. Anyone remember that 3rd & 9 draw in the first half? He runs 7 yards untouched straight into a tackler. A different back might've made a move for the extra 3. I'm always left thinking what someone else would've done with that carry.
I wouldn't describe catching less than 30 passes three years straight as "extremely effective" Wouldn't you wonder what another RB with some speed would've done with that catch? Only thing he does better than the other RBs outside of Stewart is pass block.
Fozzy wouldn't even be in this discussion if he hadn't made the team last year when the competition wasn't nearly this good. His running style is the most finesse of all the backs while Todman and Wegher have the same speed.
First off, great write up, thanks a ton. Looks like I'm not the first to ask about this note, can you expand how you see the safeties being used? My first reaction is "oh lord, not Harper at FS" but maybe I'm totally wrong in how we use our safeties.. When the defense came on strong at the end of the year, I thought Harper was SS playing in the box and Boston at FS playing centerfield (generally). Haven't heard much about Boston, is Coleman just overshadowing? I'm pleasantly surprised about Coleman, not that I think he's the same mold but his acquisition reminds me in ways of Mike Mitchell.