Deangelo is really bad about fighting through contact. And our scheme/blocking is not good enough to get him in space. Stewart and Tolbert are better fits for us at this time.
But the bigger concern to me is Tolbert at Fullback. He's a crap blocker. He's got short arms and lack of conviction. Go look at the first play of the 2nd half. The Panthers had a nice I formation run drawn up, Tolbert whiffs his block and Stewart bounces outside for a loss. The play was bailed out by a hands to the face penalty but you see that sort of run blocking a ton from Tolbert. I would really like us to get that true Fullback for I formation runs.
Obviously I would prefer if we cut Shula, but as long as he is here, he needs a fullback to run his vanilla offense.
Edit: I should add Deangelo is a crap blocker in pass pro and the running game. If Cam, Tolbert, or a WR runs the ball you can count on Deangelo shying away from contact. It pisses me off, it makes him look like a poor teammate. Brandon Lafell and Steve Smith block harder than Dlo.
Edited by KendrickPanther, 23 August 2014 - 01:51 PM.