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I Have No More Excuses for Christian McCaffrey

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His stats through 7 games : 

Rushing : 

- 45 Attempts, 114 yards , 2.5 YPC

Receiving : 

- 44  Receptions, 329 yards, 7.5 AVG 

 

I'm not throwing him under the bus giving the circumstances of the team, but can anyone deny he's been a massive disappointment as a NFL running back. There were a lot of people whispering he wasn't big enough or strong enough to be a good NFL runner and so far is absolutely true. I've seen way too many times he's going down on first contact, getting dragged down by arm tackles, and getting rag-dolled by almost any NFL defender . Sure Shula isn't helping him and the oline has been ass at run blocking, but notice how Stewart managed to pop off a few good runs last game? McCaffrey, is stll getting stoned by the nearest defender. And as much as people keep saying shut up about Fournette and that he wouldn't fit our scheme, would he or Cook have been doing just as badly as McCaffrey is right now? 

Perhaps his somewhat saving grace is that he's been excellent catching the football . But how is drafting a decent slot WR worth it at the #8 spot in the draft? 

As of right now, it looks like we still don't have a good RB for the future. I don't think our oline is ever going to be good enough for tiny dude like McCaffrey to have much success running behind. 

 

I think its too much to ask for , for him to drastically change his weight and playing style to be a much better more well rounded running back that can bounce off some tackles and not get pushed around so much at the LOS. I'm by no means a troll, and long time Panther fan, but I'm just frustrated that the highest draft pick we've had since Luke and Cam has been a horrible dissapointment this far. I want him to improve, and I want the team to give him better circumstances to operate in. But you all know Shula/Rivera not going anywhere during the season, and the oline's not going to improve much with the Kalil brothers constantly getting injured and Turner going down, McCaffreys blocking is going to get worse . 

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I believe quite a few said draft CMC, then get Cooks as our RB. I was definitely with that idea. CMC is not a every down RB, I look at him as a slot WR than can be a 2nd RB

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When his blood vessel almost burst getting 10 reps on the bench at the combine I didn’t think there was any way he’d be a top 20 much less top 10 pick.  To my horror he was our pick but I came around with the preseason hype.

I hope like hell we’re both wrong for many reasons.  Whiffing on a top 10 pick at this point would simply be catastrophic. 

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He was a good pick, when Olsen returns his production will be 3x better. 

We need a dual threat TE that can block and pull LBs /Safetys away from line of scrimmage. This will opens up the running lanes and underneath stuff for CMC. 

 

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Just now, sanjay_rajput said:

He was good pick when Olsen returns his production will be 3x better. 

We need a dual threat TE that can block and pull LBs /Safetys away from line of scrimmage. This will opens up the running lanes and underneath stuff for CMC. 

 

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Can you please not use font size 18. Thanks. 

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I didn't want us to draft CMC, but the Panthers coaches had a plan. They believed that our o-line would open rushing lanes and that CMC would squirt though and make plays. One problem. Our o-line can't open rushing lanes against teams with good/great d-lines. So CMC is worse than useless on this team as far as rushing between the tackles is concerned. He might as well weigh 95 pounds because he can't push a muddled mess, and he's terrible after contact in a pile of humanity.

There is a solution. Draft road grating offensive linemen who can open rushing lanes in the next draft. If there are not enough in the draft, then buy them in FA.

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329 yards. I mean he'd be our 4th most productive receiver last season if the season ended now.

Get the run blocking fixed up and maybe Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey will finally start producing as runners. Runningbacks can't block for themselves, and our run blocking has been very bad.

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Y'all realize this offense would literally die and flop winless if we didn't have mccaffrey and what he does to defenses. 

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Just now, Saca312 said:

329 yards. I mean he'd be our 4th most productive receiver last season if the season ended now.

Get the run blocking fixed up and maybe Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey will finally start producing.

Yes but the explosive plays are lacking since there is no other real threat on field that demands respect all the damn time to draw defenders , Olsen is sorely missed!

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