Posted 30 November 2010 - 11:17 PM
Got no problem with keeping Williams, but this team would have a running game without him. He's very good, but this team has the depth to absorb losing him in FA--that is my main point. Nobody's asking Goodson or Stewart alone to carry the load--none of our backs have been asked to do that since they entered the league, theyve all split carries and complimented each other.
I also take issue with the notion that Stewart's injuries are somehow more worrisome than Williams', Catman. Stewart had a nagging toe injury that didnt cause him to miss any games, which has since been fixed, and only missed games this year because he took a hit that would have concussed anyone. Williams has missed games even with Stewart there to take the pressure off of him, thats a fact. They have both been nicked up.
And its also a fact that you dont need a single, elite back to be competitive in this league, despite what Snake Fist will try and lead you to believe. Stewart has the ability to do that, anyway, he's just not your favorite back on the roster.
I understand if someone looks at Stewarts production earlier in the year as a sign of a problem, but he's the most talented back on the roster and has produced since day one, so i tend to think he'll bounce back from his struggles of earlier in the year especially if the offensive line plays better--he's shown signs of doing that already.