Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:45 AM
With that group of players around him and what seems to be a more competent coaching staff as well as an offense that isn't as predictable as a Jr. High's would it be a safe assumption to say he could look pretty good? I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not the tail end (4-1) of 2009 was a fluke...Our offense seemed so much more open than this past season, or maybe I'm going crazy. Could be both.
But with a legit star in Smith forcing defenses to still shift coverage even though he's older, an above average versatile TE who can work the middle as well as spilt out out to the slot. Two big receivers Gettis (6'3 with track speed), and LaFell (6'2 a more balanced receiver with big play ability) to go with what's already a good rushing game, I feel reason to be cautiously optimistic if he ends up being the starter Week 1, (whenever that may be).
Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:35 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:56 AM
He had zero help at the beginning of last season.
A none existant run game hurt the most. He and steve smith not having training camp together, also hurt.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:04 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:37 AM
On top of a poor running game, he was also a victim of shotty play calling.
Refer to the Giants game on the goal in three different instances.
The poor guy was just trying to make something happen, can't really fault him for that.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:39 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:14 PM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:48 PM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:59 PM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:02 PM
3 TDs/0 INT
That was against a quality defense.
Was also Smith's last good game. 9 rec for 157yards and 1td.