Okay, let's try it this way. Some teams are stacked at WR. (GB, NO) Some teams are stacked at LB. (Pitt, SF) Some teams are stacked at CB. (Jet, Eagles) Different teams have different stacked positions, and some even have more than one.
We happen to be stacked at RB. At the start of last year we were stacked at LB as well. I thought the idea was to have as much talent as you can?
Having more than one adequate starter and a few capable spell guys is about as crucial to winning a championship as a fart at a slipknot concert. Yea there's a difference between being pittsburgh and san fran being stacked at linebacker and us at RB it's called we don't put 4 running backs on the field at the same time as often as they put linebackers on. Green Bay and SF, and why not mention New England as well are teams that heavily use spread formations. Tell me how this is similar to a system that passes the ball more often than running it investing 90 million dollars in the running back position, which is only one starting position.
In the not so near future both DWill and Stewy will be gone. Why not enjoy it. Relish in the fact that the vast majority of fans are jealous, and would love to trade backfields. Cuz believe it or not, great RBs do not grow on trees.
there honestly is no other position on either offense or defense to get short-term and easy production out of. They burn out the quickest and you can find a committee of lesser talents to get by today. FFS Marion Barber was touted as one of the best pure runners in the league and on the brink of success in recent years and he's just retired.
One of the main arguements seems to be that Stewy gets limited carries. My response is that those carries are going to increase, not decrease. Cameron will be running less and less as he matures. The less he runs, the more the RBs run. If you are going to have RBs that run. Why not RBs that are really good at it?
well, besides cap allocation being a very important issue, maybe the fact that a lot of those runs are going to turn into pass attempts as he gets better reading defenses and doesn't have to tuck it and take off as much.
Another arguement is that it is becoming a passing league. The RB is very intregal to our scheme. It is designed to get them the ball in space, or behind a wall of blockers. So our RBs TOUCH the ball quite a bit. If they have the ball so much, why not have talented guys getting all the touches?
there is no statistical evidence that supports this and you're just basing this off of an assumption. for starters the panthers were ranked in the middle of the league at attempts per game this year, and our leading receiver at RB, Stewart, had about 10 RBs in the league with more receptions
Short story long. We are an offense primed to explode. Why not have all the weapons you can muster?
this doesn't hinge on Stewart being on the team at all