Yeah, they made the offense all about Newton last year....which is what I love. Which a reasonable person could assume it will be again this year. Why wouldn't the offense be built around and through the guy with a ceiling potentially higher than any QB in NFL history. I wouldn't be the knucklehead asking Chud if he was going to run the wishbone 80 times this year bc I think it would be unstoppable and that we should unlike last year focus on run, run, run the RBs.
I would assume though that Rivera/Chud dont have much to assume with the contracts. Hurney has been overpaying guys long before they arrived.
You guys are predicting things that contradict what we saw last year....not me.
I have no clue what you are rambling about...
I have never said we are going to use Cam less and rely more on Stewart/Williams....I do however understand how Hurney's philosophy of building a roster is through the draft and rewarding those with performance based contracts. The big money goes to our own homegrown talent and the other pieces are filled through free agency and he does all this based off of the head coaches preferences.
I like the fact that we have an offense can attack you via the air or the ground and dictate how defenses play us(sound familiar?)
I forgive Hurney for anything done during the Fox era and you should too. But after 1 year of being paired with Rivera they have totally revamped the offense and have not lost any weapons at all, when at 1 point it looked like we could have lost all of them. We literally only had 3 legit offensive threats the day Rivera signed on (Smith,Williams, and Stewart). We were not far from losing Williams(free agent) and Smith (highly disgruntled). Now we have one of the most stacked offenses in the league.
We really are not that far away on defense either. We have an awesome #1 corner and a damn good pass rusher in Johnson(the first 2 cornerstones in any legit D in my opinion). Our LB core is stacked.
Too early to know what we have in our young DT group(I personally like what I see out of Neblett and Fua). Edwards is just a temporary solid fill in.
I was not a big fan of Hardy last year and most of the board crucified me for it, granted I am pulling for him and think the mystery surrounding him will be solved this year for better or worse.
That leaves # 2 corner and the safety positions.I blame half part of the safeties problems on Ron Meeks and no support in front of them last year with rookie DT'S starting, Beason and Davis out. Also Captain did not do Martin any favors or vice versa for that matter.
We may have the answer to most of our defensive position shortcomings already on the roster, with the addition of Nakumara, Josh Norman and Frank Alexander or just maybe Hardy and Martin step it up.
So next year whatever defensive decencies we have left we should be able to address next offseason. Should be rather simple to do since our Core players on both sides of the ball are locked up for the 4-5 years.