No Trades... No better
Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:30 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:43 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:21 PM
Today we did absolutely nothing to make this team better. We sat on our hands a did nothing!!!
We had a legit chance to get rid of a second string RB that is costing us millions and in 61 attempts put up 210 yards. Poo Poo #'s!
Put your feelings aside, if that RB wasn't wearing #34 we would all be calling for his head. It's not what you have done its what you can do. And right now, he can't doing anything but disappoint every time he touches a football.
Maybe the rest of the NFL sees DWill for what he is.... Deadweight!
But if we had an opportunity for a fair trade we should have jumped all over it. Instead we did nothing
Just another disappointing day in the life of a panther fan
If DWill is such deadweight? Why would anyone trade for him? Sounds to me like you tried to make whine out of cheese. Sounds possible, probably not going to happen.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:33 PM
What if we find out the FO turned down a second rounder? What would be your reaction?
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:36 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:38 PM
Getting rid of a player like D'Angelo, if its going to happen... would most likely occur at draft time.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:47 PM
Historically, DWill has the second highest average per carry in history for a back with more than 1,500 carries. He's second to Jim Brown and one spot in front of Barry Sanders. He's not a deadweight running back.
His production fell only when we picked up a new offensive coordinator who was wedded to running the read-option offense. This type of offense tends to kill speed and power running backs due to the hand-off delay that causes them to lose rhythm in an effort to give a mobile quarterback an opening.
It worked great overall for padding Newton's stats, and got us to six wins. This year, well, you see the results. Has it been bad for our running backs in general beyond DWill? If you haven't noticed, Stewie isn't exactly setting the field on fire, either. And he's another first class running back. Tolbert? Ehhhh, not living up to expectations either.
Surely all three of these guys, who all have low mileage for their years of service, didn't all of a sudden drink a big old bottle of suck did they?
This is a two running back league nowadays. You keep rotating backs in an out, keeping one fresh and ready to bust through the defense, or you find one who's hot on that day. Running backs also get hurt, a lot. Just look around the league and you'll see it. You have to have basically two first tier guys or your team is dead in the water.
Trade DWill? Chances are you won't find another one as good in the next two years. And those draft picks you get might just get you, well, nothing.
Fixing this team won't be done by getting rid of Williams or Smith. It will start, however, with playing professional football and putting away the sandlot plays we've been running.
I always think when I hear posts like the original one here, "These are the same idiots who claim Chris Gamble sucks because he doesn't get interceptions." Just like they don't look at the fact that he basically shuts down half the field and keeps a quarterback from throwing that direction except in extreme circumstances. Too many people look at fantasy football statistics and think that's football.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:48 PM
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