DeAngelo has got to go
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:16 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:19 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:26 AM
Sad to see DW turn into a paycheck player. Hopefully he gets traded somewhere and gets the passion back.
he also needs a Delorean time machine.....
30 is still 30. Rare that RBs continue playing well as they approach that marker. Father time > miles.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:46 PM
Stewart was 8 carries for 27 yards. That's fuging dreadful.
if William's 11 yard run doesn't get called back, he had a better game than Stewart.
Both of our backs are good. Scheme and blocking are not.
stewart's carries... 6, 5, 12, 9, -7, -4, 4, 2
williams carries...2, -1, 3, -2, 2, 0, 0, 4, 15, 3, 4, 3
the red are runs that were called back.
stewart's negative runs cam when he got hit as soon as he touched the ball. i remember on one of them he didn't even take a single step.
even if runs weren't called back, who had a better game?
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:17 PM
The times when I've noticed FAIL from DeAngelo this year was in poorly sold (by Cam) shotguns or when handed off late in a zone read-option, and he had to shift sides. But if a hole is going to open up, at least one shifting defender must eventually be overpowered laterally, and I'm just not seeing that happen. Zone blocking improves only with experience, and our peacemeal O-line doesn't have that chemistry. When DeAngelo gets his second look, it still sucks.
I remember a few years ago when DeAngelo had just been drafted, and he was often called a scat back, meaning he could go back and forth from side to side until he found the whole and then dart through it, contrasting at the time with a bulkier Foster who had beefed up to run downhill. Somehow, scatting about the field is no longer a forte for DeAngelo and that has nothing to do with play calling and is probably related to lower leg and ankle health. DWill is no longer a whipper snapper, and he ought to have compensated by becoming a better receiver, and better blocker, which is usually what older backs do to stay in the league.
From here forward, if you are going to pin the "schemes" on DWill, how about you say specifically which "schemes" you think aren't working and why? As it stands, most of this thread's criticisms of DWIll are too nebulous to mean anything.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:36 PM
J Stew has averaged 10.3 carries a game this year with a 3.6 yard average.
The backfield isn't the problem (unless you start counting the Cap hit).
It's the play calls more than anything.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:59 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:16 PM
Regardless of what you think of D'lo, how can any Panther fan in good conscious justify keeping him after watching the likes of Andre And Bryce Brown destroy us.
You can find good RBs working the checkout counter at your local Walmart neighborhood market. They are everywhere.
Deangelo has a massive contract, and is the oldest of our three backs, and hasn't shown to be effective in this offense, and while the offense will change some next year, you will still see elements of it.
Everybody likes the guy, but you can not justify keeping him. There isn't a single reason to.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:17 PM
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