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Espn insider:do not cut deangelo williams

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In 12 Stewart was targeted 22 times and had 157 yards receiving. In 11 he had 57 targets for 457 yards.

Combined thats 79 targets for 614 yards

In 12 Williams targetd 19 times for 187 yards receiving. In 11 he had 24 targets and 179 yards.

Combined thats 43 targets for 366 yards.

They both had 2 Recieving TD's a piece over the last 2 years.

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Just think of how many more all-purpose yards Stew would have racked up if it hadn't been for the ankle. He is just a more complete and prototypical back in my opinion. D-Will still has something left in the tank though, so either someone is gonna get a helluva back, or we are going to get a hometown discount luxury option.

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Damn if 3.5 ydc is the most efficient RB we had last year, no wonder we sucked.

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but do we want him to be our best runner is a separate question. I agree that I think Stew and Tolbert are more than adequate to handle the load, but as Cam career progresses I would like to see his running become more of a rarity than commonplace

Well, that was a question to ask around the time we drafted Cam. We drafted him....that makes him the best and most dangerous part of our rush attack.

By the time it is realistic to start removing him as he ages away from that....Double Trouble won't be RBs in the NFL

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I love DWill and hope we keep him but he's old and over paid.

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Of course am hoping and trust the new GM makes the right decision. The cap situation does suck. That being said, from the outside looking in it does seam and appear to me the Deangelo makes more and has the most big play potential when he touches the ball more so than Stewart and the other RB's on the roster.

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The real question is: Are you building a team to win now or are you building for the future?

If you're trying to win now there is no way you boot DeAngelo. You don't eject your home run hitters before a run for a championship. I also don't think that they brought Jim Skipper back just to let DeAngelo go. I think this team is in win now mode and wanted Skipper back to help reignite their two star backs and help Shula with the run offense. Although some restructuring may be in order I doubt we've seen the last of Double Trouble.

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The real question is: Are you building a team to win now or are you building for the future?

If you're trying to win now there is no way you boot DeAngelo. You don't eject your home run hitters before a run for a championship. I also don't think that they brought Jim Skipper back just to let DeAngelo go. I think this team is in win now mode and wanted Skipper back to help reignite their two star backs and help Shula with the run offense. Although some restructuring may be in order I doubt we've seen the last of Double Trouble.

Well, I think win now mode means.....the 2013, 2014, 2015 window.

Tolbert, Williams, Stewart trio don't need to be together in that window if we are serious about winning. Our cap situation is much worse in 2014 than 2013.

We need to start adding guys that play.....not watch from the sideline with our money.

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Am I the only one here who loves our loaded back field of Cam/Dwill/Stew/Tolbert? If they can only be utilized correctly...

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rather spend that money on a beast OG and #2 TE

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Am I the only one here who loves our loaded back field of Cam/Dwill/Stew/Tolbert? If they can only be utilized correctly...

If anybody here still remembers Nick Goings you'd never discount the importance of having that good forth or fifth RB.

He saved us when all the backs went down and had a good season and helped us limp into the playoffs that year if I remember correctly.

I'd keep em' stash them on special teams or something, but you need those guys when the chips are down.

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Am I the only one here who loves our loaded back field of Cam/Dwill/Stew/Tolbert? If they can only be utilized correctly...

Impossible to use them all correctly. Simply too many runners. You overpay.

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