I think people need to move on from the Fox era.....and Double Trouble represents all that is the Fox way of life.
What production from Williams are you arguing can't be ignored? What he did years ago? He hasn't done much under Ron Rivera. Sure, he can still pop one if given a nice fat hole but he doesn't fit what they want to do (which is why Ron essentially benched him both seasons in favor of a different style as the main RB).
Cam, Tolbert, and Stewart.....just with those 3. There aren't enough carries for Stewart to earn his paycheck running an offense that maximizes all Newton has to offer.
You want Double Trouble?! You want a QB like Jimmy Clausen then.....then there would be carries to justify their contract.
Threaten us with teh jimmya why don't ya. If your arguement is weak, throw in teh jimmya.
You sure go to great lengths to downplay DWill. DWill is a homerun threat. Stew is not. Does not matter how they get popped. DWill is still more likely to pop one than Stew. They both run behind the same line. They both have the same opportunity to pop one. Stew is good at what he does, but he ain't gonna scare anyone with his popability. And believe it or not. Popability is important.
So you are saying that the only way to maximize Cam is him carrying the ball 15-20+ times a game?
Oh, okay. Because, imo, that is the only way you can negate the need for quality RBs. And personally, I think that it is also slightly shortsighted. Because it's hard enough to keep your QB healthy without running him unnecessarily.
If you are going to run Cam that much you don't need either DWill or Stew. Which I guess may affect the cap. But then again, you believe we can just plug in any RB and be good to go. So the cap isn't an issue for that RB corp. Just don't expect as much production.
Cam's running ability is a proven comodity. The threat is already there. You don't have to continue to run him to scare people. They are already scared. You do however need to be able to run the ball with someone other than Cam. DWill is the scarier RB, and I like that thought. You like Stew and his 4 yards of dust.
To keep Cam a threat, you need RBs who are a threat. No name RBs may not be enough of a threat to support Cam. If the D is not worried about your RB, they can key on Cam. You might as well call Freddie, cuz that is a nightmare.
So I say. Cut Stew and renegotiate DWill. If we are going to lose one or the other, I would prefer it be Stew.
I am damm sure positive that over the course of their careers. DWill has a poo ton more "Explosive Plays" than Stew. And isn't that what we all have been pining for this offseason? Playmakers? I say, don't lose out, without at least a struggle, on one of the prescious few you do happen to have.