First of all, we aren't comparing when a player isn't on the field. Stew has missed less games in the same amount of time. I don't fear Stewart's ability to come back and take 60-65% of the snaps with either DWill or Tolbert.. If anyone does, so be it. You really can't say much about the future at this point based on a high ankle sprain. So have it, next year is a new year.
2 screens for 60 yards, cool. that doesn't really address the point I made.
Having both players healthy, something seems wrong to me trying to downplay Stew's effectiveness by a few screens and a few extra "home runs" throughout a 16 game season. All while acknowledging how effective Stewart is on the field..
If you like home runs, that's your preference. But as far as ability, I trust Stewart just as much and probably more in certain situations. I like DWill, but I won't be mad with whoever leaves first.
Anyone invested heavily in which player is really that much better needs to relax. In 2-3 years it won't fuging matter.
I reread it after you quoted me and it does sound preachy. I guess I am overreacting to the DWil hate/undervaluing going on.
I like Stewy. And if he is here next year and DWill is gone I will support him. He is better than average so I would expect that out of him. I just wish he were healthier. You know that half to full season of being a beast would be great.
However. With the way the NFL is going. You need playmakers and homerun threats. DWill is both, while I believe Stew is only one. Still a playmaker, just not a homerun threat.
However this works out I believe the powers that be are trying to field the best team possible. I would love to have both, would prefer DWill, but I would not turn down Stew either.
One last thought. If we do keep Stew and lose DWill. We will still probably have to invest in a scatback homerun threat anyway. Although it would be cheaper than keeping DWill, there are no assurances that he would be better. Unless that is what Adams is being groomed for. If he can hold onto the ball, that could be an option.
Too much excitement thinking about all these posibilities. Who to keep and how to keep them? Who can we bring in and can they be playmakers? Who to lose without handicapping ourselves? It bangles the mind.