Good or bad OL
Oh, he was hurt all of last year. He took the damn field. #28 was hurt or dinged up when he ran for 200 yards against the giants. It is silly arguing a point with someone who always have an out. CRA always has an out. #28 struggles and the OL is weak or he was hurt. #34 struggles, he dances too much, he isn't quick to the hole, or my all time fav," he needs a hole." What back can consistently perform well without having a hole? Every back needs a hole. How can you constantly say Deangelo struggled last year and when someone throws Stewart's numbers at you, you say that he was hurt. Or he did just fine in '11. Well, DeAngelo did just fine in '11. #34 struggled out the gate and was the scapegoat last year. So, Rivera made a change and put Stewart in the starting role and featured him and you know what changed in the ground game? Not a damn thing. Did the team start winning after that? Absolutely not. When they changed the running scheme and #34 got an opportunity he started performing at high level again and that isn't coincidental. Until this team find a consistent threat at the #2 receiver spot, the offense will continue to struggle. This isn't about DeAngelo Williams. This isn't about Barnet or any other ball carrier. This is about Steve Smith being the only damn threat on the outside and it hinders the offense. Deangelo will be the main ball carrier until #28 comes back ready to do what he does. Deal with it...
I think you need to deal with the fact #34 doesn't fit the scheme as well as a healthy #28
Bad OL...and #34 likely shouldn't see significantly more attempts than options not named Stewart. Tolbert is relevant then. Barner too.
They changed the running looks....and Williams had the same ypc in the first 7 vs last 7. Both Saints game thrown out. How is 3 yards a high level? He did that first 7.
I am a Panther fan before a DeAngelo, Smitty, Cam or whoever fan...some people are such Williams fans (and understandably so), they can't acknowledge he isn't the same guy and also never been the ideal type RB in this post Fox offense