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#1 Awesomeness!

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

Anybody that follows D Will on Facebook knows the guy is brilliant, and a great person. As a Running Back however he has digressed significantly since our last playoff appearance, and I personally don't see him as a top 20 RB in the league anymore. Ever since he and Stew got paid our running game has been awful. Our dreadful line has a lot to do with that, but slower Cam Newton lead the team in rushing last year. When I watch other backs on other teams, even guys that will be unemployed next week seem to have a lot more burst than D Will. His 5 yard per carry stat baffles me. It seems like he has a ton of 14 rush, 32 yard games. Also, he can't catch. Stew on the other hand, who I think is better than D Will can't stay healthy to save his life. I know there are better, cheaper options than these two.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:16 PM

I can't agree.
It's 95% oline.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

This will not end good for you....

They are coming!!!!! Run!!!!!!

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

You aren't serious, right?  Right?

 

Shaky o-line, no fullback, telegraphing the play before the snap, etc, etc

 

 Please tell me you are not serious.

 



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:20 PM

You aren't serious, right? Right?

Shaky o-line, no fullback, telegraphing the play before the snap, etc, etc

Please tell me you are not serious.


How many teams use a FB in today's game?

maybe he is talking about more than this preseason...maybe this has been something slowly coming with signs clearly visable? Even with the bad OL play.....you don't think some of it is Williams?

Why for 2 years has Rivera preferred Stewart if he can get him on a field?

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

D-Will is Barry Sanders-esque. He may have 14 carries for 30 yards then break off a 60 yard TD run.

He gets yards in chunks. Not a guy that gets you 3-4 yards on every carry.

It is great because of the explosiveness but can also hurt you by getting little yards on a carry by carry basis.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

2 things the huddle needs to come to grips with

1. Many of you guys have grossly overrated our talent at running back and they're not nearly as good as advertised on here or otherwise once were.

2. It's okay because you don't need good backs to win in this league. As a matter of fact, it's way down the priority list for many good teams.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:27 PM

Our skill players are good enough.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

You aren't serious, right?  Right?

 

Shaky o-line, no fullback, telegraphing the play before the snap, etc, etc

 

 Please tell me you are not serious.

 

The O-Line is shaky, but like I said, Cam Newton is slower and a much bigger target but lead the team in rushing last year. The NFL fullback is about as dead as floppy disks.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:30 PM

The O-Line is shaky, but like I said, Cam Newton is slower and a much bigger target but lead the team in rushing last year. The NFL fullback is about as dead as floppy disks.

 

That's a silly comparison. They run out of different circumstances. Line up Cam behind the QB and send him between the tackles on a handoff and see how far he gets.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:31 PM

How many teams use a FB in today's game?

maybe he is talking about more than this preseason...maybe this has been something slowly coming with signs clearly visable? Even with the bad OL play.....you don't think some of it is Williams?

Why for 2 years has Rivera preferred Stewart if he can get him on a field?

 

I was talking about this preseason.  And, yes, we use a FB.  His name is Tolbert.

 

When it seems that none of our RB's can penetrate for much more than a few yards, it's the o-line. Last year, it was play calling.

 

You'll have to ask Rivera that question.  Maybe our o-line play wasn't up to par?  Williams did okay when the o-line played decent, while Stewart was out.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:33 PM

That's a silly comparison. They run out of different circumstances. Line up Cam behind the QB and send him between the tackles on a handoff and see how far he gets.

 

True but if the O-Line was that bad Cam wouldn't have run to run in the first place.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:38 PM

True but if the O-Line was that bad Cam wouldn't have run to run in the first place.

 

But we didn't call any of those plays this preseason.  I think we have apples & oranges here.

 

You're talking last year.  We're talking this preseason.

 

Like I said, last year was about play calling.  This preseason it's about the o-line.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:40 PM

But we didn't call any of those plays this preseason.  I think we have apples & oranges here.

 

You're talking last year.  We're talking this preseason.

 

Like I said, last year was about play calling.  This preseason it's about the o-line.

 

So D Will gets none of the blame?




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