Obviously you are entitled to that opinion about SB but it is equally as obvious you have not seen him play much, if at all. During Sam's NFL tenure he has lacked weapons and OL play has been substandard to say the least. I don't have the time to run down the specifics but before this season he had played with 30+ different WRs and 25+ different OL, not to mention having a new offense each of his 1st 3 years.
As our, once again, young WRs get up to speed, and I think the latter half of this year we will see some of that, Sam's ypa numbers will increase.
Your statement about "Bradford type QB...." is pure conjecture. Ask the Texan fans how well blitzing Sam worked last week. 8 - 8 with 3 TD's when being blitzed. A QB does not have to necessarily scramble to beat pressure, but again, I think you will be surprised at SB's mobility when needed.
Agreed, I expect a close game on Sunday as well. Here's hoping for no injuries on either side.
I have watched enough to know he hasn't had great weapons. There are many reasons he hasn't attacked much downfield.....but no matter the reasons it is simply something he hasn't really done much since arriving. That is all. Until he does, not sure it is fair to 100% removing him from the equation as to why he hasn't taken more shots throughout his career.
The Bradford type remark wasn't a diss.
We also didn't really blitz Wilson. You probably would have needed to of watched the Seahawk game to get it. Carolina got to Wilson.....he pulled off Houdini acts and then made big pass plays. Wilson was just special in that regards. Most starting QBs wouldn't of gotten out of those plays with non negative results. Wilson is special in that regard ...that is really what I meant.
Also, Carolina doesn't really blitz that often. Yes, we blitz but that isn't how we generate most pressure. We overall have just dominated our front four matchups. But again, it all comes down to your lack of downfield attacking taking that away.....which is why the Rams are a bad matchup for us