Yeh and we prob reach a Super Bowl with more weapons on offense rather than stutter all season offensively relying heavily on a defence to win us games! You need a blend of two, putting up 10 points won't win games, lafell hixon and ginn need upgrading whether you want to admit it or not! We have an elite qb playing with fodder, there isn't a reason you can't have both a good defence and upgrade the offense wholeheartedly this offseason, you make one sacrifice Greg hardy but some people won't swallow that.
Hey man I agree....our offense needs some help....but not at the expense of taxing our defense. You basically made my point...our defense got us there so why destroy it? At the very least we're a playoff team. Smitty getting injured at the end of the year didn't help. Point I was making was that it was the RB contracts that prevented us from improving offensively. Signing Greg Hardy won't necessarily mean that we can't improve on offense. We still have the draft and a couple of nice FA wrs out there that can help this team. Our offense isn't as far away as people think....but we're going to have to swallow our pride and bring in a stud RB through the draft. JStew is toast....Dwill is old and trips through wide open holes. I know it sucks to draft a RB when you're already over budget at the position, but the lack of a consistent running game is what kept us from the SB. Receivers can't get open if traditional runs aren't a threat and there's no substance to play action especially in the redzone (our biggest problem). Either way our defense shouldn't be taxed because of what Hurney did.
Even though the announcers during games kept showering praise on our running game....that was our biggest problem masked by Cam's yardage. No production from an over payed backfield minus Tolbert. (Who's awesome)
We had two shots to beat the 49ers in the playoffs, but we couldn't run it from the one on two occasions. Why? Because the defense knew there were only two options.....Tolbert or Cam.
The solution doesn't require millions and millions of dollars to fix. It's easy. Sign or draft a tall receiving threat ( This is why I want Kelvin Benjamin), and draft a true power back. It's probably why Carlos Hyde has been mocked to us even though people don't like it.
So we can solve this problem if we go offense the first three rounds of the draft. WR, T, RB. How does signing Hardy hurt this especially since the cap has been raised?
If we didn't get that extra money because the cap was raised I would agree with you...let him walk so we can keep the rest of the team in tact. But since it's been raised it would be absolutely dumb not too. I