Maybe "trash" is going too far but there were years of frustration where i had to put up with Jake. It wasnt the best of times. I never liked him as a football player. Im sure he was a fantastic fella though
Every player has ups and downs, Cam, Luke and all other current Panthers included. Jake lost a lot after his surgery. Thought he'd gotten it back in 08. but it didn't happen. Cest la vie.
DeAngelo Williams was a prime example. He did a lot of good for this team even though he declined in recent years. Calling him 'trash' would be equally off base.
Likewise, Jake was part of some of the best moments this franchise ever had. The win against the Jags, X-Clown, heck that whole magic season, and he played lights out in the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
You have to put it all in perspective. Yeah, there were rough times, but there was plenty of good too.
the "weapons" comparison gets on my nerves because seattle runs a shanahan style west coast offense in the general sense. that's a system that leans on a strong rush attack and doesn't need an elite vertical threat to be successful. a wide receiver who can't read coverages and would struggle with the plethora of option routes in that system would hurt a lot worse than one who can do all those things but isn't a freak athlete. meanwhile here in charlotte we had mike shula trying to run a coryell type system with byron bell at left tackle and jerricho cotchery and kelvin benjamin split out wide.
plus wilson is the absolute undisputed king of horseshit when it comes to 50/50 balls and ducks lobbed into triple coverage so there's that
I was wondering if anyone was going to bring up the system comparison.
For whatever you think of Wilson, it's pretty well known that West Coast type systems always inflate a quarterback's stats. That's why you have guys who look like world beaters in Philadelphia suddenly look like egg beaters when they go somewhere else.