The numerous mistakes in the playoffs weren't his first time making mistakes fielding punts. Or the second. Or the third. He was poor at it all season. The one in the gif earlier in this thread was the MOST bone-headed of them, but he was bobbling punts and making other mistakes all season long.
Yes, and yet the coaching staff still felt he was the safest option on the roster. Makes you wonder just how bad the other options must have been, huh?
We probably agree that Bersin is lousy at returning kicks. But as a receiver, he did what was asked of him and did it well.
Good enough to beat out Tavares King and keep Stephen Hill on the practice squad. And he made a few clutch first downs. Most of the season he had reliable hands, which is why he was back there fielding punts (if you think it was for his return capability, you're an idiot). Yes, he made a mistake in the playoffs, which has defined his entire season for a lot of people with short memories. But all in all, he made the team against long odds, delivered when he was asked to (12 of his 15 catches were first downs), and had a pretty good year for a rookie UDFA.
says, " Do that again and I will eliminate your ability to reproduce, here and now, with a leg sweep and my teeth", we may be on to something.
I know this is intended as a joke, but there's a ring of truth to it. Basically, Oher has shown he has the talent to perform as a starter. He's also been pretty bad the past few years, and guys who have replaced him have done a better job. We had that same situation here with Evan Mathis.
The Offensive Line is not five guys out there doing their thing, it's a unit. In individual drills, Amini is probably going to look way better than Norwell. No one wanted Remmers. But those two guys looked amazing when they were plugged in with Kalil and Turner, even if neither is the most physically gifted lineman out there. And now we're adding Oher to the mix, a guy with undeniable physical attributes.
Matsko has already coached Oher to some of the best years of his career, which is a good sign. And if he meshes well with Norwell and the rest, he's going to look like a completely different player than he did in Tennessee. And at the end of the day, I can't imagine him not being an upgrade over Bell.
So yeah, he may have sucked in TN, but so what? The last time we got a lineman from the Titans we got one of their great ones, and that guy kind of sucked here. On the offensive line in particular, past performance is no guarantee of future results.
There's no doubt that Cam is a more important part of the offense here than most quarterbacks are, but that doesn't mean he's deserving of more money. It means that we haven't really done a lot around him. If you put any top ten QB in Carolina they would probably win as many or more games, provided you also tailored a game plan to suit their strengths. But if you ask Peyton Manning to avoid the rush the same way Cam does, then you're in for a heavy dose of the backup QB.
So his agent can make the argument all he wants, but if I'm Gettleman I respond with the market value. Paying a player based on how much you think your team depends on him versus what he will bring on the open market leads to the contracts that everyone here has been criticizing over the past few years.
I don't see us signing any OT that you've ever heard of, and he will probably stay away from the shiny WRs out there because there's always a stupid GM out there that's ready to overspend for those types. We're going to get a collection of DBs and solid Special Teams guys and try to fill our real need positions through the draft. The only difference now is that he's going to sign them to three year contracts instead of 1-2 year deals.
They have been running the same offense for god knows how long, yet no one can stop them.
I think there was a stat of Brady being 1-22 on passes longer than 20 yards, its all short passes to wide open receivers, its frustrating to watch.
The last time they were in the Super Bowl they were a big-play offense. What they actually do is tailor an effective game plan to the defense they're facing, and then they go out and execute it. Brady is a huge part of that.