'Better' back ups would've fixed our OL? Talk about wishful thinking there. Back ups are called back ups for a reason. We need starters. The draft supplied two at best, and one went in the top five.
At this point, we're just gonna have to weather the storm, or not.
Talk about reading comprehension and spinning.
Who said fixed? We could of brought in better players than the likes of Chandler, Bell, etc. Almost every NFL team has guys sitting that likely are slightly better. Better is better.
People fail to realize as horrible as the OL is....Cam is still making it look significantly better. The more I think about it Gettlemen deserves way more heat than he is getting.
Even last year. Gettlemen is doing a joke of a job heading into seasons. His hand was forced last season to bring in Wharton.....and Wharton once in shape improved us and he was a shell of his former self.
Gettlemen isn't allowing is to compete. Cam is bailing him out from people realizing for 2 years in a row what a joke our OL is. Cam bails him out in to ways....he can turn a sure sack into a non negative play and he himself is a lightning rod meaning the media will overlook the slop and focus on him
Then let G-Man do his job. If you wanna blame anybody, blame Gross AND Wharton too for retiring. Jordan said he left the OL in great shape for the future. Well... I guess he was lying out of his ass.
That said, do I really blame them for the predicament we're in? No. We can tear apart the reasoning behind the 13 million dollar franchise tag for Hardy all we want but nobody saw this coming. Any GM across the league would've done the same -- Greg is an elite DE.
We knew Gross was retiring before the start of last season....
And Wharton was a band-aid rental brought in late last year.
Neither should of been viewed as pieces for this year. That should of been well thought out last offseason