I don't recall that ever being an issue... Are you sure you're not thinking about Any Given Sunday?
you remember back in the day when Smith was just a punt returner and couldn't get a shot at playing WR........and all the teammates went into the coaches office and put there jerseys on the coaches desk wanting him to have there roster spot for the game. At the end of the game it didn't appear he would get in the but a slow chant from the sidelines began....and soon filled the entire stadium. Steve. Steve. Steve. Steve. . And the coach put him in.
So your question is would you trade a great offensive lineman for a 2nd round pick.....when the majority of your 2nd round picks turn out to suck??
Answer is no. Even if Otah can't play full seasons. He is good when he plays and that means ultimately he is a good player on the OL. OL is HUGE in the NFL. At worst he turns into good depth until his contract comes up.
This thread is timely indeed. Zod started a new invisible sub forum just this week for only the most knowledgable, technically skilled X's and O's types. The private football mensa topics should be fascinating reading. Check your Inbox for an invitation, your inclusion is judged on the quality of your posts here in the general members forum.
crap. all I got was an invite to the invisible Clausen sub forum. I need to do better with my brown nosing.
WR Moose Great WR Smith Great WR Proel service able TE Mangum Bad TE Wiggins Bad
WR Smith Great WR Lafell Service able WR Nannee Bad TE Shockey Great TE Olsen Great
2003 2 great 1 serv, 2 bad < 2011 3 great, 1 serv, 1 bad.
Ricky was not "serviceable". He did his job/role very well. You can't tag Shockey/Olsen as both great and slap Ricky in the face like that. Ricky made some HUGE plays in 2003 and was the definition of consistant.
2 losses are 2 losses no matter how you look at it...rarely a team will pull off a huge lage season run and make the playoffs but an 0-3 start pretty much means your season is over. If you want to consider it "growing pains" that's fine because they are, but the team could have won both the games and that's what the difference is.
Peyton Manning's 13 losses his rookie year were much different losses than the 14 we had in Carolina last year.
His losses were the building blocks of something great.....our losses last year were the death and implosion of an era.
I mean I get what you are saying, a loss is a loss......but pending on where your team is at.....all losses aren't the same.
remember how frustrating it was to watch carolina's defense get methodically pushed down the field because they could stop the run? remember how much time was burned off the clock? remember how little opportunity the offense had to get on the field and score points? remember how out of rhythm the offense was because of it?
that's what jacksonville is going to try to do.
i think it's going to be a lot uglier than people think.
yep. when facing MJD...losing Beason, Davis, and now Godfrey is huge.
If Cam has an off day where he isn't breaking NFL records and looking the complete opposite of what a NFL rookie QB should be......what are we going to do?
We can't stop a MJD......and no one has stepped up to move the chains if Cam ain't slinging the rock well.
"I don't think anybody in this organization wants us to rush for under 100 and throw for over 400 every week. Especially without points to back it up. We've got to do better on the ground. We've got to take pressure off Cam. We've got to let him hand the ball off 20-25 times a game and get 150 yards and a couple of scores out of that. That's what we're supposed to do. We're not doing that enough and it's hurting us."
um no gross, thats what we use to do. Pass protection means gross has to work harder and longer during a play. Boohoo. stfu and earn your paycheck.
Name the top teams in the NFL last year or projected this year......handing it off 20-25 times just isn't the way to win. Much more difficult to stop the pass than run.
Run game no doubt needs to step up....but I dont' think the above is the plan. Not in today's NFL.
Cam is a rookie....and that explains things coming to a hault more than anything in the redozne. The plays have been there. Just takes a little time....these early stalled drives aren't going to waste. They are what he will build and improve off of.