Others on this board would rather sneak in and blow a chance at a franchise changer in the draft like this team is going anywhere if it gets in. Be stuck with the same crap in key places next season, and no, the experience of getting in won't make them better next year.
it doesn't matter if it's the first overall pick, or mr. irrelevant...the draft is a crap shoot.
a franchise changing player can be found at any point in the draft.
what's the difference in going into the playoffs with a winning record, going one and done, and getting a top rated player vs. going to the playoffs with a losing record, going one and done, and getting a top rated player?
Stew was open but he was still ~6-7 yards away from the marker, and the linebacker planted immediately towards stew when he leaked..
Olsen was not open for a touchdown, not even close.
Avant was the best option but even then he still had to gain ~2 yards when the LB on the short side was planting and headed for him as well. Cam probaby passed over him when he noticed that linebacker was headed strait towards him.
i'm not sure what your definition of open is. a linebacker is always going to be going in the direction of a possible target of the qb.
the odds of stewart getting tackled one on one in the open field is slim to none.
avant has the first down. period.
because this is a still shot, what you don't see as the play progresses is olsen being left one on one with a step on his man going into the end zone with no one to his left...newton didn't even have to throw it directly to him to score. olsen had plenty of room to adjust to the ball.
tweet from zod immediately after the play...
Jeremy Igo @CarolinaHuddle · 1m1 minute ago Greg Olsen open in the end zone, wasn't happy