To be fair, Cam does have inconsistent footwork. But, overall, the article talks about how our team overachieved. Using overachievement as a staple for your argument, when you can't measure it or apply it to any of the other teams, is a weak basis for an argument.
Stats don't tell the whole story. Fred was splitting with CJ Spiller and still managed about 900 yards and 9 touchdowns. Jordan Gross was not prevalent in the run game last year. We had one elite interior lineman in Kalil and the other two were crap be it Scott or Chandler or whoever was in at any given time. DeAngelo had huge long screen passes for TDs and big runs that contributed to wins like against the Niners and Saints. He still had it last year and still does this year. Way better than Fozzy.
Fozzy had a chance in Cleveland and made absolutely nothing of it. You clearly don't know much about his history.
It actually is Fozzy vs. DeAngelo. People here are saying Fozzy should get more playing time than him and are saying he is better, which is just wrong. If we had to choose who to keep for the next five years, then it'd be young vs old. But that's not the case. It's who will be the best and most productive THIS year. And that is hands down DeAngelo, no discussion.
Fozzy didn't get a chance with a Chud offense. Which, sounds familiar, doesn't it? In fact, our RBs (who have complained about Chud not giving them opportunities) know more about than than you would.
The truth of the matter is this chart:
Notice where DWill is? His average, excluding a statistical anomaly (like Fred Jackson you keep harping on, you know, because exceptions != the rule), would be around the 500-550 yard mark according to prevalent stats across the entire fuging history of the NFL.
You keep getting caught up on this whole DWill/Fozzy thing. It's not that. It's DWill versus Father Time. It's the natural break down of the human body.
So, is there a rule against using miss-direction? Or running off tackle? Or even starting from under center instead of in the shot-gun? Play action can be a useful tool. Screen passes work well, when they actually use them.
Folks just zero in on the negative, and have tunnel vision with the positive. Heaven forbid a RB get stuffed. Folks love it when our D stuffs a RB, but hate it when it our RB that gets stuffed.
IF used correctly. DWill and Stewy can still compliment each other very well. But hellz, that won't fly here on the Huddle where negativity and hyperbole rule.
Another thing. Get Turner back, and those dive plays just might be effective. I can say might be. Most folks just say won't be. See the difference?
You bring up a really good question. Why do we not use more screen plays? I mean, sure, we use them, but not to a degree of other teams, and especially since our running game is suffering.