yes but how much better would brees numbers be of he was 6'6 260 and could run like cam along with his refined pocket skill set. Part of brees greatness is the fact that his stature is what it is. Many of you don't think that much cams numbers are due to the fact that defensive schemes have to be put together specifically because of his threat to run, defenses cannt turn their back to him automatically putting them at a disadvantage. Sure, yes cam still has to make the play but if he didn't have his physical nature hr would simply be average until he learned the overall tools to become a great pocket passer. Many people ignore the obvious because they are ignorant. My greatest notice of the offense is the fact that shula and rivera took all the pressure off of cam by creating a downhill running game by control the clock and keeping the opposing d on the field for long periods of time. The one thing that hope to create with that is big plays down the field in the play-action game. I don't believe our receivers will be able make big plays in the post season. Also for the stats matter how many more sacks do you think cam would have if he was drew brees?
I see why you have the afore mentioned disdain for message boards. You can't write worth a fug.
"Cutting him saves something like 5.1 million in cap next season."
Great, so which is it? There's only a $12M difference in opinion here..... lol.
His base salary is 5 million next year with a 1 million signing bonus hit and a 1.1million option bonus hit tagged on. If we cut him, we shed his 5 million base and only his 2 million in signing bonus cap distribution gets accelerated. Meaning we go from a 7.1 cap hit to a 2million cap hit, saving 5.1 million.
I'm an eternal optimist. Even in 2010, if we are within two scores and there's time on the clock, I always think we can win. I'm forever running scenarios through my head about the various ways that we can pull it out.