We all know about CJ and the RB's, that's been discussed to death. But the numbers for both Kalil and Davis are much too high as well. I'm sorry, but 10 million allocated to a 4-3 OLB and over 11 million for a center are just crazy numbers. Neither of those are considered critical positions in today's NFL.
Gettleman has some very tough decisions to make. I expect he is going to become less popular around here short of us winning a Super Bowl.
But for those of you saying we should all be patient, that we have to wait 2 more years to get our cap in order and to surround Cam with some weapons, sorry, but that is ridiculous. You are asking a very talented young man to wait until year 6 of his career to put a team around him?
NFL franchises can be turned around much quicker than that, especially with a franchise QB in place. Sure, Hurney left us a cap mess, but our problems have as much to do with who we have brought in and not just how much they cost.
We need to surround Cam with some talent this offseason. No more excuses.
I honestly beleived right up to the draft that we put the tag on Hardy to try to trade him for picks. Apparently, that wasn't the case. So then I thought, ok, maybe a long term deal is close. Voth and others later stated that was never in play. It's still hard to believe that Gettleman truly just wanted to rent Hardy for one year at a cost of $13 million and then let him walk. Some part of how and why he was tagged just doesn't ring true to me.
His absence and the dramatic fall of our defense is the proof.
If you can't tell the difference between Hardy at LE and the combination of Adiason, Horton, and Ealy. I don't know what to tell you.
1) There is no proof that Hardy's absence is the reason for our poor D. It's certainly a factor, but I don't buy that plugging him back in would turn us into a #2 defense again.
2) Hardy wasn't Hardy either when he had the age/experience of the guys named above. It often takes awhile for DE's to develop. One or more of them may turn out to be just as good or better.
Just as I would no longer put any value in anything Nolan Nawrocki says after his predraft hack job on Cam, I can't take anything Jaws says seriously after his ridiculous statements about Colin K. becoming the best QB in league history.
TonyN's agenda since joining this board has been to look for every opportunity to downplay Cam's accomplishments while highlighting every shortcoming no matter how minuscule. It's his thing. It's what he does.
Sure, every now and then he will post about our D or other subjects, but generally only as they serve his overriding agenda.
On one end of the spectrum we have footballisasport. On the other end is TonyN. Having rational discussions with either is a waste of time and energy.
Roger Goodell is the biggest piece of crap in the league right now. He can't go soon enough for me.
There is no consistency whatsoever in penalties. He talks tough about maintaining the high NFL standards while letting the idiot owner in Indy do pretty much whatever he wants without any real consequences. He basically ran away and hid when the whole domestic violence thing flared up. The players don't respect him.
He is in no way worthy of continued employment by the league.
You are confusing playing / played better and potential.
Wilson has without doubt played better than Luck. Luck like Cam probably has more upside than Wilson.
You can debate who has more upside but you can not debate who has played better / been a better QB to date.
How is Cam a better pocket passer? Wilson is more accurate, better decision maker, more passing TD's, less interceptions, moves better in the pocket / evades pressure.
There's no doubt Russell is damn good. I think Cam is too. And yes, Luck is as well.
You just can't fully evaluate these guys in a vacuum though. They are too dependent on their supporting casts. Case in point: how much better would Cam's outing have been against Chicago if Kelvin B. decided to actually show up that day? With a little better offensive line, would Cam's numbers be higher? What kind of numbers would Luck put up if he played with a great D like Seattle's? Conversely, how would Wilson look in Indy's offense?
So I think it's fair to say Wilson has put up better numbers than Cam (indisputable really), but it may not be accurate to say that Wilson has played better than Cam or better than Luck. There are just too many variables involved.
Cinncinatti Chile, for the record, is horrible. It's like some drunken idiot didn't have all of the ingredients to make REAL chili so he just started throwing in whatever crap he had in his pantry. People in south Ohio too lazy to correct the guy's mistake.
it's cinnamon BTW not coacoa powder.
Chili is good. Spagetti is good. Cheese is good. Why is it when you put them together it tastes like crap? Somehow the spagetti seems to water the chili down somehow. Anyway, what makes it worse is Cinci chili is no good to begin with, so the end result is extremely disappointing.
I lived north of Cinci for like 9 months many years ago. The weather sucks, there's nothing to do but hang out at the local hotel lounge and try to pick out the least fat woman to pick up, and you have to navigate the country roads with extreme caution due to the religious zealots cruising in their horse drawn chariots. Want to visit other Ohio cities to break the monotony? You have choices like Akron or Cleveland. Everything about Ohio (except Luke Kuechly) sucks.
An NFL analyst came on and said that Cam needs to swag out of the huddle and up to the line?
I think the poster was saying Cam shouldn't swag up to the line (whatever the hell that means), and should put out more positive energy thereby raising his teammates performance to a higher astral plane. Or something like that.
You are probably confused because you are one of those people.
Wait a minute...maybe I'm one of those people too! I wonder if it's contagious.