If we can get the DL to apply a but for pressure and shave a little more time off how long the other QB's have to throw I think we will be ok.
Also, just because Captain starts in the first few games doesn't mean he has locked it up the entire season, no?
an improved, more experienced, and healthy front 7 will make the secondary much better than it was in that it will take a lot of the pressure off. the added competition will mean that we have more quality there (or should anyway). i also think that getting an upgrade in the DBs coach will be a huge boon to them. steve wilks is one of the best in the business and actually fits what rivera is doing and has worked with him before quite a lot.
whether capt is starting or not doesn't matter to me much. i don't care who is starting, i just feel better about the state the secondary will be in because of all those factors i brought up. ans, like zod here said, just because capt starts at the beginning doesn't guarantee he'll keep the job. if someone does better then we'll see a needed change.
until i see that we are going to have problems, i'm just going to run with the assumption that things will be better this year. nothing i can do about it anyway so why worry?
I agree about the best player, which is why I said that if he makes the team it's because he's the best player in the eyes of the coaching staff. Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is, as you and I both know, if he does make the team there will be tons of people on this board who will never accept that as a fact due to a previously adopted bias that they've created for themselves.
i don't think people have it out the way that AE fans think they do. all the supposed haters see is a guy who was drafted (trading up for the guy) and kept a spot because the big dog (as in jerry richardson) wanted him there.
most just see him as a guy who has done nothing. then there are the AE fans who just think he deserves to be on the team because of what he did at App St.
i think he's got potential. so did dwayne jarrett. i'm just tired of waiting to see it realized. i don't want him to have a roster spot because of someone up top being a fan of his. if he's going to have a roster spot i want it to be because he earned it. most of us just doubt that he can based on what we have seen, not on what we have hoped. right now he sounds like the TC super stars of old like jason carter and taye biddle biddle.
the only real bias that appears to exist with AE is from those who are on his bandwagon. the haters that he may have had coming into the league have only seen from him what they expected all along...that he's overrated and he has done nothing to prove that he isn't.
if he can prove to be anything close to respectable then you will see those "haters" quit hating. the best way for people top quit doubting is for him to give a reason for it, and just making the team doesn't qualify.
I'm going to stop shitting up the twitter thread with AE argument though. I just wanted to point out that the butthurt will be strong when he makes the team, and based on the anti AE brigade coming out in force, this observation is right on point.
so people shouldn't be pissed about having a guy that has talent up a roster spot for two years that has absolutely nothing to show for it? they shouldn't be upset at the idea of him being on the roster for another year doing the same thing hes done since he got here? lol
Talent doesn't mean poo. If he outperforms one of those six, and the coaches think he can perform better in a game, then he will make the team over one of them. Saying "it doesn't matter what he does" is complete mularky, because if he does better than other receivers he's going to make the team. The coaches don't hold personal grudges or biases like our fanbase.
grudge? against a guy who has been on the roster doing absolutely nothing for two years?
yeah, i myself am eagerly anticipating another stellar year of him getting out of the field and running around like a real WR to not have anything land in his hands and for him to be that solid PR guy that always catches the ball and then falls on the ground.