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  1. 2015 in particular, what he was doing with his legs opened up a lot. teams were stacking the box and he was able to go to Greg and win some battles going over the top. if he could have done that his whole career, he would have been better down there. watching him try to throw to the corners of the endzone was just painful. the touch just wasn't a strength of his and he would buzz the DB and scare the hell out of everyone. very inconsistent as you said and I believe, even in the times he made it work with his arm he was working off his changeup so to speak. taking nothing away from him. everyone has different skills. rodgers or brady couldn't have done half the things he did.
  2. they designed the whole offense around him not being able to throw inside the twenties because that's where his inaccuracy cost us the most points. cam did way better with a full field because he had one speed of throw and it was rocket. that's workable when you have 20-30 yards to scheme, but not backed up against your own goal or in the opposing red zone. they basically tried to scheme darnold and teddy the same way, thus all the rushing touchdowns. they didn't trust them with the ball in their hands down there and for good reasons. I love Cam. Best QB we ever had, but his limitations with his arm were pretty well documented. after the truck crash, they tried to turn him into a WCO guy and that boosted his completion percentage but hurt his game breaking ability. he was a chunk yardage passer and an absolute tank on the ground. he did a lot of great things.
  3. Jake Delhomme was gifted with two of the top 100 WR of all time for the duration of his time here. You could even argue Moose for Top 50 and Steve for Top 30, imo. Keyshawn Johnson for a while. Wesley Walls for a while. People hate on him, but DeAngelo was a decent weapon and the offensive line had some borderline HOF talent marred by PED use. What he did behind all that could be considered almost underwhelming compared to what some could have done with it. Kurt Warner had similar talent available to him. Both Smitty and Moose had triple crown seasons didn't they? Anyways, looking at Mayfield film and he had lost that Browns team. Jarvis Landry gave all the way up. Look up his interceptions from last season and watch how many of them were intended for Landry and he was entirely non-competitive on them. They had piss poor attitudes. I don't think you can excuse Baker from that because he was probably a big part of it, but it doesn't diminish the arm talent. He needed a reset and he got one. It probably feels like getting drafted all over again and leaving all that baggage back in Cleveland took visible weight off his shoulders. I like that he is going out of his way to work with Robby's punk ass before that becomes a problem. Everyone else should be all on board because the passing playbook, for the first time in 15 years, is open for passing in the redzone again. Cam was terrible in the red zone without using his feet, which lead to about a zillion rushing touchdowns on designed runs for him. It worked, but the WR had to hate that. Baker can throw in those tight windows and if CMC is half of what he was before all this injury nonsense, he's due for a huge year. I tried not to have hope, but you can't look at what Baker is doing right now and stay cynical for long. He's really putting starter quality reps on.
  4. those poor kids were literally watching when this happened. that's heartbreaking to hear. those are big boy charges as they should be. the thing is that he's a first time offender and the jails are overcrowded. here's hoping that he gets a year or two to think about it, but part of me thinks his money will get him out of this as far as keeping his freedom goes. what will happen is that he will have to go play in europe for a few years if he wants to make it back to the NBA and even then it's not a guarantee. these aren't weapons charges or drugs. this is too radioactive for any team to justify using to get better. he threw it all away and even worse, lost his family for it. I am livid at Lamelo for being immature enough to rock with him after this came out and hope somebody gets to that kid.
  5. bro reading your posts is painful. you have no clue about basketball. williams will likely start and his best attributes are his rim protection ability and his high efficiency scoring. early candidate for DPOY just based on role and usage.
  6. ngl those pictures were far worse than I expected. he broke her nose and beat her from head to toe. awful. that's his wife and the mother of his children and you know that wasn't the first time. real sad. don't know how to cheer for the man anymore after seeing that.
  7. Not trying to be positive polly over here, but there's some reason for optimism compared to years prior. if you want to project that lamelo will want to go elsewhere, how often does that happen on the first extension when the home team is offering max? sincerely, I really don't know the answer to that but it doesn't seem to happen much with franchise centerpieces. the team had obvious holes last year and they got inadequately filled. we got a big now that can at least do his part in rebounding and rim protecting and for a big part of the year we were the highest scoring team in basketball last year. with the way JB played him last year, Bouknight might as well be a rookie too. as sad as the situation with miles is, y'all know it probably means he's coming back here tail between his legs and the only max he's getting is a supermax with protective custody.
  8. Duran can't make his own, which was probably the reason we didn't keep him. Williams has better hands in the post and if you're playing small ball he's going to hurt you at the rim offensively. Williams has a standing reach of 9 feet. You're just not going to be able to put a 6-8 wing on him and expect to win there. I think a lot of the hesitance regarding Bridges on a max type deal is that he's been our rim finisher and he's undersized for it despite having the vertical to make it work somewhat so they went and got a real big. That's no knock against Miles because he can play, but without Lamelo is he really a max guy or is he getting a lot of box score help from the attention Lamelo draws when he drives? Miles isn't the typical long and athletic wing who can drive the basket and create like a max player. He does a lot of things decent offensively. He's okay from 3. He's decent at the line. He has explosive hops and insane strength around the basket but he can't really get there by himself because he's not agile and explosive enough to make up for the length he gives up despite moving well for a bigger guy. So there's a little bit of an identity crisis there when you talk about what you need when assembling a team. I think he can start on a playoff team for sure, but people throwing out phrases like "budding star" and all that might need to pump the brakes. I don't think Miles gets a ton better from where he is today, and that's not embarrassing because he can ball. It's just that being able to play and being a max player aren't the same. Williams is going to make us better as a guarantee. I promise that much. Because the difference he's going to make as a shot disrupter and rim protector is going to tighten up this defense by a lot. He's got the lateral mobility, feet, length, and speed to be a Top 5 center defensively. Great anticipation. Great instincts. He can play up high around the free throw line and defend the pick and roll regardless of who gets free. He can take guards to the rim because he moves his feet and that wing span is going to make it tough to beat him to the basket. If the big pops free he has the size and athleticism to handle that, too. The question of his upside is going to be his ability/inability to face up and create offense and how effectively he can run the floor in a high pace offense. Lamelo has to love this pick because there's no such thing as overthrowing a lob anymore. Williams has sticky hands and ferocity around the rim. He's going to get 10 or 12 a game just on that. If he can make 3 or 4 buckets per game on his own you're talking about a 20-12 type guy who is disruptive defensively. Contesting without fouling is going to be important for him as a young player because he wants to get into every shot, but the upside to be elite defensively is there.
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