As for his Pro Bowl season, he did have Jackson and Maclin to throw to, and McCoy in the backfield. I've said it before, but a QB's performance doesn't operate in a vacuum. It depends on the players around him, and the system that allows him to succeed. It is a trap we as fans have fallen into time and time again.
Regarding the cap penalty, we were warned, we took a calculated risk and it failed. I'm not sure if the risk would of been worth it though. I know we had cap issues but honestly how bad was our cap situation going to be if we didn't do it? What players would we have lost out on vs. potentially gained this year. This would make a great hypothetical topic to pass the off season.
I just had to put Shanny at a negative on drafting players outside the first. I'm not all in on that opinion because it is too early to tell but there is not enough players here that I can say "yeah that guy is legit and will help us win for a long time", outside of three mentioned of course. I don't think three players is enough to put our drafting in the plus category so far. Fans have a horrible bias towards their own players and the reality is that 95% of the time, especially with this team is that those players that don't make it here don't make it anywhere. I fall into that camp sometimes but instead of trying to claim that Jenkins, Minnifield or other hot name we hype has already made it I'll have to see the proof in the regular season. Injuries are unfortunate but that is football and every team has those guys who showed potential and injuries throw a wrench into it. We still need more impact players and without first rounders in the next two years we will find out how good we are at drafting players.
As for your final two points, I agree completely hence my last two points in the plus category and also the chemistry comment. Overall we made plenty of mistakes but we did enough to put us in a better position now than we have been in for a long time.
Last edited by MR2Drift; January-22nd-2013 at 02:48 PM.
Your comments are in the "douchebag homers with rose colored glasses section" or "internet tough guy" maybe "internet English teacher who feels it's his job to correct everyone's grammar" **** you buddy... I have an opinion just like everyone else, if you don't like it- skip it and move to the next.
The soldiers gave three cheers as they urged their tired horses north across the uneven hills. Some of the mounts, exhausted after a week of almost continual marching, began to lag behind; others, spurred on by their enthusiastic riders, began to edge past the regiment's commander. "Boys, hold your horses," Custer cautioned; "there are plenty of them down there for us all."
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