1. An incompetent OL neutralizes even the most talented RBs and for that matter QBs. 2. A competent OL will show the difference between solid RBs, very good RBs and great RBs. 3. An exceptional OL will make solid to very good RBs look great. However an exceptional OL is not needed for a great RB to shine. 4. The value of a RB is not only about his running ability. It is also about pass catching, blocking and intimidation (i.e. Henry). 5. Comparing WR compensation to RB compensation is ignoring the fact that a RB can perform in multifacet ways on every play. 6. Having Henry sit out when the Titans were trying to catch up is on the coaches. I am presuming he can be an effective receiver. 7. In the case with Barkley, the challenge for the coaches is to use him as an offensive weapon. We have seen a little bit of that. I hope to see much more. If used optimally behind at least a competent OL then a great to extraordinary RB shows his true value.
In the Giants case, how much of how Barkley was used goes back to a distracted Head Coach calling the offensive plays instead of an OC focusing on adjustments and how to expoit the defense? A lot I think.
LESSON NO. 1: STOP BELIEVING THAT THE NEXT RUNNING BACK IS THE EXCEPTION Surely everyone knows by now that an offensive line is more important to the running game than a running back. LESSON NO. 2: DON'T COMMIT LONG-TERM TO A FLASH-IN-THE-PAN QUARTERBACK Agree with lesson, disagree with the example. Foles is an average starting quarterback getting paid like an average starting quarterback. LESSON NO. 3: TAKE CHANCES ON PLAYERS WHO HAVE PLAYED WELL IN LIMITED ROLES meh. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. Interesting that Olivier Vernons PFF Grade from 2014 to 2018 is just slightly below Clowney LESSON NO. 4: AN OFF-BALL LINEBACKER WHO CAN'T COVER DOESN'T OFFER YOUR TEAM MUCH As obvious as Lesson 1. LESSON NO. 5: ADDING ONE PASS-RUSHER ISN'T GOING TO FIX YOUR DEFENSE No one player is going to fix a defense
Last Edit: Feb 2, 2020 21:36:42 GMT -5 by giantsrock
daytripper: NFT= non football topic? i didnt know that. im old and trying to keep up lol
Jan 23, 2020 10:35:16 GMT -5
56801steve: and he's staying as classless as he is
Jan 20, 2020 11:48:56 GMT -5
56801steve: so he'll pay a fine.
Jan 20, 2020 11:39:28 GMT -5
56801steve: he actually slapped a cops but, hard. he was 'lit up', but forgiveness isnt given for being drunk a bit.
Jan 20, 2020 11:39:18 GMT -5
rjb2006: The Eagles just made chicken salad with 1/2their team consisting of subs and practice squad players...
Dec 29, 2019 20:04:02 GMT -5
frateb: man, for a second i thought detroit was going to pull this one out... i think that would have given us a chance to get as low as 2nd again?
Dec 29, 2019 16:19:47 GMT -5
56801steve: i really like your signature, negative v positive outlooks.....its so true
Dec 29, 2019 16:10:20 GMT -5
UncleJoe10: I thought Buck Allen ran hard and would keep him aboard as a nice power running back up to Saquan.
Dec 16, 2019 17:16:56 GMT -5
bronxpinstripes: Danny Dimes solved the fumbling problem against the Packers by throwing 3 INTs instead.
Dec 2, 2019 11:05:46 GMT -5
rodney27: You're right about the fumbling problem, tl65taog. I just don't think it can be fixed. He had in preseason, has it at a record pace now, and had the same problem at Duke. If he hasn't fixed it in all that time...I just don't know if he can.
Nov 29, 2019 8:26:07 GMT -5
tl65taog: yes the fumbling problem has to be fixed, but you have to be fair about it
Nov 26, 2019 0:40:25 GMT -5
homerj45: Any other members go thru prostate cancer ?
Nov 8, 2019 10:04:09 GMT -5
soullessnight: welcome to the board.
Sept 2, 2019 14:33:34 GMT -5
GordonG: Have fun and be safe
Jun 22, 2019 13:34:10 GMT -5
lastnamejaded: Summer is here! Who's vacationing and where? I'll be doing a southern tour visiting Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas, hiking trails in every state.
Jun 10, 2019 11:01:04 GMT -5
gmenfan: Jeez - the original post was about Zeke Elliott.
May 23, 2019 14:39:51 GMT -5
homerj45: Normally I would ignore a post with arrived to camp with a helicopter but,,,,back at ya,,,
Feb 14, 2019 19:09:22 GMT -5