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  1. Theoretically he should be more of a weapon by stealth, it’s tough for a rookie to come right in and be expected to tear it up right away as your No1 or No2 option from day one but with Crowder & Cole back and Davis getting more effective he can be eased back into the line-up and feed off the attention defenses will have to give to those guys….this is actually a much better situation for him
  2. +1 on everything you said….and as for the bolded, he cleaned up a sh!t ton by week 4, there’s reason to hope and believe!!
  3. Both Bryce’s….Quincy Williams is an absolute find….and even Wesco turned up with some huge blocks
  4. He really is a bright spot, would’ve likely been a 2nd rounder or higher but fit that bad injury at Virginia but he’s shown up every game…we need more Bryce Hall….the other Bryce (Huff) playing well too
  5. Carter ploughing up the middle again like they think he’s Earl Campbell ffs….
  6. A wee bit unfair, he’s a rookie, and a late-round pick at that, who’s seeing extended early playing time because neither Jarrod Davis or Blake Cashman can stay upright. He’s also a safety in college who’s had 3 months to transition into being an NFL linebacker….you could point out many reasons why we are where we are and criticise the organisation but Jamian Sherwood is not one of them at this stage. I’m no apologist for our GM but not sure how you can sayJoe Douglas is ‘forcing’ his picks on anyone when Denzel Mims isn’t seeing playing time
  7. True, he’ll be active handing out towels and Gatorade to Berrios and Smith as they come off the field after yet another 3 and out
  8. Don’t hold back Bazza, tell us how you really feel!!?
  9. He was a 6th round draft pick who got released by the Detroit Lions….not sure what you expected but he is what he is and you get what you pay for…..6th round backs that get cut don’t usually turn out to be Barry Sanders or Derrick Henry if you want a good running back, you need to invest in a good running back, either through free agency, trade, or use a high draft pick. There’s a consistent narrative among fans that you can just plug in any old warm body at running back and get production, especially in the Shanahan system, the same narrative used to be trotted out about OG’s until
  10. Loved Elo back in the day, “don’t bring me down” is a cracking choon, had no idea they did QB rankings.
  11. Agree, although it’s been 3 or 4 years now where we’ve had a ridiculous run with injuries….what’s going on? Is it just us or league-wide? Lack of proper conditioning? Poor technique? The training surfaces at Florham Park to blame? It’s like every year you’d expect the odd injury here or there but it seems like we are totally decimated and victimised by it more than most
  12. I think the biggest issue with Douglas, apart from the worrying lack of early productivity from his draft picks, is his almost puritanical insistence on adhering to the ‘build through the draft’ philosophy and his fixation on ‘value’…he seems entirely inflexible…it’s ok to have a plan and guiding principles but you also have to have the self-awareness to realise that you need to be able to adapt and adjust your philosophy…you don’t know it all just cos you worked with Ozzie Newsome. He’s done some things well, he clearly works the draft process and has astutely built impressive draft capi
  13. We’ve seen a ton of plays where he’s had almost instant pressure and had to escape from the pocket, sometimes even while in the clutches of a defender, run around looking to make a play and then either throw it away, take the sack eventually or attempt a low-percentage deep heave to a covered receiver, usually without success ….there’s also the small matter of long-developing plays or guys simply not getting open underneath quickly enough, all of which will factor into the time between snap and release. I’m not sure how these ‘stats’ differentiate but it would seem that these plays, of wh
  14. So many factors at play here, rather than any 1 thing they are all conspiring to create the mess we currently are. as @HawkeyeJet pointed out, the running game has been mostly non-existent, teams are keying on Zach because the ground game isn’t causing anyone any sleepless nights. Obviously this ties in to the OL failures but it also exposes the generally held view that you don’t need to invest properly in your running back talent. Carter is talented and shifty but I can’t help feeling he’d be way more effective with a ‘bruiser’ carrying more of the load. The ground game needs to get
  15. Very sad news, excellent old-school poster, never unreasonable, always with a sense of humour and THAT avatar….will miss him on these boards…..even though I never met the man nor even knew his face or indeed anything about him other than the chick with a glass of fizz clenched between her cheeks!! Behind the avatars are families, friends and acquaintances for whom this is a deeply sad passing…thoughts with them as this time it’s always sad when a fellow fan goes without getting to see us back in the Super Bowl or even fielding a competitive team, I hope he gets to enjoy his beloved
  16. Fair enough response, I’m not trying to justify the mystifying inability of the coaching staff to get the best out of a wildly talented player, merely provide some possible clues as to why, rightly or wrongly… I’m still struggling to think of a Baylor WR that has come out and been anything in the league….maybe Josh Gordon? (and he would’ve been Art Briles vintage) either way it’s not been a happy hunting ground and I can certainly go back and find a few college scouting reports where the concern on Mims was lack of refinement and how he’d adapt to a more complex offense in the NFL…..I’m
  17. It’s worth remembering that a lot of Baylor WR’s have struggled in the NFL and the knock on them coming out has often been that the system they ran there was very basic and didn’t demand a great deal out of the wideouts (or QB’s for that matter). I remember this being mentioned in the pre-draft process in 2020….Mims was talented as hell and had fantastic production but some of the scouts did seem to caveat that with the lack of complex route-tree experience. As others have pointed out, he dropped in the draft for a reason and even JD passed on him once before presumably thinking his potentia
  18. The Red Lichties is the nickname of Arbroath FC and the townsfolk of my home town in North East Scotland where I grew up. The name derives from the town’s ancient and world famous maritime heritage, The Arbroath Smokie is a world renowned delicacy that can only be produced within the town of Arbroath and the adjacent fishing village of Auchmithie. A Smokie, for those who are interested, is a North Sea haddock that is cleaned and cured overnight in salt before being smoked for hours over oak chips in smoking pits…as a schoolboy I had a job in a local smokehouse cleaning, gutting and s
  19. I don’t disagree with you and the wider premise, if a cruel bounce of the ball here or there has us at 2-7 when we could easily have been 5-4 then I can see both the wood and the trees…..but if we are getting torn a new one on a weekly basis, if all the talk pre-season doesn’t bear out on the field then that’s a different matter….. I’m hopeful…… there is clearly something about Saleh, he’s super intelligent, urbane, articulate and has a track record as a successful coordinator, he seems totally born to be a HC and I love the staff he’s built, but I have been here before. EDIT: yes t
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