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  1. GWT: Week 19 Falcons @ Eagles

    Bloody hell. The phrase is lucky duck, not lucky Falcons.
  2. Again, this is ignoring context. Sure, the statistics from Woodhead’s 2013 and 2015 season are nearly identical to McCaffrey’s 2017. But Woodhead wasn’t a rookie and had been in the league for 4 years when the 2013 season began. And his production occurred within a much more functional, potent offense (Rivers threw for almost 4500 yards and completed 69.5% of his passes and Ryan Mathews ran for 1255 yards at a 4.4 yards per carry clip in 2013. The Chargers’ overall running game wasn’t as good in 2015, but Rivers was nearly as productive throwing that year). It’s an apples to oranges comparison. As far as wanting more out of a top 10 pick, I think you have unrealistic expectations. The guys that produced more than McCaffrey this year mostly played on better offenses (Kareem Hunt: Andy Reid’s offense with Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Alex Smith; Alvin Kamara: Sean Payton’s offense with Mark Ingram, Michael Thomas, and Drew Brees) or were given more opportunities (Leonard Fournette wasn’t splitting time with Chris Ivory in the same way McCaffrey was sharing the backfield with Jonathan Stewart. So while these guys may have produced more with or without respect to where they were drafted, you have to take into context who they were drafted by, not just when they were drafted. Take this other players and swap them with McCaffrey, and the production of all players involved would have looked different And regardless of what you want to think of these players, it’s foolish to judge any of them as finished products after a single year. It’s just too small a sample size.
  3. This, for the most part. They certainly need an upgrade over Matt Kalil at LT. But their guard tandem of Turner and Norwell is great. Ryan Kalil is in the decline, but still a great player. That’s a great interiors. And Daryl Williams is a serviceable RT. Youve more so hit on the structural issues the team has that hinder the run game. The roster talent at receiver is lacking. And Mike Shula’s scheme, his playcalling tendencies (I.e. tipping his hand with his formations), his terrible feel for play call sequencing, and a lack of awareness when it comes to situational play calling has really stunted the offense overall. And it has really allow teams to game plan toward taking away the run, because they don’t need to respect the pass so much. So anyone looking at McCaffrey’s rookie season and calling him a bust is failing to recognize the context of what was actually a pretty impressive season.
  4. Week 18: Panthers @ Sain'ts

    Stupid decision to try to intercept it instead of knocking it down, but he didn't catch it. How on earth that wasn't reviewed is beyond me.
  5. Week 18: Panthers @ Sain'ts

    Anyone bashing Cam is just a straight up hater. Plain and simple. He was fantastic today.
  6. Week 18: Panthers @ Sain'ts

    McCaffrey picked a good time to finally house one. When we drafted him, I would have figured he would have done that before this late in the season.
  7. Week 18: Panthers @ Sain'ts

    Yes, Cam really messed up there by allowing a free rusher, with another one right behind...
  8. Week 18: Panthers @ Sain'ts

    We've picked our poison. We're making Drew Brees beat us, and since he's Drew Brees, he has been. Good job the past two drives to step up and make enough plays to force punts though.
  9. 2017-18 NCAAB Thread

    Ted Valentine sucks.
  10. The 2018 playoffs but with QB swaps

    Cam has his issues, but I think most would agree that if you put him in Pat Shurmur's offense and he gets actual bona fide NFL WRs like Thielen and Diggs instead of what he has with Mike Shula and a bunch of scrub WRs (outside of Devin Funchess), he'd have more success that Case Keenum. Perhaps you disagree, and it certainly isn't "knowable," but I think most would pick Cam in that hypothetical.
  11. Week 17 Discussion Thread

    It feels like the Carolina offense just didn't practice this week. Not even any position group meetings. No one sharp. No one on the same page. Just an awful disjointed mess.
  12. Week 17 Discussion Thread

    Hint Panthers. If Troy Aikman is calling the play you are running from your formation, the defense knows what's coming too.
  13. Week 17 Discussion Thread

    Ed Dickson got away with a hold on Vic Beasley. This referee crew really doesn't like throwing flags.
  14. Week 17 Discussion Thread

    Let's see. Christian McCaffrey takes his first carry for 8 yards and his second for 6 yards. Cameron Artis Payne takes his first carry for 12. Cam had a 15-20 yard run on a bootleg. So what is Mike Shula dialing up? A bunch of pass plays.
  15. Week 17 Discussion Thread

    Missed PI on Trufant. But then again, the refs missed a roughing the passer on Wes Horton last drive, so it evens out. Cam has absolutely no chance with this passing attack. Every single route is either a deep in or a slant and the Falcons know that, and there is absolutely no window to throw the ball into. The WRs aren't great as it is, but man does Mike Shula get into some funks with his playcalling some times. He can really get it cooking, but when he's off, he's way off. There is no in between.