See the poll question.
Bay Bay Thomas and Stephen Hill will be a tough 1-2 combo to beat ... in any GT era.
Ever hear "looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane"? Dieke was the same way. Every athlete is not a football player. Heck, you might as well throw Snoddy into the mix and maybe even Kallon.Years after he committed to us, I still can't get over how physically freakish Darren Waller is. I mean, 6'6"??? He could, and should, be playing like Mike Evans did the past couple years. I know he probably doesn't have that speed, but dang... he should catch every ball that's thrown high. And his stalk blocking should be ridiculous. I would be flat terrified if I was a S or OLB in pursuit. That said, I think Smelter and Summers will hold on to those starting roles most of the season. But we FINALLY have good depth here.
Ever hear "looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane"? Dieke was the same way. Every athlete is not a football player. Heck, you might as well throw Snoddy into the mix and maybe even Kallon.
Again, I agree with almost all of what you just said. The only tiny bit of disagreement is on the very last point. A big reason our passing game was poor last year was because most of our throws were in 3rd and long situations. Our passing game is designed to be most effective in play action on earlier downs. The only way that can happen is if you are 'ahead of the sticks" not behind them. If, and it's a big if, JT and company (or TB and company) execute our base run game better, we may see more play action and thus, better passing numbers, especially passing efficiency.WR is probably the most dependent on others doing their job. They have to depend on the OL to protect the QB, and the QB to make the right read, then the QB to make the throw. If one of the three breaks down, then a WR may not have the chance to show their worth. This is strictly speaking from a passing standpoint as our WRs will be blocking the majority of the time.
In those terms, our OL is still a question mark, and our inexperience at QB might actually hurt the WRs this year in terms of improving on stats. They could be an overall better group, especially in blocking, but fans might not see the results on paper. Given CPJ's statement that he's going back to what he does best, passing attempts will probably go down as well.
When I think of improvement at WR, I think of blocking as much as catching. WR blocking is the great unsung hero of our offense. And I think this will be much improved. Smelter did it well last year in his first year. He seems to like it. Summers did ok, and I know he values it and wants to do it well. Waller, in theory, should be a monster at this.
"That's the one thing Tevin improved on every year and made him the first CPJ QB to complete over 50% since the '90's." -TECHSTER
So 4 (including TW in 2012) times in the 14 years a CPJ QB passed for over 50%. What a QB whisperer.