Let’s REALLY take a look at our favorite players.
- Brandon Marshall is becoming a diva that becomes a cancer to the team. Trade him before value drops.
-DJ Williams is a 60-40 player, 60% of the time he makes good decisions but then he loses gap containment or gets lost in middle coverage down the field. DJ totaled 122 tackles as ILB but Dawkins had 112 from FS.
-Peyton Hillis could not show his abilities when on the field. He would try to hard and make errors about every time he was given the opportunity.
-Tony Scheffler is a running games TE. He can surprise the DB’s once in awhile but in a passing offense he can not create space. 38 screens were run and 11 were to TE Graham. IMO Tony also has an attitude towards McD.
- Alphonso Smith may have been the ‘exciting’ pick for CB but Sean Smith, MIA, Jerraud Powers, IND, Derek Cox, JAC, Vontae Davis, MIA, Jacob Lacey, IND, Lardarius Webb, BAL, and Darius Butler, NE all had contributing or impact rookie seasons as CB’s. And they were picked after #36 except Butler.
-Chris Baker has the athleticism, size and strength to play on the line but he was inactive every game but one, with just an average DL. Now McBean and Fields had decent season but Baker could not beat out Smith, Thomas, or Peterson for playing time.
-Eddie Royal did not seem to pickup the system and lacked the confidence of what to do. The injuries also slowed his progress but IMO he will be just fine in 2010.
-Tyler Polumbus was given the chance to be a starter and showed that he is only an average backup. He did have some nice games but just was not able to consistently perform from week to week.
-Casey Weigmann being 285lbs is not strong enough to man the middle blitz’s that are being used in the NFL. I will admit that having different LG’s did not help the consistency.
-And my last is Chris Simms, he just is not an NFL QB anymore.
To the players I would say that each coach see’s different things in each player but it is still football. Coach McDaniels has a saying that depicts this “a player must show up to be able to get on the field”. I wonder what would have happened to Terrell Davis if he would not have ‘shown up’ on special teams with some big hits.