datchrisb1 Posted February 5, 2016 Share Posted February 5, 2016 (edited) I haven't been here a long time. Been a fan for a very long time but haven't been on these boards long. It seems like my thinking is so different from others here. I look at a winning team very different from most of you guys. I'm not concerned about a wide receiver, not concerned about a safety. I just look at the REAL impact on the game guys like Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, and even Julio have and as far as winning, I just don't see it a must have to actually have this guy on the outside when especially we have so much stuff that needs improvement/upgrades closer to the ball. These guys can have monster games and we lose, i.e. Calvin Johnson his whole career, Julio the Green Bay game... They can have good games, but the REAL win is if the QB plays well, and the fronts are sound. That's what I see. Against Carolina, Julio had a monster game, but we won the game up front and with Matt playing sound football. I really STRICTLY believe in building from the inside out. Safety and wideout are not even in the discussion unless the value is right, other than that to me those positions aren't mandatory upgrades, what we have will suffice. A new SS and WR isn't a need in my opinion. To me we have our starting safety in Kemal Ishmael on the team already, don't NEED an upgrade, we have the wideouts we need already, the offense just needs to get going. Roddy didn't know the playbook until the 3rd quarter of the season, even the QB struggled with the playbook. To me this team has needs, SS and WR isn't one of them. This is a comment I had on someone's post... The Formula The further away from the ball, the less of an impact on the game you are in the grand scheme of things. Calvin Johnson has been the best WR in the game for about a decade, what has Detroit won with him there. QB is the most important they touch the ball every single down. In saying that since the QB is most important, you have to both attack the QB and protect the QB, so the next thing on the ladder of importance here is the LOS. Now the most simpliest way to also protect the QB is to just take the ball out of his hands an equal amount of downs in the game, basically run the ball efficiently. If you run the ball 50/50, it makes your protection more efficient, also your offense as a whole more efficient. Another way of protecting him is check downs, tight ends love check downs, so do running backs. In a lot of ways depending on the type of offense, a good tight end is more important than a wide receiver. Now you need guys who can account for both attacking the run and attacking the pass. That brings in your linebackers.to both cover these backs and tight ends and fit the run gaps when your D line is doing what they suppose to do. True good corners and receivers are essential but after you have what I have stated first. Heck, if my D line is tight and my linebackers are straight I could have average Joe Smith off the streets back there playing safety, and if my running game is tight and my QB has his head on straight the same can be said for my wide outs really. You don't need top wide receivers to win, and you can find good wide receivers off the streets. Look at Carolina. Basically, your not winning games PERIOD without a good QB, a good front 7, and a good O-line. You win Super Bowls with 2 out of those 3 being great. That's the formula. Simple: (Solid QB) + (Solid front 7) + (Solid O-line) = a winning team. If any two of these variables are above average thats a Super Bowl contending team. To me that's the model you follow for building the team, not putting so much focus and energy in WR, CB, SS, basically skill position players. Edited February 5, 2016 by datchrisb1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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