wit33

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  1. wit33

    Serious Question: Do you regret letting Cousins go?

    To latch on this discussion, this is completely subjective, but I rarely felt like Kirk reversed momentum of a game or stepped on throat of an opponent and blew them out the water. This is more-so, when with Skins when I watched every snap of him, but seems to be similar watching from afar with Vikings. Kirk against Seahawks had opportunities to blow the game open as the Seahawks were struggling to score in the first half and seize great momentum, especially after the defensive TD, but the score never was out of reach for the Seahawks. Wilson seized the momentum at an elite level in the 3rd quarter and the lead proved to be insurmountable. Totally own only watching 2-4 games of Kirk the last two seasons, so open to other perspectives.
  2. wit33

    Serious Question: Do you regret letting Cousins go?

    Much appreciated. No doubt Wilson benefitted greatly to having a historic defense during his rookie contract, but it’s hard to argue his unique contribution to the run game and how it complimented the defense. Wilson has continued to win without the Legion of Boom, but admittedly this year appears to be the first time they’re SB threats— he remains the constant and is the main cog in why the Seahawks have returned to being arguably a top 5 type team. I can get with paying Wilson, due to his ability to maximize talent around him at a low cost to a franchise. His impact on the run game is historically great and undervalued/discussed— 6 of his 8 years his teams have ranked top 5 in rushing. He also takes care of the football at an elite level. This is completely subjective though and own that 100%. My view from afar was in 2016 and 2017 the team attempted to become more of a finesse pass offense and as you mention, we’re a team in transition. They’ve seemed to have refocused and built around Wilson better in 2018 and this year with great success. The team doesn’t seem elite around him and will require him to be great against the better teams to win it appears. With his status, that’s to be expected. All situations are different with FOs having different philosophies and some will go all out for a 2 year run and can get creative with the cap, so it’s difficult to say what teams can or can’t do... you know? Right, you can also draft a young arm to develop behind those guys with no controversy, if a team chose to. I do feel the average to above guys can have good QB years, a top 12-15 type season. The Jimmy G niner contract was unique in the fact that the team had an abundance of cap when he signed and they smartly front loaded the crap out of it to mitigate the hit and guaranteed money later on, providing flexibility if he didn’t work out and appearing to know they’d have to sign younger defensive players to second deals. The Vikings defense is allowing 20.7 points a game this year and allowed 21.3 in 2018. This is just above average or so in both years. You never know when players will decline or have bad years— obviously the one player highlighted nationally is Rhodes. Going from having a legit #1 corner to not is a big hit for a defense. The defense is capable, but looking from afar, the last 4 games has been ugly for them, but were good for most the first 8 games. To your point, 2017 was 15.8 and #1 in the NFL.
  3. Great post. I believe pushing the ball down the field for a pocket QB in today’s game is a must, due to other more mobile QBs having the advantage of using their legs. Now, we’ve seen Haskins manipulate the pocket and use his legs effectively as well and I rank this skill set as high as I do accuracy for a QB, but he will never be a WATSON, Wilson, Jackson (league of his own) type. Point being, the pocket QB must make down field throws consistently to create big plays and theoretically having the advantage over the more athletic QB. No longer can the pocket QB be efficient to win consistently and at a high level, they must threaten teams down the field.
  4. wit33

    Serious Question: Do you regret letting Cousins go?

    @skinsmania123 Not coming at you in a condescending way, but if forced to consistently highlight other positions or groups on the team year in and year out as why a particular season isn’t great, doesn’t that in some way give credence to argument that he’s good, not great (can be debated) or elite? I think everyone feels he’s good, even the Kirk detractors, then the argument becomes more nuanced/opinion based when pealing back layers. Personally, I thought he was above average when a Skins, but now believe he’s separated from the pack of average to above and is now good (a top 12 type). Just to provide additional perspective, I’m one who wouldn’t pay any good QB elite money and rather get guys like Dalton, Tannehill, or Bridgewater (If team was in position to do so) for much less and go from there. I’d only pay the elite... elite money. Totally opinion though. Just mentioning this to share that it’s not all about Kirk for me, but believing the NFL has a flawed system in evaluating QBs and assigning guys 12-15% of their cap.
  5. wit33

    **** you 50 gut!!!!

    I agree with all that you say, but his teams no matter what value the run game on the aggregate. Most seasons they rank very high in most rushing statistics.
  6. @Skinsinparadise Random thought... Watching Brady as I have on a number of prime time games this year reminds me of Alex Smith last year. Managing the game at an elite level and all the great intangibles, but the offense isn’t clicking at all. Haven’t liked the Pats as SB contenders at all this year, even during there crazy defensive run versus terrible teams.
  7. wit33

    Next Coach?

    As you know, each situation is different and there’s no right or wrong way to do things, but an owner being credited with moving on from Rivera during a season most were lauding the team for staying in the race is strange. I did hear some rumors there was some contention behind the scenes with Rivera and FO, in regards to not wanting to IR Cam Newton among other things. Wouldn’t be surprised if this was Rivera’s last year of his contract (didn’t check). No set time for a coach, but I’m always going to lean towards patience in hope of establishing some continuity, especially if the franchise doesn’t have a franchise QB.
  8. wit33

    Next Coach?

    Isn’t reshuffling the norm in the NFL?? Here I thought being patient was celebrated amongst the masses.
  9. wit33

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Happy through this rough season a rebuild on offense is taking place. Progress while in turmoil.
  10. wit33

    Serious Question: Do you regret letting Cousins go?

    This season should provide him the opportunity to make some noise in the playoffs and elevate his stature. If your argument is that he’s a good QB, a top 12 type, then I don’t think you’ll get much resistance, even from the Kirk detractors. I’d often say when he was a Skin, he’s a guy depending on the year that could be QB 10 or QB 23. I feel he’s cemented himself as a top 12 guy and that’s a known variable he provides a franchise, I didn’t always feel that way about him. For Kirk, it’s become about the pivotal games, making the playoffs, and success in the playoffs. This is 100% a credit to him and him separating from the pack of average QBs. He’s a good QB lacking a resume of meaningful wins and playoff seasons. This is no way an indictment, Kirk will be a starting QB for the rest of his career, due his talent and skill.
  11. wit33

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Not a problem for me. Just a weak response. We’ll see what happens, but hard to argue what’s taken place as a positive for the team to date. I disagree about Trent the player, but a resolution needs to take place.
  12. wit33

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Weak. You can do better. My entire statement involved Bruce being removed as the reason Trent could potentially return.
  13. wit33

    Next Coach?

    I hear you, but the Ravens are 100% married to a system, but are way ahead of the curve, so fruitful returns will continue, most likely. I don’t like the ground and pound approach with a pocket QB in today’s NFL and that’s what Cal appears most comfortable with, so he doesn’t exactly excite me, but I value greatly what he preaches and stands for as it relates to establishing a winning culture. Not that ground and pound can’t win big with a pocket QB, but it must be accompanied by an elite defense, which takes many great pieces to be humming for the duration of a season.
  14. Whatever it takes to get a win against the Panthers. The choice is yours. Go Skins!
  15. The young dudes can careless about the 20 plus years of trauma the fans have. Go ahead and work to establish a new culture, young fellas.