Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:Originally posted by 49wyztoscore:Originally posted by Sabrason:
Meaningless grade....I'm high on Crabtree and love that we got him but his selection was nothing more than a random pick b/c he happened to be there at #10 rather then the result of a carefully orchestrated plan to build a pass-first powerhouse around a potential star player.
One could argue that it was a horrible pick that didn't make sense considering MS announced to the entire football world that he was going to focus on the run yet they took the best WR in the draft. Some would say they would've been far better served by bolstering the grossly problematic OL if they're planning on a smash-mouth, run-first scheme.
I'm 100% sure that MS said that we want to be able to run it at will on our opposition. He never once said that it will be run first. Actually he said we have to have a balanced attack and Crabs will make that much easier.
Nowhere did Singletary use the word "smash-mouth." He has said he wants to run when he needs to and wants balance between run and pass. Fans like 49wyztoscore need to go to their own training camp.
I'm not sure why even our more mentally-challenged participants don't get this yet. It's been said over and over. Let's go through it again and I'm guessing this won't be the last time: Singletary and Raye want to be able to run the ball when they want to run the ball, even if the opposition knows they're going to run the ball. Nowhere in there is the promise that the team will "run first" or even run a lot more than throw the ball. After watching Martz' offense last year from the sidelines, it should be obvious what Singletary and Raye have in mind: when they're sitting on a lead in the 4th quarter, they want to grind it out on the ground and run out the clock. Look at the OL they're putting together and think early-to-mid-'90s Cowboys.