Originally posted by Ceadderman:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
we couldnt let spurlock go two weeks ago and keep sheets? i dont get it
Does anybody get it? What the bleep is Scot doing?
Sheets are we STILL on about Sheets?
Rossum > Sheets based on production.
What he CAN give you is by far the best information when deciding on who stays and who doesn't.
Rossum's value to the team cannot even be questioned.
Sheets could only do two things. Rossum could do FOUR. How anyone can justify cutting Rossum to bring Sheets up is beyond me.
But let's take this a step further. Before Crabtree signed Spurlock could have been let go (when Gore went down) and Sheets IMMEDIATELY brought up from the practice squad. Give both the Rookie Backs touches to see who the better guy actually is. Then when Gore comes back you send one to the PS.
This ENTIRE mass disaster could have been COMPLETELY circumvented by that ONE move.
Now I may be too harsh on McCloughan, since he relies on the Scouts to give him solid information to work from. No man can work a 53 man roster by being the only guy to break down film, Combine stats and practice data by himself without reliable Scouts. Not even Bill Walsh.
He made a number of solid moves(too any to count) but alot of that was being in the right place at the right time. Like watching a young Receiver from a small unranked school while in a hotel room. Some things the Gods of Fate are in complete control over.
But Scott has to take the heat on this since he put his stamp on it.
Shoot I could do this job with my eyes closed if they wanted someone cheap. The first rule I live by is "DON'T SHORTCHANGE YOUR BEST UNIT" and what is undoubtedly our best unit? Or I should say what is the order first to third?
2. Used to be ST.
2. Offense by default.
And the reason is Scott either listened to the wrong info or lost his fool mind and cut the one guy that affects 2 out of 3 units in four different ways.
*Edit* Shoulda known that I would forget about Robinson. Soon as I finished and signed off I go back and someone rants about keeping him and "he does absolutely nothing". Well gotta say that Robinson falls into 4 places on the team just like Rossum did. Excellent Gunner on ST. He's used as a Blocker on Punt team. He basically runs over guys when he HAS the rock and he can fill in as an extra blocker when the Line is playing like $4|T. So yeah why don't we cut that guy too. *ediT*
My comments were not a comparison of Rossum and Sheets, but Spurlock and anybody. Of course it was silly to keep Spurlock over Rossum, and equally silly to keep Spurlock on the 53, and leave Sheets exposed on the practice squad.
Both Rossum and Sheets offer something the team surely needs: a punt returner, and a player who is dangerous out of the backfield in the flats.
In the end, we get a reserve cornerback that probably will make zero contribution.