Originally posted by 9er2631:
please how many of these project guys with tons of upside really ever pan out? im sooo over the guys with potential/upside....do u hear me scot? i want guys who produced in college on a regular basis and didnt just show some flashes of good play and have a good body.
All were projects.
All have panned out in some form or fashion.
Another project that has panned out?
Ahmad Brooks. A project from the FA wire.
I don't subscribe to Projects Digest, but it seems to me that if you have solid coaching you have the luxury of picking up more projects than if you didn't.
I tell ya guys there are 3 coaches I will be extremely pissed if we just fire/not re-sign ala Everest.
Manusky. Say what you want but the guy does get results.
Hoener. I have to say that we probably have the most dangerous TE tandem in the league. Both are fast like Receivers and Punishing like FBs'. I'm Defensive minded but I would not relish having to hit either of those two.
Tomsula. He's had to really get Icebox and Franklin to where they could do the things they did this season. Taking on blockers and filling the gaps so our Linebackers could get in there and clean it up.
I like where this team is going. I'm not running out and buying '11 Super Bowl tix. But I'm TRULY excited to see what this team can do with Alex starting 16 games and Raye having a better idea how to use the personnel on the field. I really hope that McCloughan can get our important players re-signed as well.
I think that both Balmer and Brooks will have good seasons statistically because they will have a better understanding of what is expected of them as well.
"The future's so bright..."