Nice post NC and terrific summary. Last yr I said we would be using LMJ in the backfield as a bailout, or even as designated receiver. We didn't and I think that was a mistake. NF408 was correct when he mentioned that LMJ didn't catch many balls in college, but point is, he should have
in our backfield. I think we are missing a bet not throwing to him in backfield, bail out or otherwise, and then let the D try to tackle him. Good luck. Yes, he ran between tackles in college, but this is NFL, and I believe LMJ should NOT be running his skinny self thru massive DLs, but instead be used as Reggie bush was early on and sproles later.
Only thing to add to your summary NC, is that we have so much talent it is going to be fascinating how to use it. My concern? Is roman equal to the task? My wish would be for HC to be the OC on game day. Have roman help with the O during the week and let coach H call plays on Sunday. That's not a common thot, but if Roman is gone after next yr( and probably will be), our HC remains...and if he is calling game plays, so much the better. It is true roman called some good games last yr...GB twice, and NE. But SEA and SB on last drive...well, we have to do a lot better than that. And I think JH is the guy to do it.
Most fascinating, will be just EXACTLY will mangini be doing. I hope it is being a good D coach, he can help the O in play calls against particular D sets. But what he actually does....that will be what is worth finding out.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Jul 2, 2013 at 1:24 PM ]