, I would love to have had Crabs and Anquan. But we didn't. So we move on. Vernon had a great game, but after that, Kap (or more probably, Roman) reverted to Anquan and then Vernon, only
. Frank did get one, kyle caught one and then was grossly underthrown by Kap( I don't think Kap was factoring Kyle's speed), Vance I believe got a pass. What I had hoped to see and didn't was passes to moore(he did have one thrown at him), patton, Vance, Baldwin(did he even suit up? as well as Anquan. Not hard to guess who gets doubled in SEA. That is why, with all this young talent, vance, patton, moore, plus LMJ, I had hoped to see the passes spread around a bit. Well, they did get spread around, but it was a teeny bit. We have the talent to spread the ball around. ...but didn't use it or Kap/roman didn't trust those guys. I can understand that against GB , SEA, and then Texans. But sooner rather than later, we are going to have to use our new WRs and TE, and get the ball spread around a lot more evenly. Actually, if we don't run a spread O, I could see Anquan with 3 guys on him....and THAT is when you want to have confidence in other guys.
My other concern is, just how mobile and able to cut will crbs be when back. Right now, nobody has any idea.
, Kap did throw 40 times. But, GB came in after last yrs debacle and planned to stop the run. I guess in a situation like that you expect to throw 40 times.
They did stop the run, just not well enough on a few plays: Frank at Goal line, hunter on 30 yrd run.
agree it will be impossible to keep Crbs at $10mil/yr, which he will demand....and we can't afford. As you explained to MEMPHIS ,
we gotta extend Kap and Iupati, plus a LB or two, and Crabs comes after that. Look at AB's projected salaries for next yr, and you will note the money isn't there. So crbs plays this yr when he is healthy ,and next yr, unless he gets traded so we get something instead of nothing the following yr (2015) when he leaves. Personally I would hate to see that, but kap and Iupati are way more important.
But all this has already been attended to by trent /JH, and that is why we have patton, moore, Vance all brought in this yr. They are anticipating losing crabs after next yr to FA...and they currently have enough talent on the sidelines to take over his role. But that means extending Anquan for a couple yrs also, and not for the cheap, either. It is obvious, Baltimore made a huge mistake letting him walk, but he would have next yr anyway, when his contract ran out...and then they would get nothing. Bad decision but I get it. Like I said in an earlier thread, I didn't understand football until I learned from AB
. Without understanding cap football, you really don't understand football at all.
I love that lineup, Anquan, Vernon, Crabs... and have mentioned it myself. It is just that we can't afford to keep Crabs after next yr, when as noted above, Crabs is going to demand $10mil/yr, and he will get it somewhere, Miami, bucs, raiders...you know, the usual culprits.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM ]