Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Why do you think that? He's about the same size as Curtis Martin
Look at the 2011 season, Buzz. He played a limited ST's role, wasn't even being given regular carries in the running game, and still he managed to get injured how many times? Without looking I want to say at least twice, two different injuries.
And as you well know, size has nothing to do with durability with some players. By all accounts, Chad Pennington kept himself in great shape and yet his body just couldn't take a hit. He was an injury waiting to happen. Now, I'm not going to say it's the same with McKnight - but it does appear to be headed in that direction.
I regards to everyone wanting to give McKnight all the love...
The fact is he's contributed nothing more than Justin Miller ever did to the team. Now, where is Justin Miller?
The Jets need a RB and I do not believe McKnight will ever fit that mold, It's just like all the people that would argue endlessly that Leon Washington could be an everyday RB. It's nonsense to even suggest.
All told I do not believe he'll ever be anything better than a decent kick returner.
YES, I do dislike the guy and for the most obvious reasons. A young kid given the opportunity of a lifetime does everything to put it in peril. Showing up out of shape to fumbling constantly, to not contributing like the Jets had hoped, to failing conditioning tests. What more does anyone need to see?
And the accusations of prejudice are completely over the top. I want what is best for the Jets and for them to win a SB before I die. I just don't believe adding a guy to the team that didn't care enough about being drafted by an NFL team to actually work out and get in shape is a good thing.
Now, that he's on the team? I'm all for seeing this thing through. The Jets made an investment in him and we need to give him every opportunity to succeed. I simply do not believe he ever will.