Originally Posted by Beerfish
If you think our RB's and WR are adequate I don't know how to counter than except to say, actually look at what other teams have and compare.
Yes, I think they are perfectly adequate, i.e. they are at or about the mid-level, talent-wise, in the NFL in the aggregate. I think in bad times it's far too easy (and mazy) to simply say "they all suck" and demand mass firings/cuttings when you're a fan. Holmes is solid (if a dick), Kerley is perfect for the slot, and Hill is a rookie with all the measurables (and with good coachig, should learn to catch better). Keller is top-half as a reciever, Cumberland is adequate at #2 TE. Greene/McKnight/Powell combined, used right, are fine. Not used right, they're not.
I think they are poorly coached, poorly utilized and poorly led by their bottom-of-the-league QB, the last of which compounds all of the other problems.
I believe that if you replaced Sanchez with a decent QB and O-Co, this talent would produce just fine, at or above league average.
We'll never know, since Sanchez is a lock to start the rest of this season and most of next, and Sparano isn't going after one year.
Like I said, you can blame the entire O, and try and replace them all with future HOF'ers to make Sanchez look better, or you can replace Sanchez, and the rest of them will look better.
Know why there are two missed blocks and where most special teams blocks come from? the opposition spots a weak spot.
One of the missed blocks was by our All-Pro O-lineman. Thats not a weak-spot, thats an error. They happen.
The fumble recently was by our Pro-Bowl return man (who does have a flaw, admittedly, in ballhandling). Thats closer to a weak-spot......if he wasn't an Pro-Bowl return man, and if casuing fumbles was as easy as simply identifying a "weak-spot".