Can someone explain why Connor failed so badly? He seemed to have the size/strength/skill/desire to be an NFL fullback.
He was talked up, played a little, then just...gone.
Whats the story there?
Connor became a Rex Ryan Hype machine because of a couple of plays were he jacked people up and made a hi-lite. Last year, Rex did the same thing with Demario Davis comparing qualities to a young Ray Lewis, but Davis did not show up when Bart Scott went down for a couple of games. Connor was also following in the footsteps of one of the best fullbacks to play the game in Tony Richardson.
This should be a lesson to people who think you should only build through the draft and "get younger" and that experienced free agent vets aren't worth considering when building a winning franchise.
With an experienced vet you know what you have. With a draft pick, I don't care how high they're selected or what their combine numbers are or how their scouting reports reads are A GAMBLE. Once in a while you get lucky in the draft, but most of your contribution comes from vets who've been there before.