I'm to a point where I really don't care about the defense. The Packers and Lions offenses are both unstoppable.
The only way we can compete is to come up with an unstoppable offense of our own.
He should have never came back in 2010, especially if he couldn't move with his bum ankle. Lets not forget, one of the premises of the WCO we run is the naked bootleg for cripes sake. What the heck did he think the defenses were going to do, give him a pass?
As to Peyton. Rumor has it he can throw it just as far/hard as ever. His problem is the nerve that didn't regenerate is the one that controls his two fingers that control accuracy.
If most remember, other than my deep deep deep disdain for the Noodle, the reason I didn't want him in 2009 was because of the issue with his poooooped (popped) tendon. Even though that didn't seem to be an issue, I am going to take the same tact with Peyton. If he can't throw accurately in a scheme that requires accuracy, it would be stupid to bring him in.
My only problem with that rationale is our staff doesn't really run a offense that is going to support that type of throwing.
Pretty hard to get rid of it quickly when you only have 1 WR target to throw it quickly to. All D-coords will have to do (like they did last year) is keep the 3 TE's in blocking (LB'rs) and then all you have to do is double the one WR.
Until this staff figures out that 3 wide can take pressure off the QB (and the OL for goodness sake), we will continue to have QB's getting mauled not to mention a fan base that continually hacks on the OL for no reason. :)
Not conduscive (no longer an accurate thrower) in this league, especially in our offensive scheme, or any scheme for that matter.
Manning essentially ran the offense in Indy, if you take away his ability to call plays at the line and the comfort he had with the system, I'm not sure he'll be that effective for us, especially as a one-season rental
OK my friend, who on our team will run the routes that Garcon ran? Who will run the routes Wayne ran? How long will it take for those guys to figure out all the real (and fake) audibles Peyton calls at the line?
Comeon, no way in hell they bring him in and force the whole team to convert to his act even if we did have the personnel.
You need to quit listening to ESPN so much. (I still remember you don't watch ESPN, I just couldn't resist that jab).
On a side note, it isn't like Peyton calls all the plays on his own. The coaches send in a player package that can support multiple plays. Peyton then picks what he wants to run, based on the defenses look. Nothing hard about that, hell, most QB's do it. What Peyton does different is all the language/verbiage he uses to get the plays out.
Trying to get him and the OL on the same page would take years. Again, makes no sense.
But I wanted (hoped actually) someone would get us back to one of our age old discussions on here about "Good coaches tailor to personnel".
Good coaches (Insert GM here for coaches) bring in players that fit their scheme. Bad coaches (Insert GM here for coaches) bring in players that don't fit their scheme.
Case in point, what did the Jets do when they brought in the Noodle? Are you saying they tailored their scheme to fit him?
Truth of the matter is they did the exact opposite. They tried to make the Noodle run a simplified version of their offense.
To think the staff any staff would bring Peyton in try to run anything other than what the team was designed to run is crazy talk.
No they should not sign him