I still think he played Matt “Guitar” Murphy in the Blues Brothers. But the credits say Matt Murphy played Matt Murphy. Watch it again and tell me it’s not Eddie.
Now waiting for Corn to post “it’s not Eddie”.😀
Lamar has at times been awful outside the hash marks yes, and certainly leaves a lot to be desired there. I too have my doubts as to how much he’ll be able to improve in that facet of his game. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. But it’s abundantly clear to everyone except you that the passing game, particularly outside the numbers, has got to improve for us to win a championship. It’s just the way the league is now. And being that Lamar is going to be our QB for quite some time, the only way to improve said passing game is by infusing it with more pass catchers who can create separation and/or present mismatches, and/or beat press coverage. And Because of the perception of Lamar and our scheme that you eloquently highlighted in your post, it will be difficult to attract those pass catchers via free agency, leaving the draft as the best and perhaps only means of acquiring them. So I say address the pass rush and the o-line via free agency and spend a first rounder on a potentially elite target for Lamar. I like Pitts because he can do all of the things I mentioned above that will help keep defenses honest and keep the middle of the field less crowded for Lamar and the running backs. All pretty basic logic.
They are going to keep expanding the passing game. They have said this. Part of the reason they haven’t is the lack of weapons.
I don’t think they get Pitts at 13 but if he was at 13, they would take him, for sure. Just as they would take one of Waddle, Chase or Smith if they fell.
And they certainly could trade down but they also could trade up some as well, if a weapon fell that they wanted.
Tons of options but it’s very clear that adding more weapons for Lamar is on the agenda.