The rebuttal to the injury argument is that he remains the Orioles most valuable player and one of their two most trade able assets.
And it’s doubtful that the difference will have a significant impact on the trade return.
Andrews was targeted 11 times and only caught 4. I remember at least 1 drop that was in between his numbers.
Dobbins dropped at least 2 that were in between his numbers. Including one that would have saved another airmailed snap.
Fair enough. There have been many times we heard over the winter that a late season injury was nothing serious, only to find out the following March or April that the player needs surgery. I’ll certainly be holding my breath.
We might get lucky with Brown, Jr. I'd love to see him stay, but I don't think they franchise him and they might just not be able to do it, especially if they extend Lamar. Which is part of the reason I think we shouldn't extend Lamar this year. I think it's a foregone conclusion they will, but he still has 2 years, let him earn another year of his rookie deal that allows us some flexibility with supporting cast members. Zeus Jr might be able to get done then. But I think Lamar getting an extension is almost certain.
I was talking to a friend during the game and commented, "It's like they know what's coming... Just like the Chargers a couple years ago." Playing your old team in the Playoffs has to be scary. But I do feel like we run what Tyrod Taylor was running up there with Roman. We might do it a little better , but... when the passing side of the OFF is utterly useless, you aren't going to win many games against similarly good teams. And when you don't change up, predictability is a killer.
I just hope that with the coming commitment to Lamar the FO does something equally as big and gets someone who can develop him and this offense into something really special. Roman is a running game savant, I think we have to give him that. But there needs to be someone to help him to integrate a real passing scheme - whether that's an outstanding QB coach and outstanding WR's coach to join him or us moving on to a more complete OC, something has to give if Lamar gets signed for the next 6-12 years.
I asked earlier who a new OC might be. I have no clue, honestly. I just know we are gonna be a hard luck story for many years to come if we don't at least begin to put a competent passing game into place and then all the money they are going to spend on Lamar will be for naught. Commit to him, we have to commit to a system that is a complete game.
Lamar didn’t have much time to throw yesterday but Roman never adjusted. Screens, quick throws, etc...none of that is in our offense.
Roman has got to go. As much as I think Lamar holds us back, Roman may hold us back more.