ya I get it, Andy was in 2010 the Outstanding Canadian.
then in 2011 he goes off to the Bears, fails to make the team comes back and plays a grand total of 2 games.. and gets hurt.
the Riders really didn't change much with him in the lineup from when they started the season..
big deal. :roll:
Now all of a sudden we lose him and it's a huge deal?
truly a lot of the people here and some of the media out there in the Newspaper world don't get how football really works.
ANY coach that is in football realizes that if you want to have a team that will truly challenge to be #1 you need to have certain strengths on your team.
#1 - QB
#2 - OL
#3 - RB
#4 - K
#5 - WR
first and foremost the Quarterback is the key to the team. if you do not have a good starting QB, you're done.
then you need to protect this Star Quarterback and your Running back.
if you have an aging or underachieving Offensive Line you will not get very far.. because it's likely that your QB could get hurt.. and most definitely will not get a lot of time in the pocket to throw the ball causing a lot of sacks, turnovers and lack of scoring.
AND your Running back will have a hell of a time finding the lanes or Holes to run in and get those yards you need.
THEN you need the Running back.
pretty simple here.. if you have a really good running back, it takes the pressure off the QB and passing.
then you have the Kicker.
you need to have a kicker that you can rely on to get those 3 points from anywhere on the field, it helps you build up your lead or keep your team close when the offense is struggling a bit.
then finally the receivers.
why are they #5?
because there are SO MANY receivers out there that you can find one on the corner of the street (well not really but you get the drift) Fantuz may be a Canadian yes and he filled a spot on the Starting list of Canadians.. but in reality, you can find another receiver.. even if he's American and you'll be fine!
the two positions in Football on offense where there are the most options to choose are the Running back and the Receiver.
Fantuz may have been good for this team but he's not the be all end all of this franchise! and we will recover pretty fast and we won't miss a beat!
Let's realize that we improved in the area we needed it MOST! on the Offensive Line. :thup: :thup: