Originally Posted by paycheck71
Interesting. PFF had him with 3. Don't know where they get their info.
As someone else stated, PFF doesn't just take numbers and go with that. That is what those official NFL stats provides. PFF is about a deeper evaluation about the plays and gives credit as should be assigned to the player. It's why some actual GM's utilize PFF and gathers information/reports from them. And if actual GM's roll with it then I'm cool with it too, heh.
As for Winston he is still too one dimensional. He is better than Newton at run blocking but he still has too many issues pass blocking for the type of salary he commands. He would have to take a heck of a paycut to come back here and chances are that won't be necessary since someone will give him a salary closer to what he is use to then we can.
As for Newton...we really need to stop making him more than he was as well. He was not good last year. Simple as that. All we can do is hope that he improves. There is no guarantee he will and there is no guarantee he won't. So we need to sign someone who can at least challenge him at an affordable price.
Newton was up and down all season. Only contender he played halfway decent had a lousy defense (Packers). Just like the Pats playoff game. Couldn't run to the right side til he was taken out and Ryan Harris put in (who isn't all that great himself). That should not have to happen and Kubiak stated early before the season he had no intentions of players sharing the position. But play on the field proved otherwise and it had to happen. We're trying to contend for the Bowl, not just AFC South titles so yes, we need more out of the spot. Hopefully Newton is ready to step it up a notch and develop.
So if we wish to bring up the continuity of the offensive line we can only blame the players/coaches themselves. It was their shaky play that made Kubes and Dennison go that direction. Not just injuries which are part of the game in any case.