I dont know if this has already been discussed, sorry if im rehashing something that was already made clear in the Gado thread. But, if this ISNT something that has been discussed, I think its worth a new thread. So anyway, I was driving home from my Math test (ugh), smoking a newport and thinking about how much im looking forward to this coming Sunday, and I got to thinking about Gado. Now, it has been mentioned (I think) by Kubiak that Gado would be getting carries in the Colts game, along with Dayne. I was thinking about that and I said to myself; "self, how terrible is Gado gonna look in an offense that he has probably barely even cracked the playbook on?" Then I began to think about the reaction from the fans here that Gado is gonna get when he looks lost in our offense.. and all the sarcastic and pessimistic comments that are gonna be passed around. So then I said to myself; "Self, that just doesnt make any sense.. I know our running game was bad last week but is it really gonna do us any good to throw a guy out there who doesnt know a thing about our offense? I mean, basicly all we would be doing is handing him the ball and telling him to look for a hole.. thats not real smart in the pros" So thats when I had the epiphany. I knew our staff was smarter than that.. and it struck me that the announcers in the eagles game were talking about how we looked like a mix of Green Bay and Denver.. and they were pointing out that "thats a Green Bay formation" and "thats a Denver formation" etc..etc..etc.. So I put 2 and 2 together and realized.. hey, Gado did really well in Sherman's system last year..and really poorly in thier new system. People have been saying "why did we get Gado, he is struggling in the zone blocking scheme we run". Exactly.. Why take a player that isnt getting the zone blocking? Why give the ball to a guy that has never played in your offense? Because he wont be running the ball in our offense, or in the zone blocking scheme. We have plays in our playbook that came from Sherman. Just as Dayne is coming in with a working knowledge of the Denver scheme, Gado is coming in with a working knowledge of the Green Bay scheme. If Gado gets the ball on Sunday, its gonna be when we are running a play that he knows from last year in Green Bay, where he was very successful. Just as Dayne will be getting the ball when we run plays that came from the Denver style. Dayne and Gado are band-aids for our struggling running game. Both of them know portions of our playbook.. and both of them had success running those plays on their past team. Its actually gonna be pretting interesting to see if the rest of our offense will be able to adequately run plays from the two different playbooks. I know that they have been practicing this all offseason, but now we have a seperate back for each section of the book. Anyway, I just thought id share that thought, and maybe make people feel a little better about the Gado trade. Hopefully, when its all said and done and we have established the identity of our offense.. we will find that Gado, or Dane, or Lundy.. or all of them.. are capable of having success no matter which play we are running.