I posted this in another thread since there have been a ton of questions regarding DP and his weight and lack of success this year. So I posed the following:Anyone else trying to figure out why Pierce is not looking like the RB from last year?
I had a theory that the weight he lost has him around 200lbs. And he just doesn't have the power to break the tackles he did last year. I think he needs to add that say 10lbs back. He was drafted around 220lbs. If he indeed cut weight to be faster. IMO it robbed him of a bit of power. And for a "power back" so to speak, 10+ lbs didn't make him any faster or quicker. It made him lighter and he is not as powerful to break tackles. Thoughts?
Meanwhile, Singletary is only a few pounds over 200lbs (209-ish). And is more compact at 5' 7" vs 5' 10 of Pierce. So, he is running better due to his style. Pierce needed to put the weight back on. 10lbs or so isn't really helping his power, speed or cutting. Yet it is make it easier to bring him down. He just seems to be lacking the thump he had last year
Too bad CJ didn't set another record INT related. But, at least we stripped the ball on that INT.
For those that are criticizing DP and his attempts and yards vs DS and Boone and calling for him to get benched....I have a serious ? for yall.
What is the breakdown of run attempts for each back to the Left, Up the middle, and to the Right??
Watching the game I recall most if not all of DS's and Boones runs were behind Tunsil and Howard and for some reason Slowik likes to run DP behind Fant or some failing block of TE over the right side or straight up the middle when the box is stacked.
Really want to know if its just me or if my eyes and memory are failing me....b/c if thats the case then the comparison is apples to oranges and the hate is just that...hater trying to hate.
So I dont know if its a weight issue, a power issue, a vision issue, or a play calling issue.
He seems just as fast if not faster, still powerful and needing multiple people to bring him down, I will admit there are some runs where his vision doesnt look the best, but on most of his runs he's meeing a defender as soon as he is handed or pitched the ball due to poor blocking or just excellent D play.
So its an honest question and think its needs to asked.