umphrey wrote:He took the best reciever in football and turned him into a statue. Instead they are putting all their eggs in the Lamont Jordon basket, a backup Jets RB.
Have you even seen any of their games?
Randy Moss has not been a statue, he's been playing injured and limping, and still making moves. Why Collins doesnt find him more baffles me, and for example baffled the announcers last night who kept showing clip after clip of Moss getting wide open.
Collins sucks. Randy Moss can turn decent QBs into stars, the problem is that Collins is not even a decent QB at this point. At first I bought into the "Randy is still injured" theory going around, but I'm now aware that Collins is the problem. They should have benched him for Tui or even Walters a few games ago because we all know they have been out of serious playoff contention for weeks now.
Seriously, Collins is just a horrible QB at this point in his career. The guy has more touchdowns to the other team than any QB in the league (McMahon is catching up though) and virtually all of his interceptions are HIS fault. He regularly misses WRs by more than 5 feet even if they are wide open. Now all the NY Giants fans get the last laugh after they kept telling everybody that Collins is a bonehead. We should have seen this last year, expect that Collins was benefitting from a 10 TD, 2-game stretch at the end of the year. This year we just can't ignore the 4, 5, 6 game stretch where he has a bunch of stupid INTs that kill his team's chance of winning. Bring back Rich Gannon!
Back on topic, Lamont Jordan is getting forcefed the ball and is producing. I would look for his receiving numbers to go down a little next year if they find a QB who can deliver the ball down field accurately half the time. I would expect that if his receiving numbers drop, his rushing numbers should improve simply because they increase the length of the field with a credible passing attack... Lamont is more than capable of 4.4+ ypc IMO, I wouldn't be surprised to see him up around 1400 yards next year with his receiving numbers dipping a little bit.
This guys is most definitely a 2nd round pick if not a first round pick due to his receiving skills though, even if they go substantially down. He is carrying a load in the rushing game, and his combined totals make him a very reliable RB IMO. He's like a Westbrook that can actually take a 20+ carry pounding week in and week out. The only thing limiting his upside is Randy Moss IMO. Hard to see a stud RB in a system that features Randy Moss (although that hasn't been the case this year).