moochman wrote: gablefan wrote:
moochman wrote:Stokely has always been a fav of Manning. It could be harder to get him more passes with the risk of Edge coming out of the backfield is gone.
Actually i think Edge being gone will help set up a more pass heavy offense.
I'm not that sure. Edge was a capable receiver and a good pass protector, in addition to being a bigger running threat than Rhodes or Addai at this point. Ds will be able to cheat to cover WRs a little more and Manning may not have the time to look over all of his reads if the blocking breaks down. That could lead to dump offs to Clark or forcing the ball to Harrison/Wayne. We'll see.
My thinking is that, you may be right in the early going, but if Defenses play back Rhodes or Addai's YPC should be so great that will force them up some, then manning will burn them. The only way I see ,what you say will happen, go all season is if the D's front 4 stuffs the run. Then manning may hurt....