So What Would a Successful Season Be For EJ?
Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:42 AM
Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:50 AM
I guess this is a cop out, but I'd say a successful season would showcase steady improvement by Manuel, as he likely won't be an All-Pro right out of the gate.
I want to see mistakes corrected. I want to see that he continues to display the confidence and leadership qualities he's exhibited so far.
Another way to say it (and also another cop out, I suppose), is that if he's successful, we will know it when we see it.
Edited by uncle flap, 03 August 2013 - 09:50 AM.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:52 AM
Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:09 AM
Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:12 AM
Pretty much this.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:17 AM
We do not need a ton of yards. Cam Newton had how many yards a couple of seasons ago and has not developed much at all since? The INT's will be important if he continually forces throws or looks WR's down. Look at Fitzpatrick or many other QB's, they can make some great plays then get 3 minutes of playing that stinks up the bed. The TD's, those will come with a good QB and his development. Look at Flacco, he can get you TD's but he is not traditionally a good QB.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:19 AM
Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:21 AM
It would be great if EJ just exploded on the league like Newton and others have but realistically all we can hope for is steady improvement and to remain healthy
Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:22 AM
As far as wins go, I expect nothing short of 7-9 for this season. But if he looks really good statistically and improves and we only win, let's say 6 games this year, I wouldn't be upset.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:37 AM
Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:41 AM
Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:45 AM
These expectations are far too lofty.
I'd say the record is irrelevant, nearly. 5-11 or 6-10 could be a success if he plays consistently and limits mistakes.
I'll take a 6-10/7-9 season with 20+ TDs (combined running and passing), less than 13 INTs and at least 2750 yards.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:05 AM
^This. No need to embellish with stats of any kind. Just a demonstrable progression of an understanding of the game and proof that he belongs.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:23 AM
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