Christian McCaffrey

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  1. Truthteller

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    Great points Backrow. Actually, I just looked up the final rushing stats and was a bit surprised to see how close Elliott (Dallas) got to CMac in the end -- just 30 yards behind. Barely won the NFC rushing title, after being far head most of November and December. I guess that had to do with Carolina getting him over the line of 1,000 yards receiving -- throwing him the ball a lot more than usual in the last couple games.

    Here's a couple quick points:

    While some might belittle the Pro Bowl as joke, which might be true concerning the Pro Bowl game itself. A Pro Bowl nomination is huge in terms of determining which players make the Hall of Fame. Obviously Pro Bowl nominations are much more important for offensive lineman and defenders than running backs, receivers and quarterbacks, but Christian playing in the Pro Bowl is another huge step for him, as is his 1st-team All-Pro honors.

    Speaking of the Hall of Fame, it was noted Christian grew up around the Denver Broncos from the latter 199o's and beyond. I was looking at Terrell Davis' stats recently and it would appear Christian only needs two or three more 1,000 yard seasons to be considered a serious HoF candidate. Now the Panthers have not been nearly as successful as those Broncos teams, yet. But Christian's dominance as a receiver is also plus going forward, in regards to the HoF.

    Also, something that hasn't been talked about yet: CMac has only one season left on his rookie contract. Personally, if I was CMac I would not sign an extension with Carolina. I'm sure Carolina will franchise him if he's still going strong and wants to leave. But I'm hoping he can wiggle out of Carolina after next season and perhaps wind up in San Francisco or Denver? With Carolina's far-left wing, Gentile/Goyim-hating Jewish owner (Stephen Tepper) suddenly running the show, my personal preference is he leaves as soon as he can. My guess is the moment his game slips even a little bit, Tepper will make it very tough for CMac, a devout, young Christian white male. He's every thing someone like Tepper (and most others of his ilk) loathes all wrapped up into one package.
     
  2. Westside

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    The Pro Bowl should go the way of the old-time All-Star games. It should be eliminated. I remember when I worked at Dodger Stadium a lot of the old-timers would injure themselves by not realizing that old age had taken its grip. If I was an NFL All-Pro I would never play in one. The risk of injury is great and will hit the bottom line$. CMAC made the right move. Screw it.
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    The Pro Bowl has devolved into a glorified flag football game. The risk of injury is minimal, but it's also a waste of time for the players. The only way anyone would care about it would be to have it in the middle of the season like the other three major sports but the NFL will never do that nor should they. Being named to it is all that counts.
     
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    This is a pretty good compilation.

     
  6. backrow

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    There's a lot of chatter of Panthers trading Christian to stock up on draft picks, since they are going to suck in 2020. I wouldn't be opposed to it, but where could he go?
     
  7. Extra Point

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    McCaffrey is a game changing player. Trading him would be a dumb move. They should seek to lock him up to a long term contract instead.
     
  8. sport historian

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    Christian McCaffrey 's rushing stats took a nose dive in the second half of the season in which Carolina lost eight in a row to finish 5-11. He can only be a "game-changer" on a playoff contender.
     
  9. Kaptain

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    That can be said of any player whose called a "game-changer." I think we can safely call McCaffrey a game-changer in relation to how the term has been used every single time in the history of talk sports. He's a game-changer.
     
  10. dwid

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    Yea if you look at any of the top backs they have stretches where their stats dip. Take Adrian Peterson in his prime, games where he had over 200 yards and games where he didn't crack 30 yards. His playoff average is 3.5 ypc. He put up great stats every year but Minny didn't win unless the qb play was good. If the qb can't capitalize on play action and the defense can't hold, then there's nothing the RB can do. Unlike Peterson, McCaffrey is a vital asset in the passing game, with 3rd down blocking and receptions, yet everyone else considered Peterson more of a "game changer" . That game changer often came out of passing situations for the likes of Chester Taylor and other mediocre backs that could provide more of a threat in the passing game, and could pass block better than the 7x pro bowler.

    I think as good of a runner as he was, coming out like that hindered the offense, kind of predictable when you know he comes out on passing plays. Yep, total "game changer"
     
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    Not to mention the Panthers lost 5 games by a TD or less. Some of that's on the coaches, he's not Alstott so when there's a goal line d with 9 in the box instead of running him up the gut predictably on 1st and 2nd and down, how about play action to your big tight end. Nope, predictable running plays stuffed out leaving your play calling predictable on 3rd down so they can blitz and sack the qb. I believe 4 games ended like that. Then there was the game they lost to the Saints by a field goal, the kicker missed a fg in the 4th they lose by 3. Christian kept them in all of those games and if a few things change they have a winning season and the team doesn't lose morale
     
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    Not a big fan of the Rhule hiring and right now the Panthers are warming up on bringing Scam back for another season. I wouldn't mind seeing McCaffery end up in Philadelphia - would give Wentz some relief and compliment Ertz and Goedert (their only two quality offensive players _.
     
  13. La France Blanche

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    I'd absolutely like to see McCaffrey get traded to a team with a legitimate shot at the playoffs, especially if the Panthers are going to bring sCam back and have him run the ball himself on 25-30% of running plays. It'll help McCaffrey's stats and it'll help his status as a potential MVP candidate.
     
  14. limitless

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    I think Bridgewater coming in will help McCaffrey. Cam did not utitlize Christian enough as Cam wanted the glory for himself.
     
  15. Bucky

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    Gotta disagree. Everyone will be stacking the box, with Dink n Dunk back there.
     

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