Posted: 08/28/2014 5:45 AM
I've been watching this guy underperform since we drafted him, yet somehow he not only escapes criticism, but he gets praise. He can get to the backfield on occasion, but from what I've seen, he disappears on running plays. Can't shed blocks, slide with the play, and is responsible in part for putting more pressure on our linebackers to make the stop (5 yards downfield or more..). For all the criticism other players have gotten (Te'o for example), where's the microscope for Reyes?
I've thought that Reyes backups have outplayed him from the start, and I HOPE that he finally gets benched. I was hoping Scafe would be the guy. He has been AWESOME and without injury, IMO he should have been the starter.
Now I'm looking at Lawrence Guy as a possibility. Another player that is severely underappreciated. Why does Reyes get so many chances??
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Chargerhonk wrote: Reyes has a short leash. I presume the coaches have a backup plan if he is lackluster from the start.What happened to the guy? I thought he was a stud early on and now has taken a nose dive.Is it just talent? Injury? Desire? WTF? I don't get it.
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yantha wrote: Has Carrethers had any snaps at DE? Just wondering.
Posted: 08/28/2014 10:24 AM
---"I've never been around a 24-year-old 12-year vet."
Posted: 08/28/2014 11:58 AM
ChargersWinII wrote: Clary gets a bum rap here. Did anyone else notice the drop in play when Clary couldn't play that Denver playoff game? Troutman couldn't handle RG at all. With Clary we at least had a chance to run the ball that day. Then there's the role of mentor Clary represents for Fluker. AND he just took a pay cut. Why does the guy get so much bad pub? Oh yeah, and because he's so tough he does play injured a lot - which I'm guessing reduced his effectiveness - but no one here gives him any credit for that. Not one!
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slammer8 wrote: He did fall on that fumble in a careful way after his beast buddy Luiget pounced on the QB. If we have a better replacement than I am all for it. I still think he has skills and can bounce back but then again I defended Norv Turner for way too long! Right Honk!
Posted: 08/28/2014 12:27 PM
stinehart wrote: Back on the Reyes thread. in 2012 Reyes had PFF ratings of overall, -.08; run defense, -8.9; pass rush, +5.8. In 2013 he had, overall, -24.4; run defense, -20.3; pass rush, -4.7. I thought that a 3-4 DE was more of a run defender than a pass rusher, which Reyes is obviously NOT. If we can't stop the run, then Rivers and Co. won't be on the field long enough to be effective (see the Denver game last year in Denver). Looks like next year's draft will target DE, NT, and perhaps a LT, depending on our situation with Dunlap. At least we are filling the holes as they are prioritized, but we only have so many draft choices available. Great job so far for TT, and I look forward to next year's draft.
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