Originally Posted by Idgit
I think it's because avoiding bad plays is a lot more important than people realize. It doesn't show up much on tv, but even one extra blown pass protection is a reason to go with a veteran RB over a rookie who shows maybe more explosiveness in the passing game.
Now, at WR, when your vets can't run the right routes properly, I'm not sure what you gain by continuing to give them snaps. That's when I think you look at bringing in other players or throwing to other positions. I think we're there, now. I'd like to see somebody getting some snaps. Hana and Philips are my top candidates, but it'd be great to see Harris, Holmes, or Beasley produce something and earn more playing time.
I would agree with both points. We saw Romo go out for the year on a missed blocking assignment by a rookie. It can make any coach bashful about playing unproven players.
I mean, I'm all for it....but my job isn't on the line either.