Originally Posted by The Quest for Six
Murray and Witten are more important than Dez, Witten helps the running game with his blocking, moves the chains and keeps drives alive.
Neither one of them sees any room on the field without Dez. He commands a double team every play. Without him, teams will consistently put 8 or 9 in the box and bracket Witten.
Dez is an explosive playmaker...there aren't 5 guys better at it in the league than him. More polished receivers, sure, but not gamebreakers. You take Dez away from this offense and we struggle to score 17 a game, regardless of how many times DeMarco and Witten get the ball.