Originally Posted by Detoxing
Just because Peyton Hillis was bad doesn't mean Jackie ****ing Battle was worth a shit in 2011.
And the Chiefs had won 5 games BEFORE they trotted out Orton.
You're arguing over wether or not Peyton Hillis is better than Jackie. They both sucked equally as hard and gave little contribution.
The difference between scrubs like Jackie Battle and Peyton Hillis, or McGraw vs Elam aren't enough to validate a 5 game swing.
but it doesnt matter that they didnt have Charles or a run game.
They had Bill ****ing Muir calling plays
and they had somewhat of a passing game. Steve Breaston caught 61 balls that year. Bowe caught 81.
That's enough of offensive output to win 7 games, with a defense led by Flowers, Carr, DJ, Hali having good years.
We didnt have a passing game this season, you can rush for 400 yards with Jamaal Charles and still lose. Daboll and Rac proved that. The talent was clearly better the prior year at the coaching and player evaluation level. Playing a guy like Steve Breaston over Jon Baldwin DOES IN FACT, HELP. Playing a guy like Wallace Gilberry over Allen Bailey DOES IN FACT HELP. Playing Jon McGraw over Abe Elam is a difference. Brandon Carr over Stanford Dishroutt and Jalil Brown
It's a massive drop off in talent, it's painfully obvious.