So its not our opinion of DD that really matters. Its the opinion of the coaches and FO. Given what happened in the off season, its not unreasonable to suggest that they believed he was a back-up quality player anymore.
Lifetime member of the "specific element" and proud of it.
I'm mean, DD's pay cut can just as easily been seen as a the reality of his worth on the open market. Because of his age alone, he's looking at a few options and even fewer big paydays.
It's a business.
So you’ve seen the good, but what about the bad? The man who finished bottom of the entire NFL only saw 246 snaps at tackle after being forced to move there, yet, despite his flaws, walked out with a Super Bowl ring. David Diehl gave up four sacks, six hits and 20 hurries while spending 246 snaps in pass protection at left tackle, in stark contrast to the man he replaced, Will Beatty, who finished ‘up’ in 50th with a PBE rating of 93.6. Diehl was bad enough to leave Sam Baker, the benched Atlanta Falcons left tackle, with the second lowest rating after the former first round pick gave up four sacks, seven hits and 17 hurries on just 242 snaps in pass protection.
Last edited by EliDaMANning; 07-29-2013 at 10:32 PM.
I'm not saying you are wrong; I said I don't have all the info to understand his place on the team.
Is he in decline? Effected by injury? Is he back in form? Will he get outplayed by Pugh?
I have no clue.