Ira Kaufman Talks Lavonte David Contract Talks, Kamara Twist, Overrated Leonard Fournette, Matt Gay’s Chances, And Much More

September 2nd, 2020

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3 Responses to “Ira Kaufman Talks Lavonte David Contract Talks, Kamara Twist, Overrated Leonard Fournette, Matt Gay’s Chances, And Much More”

  1. Joeypoppems Says:

    I dont mind outing myself in the Rojo vs Fournette debate. I mean, my favorite thing about this site are the debates that can happen. The reason why I say I dont think Fournette is an upgrade over Rojo is Ronald Jones efficeincy last season.

    Yes, Fournette had 1600 yards last season, and as Ira stated, Rojo didnt come close to that. My argument is that he could have with a bigger workload. Rojo had 1,033 yards from scrimmage last season. Not close to Fournette, but he had about 140 less touches than Fournette. With the efficeincy Rojo had he probably could have gotten close to Fournette’s numbers with a larger workload.

    And the main thing that keeps being touted about Fournette on here is how he was a Top-7 RB in receptions and receiving yards last year. Which, sounds great. However, he wasnt an effective receiver out of the backfield. He wasnt used as a weapon in the passing game. He wasnt running routes out of the backfield. He was used as a safety valve for a rookie QB behind a bad OL.

    Fournette was 5th in the league among receptions for RBs, but he was 27th in y/r. Ronald Jones was 5th in the league in y/r among RBs. Both of them caught about 76% of their targets last year as well. Im not saying Rojo is an elite receiver, but he is capable.

    Obviously a lot of this is predictive for Rojo because he had a much smaller sample size than Fournette. My argument is if you just increase that sample size the gap between him and Fournette isnt as big as people would think, if there even is one.

    And im not even factoring in potential negatives for Fournette like character concerns and injury history.

    Im also not factoring potential positives for the RBs this year like more positive game scripts because of better QB efficeincy or the, hopefully, upgraded OL.

    Its a fair question to ask when it comes to Rojo vs Fournette. Just wish someone who disagrees would give a better reason for disagreeing than “he is Leonard Fournette”.

  2. Joeypoppems Says:

    Im also not saying that Fournette would be bad in Tampa, or a bust, or anything like that. Im saying that adding Fournette is unnecessary

  3. lambeau Says:

    There is no depth at RB. Shady and Dare are good 3rd down backs, and Vaughn has shown nothing. An RB as good as RoJo is a great insurance policy.