Great move for Carolina. Stupid, stupid move for Tolbert. Truly baffling.
I think Tolbert had different reasons than money to sign with Carolina. He's from Georgia and went to Coastal Carolina University. He wanted to play near his family. I can't blame him for that.
It doesn't make sense from a fantasy football prospective, but from a real football prospective, he's also joining a team where he's familiar with the coaches and system. Sure, he'll be complimenting two really good running backs (both who have a penchant for succumbing to nagging injuries), so it's not all bad.
i have a feeling he's going to be in on the field for a lot of plays. he might not get a ton of carries or touches, but he'll be on the field a lot.
also, one of the things he and his agent mentioned about him wanting to come here for less was because of cam. dudes's a fan. point is, he thought it was the best thing for him. it's not a place where he could be a fantasy stud, but it is a place where he can see a lot of play time and be a very interesting part of the offense.
one thing also to consider is that after that last game between the panthers and bubba fet (the *
saints), rivera said that the panthers needed a darren sproles type player. when he said that i think people were saying that he was wanting a scatback. considering what tolbert can do and that we brought him in, i think what rivera meant was that they wanted a wildcard type player that was going to give you a lot more options. a guy that has a lot of uses and that gives you a lot of opportunities and who can be a real threat when he has the ball. the dude's incredibly fast/quick for a 5'9 247lber and he can power through anyone. he might not be a scat back, but he can get the job done.