ubertaco wrote:jamcutpost wrote:zuggyawesome wrote:I didn't say that Cohen should get more touches. I'm saying the only reason he's not a workhorse is because his body can't handle it. Why does it make sense to lighten his workload when his RB touches will very likely be far more efficient than Monty's?
Based on ... What, exactly?
Probably based off of how efficient Cohens touches were already.
Now, quibble words like 'far more' leave a lot to how one wants to argue either side of it.
But Cohen in 2 seasons has a 4.4 ypc and a 8.7ypr. Do you think Montgomery is going to to better than either of those with more touches? Cohen only averages about 6 rushes per game and around 5 targets per game anyway. I could see those going up personally.
1) I asked about "Quality of touches". Pointing to past efficiency or success, that doesnt answer that.
Thats a different answer to a different question (the one you asked yourself later )
If you are going to ask "Do you think Montgomery could do the same with those touches" what you have to ask yourself is
Would Cohen do as well on Montgomery's/ Howard's? No. He wouldnt.
Does it matter if that is right or wrong? No, because its what Nagy believes and thats all that matters
The answer to would Montgomery do as well outside/ pass catching? Well, thats open for debate, but yes - i think so.
Last yr CHI had ONE CoP/ 3rd down back. They now have THREE that can run outside ... run routes ... and catch. Thats not a positive for Cohens outlook, even if he is the best at it.
2) Cohen had a perfect storm last year as far as a pass catching RB could hope for: Multiple injuries @TE & WR ... only a limited RB for touch competition ... a QB who was struggling ... a stellar defence?
Thats as good as it gets in terms of Opps/ touches, no?
Last year, every week we all asked "Why not more Cohen?". We didnt get it.
How has his outlook remained the same this offseason? And not gotten slightly worse - not better?
Ppl seem to think (and i dont mean ppl here) that if you say "Cohen #'s down this year" its some sort of attack on Cohen or that you dont think hes fun to watch or that means you must think Montgomery will "out-Cohen Cohen" QED.
There are other positions that arent that binary.
The prod vs the great frame he had last year ... what happened this offseason ... how Nagy seems to view him ... what Montgomery can do
Cohens still viable as an RB3-4, but his #'s will be down & id take that bet with anyone based on everything CHI have done & said vs what id like to believe & what id like to see.