Some teams will talk about going young at a certain positions, but the Cowboys have taken it to the extreme.
During an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Cowboys executive Stephen Jones said he’s comfortable with the young group he has, which is coached by another youngster.
With former quarterback Kellen Moore (29) taking over as quarterbacks coach, he’ll oversee a group that includes Dak Prescott (24), Cooper Rush (24), and fifth-round draft pick Mike White (23).
Which establishes the standard now for other top quarterbacks. He also did it with a year left on his deal, which you can look at as the tradeoff for having non-guaranteed years on the back end. Either way, if you’re Rodgers or Tom Brady now, it feels like three fully guaranteed years would be a baseline ask in negotiations. Second, Ryan had guarantees that, as a practical matter, are full going into a fourth year, which is pretty much unprecedented for a veteran deal. He’s due $23 million in 2021, and $5. 5 million of that becomes fully guaranteed next March (bringing the total guarantee to $100 million). Why is that important?
The Anderson-McCaffrey combination provides intrigue, but also working in the Panthers ‘ favor is Turner’s track record with running backs.
The longtime NFL coach has worked with numerous 1,000-yard rushers, including Pro Football Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and LaDainian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson and Stephen Davis. Additionally, Turner has worked with the versatile Darren Sproles, whose skill set is comparable to McCaffrey.
Given Turner’s ability to get the most out of a backfield, Anderson looks forward to sharing the workload with McCaffrey.
One thing that’s going to be true is we’re both going to play, Anderson said. “Who knows from there? He has a special skill set that I’m pretty sure Norv is going to use to the full capability maximum.
And same with me. I got a skill set that he’s going to use for me very well. So, I was really high up there on explosive runs of 20 yards or more, that’s something I can build off of and I’m excited about.
Terrence Brooks did not overachieve—or even justachieve.