I'm on board, and was one calling for more PA this past game in real time. I recall a football outsiders article that concluded-
"The difference in the effectiveness of a team's passing game using play-action relative to without play-action is unrelated to the frequency or effectiveness of the team's rushing. The vast majority of teams have more yards per play on play-action dropbacks than on non-play-action dropbacks."
Yet coaches apparently still believe they have to have more attempts and a higher proficiency before PA will be effective. OTOH, If it was 100% effective, I think at least one coach would have adopted it and made hay, and thus create another 'copy cat' effect.
I disagree. Funchess is big and experienced. For the life of me, I cannot remember the play but in game one he made a catch that impressed the heck out of me. We need weapons in the receiving crew and he would add to it.
How is he a bust? Injuries happen, you can't do anything about it. He could still be the number two. Plus the collarbone can take a long time to heal, there's nothing more painful than a hurt collarbone considering your pads rest right on it.
I don't how you call someone a bust when they've played 3/4 of a game
If I remember correctly, Funchess is on a one year deal. Considering that he's been injured almost the entire year, and assuming Ballard still likes his skill set, he would be very cheap to resign. You can't ask for a whole lot of money when you barely played.