One of the best posts and observations I have read on the forum lately. Exactly why the Fisher regime failed. Instead of building Fisher an offense like TN now has with Lewan and Conklin along oline and power, downhill rb's they kept drafting pieces that would not work. Number one reason I hated the pick.One more thing FEW ever mention about the Tavon pick:
SHotty convinced Fisher he could run a spread offense. They wanted Tavon and Bailey so much because of what they did at WV. Obv in hindsight a bad idea- and after 4 games Fisher nixed it. Tavon was the right pick for what they wanted to do- but few ever point that out. In a run first offense, he was a square peg in a round hole.
He is a team favorite, he trains hard, gives his all and lets face it- we have had HORRIBLE Oline and QB play since he arrived- so again, so many others to hate on over him- why people hate him because of his draft position- I will never know - all he can do is give his best- and he has. Nobody can deny that.
I'm betting McVay will enjoy having him- we will see.
TA has proven when aligned as a wr he is average at best. Has the routes they gave him always fit his strengths hardly. After Cook failed on the intermediate crossing route over middle with balls constantly bouncing off his hands and turning into interceptions they got rid of Cook and had TA run them last season with same result. Maybe, just maybe the play itself should of been removed from playbook? Don't have time to give a more detailed breakdown of play I referring too but if you are a die hard Rams fan you know the passing pattern I am referring to.
If TA's routes are limited to what he does best, he could put up some decent to good numbers this season, maybe great. But he is NOT a starting wideout in a two/three wr set or two wr/ dual TE set that can run the full route tree.