The hot-and-cold Jay Cutler has been a far cry from the steadier Ryan Tannehill, who often had a lower ceiling but a higher floor. Cutler, however, has proved he should stick around; he’s a better backup option for Adam Gase than Matt More.
That’s a good indication the QB who can replace Carson Palmer and help the team back to relevancy in the NFC West isn’t on the roster.
Derek Carr’s season has been all about reined-in disappointment as he continues to receive little help from Amari Cooper and new offensive coordinator Todd Downing. Marshawn Lynch has turned out to be the brighest spot in the offense.
The Niners are writing a tale of two teams and seasons. The way Jimmy Garoppolo and the young defense are playing now is a good sign for the team’s near future under Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch.
We are now halfway through his fourth season in the NBA, and Wiggins has played over 10,000 minutes. The Wolves committed to him over the summer in the form of a five year, max contract extension that kicks in next season. Which is to say he’s going to have plenty of rope, because in the NBA, rope is often made out of dollars.
But the truth is, as we approach his 23rd birthday, Andrew Wiggins is nowhere near stardom. There are way too many holes in his game, some of which show no signs of closing, and there must now be serious doubt about what he will become. He remains remarkably capable of disappearing from long stretches of games. The mythical “future” is no longer that far ahead of us, and the excuses are running out.
Before they do, however, it is worth noting that Wiggins has had three NBA coaches in his three-and-a-half seasons as a pro, and the way he’s been used has changed multiple times in a relatively short period. As a rookie under the sorely missed Flip Saunders and a second year player under Sam Mitchell, Wiggins spent a lot of time in the mid-post, getting entry passes and attacking the rim in one or two dribbles. This was a relatively effective approach MLB Baseball Jerseys to point getting, as his sophomore season featured career highs in Nike NFL Jerseys Supply True Shooting percentage and free throw rate.