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The Case for Mike Tolbert



Why on earth would we go after Mike Tolbert when we're already stacked and committed in our offensive backfield? A more than fair question, but hear me out..

We know he's familiar with Chudzinski/Rivera and vice-versa. We know he's familiar with the area having gone to school at Coastal Carolina and being from the south himself. We know anyone on the free agent market has to be excited by the prospect of playing in our offense. But the most important thing we know, for the sake of the argument for Tolbert, is how amazingly creative Rob Chudzinski is.

Our offense is pretty complex and not only has all kinds of wrinkles, but has shown to have a lot of flexibility and diversity. Take the FB/TE position that Ritchie Brockel held down in 2011: now imagine it adapted to Mike Tolbert. He has played fullback, so he could easily pick up the blocking responsibilities that come with it; but his versatility and proven ability as a playmaking runner and pass catcher would add yet another dimension to our already ground-breaking offense. Imagine what Chudzinski could do with Cam under center, Williams/Stewart in the backfield, and Olsen/Tolbert motioning all over the place..

Sure, he's likely to command quite a bit more money than a Ritchie Brockel, but it looks like we've got a bit more cap space than we may have previously thought. We were already a shade under $2 million below the cap, and having re-structured Davis, released Wharton, let all our UFA's walk, and possibly re-structuring Smitty(?); this could be a worth-while move..

Y'all's thoughts..?

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