High Plains Drifter
Cliche'. You get taken advantage of, in the "trenches," when the defense gives your QB nowhere to go with the ball. You ever even played any football?Football games are won in the trenches.
There isn't a QB in the game who can play the hand Dak was dealt last year. NO worthwhile outside targets, a aging and slowed TE, and NO slot receivers because we're letting the D take that away. Add to that failing to adjust when your all-pro LT goes out, and continued lousy play calling, scheme and coaching and it's a wonder the kid did as well as he did.
Defenses last year said, "hey we'll take our chances with Dez, we can cover him or take him out of the game with our mouths, Dak doesn't have any other legitimate weapons besides Beasley, and we're taking him out every week."
And it worked, and kept working because of our stupid and passive, "take what they give us" philosophy.
It's not Dak.