Originally Posted by JoeyStylez
This post is wrong on so many levels I don't even know where to begin. Curtis played several years in the WCO here under Paul Hackett. Those were very successful years, including leading the NFL in rushing in 2004. Playmaker? It was common knowledge that teams game planned to stop Martin because he was considered the Jets best player offense. He was also an effective receiver out of the backfield.
If you're gonna criticize one of the greatest Jets of all time, use logic and real facts.
Logic and real facts:
CMart won the rushing title in '04. That year, he had 371, most in the NFL. The person who lost to him by one yard, Shaun Alexander, had 353...17 carries less. CMart had a 4.5ypa that year, the 16th best in the NFL, and 12th best for a RB. That rushing title was won with 1,676 yards, tying him for 31st most yards in a single; clearly not a sign of taking the league hostage.
He won the rushing title simply because he was given the ball way
more than anyone else.
Additionally, his 4.0 career ypa is so pedestrian that he doesn't even show up on the career top 250 rushing ypa list.
That entire '04 season serves as a microcosm of the Jets offense under Hackett's supervision. They ran the ball and threw dump offs to CMart simply because he was the only player capable; with a cast of Pennington, Moss/Coles, and freaking Anthony Becht.
Sure teams gameplanned for him, but thats because we loterally had no pther threat for opposing teams to plan for. CMart would not have functioned the same way in the Eagles version of a WCO during those years, because he is not a traditional WCO back. We just made do with him and used/abused him till he literally broke down.
Now, there's something to be said for durability, toughness, and the fact that even after all that wear and tear 9 years into the league, he was still being given the ball 371 times...as I said initially, awesome guy and highly consistent. He just isn't the god so many of you make him out to be.
Again, as I said in my first post, I don't think he, or a clone of his, is worth the price of a first or second round pick given our new offensive direction, and other pressing needs.
How's that for logic and real facts?