I think it is fairly well conceded that our offense would be more successful if we put the best players on the field. A starting lineup of McKnight, Espinoza, and Sumler is not the best we have to offer, nor is it close. There is obviously a reason that these guys are getting PT over other players. McKnight is a proven commodity, at least, but I do not think that he needs to be our #1 WR. I really have a hard time buying that Sumler's blocking is so valuable that DS needs to sit on the bench the entire game and watch. Espinoza, on the other hand, really has no business playing the majority of snaps. I have a huge problem with DS only getting 2 touches. The only plausible explanation for this is that there is some kind of rift between him and Hawkins. What it really boils down to is that this scenario stinks of someone playing favorites. Personally, and I'm sure most of you are with me, I don't really care how hard someone works in practice. If they don't get it done on the field, and there is someone more capable than them behind them, play the better player. Is Hawkins really so stubborn that he is throwing away his job and our season to send some sophomoric message about hard work or whatever other virtue he sees these less talented players as representing? This is really the only reason I can fathom for him allocating PT in the way he does. I am not interested in our players learning life lessons come game day. I am interested in the best players playing, and the buffs winning. There really is no excuse for perhaps our most talented player being literally locked out of the game. That playing from behind BS that Hagan spouted reeks to high heaven... 2 touches???? Hawkins played this game last year with DS. He played it last year and the year before with Josh Smith. It is really killing our team. I don't buy this playbook BS for the WR's either. Simmons is clearly our most talented WR, other than perhaps Simas, who Hawkins, in his endless brilliance, opted to suspend for the start of the season (another life lesson that couldn't wait, I am sure). I really do not believe that he could not have been brought up to speed enough to touch the field more than once. I just refuse to buy it. We've heard it with QB's and WRs and RBs and I'm just sick of it. Tell the guy to run a ****ing go-route if you have to.