Why the obsession with Knapp? We should still be talking about the 1st and 2nd round picks a selfish "me first" guy gave up. Knapp is hard headed? Maybe.
Should DMC be able to run for 1000 in his offense if he is truly worthy of a top 10 pick? Yes of course he should have great field vision and the ability to make cuts, and break a few tackles. He could have been average (Knapp), and par for the course with an adequate RB, people don't want to believe it. Next year we will see that it wasn't entirely Knapp, if he is gone.
Let's say Hue was here another year, and DMC does not get going? We would have struggled and most know without a running game Hue wouild not have done much better in his THIRD season calling plays. No Bush, he wasn't great but he was our wall, we leaned on him greatly..
I worry and also predict DMC stays and I predict the run game is hurt again just like I predicted the OL struggling with the scheme and the offense taking a nose dive in the off-season. The offense is going to not look much better next year with DMC here, and given another chance, taking the majority of the carries, making over 5M. I do not like Knapp and he would never lead us to where we want to go, but we are going to another average "par for the course" OC, I assume. It's been this way for 20 years.