Valid points, however; re: Denard, who would have played QB then? Would RR have started Denard over Tate with zero snaps the previous year? I think that TD on his first carry opened RR's eyes to the possibilities of Denard>Pat White. Giving Tate another year on Denard things might have worked out differently resulting in a transfer/change of position/etc.
Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through