first of all let me give you kudos for making a civil question. i don't care what team you're from, if you ask a question concerning football, i would love to talk to you. your other cohorts are rather juvenile!
to answer your question, i don't think lamar can pick it up for the playoffs. not until we solidify the O-line! i don't think lamar is fast enough to hit the holes before they close! i think they're best bet is to try minor!
the rumors concerned brad johnson, not rob. i really didn't want either one. if we couldn't get a better QB, i just as soon stay with fiedler. "he's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get". but with the others, you do!
there were definitely rumors that the Fins wanted to sign Rob J if the Bills kept Flutie.
Minor was a 4 year starter at FSU so he's got much more experience than the average rookie.
Lamar is a good running back if the his OL can get him past the other team's DL. Once he gets up a head of steam, he will get you extra yardage thru determination and strength. Having said that, after Jet debacle 2001 #1, Lamar has sucked.
Our best hope for this Sunday and the playoffs is to match our D to the other teams. For example, bring the safeties up against the Bills or Steelers or Pats to stop the run first. On O we need to real creative to get Minor and Chambers the ball as often as possible; and mix in some throws to the TE and FB as well.