The problem with Carroll, is the style of football we play when he's in the team. I remember Kenny saying his signing wouldn't compromise our beliefs, but unfortunately that hasn't been the case. For such a student of the game it beggars belief how often Carragher looks for the long ball. I'm not sure if Kenny has had a word with him, but the regularity of his hoofs is getting beyond a joke now, it's such an ugly, one dimensional way of playing. Compare that to the Fulham display when the fluidity and interchanging of movement was a joy to behold. It remains to be seen if we're able to play in that manner with Carroll in the side and indeed, if Carroll himself is able to operate in a fluid pass and move system.
You really think Carroll could stop our other 10 players playing good footy? Are you out of your mind?
At the very least he could occupy the centrebacks while the other players are fashioning an attacking move, and be ready to finish it off. But he is capable of a lot more than that, certainly far more than you seem to give him credit for.
He has an eye for a pass and has the ability to weight them, and at Newcastle he was actually criticised for playing one touch passes a bit too often. They led to a lot of good moves (and goals we could dig up) but at other times didn't work. Knowing exactly when to play them will come with experience, playing with better players should help too.
Oh and Carra is more than happy to play mindless hoofs towards Ngog or Kuyt, got nothing to do with Carroll. Don't get me wrong I love Carra, but that part of his game is getting beyond a joke now.