Gates is less than Ginn Jr....should have just kept Ted and let him run post patterns on every play.
Gates wasn't going to make or break this offense. The fact that he caught 3 balls the other day is because they have nobody else to throw to and he was Sparano's guy. For 2 teams with similar records, they sure seem to be going in drastically different directions. If you want a subpar speedster because you feel he's marginally better than the poor options we have, that's fine. You may have an argument of him over some of our weaker receivers.
But I think there's a bigger picture - if they're willing to get rid of Marshall to create a team in their design, Gates is a non-issue to me. This year was clearly about Tannehill's development, changing the culture, and getting guys that fit their vision and attitude. I don't know if it was skill, brains, or attitude that they found wanting in Gates, but his release is a minor detail when you consider Marshall and Vontae's departures. Whether he'll ever make it in the NFL is up for debate, but he didn't do enough to fit into the big picture here.
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Kerley is a good player, Hill has potential, and Santonio Holmes is a good player even if he is a grade A moron. Jets do have some talent at wide receiver, but fortunately they have none at QB.
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