It has nothing to do with the fan base......the team needs WR help period.
One would think that Jeffy knows the lack of support towards him by our fan base. He should know that our fan base (most) desperately want him to bring in a jennings, wallace, bowe type receiver. The way i see it I think Jeff will bring in a big WR to appease our fans and perhaps win some over....Now this line of thinking isnt practical meaning a gm is not gunna do something just because the fans want it; however, we really do need a WR! It would be like killing 2 birds with one stone for him.
Yes I clearly said that lol. Jeffy should have some extra motivation here.
I don't think fan base pressure will push Ireland toward a free agent WR. However, our need at receiver is great. I don't know if this is a problem that is easily addressed in the draft. The learning curve for most receivers in the NFL is 3 years. If Ireland was going to pair a rookie WR with our rookie QB and let them grow together, last year would have been ideal. I think this year, you bring in a veteran that can make a difference in Philibin's offense, and you draft 2 receivers (one fairly high, one project) to develop under the tutelage of Bess, Hartline and the free agent acquisition.
What is the point of this thread?
This team could have a fan base comprised fully of deaf mutes and Ireland should still realize we have a problem at WR.
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It depends on how he feels about Hartline. The fan base opinion is that Hartline and a Rookie receiver won't be enough. Since we have the financial ability to go and improve that, we should definitely go get one of those free agents.
The opinions differ in that some want Jennings+Hartline and others want Jennings+Rookie.
Ireland could have three possible scenarios
The fans just hope its not the last option.
When I say Jennings I mean any of the 3 in Jennings/wallace/bowe
the point is normally i wouldnt trust him to bring in a wr, but here i think he will...I just want jennings or bowe so bad