2. any decent corners he faced completely locked him down. See antonio cromartie, corteland finnegan, and richard sherman
3. He is not a big enough threat to receive any double teams, which is part of the reason why the offense struggled.
For everyone talking about touchdowns I just read a stat that while here Welker had a total of 3 touchdown......... How'd that one work out for the Patriots? I also remember at least 3-4 Tds that THill just flat out missed him.
We need a better #2. Hartline is a guy who had a good rookie contract/production, now you let him go and draft somebody with more potential.
You don't overpay for this guy, which imho, is anything above 3 mil/yr.
I just don't see what this guy has done, that any other promising rookie can't do after 2-3 years.
Is anybody here really going to miss Hartline? Yeah he has some nice acrobatic sideline catches. Is that worth 6 mil? Or a starting #2?
There is no upside to Hartline imho, let this guy go and actually upgrade our WR's.