our wrs have me very solid
our wrs have me very solid
Hartline is much improved. And Marshall is gone.
How many TDs did Marshall score for us? Did he ever outrun a defender for a TD? How many TDs did he drop? (hint, more then he caught). But now I understand this. Hartline (even after his seasons here) sucks and we traded away the great Brandon Marshall. i get it now, the conversation is over.
Gonzo has to be my favorite poster here. I don't know how he puts up with all the nonsense.
We had people talking up the receiving corp last year. Yes, it happened. And it was ridiculous. Though we've spent an absolute fortune on the position this year, our failure to add any talent from the draft and getting rid of Bess still puts us somewhere in the middle of the league. So I don't know if that counts as very solid. The only good thing from this is that Rishard is going to be given a chance to excel, which I feel he's very capable of.
But I also think last year was transitional. Something people have a hard time understanding. It was a long term plan hatched to the boss last year, got our new HC, and proceeded with a long term plan. FA should have shown you this, but you and others would rather look at negatives all day every day so thats why we are still here discussing this.
Was 100mill in FA on pass-catchers not enough? If that money doesn't largely fix the group, then we spent poorly. We're better than last year. It's not the best group of pass-catchers in the League, but it's getting there; there aren't too many corps I'd take over ours. Tanny has some nice pieces to succeed.
And I like our mix of proven vets with some young in-house guys that we're developing (Matthews, Thigpen, maybe an UDFA for slot). Mid-late round WRs usually take some time to get into the NFL, and we'll be doing that with a promising guy like Matthews (Victor Cruz didn't even play the first year he made the team--part hamstring part not catching anything early on). We gave Tanny a variety of guys who we know are productive in the NFL while bringing along our guys who we saw on the field a little last year. It's certainly possible that we had eyes on a guy at a certain pick and he was gone (Denard); if that's the case I'm glad we didn't reach. I don't have any real problems going into this year with this group as is.
I wouldn't go as far as saying they are solid, especially once you get past Wallace and Hartline. Gibson has shown to be a good 3rd down WR, who makes alot of 1st down grabs. But IMO the jury is still out on him. The one thing about Gibson that I've been curious about is Why was he so important to sign and who was pushing for him once Wallace signed. I'm not saying Gibson is a bust or anything negative, but I am intrigued by the signing. Both Binns and Matthews are all about potential. Potential that hasn't produced consistent results yet. IF Binns and Matthews develop, then perhaps they've become solid. The lack of another speedster is also bothering me.