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CK makes an interesting point re a potential leap of Matthews over Gibson and one that I agree with.
Extending from this though... if Tyms and Binns or anyone else steps to the fore, I wouldn't be surprised to see Gibson be up for a trade bait discussion... considering you would then have, taking CK's suggestion; Wallace, Hartline, Matthews then the question would arise of why would you pay Gibson what you're paying him to be the 4th WR.
This 3 through 6 spot WR discussion is going to be fascinating to watch. I just hope that Binns doesn't turn into a legawho situation?
Some forum members may not like Gibson but the staff and GM clearly do.
The people who compare our receiving core to the Packers are crazy. If we switched receivers, the Packers would be much better off. Nelson, jones, and Cob have had Aaron Rogers for over one year. Let our guys develop before we destroy Gibson and compare us to the packers.
So does that mean some more people are starting to see why I questioned the wisdom of handing Brandon Gibson $3 million of signing bonus?
I think you have to hedge your bets on Matthews's development. I don't think you can go into the crucial year of your franchise QB's development banking on the idea that Rishard Matthews will buck the odds of the typical 7th-round pick and become a reliable and productive target. If he does, then you still have depth in Gibson for a relatively cheap cost. It's not like we signed him to Mike Wallace money.
Gibson thus far is being used as the replacement for Bess, that's correct. But I think Rishard Matthews will eventually leapfrog him. And I don't think Gibson is going to show any special gift for Bess' role. I think he'll be worse than Bess possibly by a margin.
Gibson thus far is being used as the replacement for Bess, that's correct. But I think Rishard Matthews will eventually leapfrog him (In another year he may leapfrog Hartline IMO). I think Gibson will be better than Bess possibly by a margin or 2 or 3. Bess was not good at all sorry.