Originally posted by ChazBoner:
speed and quickness matter in route running. What good are great hands when you can't get open?
Speed and quickness are not the same thing. Sanu doesn't have great straight line speed but he's plenty quick which is what helps guys get open. Why is Ted Ginn a bust as a receiver? He's fast as hell but he's a long strider who isn't that quick out of his breaks so unless he's running deep routes or returning kicks and punts where he gets a chance to build up speed he's not that good.
Guys like Sanu may not be blazers and burn you deep too often but where they excel are short/intermediate throws where they need just a little room to make the catch and then bust their way using their physical abilities.
I can take your comment and say what good is great speed if you can't catch the ball? or what good is great speed if you can't run more than one route?