Originally posted by NJNiner:
He is a pint size receiver. We need a big body receiver to compete with the hawks oversized DB's
You don't fight strength vs strength, you fight strength vs weakness. A big receiver only gives a big cornerback a bigger target to grab on and hold on to. To disrupt a route, a cornerback only needs to delay or redirect a receiver for a couple of seconds, that is it. You don't want to have your receivers doing hand-to-hand combat with a defensive back, you want them getting separation and getting open quickly.
A big CB's weakness is their agility, lateral movement, stiff hips...etc. What receivers gave Seattle the most trouble last season? Smaller, "pint sized" receivers such as TY Hilton and Kendall Wright.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Mar 18, 2014 at 3:04 PM ]