Originally posted by E-49er:
I hope not. We already know what Battle can do as a starter and that isn't much.
Exactly. I see a lot of people are high on Battle again after seeing him do a decent job in preseason. I can understand being excited about a rookie or someone who has yet to receive a chance as a starter doing well in preseason (like Nate Davis or Glen Coffee), but when a guy like Battle is doing well when it doesn't count, we need to think back to his time as a starter when it DID COUNT. We got little from him when he had his many chances. Doing well in preseason means nothing for veterans and former starters. Battle has had his chances and didn't make anything of them. Anyone thinking he is going to miraculously turn into a heavy contributor at the age of 29 is fooling themselves. Battle in his prime was mediocre. At this point he will only be a threat when we're in a 4 receiver set as he will have less attention due to the other receivers on the field. Starting Battle would be a big step backwards.