Jackle, what I would expect from a guy who has been here for a couple seasons, is just what I mentioned above. Run crisp routes. Put in fake in every route, maybe 2 in others. Keep an eye on Qb. If in trouble, run a comeback. In tense games, saints and NYG, one would expect the #1 WR to become a playmaker...work harder to get open. Disappearing at end of season and playoffs is not what you want to see from anybody, WR , OG, DB or waterboy. Be an enthusiastic member of the team. Some call it crybaby, to me it is just lack of wanting to excel, wanting to do anything to help your team win...esp when the chips are down. #1 WR on a team carries with it an expectation that you WILL make the plays, you will move the chains, you will make catches in RZ. In fact, #1WR needs to be a leader, a guy who MAKES his team be better. Make it look like he earns his money. I see craps play, i don't see any of those things. Since his holdout, I wondered if he really wanted to be here. I have seen nothing but a few games midseason when he made circus catches for maybe 3 games or so, and everyone went ga-ga over him. I enjoyed those catches too, and really hoped he had turned the corner. Well, he hadn't.
I'll say this. If Coach wants to keep craps, he better get inside his head. Because right now, he is part of a WR corps that doesn't move chains, doesn't score in RZ, and to me, anyway, just doesn't appear that he cares. If Coach can change that attitude great, but right now he looks like a #1 WR about to be traded for a guy who REALLY is a #1. Just an opinion, but i don't see the effort, nor the crisp routes, nor the separation, nor the fakes. Interesting to note that the only guy to leave our staff was a WR coach, and who knows, maybe a great WR coach, or Coach H himself is what craps needs to excel. But right now, it just looks like he is eating up our salary cap and putting out #4 or #5 effort...and that isn't what you want in a #1. If he stays, it should be for a salary cut of a #3, but that is generous . Another way of saying it, "he ain't worth the money"...and this game requires schidt canning guys that aren't holding their own.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Feb 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM ]