Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Jeff, I agree we could get some mid level burners, but are they good hands guys? Do they have a hx of getting open? . I would prefer having a good hands guy, like Welker, to a 4.35 WR, who has stone hands. JJ stokes, anyone?. Remember , the 9ers do have history with this approach. Back to Welker for a second, he adheres to the Jerry Rice theory of WR. Fake, comeback , stop and go, etc. Our $5 mil man doesn't do fakes, comebacks, etc.Show me college WR who has really good fundamentals, knows the jerry rice book of WRs, and can catch a falling pin...and there is the guy i want. Speed? hey, that's fine, but good hands and separation thru fakes...that is essential. And there AREN'T just a bucketload of those guys out there.
Looking at what we ran with last year..
Crabs-slow, decent year, injured, 0 playoff impact
Edwards-crap year, injured
Ginn-crap year, bad hands, injured
Williams-decent year, injured, major f**kup
Swain-slow, garbage player
Hastings-slow, garbage player
Walker-good year, injured
Peele-slow, garbage player
Byham coming back pushes Peele out of the starting roster so that's a quick improvement. Losing Swain and Hastings and adding any mid level FA is an improvement. Crabs and Morgan are very similar so if we lose Morgan its sucks but he is replaceable. Ginn although a great ST guy offers nothing on O and having Royal (for instance) adds an actual weapon. Out of that list Vernon is the only true respectable threat so dumping a few of these guys for anybody else cant make the situation worse. I have a few guys I like and think they would be upgrades not costing a fortune in the process.
As stated in the FA thread, what I would like to happen and the roster I want going into TC
Rookie (Hill for arguments sake)
Royal (for Ginn if not resigned)
Cotchery (for Morgan if not resigned)
Caldwell for Swain
Rookie for Hastings (Hilton for arguments sake)
So my 2012 WR Depth Chart would be
Royal (Special Teams ability)
Hilton* (Special Teams ability)
[ Edited by jreff22 on Mar 11, 2012 at 4:47 PM ]