Originally posted by elguapo:
If we put this much money into our wr corp, which I think we can do, we won't be able to replace Rogers. I know we will have a pretty decent drop off from a cbs standpoint, and the fact that we play great qbs this year....and possibly in the playoffs and sb, that could be where we lose. We can sign a Wallace for 9-10 mil, but our secondary will take a hit......I vote for secondary to,take a hit bc we have a good pass rush, but the minute we play a good ol in the playoffs or sb we could get exposed bc we will not be able to keep up,scoring with Alex and company. Hopefully Alex improves with moss and another year in the offense and we get a sb
It makes absolutely no sense for a run-oriented team to blow a fortune on wide receivers,its like buying a Lamborghini for your daily commute. In anycase, a WR corps of Crabtree, Moss, Morgan, rookie A, Kyle Williams, rookie B is already tremendously improved from last year. If they can pick up another mid-tier guy like Laurent Robinson, then they will be doing very well for themselves indeed.
But don't get it confused, this team isn't going to be lighting up scoreboards and throwing for 400 yards a game, defense and ball control is still the bread and butter, so as long as they have 3 competent WR's, especially considering how often they run a 2 TE set, and maybe a rookie or two developing, they'll be good to go.
I would gladly take Rogers over any WR on the market. A good CB who can ably defend slot receivers is infinitely more valuable than a WR, especially considering how many top WR's are found in late rounds. Regardless of pass-rush, you still need quality defensive backs and Rogers was an integral part of this defense last year. Add as many receivers as you want, this team will still never be the Saints, keep subtracting defenders and you limit how far they can go.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM ]