Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
By the first game of the regular season, I think the WR ranking will be:
Moss ahead of Crabtree because Moss offers unique skills and height.
Manningham offers excellent but not unique skills, and was only #3 on a team that let him go.
Later in the season:
Until someone replaces Ginn as the #1 returner, Manningham will be inactive.
Jenkins will push Williams and Crabtree for playing time.
It could be...should be fun to revisit. My best guess would be...
Moss (SE)/Manningham (SE & FL)
Crabtree (FL & Slot)
Williams/Jenkins (Slot & SE & FL)
I think Moss and Manningham both add similar skill sets and could be sharing the duties (should one go down like last year). I feel the same about Williams/Jenkins.
I don't think this coaching staff sees these WR's as #1, 2, 3, etc. rather, positions they are best suited for and packages of which they will be utilized. For example, I think when we go to a 3 WR set, you will see a combination of Moss, Manningham and Crabtree (in the slot - underneath routes). Jenkins is currently learning all 3 WR positions. I think Manningham will learn at least two...same with Crabtree. I think Moss's & Williams position is stable however, as will Ginn's reverse-package role.
[ Edited by NCommand on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:28:43 ]