Hey, I liked Delanie....right up to the time when he dropped the ball. And then again. And again. Sure he made some nice catches, nice moves , blocked well, but the drops, and there were many, just flat azz killed us. And many of those occurred on 3rd down, or RZ. He could be great....or he could be bad. And which Delanie showed up each game day was hard to say. If a guy is a receiver, TE or WR, or RB, and you can only count on him sometimes...then you got the wrong guy playing that position....and THAT was Delanie. Some good days, some bad. Unfortunately, in the BIG LEAGUES, that isn't good enough. Rally killer comes to mind. For all his really good days, dropping a ball that just had to be caught ....well, that wiped out his good days. I wish him well, but just not here.
As for who will pick up the Crabtree slack, I like SanDiego and Mbrock's comment. Vernon will see and catch more balls, and Vance is a guy that is going to surprise a lot of Ds, esp on 3rd down. I also agree with others that lockette, Patton and AJ all have a great shot at being very reliable receivers, and I will put in a plug for LMJ here also. For whatever reason, I am not that worried about our receivers. I think we will do just fine. Somebody will stand out, and someone probably will not do as well. The others probably fall into the middle, but I would guess virtually all of these guys end up being quality receivers. Patton seems to be a lock, and the guys am interested in are AJ and lockette. Both have talent, but can that be transferred to the NFL?. We'll know shortly.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on May 30, 2013 at 9:47 AM ]