In the 80s - we had Jerry Rice.
In the 90s - we had TO.
During both eras, we had 2 legendary franchise QBs in Joe Montana and Steve Young. We now have Kaep and most believe he will be our franchise QB for years to come. I believe is only fitting we arm our future franchise lead-man with a top-grade weapon.
Let's just take a look at what some of the other teams have :
Matt Ryan has - Julio Jones
Matthew Stafford has - Megatron
Andy Dalton has - AJ Green
So, from now and beyond - who do we have ? Is Crab the guy ? If not, is it time to start headhunt for one ?
I think it makes perfect sense to identify such a person. This person shouldn't be just any decent wideout, he needs to be that very special player, a game changer who can make the biggest of plays on demand if you will.
As good as Crab is, I am just not convinced he is the very best that we can find. True, he is a great possession receiver, I just don't see his game being all-rounded enough especially for the deep ball and red zone plays. Besides, there is a possibility we may lose him come contract time anyway as a lot of you have predicted here.
I am beginning to look ahead into future drafts for such a special talent as I don't think that person is within our current receiving corps. No matter who he is, I believe his measurables will have to be top notch :
- Tall - 6'3" +
- Physical - ideally 220 lbs +
This person will have to be able burn and take the top off double teams. His skill set will need to be multi-faceted, but I believe heavier weighting should be placed on making the bigger and deeper plays.
That is what I have in mind.
What are your thoughts ?
[ Edited by Rascal on May 24, 2013 at 7:34 AM ]