Originally posted by Pillbusta:
I keep a close eye on the NFC South and I felt that they were trying to match the firepower of their nemesis and the team that owns them. The New Orleans Saints. They knew they couldn't stop Brees so they might as well get some firepower of their own for Ryan. Their gamble paid off. If we can only get so lucky but is that guy there next draft? BTW, I kinda like Crabtree almost as much as I like R White
No doubt about it. Drew Brees and his high-powered offense is a formidable opponent. My theory has always been even with a stout D, a great offense is still going to score on you no matter what. The Falcons made the right strategic move to invest on their firepower, mind you it only made perfect sense cos they had the QB to do it. If they had a scrub QB, of course it would have been pointless.
As to whether this "guy" could be in the next draft ? I have been looking at some of the WR prospects and I believe we might just be able to find him in this draft class. I am quite enthusiastic about Brandon Coleman thus far. 6'5" and 220 lbs. I have looked at his tape, he is a big playmaker and is explosive after the catch as well, not to mention with his size he can go up to take the top off DBs. It will be very hard for any corner or safety to stop him.
I do like Crab, but I think what we are talking about here is someone 1 level up. Crab is a great possession receiver, no question about it. But, he doesn't have the length to play long with the deep ball and red zone plays. You are right, Crab is almost as good as Roddy White, but remember that high deep corner TD by Julio Jones when he flat out beat T. Brown in the NFC game ? Crab wouldn't have been able to make that play in my opinion. And that is what I am looking for.