Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
How do you throw to receivers that don't get seperation or run crisp routes. To think Kaep. Is going to make receivers do their jobs is a bit of a stretch. But only time will tell. I just disagree that Kaep will make receivers become open. He probably will help, but again what if theses young guys are getting destroyed at the line or not ready to play?
You're absolutely right that this is mostly conjecture right now. I start with the assumption that the team doesn't see much of a drop off in possession receiver production with Boldin. But, that's an assumption. Crabtree is a fantastic receiver. Boldin's probably not as quick, but he may be a little more physical with defenders. I think he's a beast. Boldin's not going to have as many YAC, so that's a drop off. But again, if they're close, all the team needs is one out of a bunch of prospects to bear fruit. I don't think that's a bad bet, but then I try to be cautiously optimistic.
And good QB play absolutely makes receivers better. That should be obvious to everyone by now and there are numerous examples to site. Look at Boldin. Last season, when Flacco was mediocre, Boldin's numbers were a lot less impressive. When Flacco blew up in the playoffs, Boldin exploded. There are quite a few receivers who were productive with Peyton Manning and then mediocre when they went to other teams. Back in the day, Harper was productive with Aikman, then got a contract with the Bucs and was mediocre because the various Bucs QB's just weren't as good as Aikman. There are lots of examples.