Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by baltien:Anyone else not impressed with Tavon Austin? Sure, he looks great on special teams but is not nearly as scary as WR. I remember a few people around here predicting that he'd single-handedly destroy the entire NFC West this year.
Haven't been impressed either. I think taking a 5'8" WR in the Top 10 of the draft is lunacy, not matter how explosive he was in college. To think he was just going to blaze through NFL defenses is wishful thinking. Even Steve Smith looks like a giant compared to him.
And in college, he never caught a short pass and had Willis and/or Bowman slam into him at the same time. I have to wonder if he can take the punishment. But, if taking a small receiver in the top 10 is lunacy, what would we call giving up a first, $15 million in guaranteed money and a $63 mil contract for a small receiver with injury and character questions surrounding him?
It's called "he's not expected to be number one receiver" if you're a Seahawks apologist.
Speaking of, and I could be wrong, but that'd make him the first WR in NFL history given a fat bonus along with trading multiple picks to secure his services that is NOT expected to put up top tier numbers.
But hey, "Caroll has a plan" and all that. And Percy's hip injury is all a part of the program.....
[ Edited by baltien on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:15 PM ]