Originally posted by Gore_21:
Originally posted by buck:
These numbers jumped off the page when I read them.
Austin Collie: 4 seasons, 42 games played (10.5/season), 173 catches (43.2/season), 1,845 yards (461.2/season), 16 touchdowns (4/season)
Kyle Williams: 3 seasons, 29 games played (9.6/season), 35 catches (11.6/season), 461 yards (153.6/season), 4 touchdowns (1.3/season)
Collie has played in more games per year. He has almost 4 times as many receptions a year.
Collie's average yards per year is almost identical to Williams 3 year total.
Yeah, Williams is a good guy, a good team player and a solid 6th round pick but it's time for him to step up. He needs to break out or he could be gone. He and Manningham are both free agents after this year which could be a good or bad thing. If they can stay healthy and both come back strong it will be tough to re-sign both but if they are still bothered by injury, get hurt again or can't produce it will make it easy for us to move on to the future. Anyways, back to Williams guy has to find the end zone. He's kind of like Delanie who was a solid all around player and didn't do too bad in the yardage category (much better than Williams) but he too had like a 1.5 average a year for TD's which isn't going to cut it. Walker had 8 TDs in 7 seasons and 6 of them came the last 2 years. There are a lot of guys who can get you 15-20 catches a year and 200ish yards. I think he has a chance to break out with Kap at QB and with him being higher up on the depth chart. Problem is if he would makes you wonder what he would re-sign for and if he can keep it up and stay healthy.
This is all true, but in fairness to Williams, Collie is a very, very talented reciever when he isnt concussed. He has Amendola/ Welker like abilities in the slot. Dude just cant stay on the field long enough to show it off for even an entire season.