Originally posted by kazak13:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Moore isn't good
Hawkins isn't good
I agree with the screens but everytime they run them their timing is off
They have a lot talent hurt sitting on the bench, but not suited up on the bench
So you would rather have McDonald. Bruce Miller and even our OL Killgore ahead of Moore? Moore played real good during the pre-season on first team.. they gotta give them a chance.. I seen what Kyle Williams can do and thats about nothing.. Cant wait for Patton to step up. they dont even give them a chance.. how do you give a receiver a chance to go in rhythm when you got TE. FB and OL ahead of them on the depth chart.. and how many times do they open things up with 3 WR's..
Moore was given a chance. Out of that chance, he produced 1 catch. He's produced less than Kyle Williams, who everybody wants out. The preseason is the preseason. Hawkins is doing nothing for the Chargers right now.
Our best receiving threats AT THIS TIME are as follows:
2. Bruce Miller - yes...he has been a much more reliable receiver than all the other guys you mentioned.
Everybody else, including McDonald, has been pretty much nonexistent but I think McDonald will eventually be worked into the mix as the season progresses. People want to believe so hard that there's a quick fix to our WR solutions. There isn't. Trading is not an option because you have to consider:
1. Just because a player is available for trade does not guarantee that the team wants to trade with us. We might not be willing to give them anybody they're interested in. They may not want a draft pick from a team expected to have a very low draft position like us.
2. Salary cap. We currently have about 950,000 worth of cap space. When you receive a traded player you receive their contract/salary. Not only this year but however many years are left on it. That's the reason A.J. Jenkens was traded for someone of similar contract value instead of released where he would've costed us considerable cap space. We have several KEY PLAYERS who will either be re-signed or allowed to leave next season because of cap space. You can't just simply pick a player on the trade block and expect it not to seriously impact our future cap situation.
3. Even if we do trade for a WR, what do we do with them once Crabtree and Manningham comes back? I expect the team to try to re-sign Crabtree next year. If not, the player we trade for not only has to fit within the team budget, but be a clear cut better choice than re-signing Crabtree.
Face it guys. There is no player available that we can just go out and get to fix our WR problems. This is not John Madden football or fantasy football. Rosters don't work that way in real life.