As a GM, I wouldn't cut a talented player because of a mental issue. I wouldn't rely on him as a starter, but there's no incentive to release him. Should the Patriots just cut Brady because of how poor he's looked this preseason? What if they possibly lose games cause of his interceptions? Obviously an extreme example, but Brown has shown more than enough for his roster spot to be guaranteed. His starting spot that he was in after KB went down may not be, but his roster spot absolutely is.
Gettleman's not the type of guy to cut a young player making UDFA money who has shown he has great tools and talent. He doesn't just give up on a player because of one aspect of poor play in the preseason. Those drops don't mean anything at all. He was getting wide open against starters at will. That alone is enough to keep him here for the rest of his current contract. Maybe, just maybe, if Brown starts dropping a significant amount of passes when it counts he'll get waived. But I still doubt it. And that's assuming it'll happen, which is unlikely. You are so completely against him because you have had in the back of your mind since he was signed as UDFA that he is a "JAG" that it's clouding your thoughts. He's the best of our group of WRs right now, excluding Funchess who's an unknown, especially with his injury situation.
That's a huge over exaggeration. I never said he'd be anything more than a solid #3 behind KB and Funchess, and I still stand by that. Unfortunately with those injuries he's being forced into a starting role that he shouldn't be in. I have said it's possible he'll be our biggest WR threat this year now with KB out and I still stand by that. Preseason games hold absolutely no weight when evaluating a player's performance. Come talk to me during or after the regular season, and we'll see how he looks compared to what I've said about him.
Nearly everybody here wanted him to see time with the 1s and wanted to see Brown and Bersin cut, and after the last preseason game people here were making predictions that Boykin would wind up as our starter across from Funchess. That's hardly just "saying he deserved a spot over Bersin." After he was waived many were sure he'd be claimed by the Packers or another team.
Great, so White and Wallace are on IR now. Glad White's Panther career isn't over quite yet, and Wallace is an intriguing prospect for backup OT depth. And I'm shocked Boykin wasn't picked up after reading around here how great he is.
It's completely unbelievable what Gettleman has done with the offensive line. After 2013 our only o-lineman that is deserving of being a starter in this league was Kalil. Now just a year later we have 2 extremely good guards who are young, 2 young solid starters at RT, and a veteran LT who has struggled but looks to have success in the right situation here. I can't believe I'm saying this, but our offensive line is a strength. Just 1 year after being possibly the worst in the history of the league.
Cooper was never good. Honestly he's not much better than Bersin. Just got more opportunities. As for trading for James Jones that would be completely ridiculous. He's a #5/6 who's lucky to be on an NFL roster at this point. Why the hell would we trade anything for him? As has been brought up I would like the idea of Randle but I don't think they'll trade him for what we'd be willing to give up. Cruz is completely questionable how good he'll be after the injury and while Beckham is a monster you can't just rely on one guy. Look at what happened in Detroit before they got Tate.