In 2012, I didn't want us to draft a LB in the first and argued quite a bit with P55 and CRA about why it would be a mistake. I wanted Dontari Poe, Michael Brockers or Fletcher Cox. Additionally, I was upset when we chose a hybrid Safety over Derrick Johnson in 2005. I obviously know wtf I'm talking about with Linebackers and deserve to be handsomely rewarded. @MatthewEarnest
So after sleeping on this, I'm still pretty upbeat. We got a guy with good hands that we liked coming out and can develop if he shows anything. We spent a conditional 7th in a draft two years away. If he doesn't pan, at worst we lose that sweet D2 special teamer from South Northwestern Technical in the 2017 draft.
I wonder about that too. I think that talent-wise, Boykin is probably better than Bersin but not by a large enough margin to screw with chemistry. Plus, Bersin isn't horrible, he just shouldn't be returning punts if we can help it. Boykin wasn't going to save the WR group this season.
Every one of our receivers is the personification of JAG, except Funchess where it's too early to tell. So I'm pretty meh about Boykin getting the axe. Whatever. Our passing game with or without him was going to fuging suck regardless because we don't have much talent there with KB being out. Anyways, barring picking up an actual established/good WR that's let go, it seems we're looking at some mix of Ginn, Funchess and Cotchery as our prime group, with Brown, Bersin and Norwood rounding out the bottom of the pile.
So I guess I'm crazy but I actually like the move. I mean yeah FU GETTLEDOUCHE and all that if we'd traded a lot for him but it's a conditional late round pick on a guy that we were interested in and went in the 4th just a year ago. And get this, he doesn't have tennis rackets for hands. Regardless, I think people need to come to grips with the fact that our passing game is probably going to be sucktastic this year no matter what we do. We're probably capped on how far we can go. Most teams who lost their #1 and were relying on a rookie 2nd rounder would be in the same boat. We also may not be completely done. But anyways, yeah. I like it. Welcome to Carolina Mr. Norwood.
Not really. In all honesty, this probably caps our season at 7-9 wins, unless Funchess absolutely explodes or we trade for someone good. I don't think either is happening and it's not fair to expect that from a raw, second round WR. Look at this poo: Ginn Cotchery Funchess Brown Bersin Boykin Byrd/other dude we just signed/tackling dummy That's brutal. We'd be laughing at Tampa if that was their lineup. We need to hope we have a running game that doesn't require piggybacking from our QB this year. Feel terrible for Kelvin and I really hope people don't shred Funchess if he doesn't have a KB-like rookie season.