Just as many are dismissive of Bersin. Not long ago we had a thread specifically about Byrd, and it became littered with shitposts about why Bersin is even here. I can see the positives in both guys, maybe that's a crazy thought for some. We aren't in a position depth wise to be too picky though this season. That is the reality of the situation.
If Dickson is indeed improved, I could see him getting 300 yards if we decide to run more two TE sets with KB out. Cam did pretty well with those in 2011. Bare in mind though, if Newton passes for close to 4,000 yards, that likely means our ground game is not doing too hot, which hasn't exactly resulted in a lot of wins for us. I would just be happy with a quality balance. But our run game is certainly going to be key.
Has Binns even played any football the last 3 years? I can't find anything past 2012. Sanders could possibly be worth a look, but we already have a similar WR in Byrd. Rogers bouncing around from team to team combined with his legal troubles make his chances of interest on our part pretty minimal. All in all, it's not a great time to be looking for a WR. I'm just hoping Funchess can step up, but we shouldn't put too much pressure on him.
That stems just about entirely from his performance last season. It's not the fans fault that he too often disappeared in games. He's going to get plenty of opportunities this season with KB out. We need him to bounce back.
I don't think it's a matter of people not wanting Cotchery. Most fans here, myself included, were pretty happy when we signed him. For us to go far this year, he has to step up as a veteran leader on the field, not just in name. It's as simple as that.
I would have liked to see Boykin making some plays with Newton. Pretty dreadful display from Corey obviously. Wouldn't give up on him yet though. It's not like we have a whole lot of options right now anyway. I am also intrigued by Marcus Lucas at TE. Would like to see some sets with him, Olsen, and Dickson.