what's even worse is that based on what counts the most so far, performing in pads against other teams, Boykin has been our BEST WR so far this year. I was never particularly high on Boykin, and was pretty meh about the signing but he has been our best WR so far and the preseason performances gave me a sliver of hope that we might just be serviceable at WR this year. Now its's gonna take Funchess having a KB like rookie year (not hardly likely) and Brown not only getting over these mental blocks he's going through right now, but actually improving over last year (possible, but not looking good so far).
My problem is less with cutting Boykin than it is with keeping Bersin over Boykin. If they think we can do better than Boykin, then it goes without say that we can do much better than Bersin. Boykin has the upper hand in just about every way legitimate way to compare them. Performance this preseason? Boykin easily. Bersin has what, 2 catches so far? Past performance? Boykin by a mile. He had a productive season two years ago, and last year was stuck behind Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, etc. Bersin's claim to fame is a season of like 100 yards last year, stuck behind the likes of Jerricho Cotchery, Philly Brown (and KB). So like I said earlier, if we get rid of Bersin then I can see where Gettleman (and Ron) might be going with this. Keeping Bersin but getting rid of Boykin is beyond ludicrous.
Boykin has been our best WR in the preseason GAMES so far. I certainly don't see how he can get cut but Bersin is still here. I don't give a poo if Bersin balls out like a motherfuger in training camp with shorts on, he doesn't do poo with pads on against other teams. We don't score points or help our record in training camp or practice. And I don't see the ST angle that was mentioned earlier in this thread. Boykin helped our ST more by playing on a different team last year than Bersin did. The only way I can see this as not a stupid move is if Bersin also gets the axe and they roll with Norwood, Byrd and other "potential" guys and/or bring in another WR or two by some other means. There is no way Bersin deserves a spot of Boykin doesn't.
Otah was a good trade/pick. His career getting ended after one year cuz of injury was a fluke, but he was a beast when he was on the field. After that, all of Hurney's trades were trash. The Armanti Edwards one still gives me nightmares.
- Mike Remmers: Could be a starter, at least at first, but I think Williams will take his job. - Jerricho Cotchery: In our current state? backup. If we were healthy? sent packing. - Corey Brown: Backup. - Kony Ealy: Backup with potential to develop into a solid starter. - A J Klein: Career backup. Dan Connor 2.0 and no, not just cuz he's white. -Tre Boston: Same as Ealy. - Roman Harper: Backup with one foot out the door. - Bene Benwikere: Starter.