Not that I have the answers, but here goes my first thought: We have 3-4 WRs with the same basic skill sets--Boykin, Bersin, Norwood, and Funchess. Brown can get open, is a smaller, faster player. Not sure how either related to special teams....
Seriously, name a WR who has done well in Seattle lately? Could it be that they all don't suck, but that their QB has a lack of vision and throws timing off by scrambling all the time? Give him a chance. I think this was a nice acquisition since Calvin Johnson, as of 8:30 PM Monday, has yet to be cut.
Wilson scrambles a lot, and that takes away the advantage for the WR because they have to improvise. Wilson has limited vision, so I am not surprised. I feel this is the way to go- what about him is not about the same as Fuchess? A year is WAY too soon to give up on a qb. For a seventh? I would take it.
I remember Gettlemen and the scouts being high on Norwood. If you want to find a diamond in the rough, don't go to Green Bay or Denver, where the offenses and QBs would make me look like a hall of famer--go some place where WRs struggle.
I made changes (I have not been at practices like Jeremy has) so take it for what it is worth. However, I question a few of the bubble choices based on a few plays and few hunches. I added comments to explain my "genius" in bold. When I was done, I looked back at the big picture and wondered why I would keep Marlowe and let Todman go if special teams was the reason I kept Marlowe. If Marlowe is not ready for us he probably is not ready for any roster, so he should be safe on the PS. If we keep Todman, PS Marlowe, then we have quality in the post-Stewart/Harper era. I am leaving what I have, but when all is said and done, keeping Todman over Marlowe makes more sense.
Here is what you don't get---It is not enough to give Ealy the vote of confidence that Rivera was giving him-the same one he gave Bell. If you evaluate a DE based on what we saw from Ealy this preseason--basically a mixed bag, then you really don't have enough to give him a ringing endorsement. He has been weak vs. the run and OK in pass rush. He made a few sacks but was not really blocked on one of them. Does that mean I rue the day he was born? No. It means I am being a realist. The issue here was not whether Ealy is or is not what he is or is not, it was whether Rivera's remarks were accurate. No, they probably weren't. He said the same kinds of things about Bell and Chandler last year, which is why people question his praise for players--it was motivation, not analysis. Now, just to be clear, I know you saw the "Bell and Chandler" reference and are ready to make a statement that I compare Ealy to them. Not remotely. I am analyzing the manner in which Rivera give praise to his players in the media. If you really analyze what I said objectively, you would probably agree with me, but you missed the point from the start and .....here we are. So yes, you read between the lines of my comments and were totally wrong about my intent. Reading comprehension--the ability to understand what you are reading.
Reflect---I said it wasn't criticism--it was simply not enough to make me feel all fuzzy. If you want to dispute my opinions, fine, but don't put words in my mouth so you can make a point. Reading comprehension is a powerful tool. Damn son..
Hope so, but sacking the QB when you weren't blocked is all you can do---I still want to see him beat a LT consistently and hold up vs. the run. "Just fine" is subjective too--I didn't criticize Ealy, but I don't think he proved much. I want him to break out this year, so I hope he can get it done all season.. An unblocked sack in a preseason game is not "all that matters." The fact is, nothing matters until game 1.