Wow, when I saw this on Reddit early this morning I knew the news station abbreviation looked familiar. I'm from Roanoke and my dad and uncle now live on Smith Moutain Lake. I've been to that place a lot over the past 10 years and my dad and uncle always go to Jakes at the Lake every weekend which is only 5 minutes away. The guy obviously had issues mentally, its usually a very quiet area (it picks up during summer just like every lake does). The story they were talking about was trying to encourage more tourists and visitors to that area. They built a huge condo complex there that had many financial issues and were just now getting that area (within the past few years) going and having consistent business. Its a shame that a phsyco had to go do this to these people and also that community. My dad texted me today saying how surreal driving to work was knowing he drove past that spot 10 times a week.
I know Funchess has earned a spot because of where he was drafted but that's commical that he's done more this off-season and preseason with his just hammy. Bersin was basically a rookie last year with what 150 Yards receiving? Boykin has over 700 Yards receiving in 8 games with Matt freaking Flynn playing QB in Green Bay (mind you playing against everyone's "1's"). Brown was a good surprise for us last year as a UDFA. Player a whole season and earned his spot coming into this year. I agree he will be here but to crown him as a #3 is a little short minded. We had no depth at WR last year and what might pass last year won't this year. Cotch I don't know if he is sleeping with RR daughter or what but he brings nothing to the table except "experience". Shula doesn't help him having him run read options and go routes but what he "brings" is what everyone future HOF WR coach should bring every Sunday. Ginn earned a spot on this roster because of ST and his connection with Cam. I won't argue with you there.
Its the second game. There is only 1 more game left where we basically see the "starters". Boykin has earned a spot next week to go in as a #3 WR. He shown more flashes than Bersin, Cotch, Byrd etc and can still play ST. That's the versatility that they want on the roster (ex. Remmers playing C)
I brought this thread up not because I expect Boykin to be our #1 WR this year, it's because literally everyone on this board was "super bowl?!?" with Boykin or "camp body" or "he's not Greg Jennings" we signed him to a 1 year pretty much vet minimum and he hard earned that spot this year.
If you read my post history, no on expects him to be the next Moose or Smith. I posted earlier he could be a very solid #3 who contributes to ST (all parts of it) compared to some players that are in the same group (Cotch Bersin etc).
He showed flashes tonight which is more than any other WR has done this entire preseason not named Benjamin. Say what you will, but when the lights come on he has taken his opportunity and ran with it.
Like states earlier, Ed played a roll last year that he was not suited for that Hybrid TE/FB. With him going back to a receiving TE (which we saw when Tolbert came back) he is in a more natural role and his stats got better. I credit him for wanting to come back to a team that obviously misused him after probably telling him something different when he was a FA
Since "gettlolman" has been our GM what career LT have we passed on in the first round? Second round? Or even third? How about FA LT that we passed on? The guy everyone was pissed that went to TB and got cut this year? Those guys don't grow on trees, and if you have a chance to get one in the first round, it's likely because your team is picking top 5. (last time we did that we drafted Cam, Peppers, and Kerry Collins)