"When it came to certain things, we butted heads sometimes-- route running and route technique," Avant explained. "So I knew I didn't fit his system."
Avant was limited to running clear-out routes because he didn't have the speed that Kelly covets in his wide receivers.
"When they stop calling your number and guys start running some of the routes that you run," Avant said, "I knew from the beginning that I didn't fit his style of offense, in that I'm a crafty guy that gets open in an atypical way."
I could be wrong, but I would think that a crafty, veteran, possession receiver with great hands who can move the chains would have some value in all offenses (but, what do i know?).
We can only hope that this is a case of "your loss is my gain". Sure, at the end of the day it's all about what Avant can do for us, but I will chuckle a little if Chip's passing game falters.