As a Charger fan who attends about a dozen practices a year and has watched every game this team has played in the last 20 years 2-3 times, I can tell you without doubt that the Charger fans in that thread are hugely overestimating Tutu's capabilities. He became something of a cult-hero because he made two big TD catches against the Texans, but it just can't be ignored that he was WIDE open on both and not really through any talent of his own. I just don't want you guys to set yourselves up for disappointment because you talked to the most rah-rah Bolt fans.
Don't get me wrong, Tutu has talent. He's got a good balance of size, speed, and quickness. He's not a guy who separates, though, and once he got on the radar vs. the Texans, our next few opponents had no trouble containing him.
That being said, he was raw last year, fresh off the practice squad in his rookie season.
Now here's the good news: When training camp opened this year he was easily our most effective receiver. Now, VJ, Floyd, and Gates hadn't arrived yet, so that has to be taken with a grain of salt, but Tutu hugely improved the consistency of his route-running. If he makes it, it will be because he continues to work on his technique. He has shown that when he's precise in his routes he can work zone coverage, the comeback patterns, and the flats. He's fairly bright, and doesn't seem to have any character issues. Don't look for him to become a consistent deep-threat, and definitely don't pencil him in as a #1. He can be a quality #2, but he lacks the explosiveness of a true NFL #1, IMO.
Great post, thanks.