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Lafell will now start over Naanee


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:20 PM

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:22 PM

Could we run this offense with 2 #2 WR's and an elite TE?

i don't know.

probably. if we keep spreading the ball around why not? pats and saints have done really well without elite talent catching the ball over the years.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:30 PM

i don't know.

probably. if we keep spreading the ball around why not? pats and saints have done really well without elite talent catching the ball over the years.


No, not in this offense. This offense needs an elite WR to run at maximum capacity. Show me any great offense that did not have a great WR in NFL history and I'll show you a stat line that suggests they pride themselves on the dink and dunk. We are a vertical offense. We need an elite WR who can go down the field and get the ball better than anyone else on the field, but more importantly, will draw attention to himself. You think the TE's would be as open underneath as they are without Smitty carrying two and three guys down the field on any given play? You think the underneath routes and short stuff would be there without him commanding that kind of attention? No.

An elite wide receiver is a priority in this offense.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:33 PM

Without Legatron we will fail. He takes all the coverage away from everyone else on the field with his elite skills. Triple coverage on Naanee = Smith wide open. Think people.



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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:34 PM

maybe.

still think that as long as we have a reliable downfield threat or two that would be enough as long as you had enough going on in other places that you the defense would have to be spread out. wouldn't necessarily have to be an elite WR, imo.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

maybe.

still think that as long as we have a reliable downfield threat or two that would be enough as long as you had enough going on in other places that you the defense would have to be spread out. wouldn't necessarily have to be an elite WR, imo.


I like the math of one player drawing the attention of 3 players over three players drawing the attention of three players any day. You think Cam would have all that room when he scrambles without the attention Smiths brings? Why do you think the players in the Secondary typically have to come from all the ay across the field to get in to position to tackle him?

I just don't know that people truly grasp what Smith does for this offense. It's monumental.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:42 PM

I like the math of one player drawing the attention of 3 players over three players drawing the attention of three players any day. You think Cam would have all that room when he runs without the attention SMiths brings?

I just don't know that people truly grasp what Smith does for this offense. It's monumental.

no....i think this year smith is vital to newton's success.

as newton grows in his ability and decision making he will rely on smith less, imo.

i don't see any scenario in the next couple years short of smith getting hurt where we'd have to see an offense without smith taking the heat from multiple defenders so i'm not sure why it's an issue or why it was brought up.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:46 PM

Because the day WILL come when we will have to make a move to put an elite player at that position.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:00 PM

Lafell WILL never be elite.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

Because the day WILL come when we will have to make a move to put an elite player at that position.

i hope we do.

i just don't think it's something we need to address right away nor is it something that is vital depending on the playcalling and the other receivers available. it would be a sweet luxury but i think the offense is high powered enough that it could do well with just reliable and respectable receivers. elite would just put them over the top.

one guy i like a lot is that mohammed sanu from rutgers. some talk about him possibly coming out this year but if he stuck around another year we could draft him then.

dude reminds me a lot of lafell as far as being physical only more versatile. if we had him and lafell along with gettis and an elite TE i think that would be enough to get the job done.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:19 PM

I still think Gettis will be #2 but this is LaFells chance to prove he's not just a blocking WR.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:55 PM

I kinda saw this coming after seeing Naanee play after it was reported that Lafell would start over him due to injury. RR don't want to come outright and say that he was wrong. But he had to continue to play Naanee to get to this point and remove any and all uncertainty.