It was in 2010 (lafell 1st season). 2nd season he played with a rookie QB with no offseason in a new offense. But agian what limits Lafell from being a #1 wr?
Because he is slow. He is getting separation now because Steve Smith is drawing a double team and beating it enough times to keep Lafell in single coverage. I think he can be a good number 2 but he is scaring no one as a number 1 receiver. Gettis has the speed but he was hurt last year and was raw to begin with. It is stupid to wait for Smith's wheels to fall off before finding another elite guy. Cam is going into his 2nd year not his 7th. He needs guys who can break big plays. For all the talk about the defense Nanee cost us at least 3 games early in the season by dropping touchdown passes in the endzone at the end of games. That would have put us at 9-7 and in the hunt. Look at what AJ Green did for Andy Dalton's(aka Chad Pennington 2.0). Now imagine if we had that kind of receiver with Smith for a couple years. In several of our early games(AZ,GB, Vikings) we were a clutch catch away from winning. Steve Smith is doubled in those situations so we need a guy who can make a f#$king play when it counts. I'm not saying don't address the defense. Just saying a game breaking receiver will help more than a reach at a defensive need.