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#41 koolkatluke

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:52 PM

It sure wouldn't hurt to have 1 more WR who could be a serious addition to the offense. Smith, LaFell & Gettis should all contribe a lot, but I would like to see us get a guy round 4 or after who can retunr punts & develop into a quality receiver. To do that, it would have to be a guy who produced in college, but for some reason drops 4th round or lower. I don't think this is a priority, but if the right guy is there, I hope they go for it.


I agree. I say 5th or later but pretty much agree.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:08 AM

Why do/did people overreact to Lagedu's early struggles and just claim he sucks or is a garbage WR? People were so quick to judge. Not saying he deserved to start over LaFell but he wasn't as bad as people made him out to be.

As far as our WR corps, I wouldn't be upset if we didn't draft a WR. I think eventually need to start looking to add a WR to replace Smitty but it doesn't have to happen now.

I think with Cam as our QB, our WRs don't need to be world beaters.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:23 AM

Lafell had the surest hands on our team.

He caught 64% of passes thrown to him.

Smith caught 61%

#44 koolkatluke

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:33 AM

Why do/did people overreact to Lagedu's early struggles and just claim he sucks or is a garbage WR? People were so quick to judge. Not saying he deserved to start over LaFell but he wasn't as bad as people made him out to be.

As far as our WR corps, I wouldn't be upset if we didn't draft a WR. I think eventually need to start looking to add a WR to replace Smitty but it doesn't have to happen now.

I think with Cam as our QB, our WRs don't need to be world beaters.



I don't agree with RK much but he was on point here. I don't know why so many people think it's a dire need to Draft a wr this year.

I think we're in a good spot this year to give Lafell, Gettis and Pilaris a chance to see who steps up and if they don't there will be some wr who come out next year.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:40 AM

I think with Cam as our QB, our WRs don't need to be world beaters.


I strongly disagree with this statement. Just because a QB is good, does not mean you should not upgrade them. If Gettis and Lafell don't produce as they should next year, yet are still average and not "world beaters" I think you MUST upgrade them. Look at the Patriots. Tom Brady is a HOF quarterback, who granted won a superbowl with not so great receivers (but a kick ass defense). However, they continue to upgrade his weapons and receivers all the time.

Of course the season has not started yet, but I simply don't see Lafell as the answer. Gettis I think has serious potential. He was putting up decent numbers with Clausen and no Steve Smith. Lafell, he simply did not produce even when he got into the lineup when Naanee went down. As I said earlier, yes he can catch and I was more harping on two seasons ago and the preseason... BUT, if you watch the games, he simply does not put up great numbers. The last three games he put up 0, 100, and 27 receiving yards. The 100 yard game was mainly off a 91 yard TD catch that was busted coverage..... I simply don't have faith in his ability to get open.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

Quarterbacks make receivers, not vice versa. Ever notice how Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, etc. of the world always seem to have great receivers around them? That's because elite QBs make the entire offense go. You can get 80% of the production of an elite receiver from a decent receiver if you have an elite QB. A mediocre QB + an elite receiver = crap.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:47 AM

I strongly disagree with this statement. Just because a QB is good, does not mean you should not upgrade them. If Gettis and Lafell don't produce as they should next year, yet are still average and not "world beaters" I think you MUST upgrade them. Look at the Patriots. Tom Brady is a HOF quarterback, who granted won a superbowl with not so great receivers (but a kick ass defense). However, they continue to upgrade his weapons and receivers all the time.

Of course the season has not started yet, but I simply don't see Lafell as the answer. Gettis I think has serious potential. He was putting up decent numbers with Clausen and no Steve Smith. Lafell, he simply did not produce even when he got into the lineup when Naanee went down. As I said earlier, yes he can catch and I was more harping on two seasons ago and the preseason... BUT, if you watch the games, he simply does not put up great numbers. The last three games he put up 0, 100, and 27 receiving yards. The 100 yard game was mainly off a 91 yard TD catch that was busted coverage..... I simply don't have faith in his ability to get open.


LaFell didn't really start to come on until the end of the year anyways because he had so much trouble picking up the offense (hence Naanee starting over him.) Now that he's going to be in it for the second season in a row and will have Gettis drawing attention along with Steve Smith. Frankly, Cam's going to have trouble distributing the ball between Smitty, Gettis, LaFell, Olsen, DeAngelo, Stewart, Tolbert and his own touches.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:52 AM

"You can get 80% of the production of a elite receiver from a decent receiver with an elite quarterback".... Where did you pull that from?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:57 AM

"You can get 80% of the production of a elite receiver from a decent receiver with an elite quarterback".... Where did you pull that from?


Plain and simple Brady won 3 superbowls with who ? at wr. Do you know? And before you say Moss no he didn't win when he had Moss.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:08 AM

Plain and simple Brady won 3 superbowls with who ? at wr. Do you know? And before you say Moss no he didn't win when he had Moss.


Yes, Deion Branch was Superbowl MVP for one of them..... And he was on the team for the other one. So I would say he was somewhat important at the time.... He also had Troy Brown who was pretty dynamic in the 2001 season. It would be fair to say he had a bad receiving core in one of his Superbowls not all three. Good try though.

In addition,he also had a defense that everyone seems to forget. I'm not saying its impossible, but the reason everyone knows he had little to no weapons is because it is so rare. All the other offenses of this modern passing era go after WR's. It is becoming a more and more high paid and sought out position. I would be willing to conceed that we could pass on WR this year to see how everything pans out (although I still see Braylon Edwards as a low risk, possible high reward scenario). However, it is ignorant and somewhat foolish to settle for average WR's. I'm pretty sure no GM settles for "okay" wide receivers because they want to let their QB get them out of their problems. The Patriots just signed a plethora of WR's this season, and drafted two tight ends for Brady last season. It's not like they tried to have a bad receiving core for Brady...