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#1 iampantherman

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

I know the predominant topic is Chud and the OC spot right now, and many share these same sentiments, but I just think it is vital (but perhaps very difficult) that we address the WR position and get a player of real impact this off-season, whether through the draft and/or free-agency. When your franchise is this many years into its existence, and the 4th all-time leading receiver is Mark Carrier with 2547 career yards, and you have an aging Smitty along with a young franchise QB, you simply must address this position and right now- not later- now!

If we don't do something significant about this position during the off-season, I'll be furious. I know we have other needs that have to be tended to, but I don't see how we can go another year without bringing in a talented wideout.

Anyway, who do you guys want?

In the draft I like Justin Hunter, but I'm worried about his durability. I like Keenan Allen too, but I'm not wowed enough by any of the WR crop to spend a first rounder on them. I don't know enough about the guys projected to go in later rounds to really know who might be a good fit for us.

As for the FA route, I don't want Bowe. Wallace and Jennings will likely be too expensive.

It seems like this is going to be a tough problem to really fix properly before next season imo. What would you guys like to see happen before the 2013 kickoff, and do you think anything substantial will be done at this position?

#2 Salvo

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Fine with me...just not in the first round. WR class this year is deep, but not all that strong at the top.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Well, with both Hurney and Fox gone, our nightmare may finally be over.

I'd take any of them, but would rather look to the draft (though I don't know who's out there yet).

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

I don't think it is our strongest position with regards to depth, but if we upgrade our other needs and stayed with our current WR's, I think we could still be a playoff team. Smitty is still a #1 WR despite what anyone says and I was content with Lafell and Murphy as options 2A & 2B.

If we do choose to address WR as a position of need, I would like for us to first try to get a WR with our 2nd round pick. I am partial to Nuke Hopkins, but there should be some decent WR talent left when we are selecting at #44.

If we go the free agent route, I think D. Bowe would be the best overall option if we could afford him, and Mike Wallace would be the best overall option to compliment Smitty with a speedster on opposite side.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

I don't think it is our strongest position with regards to depth, but if we upgrade our other needs and stayed with our current WR's, I think we could still be a playoff team. Smitty is still a #1 WR despite what anyone says and I was content with Lafell and Murphy as options 2A & 2B.

If we do choose to address WR as a position of need, I would like for us to first try to get a WR with our 2nd round pick. I am partial to Nuke Hopkins, but there should be some decent WR talent left when we are selecting at #44.

If we go the free agent route, I think D. Bowe would be the best overall option if we could afford him, and Mike Wallace would be the best overall option to compliment Smitty with a speedster on opposite side.



I agree, but for how much longer? Additionally I think it would benefit Smitty, as well as the entire offense, to strengthen the WRs playing around him.

#7 Cary Kollins

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

Murphy is pretty turrible. He is good for one tough catch a season. Lafell just will never be a #1. Gettis, who knows if Rivera even lets him out of the dog house.

Olsen is basically the #2 WR.

We are one Steve Smith injury away from being in big trouble at receiver.

Ideally I'd like us to find a way to draft Patterson.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

Take a WR in the 4th and hope it turns out to be brandon marshall?

WR is nowhere near as big a concern as Oline is so I'm not really worried about it. Right now I'm fine with Lafell as the number 2 (third receiving option behind smith and olsen) and Murphy/Gettis at 3/4 isn't the worst thing in the world. I think our best route down the line with Cam is to let him marinate and figure out what he likes in receivers and let him convey that to our GM and coaching staff, then draft guys with those attributes. Kind of like what Manning did with Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

If Keenan Allen magically falls to us we have to take him.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Murphy is pretty turrible. He is good for one tough catch a season. Lafell just will never be a #1. Gettis, who knows if Rivera even lets him out of the dog house.

Olsen is basically the #2 WR.

We are one Steve Smith injury away from being in big trouble at receiver.

Ideally I'd like us to find a way to draft Patterson.



My guess is Gettis didn't do anything wrong to be in the doghouse but was more likely completely out of game shape for keeping off his knee for so long. Could have also decided to shelf him to prevent reinjury since when he came back we were eliminated from playoff contention.

#11 Cary Kollins

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

My guess is Gettis didn't do anything wrong to be in the doghouse but was more likely completely out of game shape for keeping off his knee for so long. Could have also decided to shelf him to prevent reinjury since when he came back we were eliminated from playoff contention.


I hope that's the case.

#12 DeeJay

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

After the cap is fixed

GO after a decent WR.

#13 iampantherman

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:01 PM



We are one Steve Smith injury away from being in big trouble at receiver.



That's the way I feel also. It's just a really fragile and thin position when you consider how heavily we rely upon Smitty.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Take a WR in the 4th and hope it turns out to be brandon marshall?

WR is nowhere near as big a concern as Oline is so I'm not really worried about it. Right now I'm fine with Lafell as the number 2 (third receiving option behind smith and olsen) and Murphy/Gettis at 3/4 isn't the worst thing in the world. I think our best route down the line with Cam is to let him marinate and figure out what he likes in receivers and let him convey that to our GM and coaching staff, then draft guys with those attributes. Kind of like what Manning did with Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie.


Great post totally agree.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

(1) Warmack/Jesse
(2) Hunter

or have some gut and invest the future

(1) Warmack
(1) Jesse
(2) Hunter/Hopkins/best available wr


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