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#91 TheRed

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

Check out Brandon Williams if you haven't already. I'm not saying he is gonna be it, but the dude is a freak athlete, great hands, smart guy. He had a neck injury that took him out of college at Oregon but he got a second opinion on it and he is good to go.

It would just be nice to land a quality reciever period in UDFA.


I'd heard his name but hadn't read about him. Good story, but he's been out of football almost two years.

I was kind of pissed when we cut Barnidge but didn't really bother to replace him.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

Brandon Williams is definitely a physical specimen.   As far as Barnidge, meh, he never really was the reason we won or lost a game.  



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

I'd heard his name but hadn't read about him. Good story, but he's been out of football almost two years.

I was kind of pissed when we cut Barnidge but didn't really bother to replace him.

 

I wasn't so much pissed, but Barnidge had apparently showed some flashes so I don't really know why they did that. I agree we need another TE. We need a lot of things.

 

Williams is someone to follow though. I know he has been out of the game for 2 years, but he wasn't sitting on his ass. Played Basketball in college. (a la Jimmy Graham? lol)

 

also, we signed him before the draft. snagged him as fast as possible.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

Check out Brandon Williams if you haven't already. I'm not saying he is gonna be it, but the dude is a freak athlete, great hands, smart guy. He had a neck injury that took him out of college at Oregon but he got a second opinion on it and he is good to go. 

 

It would just be nice to land a quality reciever period in UDFA.

 Between Williams and Rosario, we might just have that pass catching TE already on the roster.

 

Williams is an athletic freak and Rosario is a converted WR that both the coaches and other players are raving about.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:19 PM

 Between Williams and Rosario, we might just have theat pass catching TE already on the roster.

 

Williams is an athletic freak and Rosario is a converted WR that both the coaches and other players are raving about.

 

I'm leaning towards that, we stay set at TE.  I've heard the coaches and players rave about both those guys. Will be an interesting camp.
 



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

If Williams or Rosario (I always think of Dante when I hear the name) can pan out thats great.

I just want another legit pass catching TE out there. Shockey and Olsen in 2011 worked well for Cam.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:46 PM

I appreciate the fact that we have a solid TE, but the point was that we have needed a quality threat at WR for more years than not while Smitty was on an island.  Like I said before, the article mentions TEs and RBs as being productive in this offense in the past, but  some of you talk like adding a legitimate downfield threat at WR opposite Smitty and having a pass catching TE that kinda fills the role of a WR1-2 is mutually exclusive. It's not.

 

IMO, just because Cam threw for x amount of yards, or the wide-out's or RBs caught this many passes, blah blah blah, doesn't mean that the offense was running on all cylinders or playing up to it's theoretical potential.  

 

People bring up the Pats in this situation, but they are really exhibit one as to why a super talented team needs to finish the deal, and acquire that second threat at WR.  The last good look they had at a ring was when they had Moss and Welker.  Our division rivals (Falcons and Saints) are really exhibits B and C as to why that second threat at WR is necessary to achieve maximum offensive efficiency in today's NFL.  Give me one team that has gone to the mountaintop  with one threat at WR, only complemented by one good to great pass-catching TE.  Give me just one.  

 

Say what you want, but our passing game has been a broken-winged bird for years. That's just the way I see it.  

 

 

 



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:50 PM


And your leap of logic most of the time takes a good discussion and makes it ridiculous. How does taking a number of wide receivers in the draft over the past 7 or 8 years have anything to do with drafting Newton number 1 overall. That we drafted Clausen which is the only quarterback we drafted as a starter since Weinke? Wasn't Smith a third rounder? How did that work out?? The other guys we drafted or signed at QB were developmental guys like we brought in this year.

When you have a number 1 receiver who is very good you don't bring in a ton of other guys every year. Plus you have to see how a guy develops before you simply bring in several more. And don't say by that logic we should have developed Clausen. When you are historically bad you don't need years to figure that out.

No one said we invested heavily but honestly I don't think we have needed to.

You said we shouldn't keep drafting WRs bc they don't pan out here. In 15 years, in the first 2 rounds we have ONLY drafted 2 2nd rounders. That is hardly trying and striking out....that isn't trying.

So if we shouldn't draft WRs based on that argument....then we shouldn't of drafted Newton bc all we did was strike out on QBs in the same time period while searching via bargain draft picks.

Now do in think we needed to draft WRs in 2003? No. But we should of been active in adding real talent post 2005. Since then it has been a growing issue.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

It gets frustrating seeing this organization treat the WR position like a farm team, waiting and relying on mediocre receivers to develop year after year(armanti, Pilares, Bryant, Gettis, Adams) instead of finding players that can step in and help immediately.  The article is right, we should be a little worried about wr this upcoming year, lets just hope someone we don't expect steps up and makes a big impact. C'mon Gettis!




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