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Outside Smitty, our wide receiver core is a joke. It always has been. I don't know what excuse Hurney had for not drafting a top level receiver. Granted, wideouts bust at a high rate in the first round but the front office has done an absolute horrid job in assembling a solid supporting cast for Smith and Newton/Delhomme. I never had faith in Carter, Jarrett, Colbert and Edwards, and LaFell has been a disappointment.

We need a double-dip WR draft this upcoming off-season.

Why do you say lafell is a disappointment? Its not like we picked him in the first or something. The only bone I have with lafell is he needs to be more consistant.

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Why do you say lafell is a disappointment? Its not like we picked him in the first or something. The only bone I have with lafell is he needs to be more consistant.

Because ever since he's shown flashes of greatness, he's played spotty. He'll have a great game one week and then show up again three weeks later. He's unreliable. LaFell is a decent #2 but if Smitty goes down with an injury, I don't expect Brandon to step up.

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But that was 2004 and we had Moose who was still good enough to be a #1. And if I recall we don't make the playoffs that year. That was the year between the Super Bowl and the NFC Championship. Your example actually shows how when Smitty went down we were fugged (which we my point)

 

Why do you insist I am arguing with you?

 

You also forget that Smitty's injury was just one of the many we had that season and had we won the last game I believe we would have made the playoffs at 8-8 but we choked it against. N.O.

 

Do you realize we had nearly 4K yards passing last year?   I hope we never find out but, I still believe we will be ok.  Even if the #1 spot is done by committee.

 

You say we are fug'd, I say we would be in big trouble but not necessarily screwed. 

 

So do you suggest we just throw in the towel if Smitty goes down or hope someone steps up. 

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Ginn is pretty much a bust at the receiver position (I am excited about him on special teams), Hixon can not stay hurt and there is a good chance that Gettis will not make the team.  I would rather rely on Lafell and Olsen any day of the week than those three.

 

 

Got you on Gettis and Hixon but Ginn I am not buying the bust label, YET.  Granted it was in short and no contact but he seems motivated to shed that label.  So I'll hold judgment on him for now.

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Why do you insist I am arguing with you?

 

 

 

So do you suggest we just throw in the towel if Smitty goes down or hope someone steps up. 

 

 

1)  I'm not arguing - don't think you are either

 

2)  Yes, I hope someone steps up.  That's the keyword in your sentence.  You make it sound like "no big deal....Ginn or Gettis will just stretch the field and go off for 1K".  If Smitty goes down then we are in big, big trouble.  That's all....

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Got you on Gettis and Hixon but Ginn I am not buying the bust label, YET. Granted it was in short and no contact but he seems motivated to shed that label. So I'll hold judgment on him for now.

I want Ginn to do well, he is very exciting to watch on special teams and with his speed he could be a huge threat at receiver if he catches on. I was not trying to hate on him at all just saying I trust olsen and lafell more. Hopefully you are right and Ginn has a breakout year!

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1)  I'm not arguing - don't think you are either

 

2)  Yes, I hope someone steps up.  That's the keyword in your sentence.  You make it sound like "no big deal....Ginn or Gettis will just stretch the field and go off for 1K".  If Smitty goes down then we are in big, big trouble.  That's all....

 

He scares me every training camp because he always goes 100%.  And for both of our views.  I hope we never have to find out.

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Its going to be a serious loss when Smith is gone. There's no questioning that, but guys have to stay healthy and get opportunities to thrive. That hasnt happened yet and if it doesnt this year for many of our hopefuls then thats the end. Ginn and Hixon could easily be one year flyers also.

 

To me, it looks like we'll be in perfect position to hit wideout hard and heavy in the draft and FA next year and the following if nothing pans out for us. Dont forget we have about 5 guys that could turn out to be somewhere between mediocre and great. Its a perfect recipe for a young gun QB to make someone a star. . . . but they gotta stay healthy.

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Since I can't start a topic, I'm going to post this on here. What do you guys think of Mike Mitchell? Yeah the guy who drove Cam into the ground several times last season when we played the Raiders. I hope somebody lay a hurting on him in training camp just for what he did then after that, we are cool.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naDhD6uE0Ps

 

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Since I can't start a topic, I'm going to post this on here. What do you guys think of Mike Mitchell? Yeah the guy who drove Cam into the ground several times last season when we played the Raiders. I hope somebody lay a hurting on him in training camp just for what he did then after that, we are cool.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naDhD6uE0Ps

not worth it, its football.  leave that poo on the field 

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not worth it, its football.  leave that poo on the field 

 

It depends, if DJ Campbell wins the job, i say lay a hit on him! Aint no one fuging with my Cam

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I gotta agree no need in retaliation.  He is now a teammate. When you're on a team that needs to stop someone like Cam.  You hit him hard.  If it were a cheap shot then he probably paid a fine but otherwise.  It's Football.  Suck it up and move on.

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