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So Armanti has earned a roster spot..

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I don't remember any significant pre-season hype about Armanti. Last year maybe a little bit of talk about him looking a little better than previous.

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If he has truly earned the spot, then good for him.

 

He has all the tools to be good, he clearly has the desire and the work ethic so I don't have any problem with it.

 

My one concern is this- is his ceiling high enough to justify keeping him over someone else who doesn't have the same developmental delays as him?

 

Anyway, too early to say who has and hasn't definitely earned a spot for the guys that are on the bubble.

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I'm very impressed with ae. Cant say it enuff he looks sure handed and is catching everything.his speed isn't world class but its good. I think before the seasons over he will probably be 3rd wr.

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You all know I have been an Armanti critic, but he has done as well as anyone in camp not named Lafell or Smitty.

 

 

I don't think his roster position is secured though. He will have ample opportunity in preseason to make plays. If he disappears like he has done in the past, he will be one of the last cuts made.

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Let's be realistic about Armanti for a second. Many people here have been critical of him, for good or bad, based on his lack of development as a receiver, which is all well and good except for the fact that his first season he had Fox who had no interest in teaching him. Follow that up into his second season where there is a lockout and once again no real instruction during the time of year where he could really use it to make an impact.

 

As of right now he's had his second real offseason, this time with Ricky Proehl teaching him, where the onus of development isn't so high on getting a bunch of other receivers trained. Will this training pay off and he finally make an impact on Sundays? I have no idea but I'm certainly not going to count him out, and he's definitely earned his way into good favor with his work ethic and noticeable improvement this offseason.

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I think he makes the roster. AE seems too have improved dramaticly this year. In past years he looked to be lost. Now all of a sudden the light is burning. I wont say he's #3 or anything. But he's in the #3-#5 WR range. And that's a better showing than years past. Now the battle is really between Adams,Pilares and Gettis for the 6th spot.

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As long this team continues to ignore the fact Steve Smith is getting old and decides they have bigger needs than a WR,we have no choice but hope and pray someone either resurrects their career, comes back from injury or finally blossoms at the position.

 

I'm not thinking the WR corps of Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, Dominique Hixon, Ted Ginn, AE or anyone else is going to strike fear in the hearts of any secondary in the league.

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I don't think there are many WR groups that strike fear in hearts. Maybe a few. If we could have every position group full of pro bowlers it would be really nice though.

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Most well rounded. Solid group of WRs we've had in.....well, since 2003-2004.

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He didn't look lost at all last year, but you could tell he was still having to really think through everything from routes, to hand technique to route running. It sounds like he's now just playing and those things are somewhere in the background so he's able to move more freely and confidently.

 

It's amazing what good coaching can do.

 

I think he makes the roster. AE seems too have improved dramaticly this year. In past years he looked to be lost. Now all of a sudden the light is burning. I wont say he's #3 or anything. But he's in the #3-#5 WR range. And that's a better showing than years past. Now the battle is really between Adams,Pilares and Gettis for the 6th spot.

 

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