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#25 Captroop

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:38 AM

People are way too hard on LaFell. He's not likely ever going to be a #1 wideout but you could do much worse at #2 and would have to be fortunate to do better. Hell, people were ready to throw money at Nicks last year and he'd be happy to have LaFell's production this season.

 

You could do much better, too. You're #2, like you're #1, needs to do one thing above everything else, and that's catch the ball when it's thrown in your direction. I don't care if you're #1 is your home run threat and your burner, even if you're not the dynamic receiver on the squad you still have to be counted on to make a play. And no one with a drop rate like LaFell can be a quality #2 or even a mediocre #1. Until he proves he's got the ability to go up and fight for a ball, and (this one drives me nuts) catch the easy ones, I'd hesitate to look at him as a viable #2.

 

As of right now, he's good, but easily replaceable, and I certainly wouldn't pass up a quality WR in the hopes that LaFell would develop into that role.
 



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:41 AM

You could do much better, too. You're #2, like you're #1, needs to do one thing above everything else, and that's catch the ball when it's thrown in your direction. I don't care if you're #1 is your home run threat and your burner, even if you're not the dynamic receiver on the squad you still have to be counted on to make a play. And no one with a drop rate like LaFell can be a quality #2 or even a mediocre #1. Until he proves he's got the ability to go up and fight for a ball, and (this one drives me nuts) catch the easy ones, I'd hesitate to look at him as a viable #2.

 

As of right now, he's good, but easily replaceable, and I certainly wouldn't pass up a quality WR in the hopes that LaFell would develop into that role.
 

I think his blocking is underrated.  That isn't easy to find in WRs.

 

I think based on our current O....he is a solid 2.  Our current O isn't as pass oriented as others



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:53 AM

did someone say Jason Avant???

 

 

 

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XagvsSXSxnY

 

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Exactly.  I'm not trying to say where he should be on the depth chart rather just that he's a good asset to have.  I'm all for keeping him but it shouldn't restrict us from finding at least 2 guys to have ahead of him.  



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:57 AM

Exactly.  I'm not trying to say where he should be on the depth chart rather just that he's a good asset to have.  I'm all for keeping him but it shouldn't restrict us from finding at least 2 guys to have ahead of him.  

 

 

The ball is thrown to him, he catches it!  He is a great great guy yea yea yea yea yea



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:00 AM

Like Moose before him Lafell can block!

Well done kid!

 

 



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:02 AM

Lafell's blocking has won us games.  His blocking has sprung big plays, yesterday was not the first time he has done that. Lafell is the guy on a basketball that hustles, deflects balls, and sets great screens. None of that will come up on a stat sheet, but it's vital to a teams success. Should he be our #1 guy...no. I doubt he ask for a big contract and his play warrants him staying.

 

 



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

You could do much better, too. You're #2, like you're #1, needs to do one thing above everything else, and that's catch the ball when it's thrown in your direction. I don't care if you're #1 is your home run threat and your burner, even if you're not the dynamic receiver on the squad you still have to be counted on to make a play. And no one with a drop rate like LaFell can be a quality #2 or even a mediocre #1. Until he proves he's got the ability to go up and fight for a ball, and (this one drives me nuts) catch the easy ones, I'd hesitate to look at him as a viable #2.

 

As of right now, he's good, but easily replaceable, and I certainly wouldn't pass up a quality WR in the hopes that LaFell would develop into that role.
 

 

You could easily replace him with. . .who, exactly? If you discount the teams that have two #1 class receivers (like the Falcons when healthy) you don't actually have all that many good #2s. Would you trade LaFell for Lance Moore? Harry Douglas? Brian Hartline?



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:14 AM

You could easily replace him with. . .who, exactly? If you discount the teams that have two #1 class receivers (like the Falcons when healthy) you don't actually have all that many good #2s. Would you trade LaFell for Lance Moore? Harry Douglas? Brian Hartline?

 

 

actually I would trade him for all three of those guys



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:16 AM

I think Lafell's problem has been thinking he knows it all. Steve Smith has said so

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:16 AM

Some of you people are making Lafell out to have anemic catching skills. Lafell has caught balls that have extended drives in critical situations. Thers is a difference between being inconsitent and having the dropsies.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:21 AM

actually I would trade him for all three of those guys

 

Eww, Lance Moore. . .



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:25 AM

You could easily replace him with. . .who, exactly? If you discount the teams that have two #1 class receivers (like the Falcons when healthy) you don't actually have all that many good #2s. Would you trade LaFell for Lance Moore? Harry Douglas? Brian Hartline?

 

Alshon Jeffrey - Chi (Who is outproducing Brandon Marshall)

Eric Decker - Den

Michael Floyd - Ari (Unless you think Larry Fitzgerald is the #2 in Ari)

Hakeem Nicks - NYG

Doug Baldwin - Sea (or Golden Tate, you tell me which is #2)

 

I could go on, but you get my point. Some of these #2 guys actually are fighting to be considered #1. And LaFell is in a different class than any of them. There are lots of good #2 guys in the league, and many more will be coming out in the draft. I'm not saying LaFell shouldn't be #2 right now, I'm saying he's decent but if we have the opportunity to upgrade the #2 wide receiver position through FA or the draft, we should take it rather than holding out hope the LaFell will develop into a #2 of the caliber of the guys mentioned above.

 

Do you really think he can do that? Really?