I've said all offseason that Benjamin was the last receiver I wanted in the draft and it looked like he was proving me wrong. Well, after week 1 it really seems like I'm wrong. I was worried about his hands and his motivation issues. He's pretty much caught everything so far. Kids gonna be a good one.
So far, it looks like the 2 best receivers in the draft ended up in Carolina and New Orleans.
When they inked him as an UDFA, I was excited because I felt like he could have been drafted. His size and athleticsm combo excite you. However, outside of his body, nothing makes this guy an NFL receiver. He's stiff. I mean like robot stiff. Nothing he does is fluid. And he can't catch. He dropped everything thrown his way in games. He struggled with drops all throughout camp.
I'm not saying he will never be anything in the NFL because I don't like to speak in definitive terms, but he didn't look like a good prospect to me when I got to watch him in games.
You can see the time and QTR in each picture, all from 1st half of game, further Cook catch was over Sensabaugh who is listed as their top corner. The 3rd string QB overthrew a 55+ yard TD to Cooks who had a couple feet of separation, but he couldn't pull it in and bounced off his fingertips. Brees to Cooks will be on display this weekend for first time in game,
Cooks dropped that pass man. Slightly overthrown? Maybe. But a catchable ball. Cooks dropped it.
You are here in this thread to show how strrrrong willed your Saints fans are and how classy you are. You wouldnt have responded with something meaningless like " I dont care derpy derp" otherwise right? The point of the article was to show how fan bases are forming and dissipating. You took that as fighting words and decided to let those Panther's fans that youre gonna stick your chest out with pride.
Youre a loyal Saints fan and by golly all the Panthers fans need to know that. . unfortunately, it was a pointless comment for the reasons I said before.
Whats funny is your obvious lame attempt to look strong made you look weak and defensive.
All I said was I don't care how much our owners make! Holy poo! Get worked up much? I'm not being defensive, if anyone is it's you. I never said, or implied anything you wrote in your post lol.
Saying he dropped a ball that he should have caught is an excuse?
Saying he was badly underthrown on another is an excuse?
No, just giving some insight for people who might not have been able to catch the game. He made a mistake on one pass, and the QB made a mistake on another. If I was trying to make it seem like he had a better game than his stat line suggests, I could see your point. But I'm not. He caught one ball and dropped one.
I'm not even talking about the proven point. College players get compared to proven players all the time. It's part of it. Just compare them to players with similar athletic ability. CJ is probably the most athletically gifted receiver to ever step on a football field, so not being in his class is not a knock on a player.
If you want a favorable match up numbers wise for Benjamin, look no further than Jimmy Graham. Graham actually put up slightly better numbers in most categories at the combine, but they're very close. And Jimmy is no CJ.
No offense to CJ, I remember desperately hoping he wouldn't fall to the Bucs at 3 or 4 that year in the draft as the name, size, skill, and body of work speak for itself. But yes, KB is larger, weighs more, longer arms, bigger hands (ie potential bigger red zone threat). In his first preseason game in 2007 CJ had 2 catches for 45 yards and no TD's. KB obviously had the TD over a former top 10 pick at corner. CJ is obviously dubbed Megatron for a reason and is a freak athletically, but KB is a former basketball player and is clearly a BIG TIME (literally and figuratively) athlete. Both have been studs for a long time and were similarly rated out of high school (ie 4 or 5 stars, among the top 10 WRs, top 50 overall, etc. depending on the recruiting service, CJ from the Atlanta area and KB from the talent rich Belle Glade area). CJ may be the greatest Georgia Tech player of all time and KB obviously won the crystal football with the biggest play of the year so their stars couldn't be brighter. It's not homerish however to objectively look at these facts and say that KB's potential, measurables, and total body of work take a back seat to no one (even Megatron) at this stage of their respective football careers.
He's not "larger" and he doesn't "weigh more". They measured in at the exact same size at the combine. 6'5" 240 lbs. Kelvin does have an inch longer arms and hands but Johnson has a whopping 11" on him in the vertical department. He's also one of the fastest receivers in the league, which is something Benjamin can't say.
Benjamin isn't close to Johnson's athletic ability and the only people who would argue he is, are Panthers fans. They're both big, that's where the comparisons stop.
Cooks just got a touchdown, insert obligatory Big A style response of "it was only against third stringers fighting for a roster spot".
Benjamin's touchdown was impressive. It takes ridiculous concentration to haul that ball in. Cooks has had a good showing as well. He had a guy mug him in midfield because he lost him on the route that probably would have went for six. Good starts for both rookies.
RC gets one mod and of all a sudden these people act like it's some great oppression lol. Lotta softness going on right now on the AFMB. Idiots where poo-talking mods and daring them to ban them and when they do get banned other posters whine about it. lol
Basically this. Don't talk poo to a mod and you won't get banned. Everyone who got banned in there deserved it.
Good riddance NYG4, she was pretty annoying. What exactly did a JB say, that dudes been on there forever? He should get a pass for all the emotional trauma he's endured that past few years as a Bucs fan.
JB had been falling off his rocker for a few weeks. He was going off on Falcons fans for nothing. Tuggle commented in a thread and JB went off on him. Basically told him and the rest of the Falcons fans to continue jerking each other off and stuff like that.