Look at the WRs then and look at what we have today.
I for one do not mind the loss of steve smith. First, there is the locker room presence--I don't think he was embraced by teammates. Then there is the production--745 yards, 4 TDs and nearly 21 fights---and finally there is the age. I think Smith will get a lot of looks in Baltimore, but he can no longer carry at team. In my opinion, thanks for the memories, but our youth on O does not need a grumpy old man as a leader.
Now take a look at the real weakness of that team., the OL--you could argue that we are not much better now.
- 73 Mackenzy Bernadeau G
- 71 C. J. Davis G
- 69 Jordan Gross T
- 67 Ryan Kalil C
- 63 Chris Morris C/G
- 64 Rob Petitti T
- 74 Geoff Schwartz T
- 65 Garry Williams T
The guards sucked. However, Bernadeau went on to play at Dallas and started. Gross is the man, as is Kalil. Schwartz and Williams have started--Schwartz is starting in NY, I believe. It was an Evan Mathis-like mistake not to retain him, but hey, we have to feed the RBs. Does the 2014 line have the talent to be better than this one? I think so, but we need to see. I am still not sold on Silatolu and Turner is a rookie. Bell at LT and Chandler/Williams on the other side? Yikes. I think the cut deadlines are Aug 26 and Aug 30 (guessing from memory) so I fully expect to see a new T on the roster by September 2.