won't spend money or time on kevin costner movies.
haven't liked anything of his since field of dreams. since then everything has been a chore to watch.
true story: i decided one saturday that i needed to get caught up on sleep and decided that since the postman was on is it would be probably ideal to help put me to sleep. it worked and i took. couple hour nap. woke up and it was still on. went to mcdonalds and bought a couple filet o fish (don't judge me) and came back and it was still on. fell asleep again and when i woke up the movie was just finishing.
I wouldn't be surprised if G-Man did draft Ealy. The Giants DL was dominant because the front office made their strength a juggernaut. Yeah, it's overkill but in a pass-happy league pass rushers are essential.
so are pass catchers and OL. probably moreso. we are set on the DL. you can't say that about WR and OL.
lafell was ok, but very unreliable and on the whole just average. there's nothing special, meaning dynamic, about avant and cotchery, but they are reliable. they are clutch. they are also provide great leadership on and off the field.
i had enough of lafell's drops, esp. in key situations. there were far too many excuses made for him. those excuses don't have to be made for either avant or cotchery as far as reliability is concerned. cotchery provides a better red zone target for cam (an i'm not referring to size) and avant is a first down machine. both are more polished than lafell, which they should be because of their age, but avant pretty much came into the league like that. he's the closest thing to a ricky proehl-type receiver that we've had since, well, proehl.
i don't know enough about underwood so i'll give you that, but lafell better than cotchery and avant? nah. at the most it's a push, but when you factor in what he's getting at new england and what avant and cotchery are getting here, it pushes him right off the edge. as far as value, there's no question in my mind that both avant and cotchery are better values and better receivers.
See that's an opinion I can respect, what I don't like is when people thinks this takes WR off the need list. I had that fear last year after we signed Hixon and Ginn, and sure enough we didn't draft a WR.
who is saying that WR is no longer a need? that might be an assumption you are making by people not freaking out over the state of the WR corps.
we are rebuilding the WR corps from scratch, mainly because what we had was essentially crap. what we are doing is outting theframework in place for a good up and coming WR to be built and what cotchery and avant bring is 1) much needed reliability and 2) solid vet presence and mentors for a very young WR that will/should see it's main components brought in this year. look at the temperment of these two guys and compare them to smitty. take away the attitude on the field and even then, whobdo you think would be better for building and mentoring? smitty has gotten better, but he was still lacking and that was never one of his strong suits. from what i can see, cotchery and avant are both pretty selfless role players and i think that is crucial for helping a young group of players grow into their roles.
like i said, these are reliable options for a young QB on the field and solid leaders for the young WRs. if you need to see comparisons as far as roles, look at cotchery as a moose type player and avant as proehl. no, they aren't perfect comparisons and i'm sure people will point out the differences, but the point is this. whoever we bring in will have solid pros to learn from that will help them grow like moose and proehl helped smith.
I like this signing. Not overly thrilled, But I like it.
Now if rayzor is on board. That would help me feel better about it.
i am. he's a guy i wanted all along. in fact i wanted to draft him when he came out. not flashy, but as solid and reliable player as you will find. he catches anything coming to him and knows his role. he's the meat and potatoes type player that gets the ball moving forward and gives the QB someone he can count on.
having said all that, i still think we need to draft a WR early and double dip there. cam needs more weapons. he needs some lethal options and as good as i think avant is, he isn't lethal.
he's as solid a possession receiver as you will find. dude catches everything and he's tough. he's not flashy and he isnt a TD machine, but he's reliable and a good target for cam.
we aren't going to find a #1 in FA, but we probably will in the draft. there's not a lot that's had me feeling good about this offseason so far, but if we sign avant i think we'll be on the way to having cam better and more reliable targets than last year.
He won a playoff game with The Golden Calf of Bristol.
if they were in a division at that point that wasn't total crap, they wouldn't have even been in the playoffs at all and that next game against the pats let the world know that the broncos with The Golden Calf of Bristol shouldn't have been in the playoffs. they were 8-8 with a cake schedule. not impressed by anyone mentioning them being. playoff team that year. steelers win was nothing but luck.