Re: OCHO tweets
posted at 1/25/2012 11:44 AM EST
In Response to Re: OCHO tweets
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: OCHO tweets : Ocho outproduced Gaffney's 2006 in far lesss reps. Gaffney was a 3rd option, Ocho a 4th who barely played. That to me speaks volumes, because it just means a shotgun base spread and Welker, Gronk, Hernandez and Branch with 35-40 passes per game, isn't enough for 5 options in this offense. Gronk and Welker are basically HOF caliber players. Brady shouldn't even be throwing more than 40 times, so I disagree completely with your analysis. The only issue with Ochocino was a sluggish start and some drops early. And his price tag. The only flop is Bill O'Brien pulling him off the field and never letting him get into a base offense here in certain games. Also, clearly, Joey Galloway was way worse as an older FA signing than Ochocinco. Also, Ocho did a nice job blocking, not being a distraction and doing things Moss wouldn't do here. The wisest move of the year would be to suit him up (and Ridley) and tell them to be ready to make plays.
Posted by RidingWithTheKingII[/QUOTE]
Holt and Galloway are probably the worst of the prime guys. But without the benefit of reviewing Gaffney's stats, I recall him as far superior to 85.
Take away a couple of bombs to 85 and his impact drops to a handful of third-down conversions and some nice blocks. I remember Galloway making some surprisingly clutch catches, the kind of thing that does not show in the stats (a' la Faulk).
I think most fans would agree that the Gaffney of then would be counted upon to help win this SB, while 85 will not. Also, 85 had Welker, Gronk, Hernandez and Branch to draw coverage. Three of those guys arguably are the best players at their position, and the fourth is a former SB MVP and known clutch player for Brady. When Gaffney was here, the receiving corps was not as deep and multi-talented. 85 blew his opportunity here, and he was paid handsomely doing it.