Re: Oh No Dont Go Thay Way Again!!!
posted at 2/29/2012 12:10 PM EST
In Response to Re: Oh No Dont Go Thay Way Again!!!
[QUOTE]Ocho Had At least 6 dropped passes and 15 receptions , tell is there any WR prospect who is younger faster that cant produce that number , If you had Stallworth instead he would have given at least 30 receptions , chad has done his year with the pats no production time to move on and save a roster spot for some one who can produce the 6M salary is what kept chads job not his production
Posted by yakv[/QUOTE]
- First off, let's ALL try to at least attempt to here on this board, try to angle the stats we're proffering within our posts, perhaps back a bit towards maybe actual fact-based reality... It's not just you man, really that 400 post thread by babe crushed many of us truth-lovers...
Ocho caught only 15 receptions, but was credited with at least 6 dropped passes this year...? Then just offer us the link... Same with Mayo making only 1.25 mil in the upcoming year (after signing something like a 5 year 30 million dollar contract), and same with Ocho makin' 6 mil this past year (I thought it was 5 mil)....? Just offer us up the links please for simple reference sake, considering that now it appears to be the recent norm on this forum, to offer up any and all inaccurate figures people want, simply to bolster their given claims (again, not
pointing towards you yourself, in these recent threads). ~~~
Fact is, the very simple reality which others are pointing out on this topic, IS very poignant in terms of what NE can even hope to possibly do about their wide receiver corps in the upcoming season...
Even IF and when Welker gets tagged or actually resigned, NE's STILL left with scary uncertainties everywhere ELSE other than the slot wideout position... And even IF any argument says that NE would rather deploy 2 TEs and just 2 WRs (as opposed to more instances of showing more 3 wideout sets with a #1 type, a possession #2 wideout, along with their #3 slot wideout), The Patriots STILL have simply an enormously concernable gap at this position...
Branch is old and every year (every...single...year), You can count on Branch getting injured (sometimes major, & season-wide...sometimes minor, missing a span of game(s)). So you'd rather go into the year with Welker (IF no holdout) and Edelman (same spot @ backup slot)...then Branch...and then after these 2=ANY-one and EVERY-one else brand new to NE's insanely complicated passing system wherein wideouts need to make adjustments ad hoc and in unison with Brady each and every single time they step up alone at the LOS, and only THEN see what the defense is showing and what they MUST do in their various alterations right before every snap? Crazy man.... NE's Passing O is Soooo complicated- On 1 hand you absolutely NEED to temper the fact that Ocho's total lack of production for this season-wide length of time, IS (was)- really a long interval- BUT (with) the notion of once again, just HOW complicated NE's passing Offense is (especially to a player who's overall "game" in his career was both HOF-worthy in his unique skill-set and who's vet experience was limited to 1 single NFL team throughout his entire career).
This moves a no-brainer... Ya get Ocho to take a pay-cut, pray Welker won't make a stink about being franchised, and you're STILL not 1, but 2(!) wide receivers short of having any real credible corp of guys at that position (you'd STILL need a decent vet and a decent draftee...or a "project" draftee along with much more of a higher-priced stud veteran at wideout).
NE HAS to shore up Ocho...right now...this second. They need to see how Ocho plays this one out, in order to fully determine just how desperate they might be (really, really utterly desperate...or just sorta well-above average desperate)- This Ocho thing determines much- It determines draft, It determines how Welker might play his own hand... Ya need to resolve this Ocho thing 1 way or another...he ain't worth that price tag, but given NE's completely uncertain void, you'd like someone who actually already suffered through that chemistry-with-Brady, crazy NE Offense, Learning curve already, right?