Re: TROY BROWN OR WES WELKER?
posted at 12/15/2009 2:03 PM EST
In Response to Re: TROY BROWN OR WES WELKER?
[QUOTE]I have to disagree, respectively, and im not exactly sure what u mean by "he has the whole field to work w/" Wes has a much smaller part of the field to work w/ , its kinda late I dont have the stats in front of me , but im willing to bet 75% of his receptions come within say 10-15 yrds from scrimage. Whereas 81(when used correctly) will catch quick-outs , once n a while a slant over the middle , comebacks , and of coarse the 9 route or go route. To be honest it pains me a lil' to have this convo. because it's sound like im slighting Wes(to a small exent I guess I am) , I think hes the top slot rec. in the game , easy. Also Id give u a point for your agruement concerning his QB's in Maimi , except Randy made Gus Frerotte look like an actually QB , along w/ the likes of Jeff George , Daunte (53 fumbles in 68 games), Kerry Collins , Aaron Brooks , Andrew Walter , Marcus TuISUKo , and Matt Cassell. Believe me I understand Wes isnt on 81's level(Im not comparing them) and everyone needs a lil' help. But Troy didnt exactly have real threats beside him at rec. Im basing my arguement on what I saw Troy do w/ lil' help and Wes playing w/ a top 5 rec. all time.
Posted by SICOFITALL[/QUOTE]
First please let me say I was not saying who I would pick because I could never choose between them. I remember when Troy was bouncing between being released and the practice squad like the Pats do with so many young fringe players and finally made the roster but did not start.
I would watch a game with my old man and EVERY time the Pats were in 3rd down Troy would come in and make a catch for a first down and I would turn to the old man and say I don't get it dad, why if 3rd down is so critical does this guy come in and make every catch yet they don't play him on any other down. He eventually did and the rest is history as they say.
My point about the slot position being easier to deal with double teams is that they might primarily work in a 5 - 15 yard range from line of scrimmage BUT they have more ability to work the entire width of the field. The wide-out might have more vertical room but with the safety over the top and the fact that the NFL has alot of straight line speed guys and its easier to cover someone in a straight line with 2 covers(1 under 1 over) than when someone is cutting, stop & go, zig-zag, etc. (Just think back to when you were a kid and tried to chase someone playing tah ina straight line vs them dipsy doing all over the damn place)
It also seems the slot receiver will be drawing a teams 3rd cornerback or LB in coverage which is another probable advantage over the #1 wide-out. These things most often would be the case even without the wide-out being Randy Moss .