In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:
In response to Faucetman's comment:
I've gotta say, I am not happy with how our WR situation is shaping up. Right now we have Amendola instead of Welker and Jones instead of Lloyd. Both significant downgrades. We take two durable guys with better production and replace them with guys who have injury/health issues. With our two less-than-durable TEs, I could see us in big trouble if these guys start to drop like flies.
Now I'm hearing Edelman could go to San Fran. That would not be good at all.
Even if we got Sanders, we have not improved over last year's WR corpes. The F/A class is getting thin at WR. Heyward-Bay could be the best option left. I think we have to draft one WR for sure. If we don't get Sanders or add another quality F/A WR we need to draft 2 of them in the first 3 rounds.
This is looking like 2006 all over again. Brady cannot be happy.
Removing the potential for injuries to happen to any WR or TE from the equation for a moment. ...and assuming the Pats eventually land ES.
How exactly do you "know" the receiving situation is at a significant downgrade to last year? Have you seen any of these three players play in the Patriots offensive system and with TB before? Not sure what we know we'll get. One way or the other.
I am assuming its just your gut feeling Faucet.
Welker 118 rec 174 tgts 11.5 avg .67 rec/tgt
Amendola 63 rec 101 tgts 10.6 avg .62 rec/tgt (without TB, Gronk, etc)
Lloyd 74 rec 130 tgts 12.3 avg .56 rec/tgt
Sanders 44 rec 74 tgts 14.2 avg .59 rec/tgt (without TB, Gronk, etc)
Branch 16 rec 29 tgts 9.1 avg .55 rec/tgt
Jones 41 rec 67 tgts 10.8 avg .61 rec/tgt (without TB, Gronk, etc)
I just do not see a significant downgrade to last year. ...and if TB helps elevate those guys even a lil bit? No good vibes creeping in?
Not sure it's a downgrade, but also don't see it as a clear upgrade in a unit that I believe needs an upgrade. I didn't really like the wideouts last year. Yes, with TEs added in, the receiving corp was fine, but the WRs weren't strong overall and that had an impact on offensive diversity and depth.