Re: Colts Sing Heyward-Bey
posted at 4/2/2013 10:59 AM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to ATJ's comment:
He's got speed, can probably get open and Luck can get him the ball. Now, will he be able to catch it?
No, he won't. I can only imagine Brady looking in his direction and he drops one early in camp or the season, only to never look his way again.
Plus, the Raiders offense isn't known for asking for much with IQ from the WRs.
I literally have no idea why any Pats fan was thinking he would be a good fit here. The team needs route runners who can catch with high football IQ.
Apparently Rusty doesn't follow along very well. Go watch current film on the guy!
Let me repost this again since you must have missed it the first time. Or do you just ignore all the good about someone who isn't a Patriot?
In response to TFB12's comment:
You guys are living in the past when talking about Heyward-Bey's hands...
Darrius Heyward-Bey's improved hands are the most important improvement he has made, because without it, nothing else matters. He was embarrassing in his rookie campaign, dropping passes and unnecessarily jumping for passes at times.
Then in 2010, his second year, he started to look like a decent receiver, with a drop percentage of only 10.3 percent.
In 2011, he drastically improved that, cutting his drop percentage in half to 5.3 percent, and three of those drops were in one horrible quarter.
In fact, that 5.3 drop percentage has him in the top percentile of NFL receivers.
In 2012 he had 5 drops all season.
The guy is a burner, Darrius Heyward-Bey's speed scares defenders to death, and he has finally found a way to use that in his favor. He even has a drop percentage of a legitimate No. 1 receiver in the NFL these days.
He has very good route running ability and his size and strength are what really sets him apart.
Would have loved to see him in a Pats uni this season, Pats fumbled the ball on this one.
Are you seriously trying to tell me that Michael Jenkins is a better pickup then Heyward-Bey would have been? The upside is tremendous with this guy. A whole lot better then Jenkins upside.