Re: cut slater, keep sims
posted at 8/30/2013 3:59 PM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
Ok... Ok... most people here love your Jackie. Got it. when players get nicked up you can trot him out there. Meanwhile Sims will be catching balls on another team.
This idea that the 6 wr gets no playing time... Maybe he moves up the depth chart to #3. Maybe he is rotated into a sub package for 10 plays and catches4 balls. This talent is worth keeping since you know you need it and oh by the way... It is a RARE talent. Jackie can't do it. Maybeyou keep 7 guys and let the season play out a little. then you maybe you drop Leon based on one of these rooks showing punt return capabilty. Really... Boyce, dobson, sims. Somebody run back kicks please. Edelman of course, but a solid #2 returner is needed.
I think the argument books down to which guy do you protect from being scarfed up by another team and which guy will slip unnoticed to the practice squad.
I think the problem most of have is one half of a preseason game against DB's about to be cut isn't enough to call him a rare talent yet. We just haven't seen enough of him and he's still an unproven talent. There are plenty of unproven talents that never made it in the league that had a couple great plays in preseason. Remember Nunn? Or how about Bishop? or Tate who showed potential in preseason? When it breaks down to it the question is, would he get playing time over any of the likely WR's on the current roster and do you think he's more talented than those players? But, you don't cut a proven pro-bowler that is a captain for a 1/3 aspect of a game for a rook that had a handful of plays in a half a quarter of a preseason game. Now if he could return kicks that would be his buy in. He could replace Washington at that point but they didn't really even use him on ST, except for that 1 play as a gunner.
Point taken regarding one half and 2 tds in preseason. agree it would be tough to drop Slater.
Disagree about recognizing talent when it slaps you in the face like that. Catching footballs in the air with players grabbing at your arms in a stadium with 60000 people is a SPECIFIC talent that supercedes the discount for preseason, etc. Not many receivers can do that. Vincent Jackson comes to mind , Tony Gonzalez, troy brown, ... Those guys go up and catch everything.
So not quite anointing the guy to canton but don't cut him until he gets a real shot to show what he can do with Brady. We shall see.