Lets talk WR's now

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    Re: Lets talk WR's now

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    One WR I want in the draft is Kevin Norwood, IMO this kid could give Thompson and Dobson and run for their money to start.  Norwood has excellent hands, catches away from his body (no double and tripple catches) very good route runner.  

    Aside from the big 1st rnd WRs Norwood might be the most pro ready WR. 

    How fast is he for some reason I can remember him not having great speed, is that true? And also IMO I like the WR from Vanderbilt.

    4.48 40 at the combine,tied for 4th best 3cone time 6.68.  He's 6'2" 198lbs, gets open with his route running but doesn't have terrible speed and but has above average quickness in and out of cuts but his hands are very good.

    Very good in a crowd. Add 5-10 lbs, could become a nasty RZ weapon.

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    EXACTLY!  Could you imagine..... we finally get a D that shuts teams down and then the offense can't score.   

    Are you actually worried about this?  We had Gronk for half a season, DA healthy for one game and a bunch of rookies at WR and we were 3rd in the NFL in points.  We might not have the #1 offense in the NFL anymore, but I'm not too worried about having at least a competent offense.

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    Kenny Britt, Milles Austin are options Jason Avant was here yesterday.

    Jason Avant??  Thats a Building # 19 name If Ive ever heard one... BUT he can play the slot which doesnt require any athletism or speed (see Wes Welker)  So maybe its just insurance for Eds and next year we dont rely on the slot as much w/Gronk and some developed 2nd year WRs? 

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    We got 4 big ifs right now which = lots of risk

    1. Where will Edelman sign?

    2. When and how will Gronk return..can he stay returned?

    3. Will Danny play a full season and step up = to his contract?

    4. Dobson injury..is it serious enough where he will continue to miss time?

    any combo of those things don't go in our favor we are going to be in a very tough spot. I don't think we can play the wait and see game. Buyers now we should be and I like Pats7393 idea of Norwood in the draft. At the least, he is an upgrade over thompkins and seriously challenges Dobson for time. The longer we wait, the less Pickens there will be. 

    Sign a mid priced vet now. Sanders, nicks would work and grab Norwood in the draft. I really don't want a replay of last year when Brady was throwing to Edelman, hooman, mulligan and slater. Ain't gonna cut it regardless of what we do on D. Maybe a trade could be had for a vet WR that isn't on anyonps list right now?


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    I'd trade for a guy like Justin Blackmon, he could use a fresh start and have a feeling hes gonna have a breakout year.  Then i'd sign TE Keller, coming off an injury he'll be cheap.  Hes also the closest thing to Hernandez.

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    2014 NFL Free Agent Tracker: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2014.
    Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

    1. Eric Decker, WR, Broncos. Age: 27.
      Signed with Jets

      For those who say Eric Decker is just a product of Peyton Manning, Decker can just point to the eight touchdowns he caught with Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow. Decker does have an issue with drops sometimes, however.
    2. James Jones, WR, Packers. Age: 30.
      James Jones is a talent receiver who struggled with drops early in his career. He fixed that problem while catching 14 touchdowns in 2012. However, teams better make sure they don't overpay a 30-year-old wideout who has never tallied more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
    3. Anquan Boldin, WR, 49ers. Age: 33.
      Re-signed with 49ers (2 years)

      Anquan Boldin will be 34 in October, but he just continues to make clutch plays in big games. He's still an outstanding No. 2 possession receiver.
    4. Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots. Age: 28.
      Everyone assumed Danny Amendola would take over Wes Welker's role, but Julian Edelman stepped up instead. He caught 105 passes this past season. He's also an effective punt returner.
    5. Riley Cooper, WR, Eagles. Age: 26.
      Re-signed with Eagles (5 years, $25 million; $10 million guaranteed)

      Riley Cooper has trouble separating at times, but he's a big target, and Nick Foles loves lobbing it up to him. Cooper's off-the-field racist incident seems to be behind him.
    6. Hakeem Nicks, WR, Giants. Age: 26.
      Signed with Colts (1 year)

      Hakeem Nicks, who has never played a full 16-game season, has seen his production slip because of injuries and lethargy. He has tons of talent, but time is running out for him to put it together.
    7. Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles. Age: 26.
      Re-signed with Eagles (1 year, $5.5 million)

      Jeremy Maclin is more talented than an ordinary 2.5-star free agent, but he's always nursing some sort of injury. He happens to be coming off a torn ACL this time. He's also never recorded more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
    8. Dexter McCluster, WR/KR, Chiefs. Age: 26.
      Signed with Titans (3 years, $12 million)

      Dexter McCluster is a nifty offensive player and a much better return specialist. He scored twice on special teams in 2013.
    9. Golden Tate, WR, Seahawks. Age: 26.
      Signed with Lions (5 years)

      Golden Tate functioned as Seattle's No. 1 receiver this season, but he's better served as a secondary option - and just an above-average one at that. Tate recorded 64 catches, 898 yards and five touchdowns in 2013.
    10. Kenny Britt, WR, Titans. Age: 25.
      Kenny Britt can be a dominant receiver, but a combination of injuries and lethargy have sapped his play-making ability. He's only 25 though, so maybe he can bounce back on a new team.
    11. Devin Hester, KR, Bears. Age: 31.
      The greatest return specialist in NFL history, Devin Hester proved that he's still dangerous by taking back a punt for a touchdown in 2013. He'll be 32 in November though, so it remains to be seen how much longer he'll be effective.
    12. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Steelers. Age: 27.
      The Steelers could've turned Emmanuel Sanders into a third-round pick last offseason. They're probably regretting not pulling the trigger. Sanders is a sub-par No. 2 wideout.
    13. Ted Ginn, WR/KR, Panthers. Age: 29.
      Signed with Cardinals (3 years)

      Any write-up of Ted Ginn would be useless. Instead, click here to read about how much Ted Ginn hates me.
    14. Jacoby Jones, KR, Ravens. Age: 30.
      Re-signed with Ravens (4 years, $14 million)

      Jacoby Jones is an outstanding return specialist, but he proved himself incapable of being a No. 2 receiver. He'll turn 30 in July, so that's a negative.
    15. Doug Baldwin (RFA), WR, Seahawks. Age: 25.
      Tendered by Seahawks

      Doug Baldwin, a reliable receiver for Russell Wilson, caught 50 balls for 778 yards and five touchdowns in 2013.
    16. Andre Roberts, WR, Cardinals. Age: 26.
      Signed with Redskins (4 years, $16 million)

      Andre Roberts is a very solid No. 3 receiver. He's had issues with drops in the past, but he appears to have fixed that issue.
    17. Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets. Age: 30.
      Remember when Santonio Holmes tallied 1,248 yards back in 2009? Well, he hasn't eclipsed 746 yards in any season since. Part of that is poor quarterback play, but Holmes is now both injury-prone and lethargic. There's still time for him to turn things around, but his career is probably wrapping up.
    18. Andrew Hawkins (RFA), WR, Bengals. Age: 28.
      Signed to offer sheet by Browns; Bengals have 10 days to match

      Andrew Hawkins is a speedy receiver who is coming off a lost 2013 campaign in which he missed the first eight games with an injured hamstring.
    19. Jason Avant, WR, Eagles. Age: 31.
      Jason Avant has been a reliable receiver for the Eagles over the years. However, Avant, who relies on his speed, turns 31 in April, so it's fair to wonder how much longer he'll be effective.
    20. Sidney Rice, WR, Seahawks. Age: 28.
      Sidney Rice is 28, but his body might as well be 58. He has missed 27 games in the past four seasons. He'll have to sign a 1-year contract to prove that he can actually stay healthy for a change. Don't count on that happening.
    21. Mario Manningham, WR, 49ers. Age: 28.
      Mario Manningham has essentially lost two seasons because he hasn't been able to stay healthy. Perhaps he'll remain on the field going forward, but he's a risky signing.
    22. Miles Austin-Jones, WR, Cowboys. Age: 30.
      Miles Austin-Jones - or maybe just Miles Austin now, given that Jerry Jones finally cut him - is another big-name player who gets a write-up despite ranking at 1.5 stars. Austin-Jones has regressed terribly, thanks to numerous injuries. He'll be 30 in June, so it's unlikely he'll ever be the same receiver he once was.
    23. Steve Smith, WR, Panthers. Age: 35.
      Signed with Ravens

      Steve Smith is easily a 1.5-star player at this point in his career, but I'll give him a write-up because he's a big name. Simply put, Smith is done. He'll turn 35 this spring, and he has lost his speed. He had just 745 receiving yards in 2013, failing to top 69 yards in any contest. He can also be a distraction in the locker room.
    24. Lance Moore, WR, Saints. Age: 31.
      I don't usually give write-ups for 1.5-star players, but Lance Moore is a big name, so I'll make the exception. Moore could be overvalued by a few because of his big name, but I'd like to believe that most see Moore as a product of Sean Payton and Drew Brees. After all, Moore has never played without Brees. Without Brees, he's just an ordinary slot receiver who will turn 31 in August.
    25. Brandon LaFell, WR, Panthers. Age: 27.
    26. Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Steelers. Age: 32.
    27. Andre Caldwell, WR, Broncos. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Broncos (2 years)
    28. Santana Moss, WR, Redskins. Age: 35. -- Re-signed with Redskins (1 year)
    29. Jerome Simpson, WR, Vikings. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Vikings
    30. Nate Burleson, WR, Lions. Age: 33.
    31. Robert Meachem, WR, Saints. Age: 29.
    32. Marc Mariani, WR/KR, Titans. Age: 27.
    33. Michael Spurlock, WR/KR, Lions. Age: 31.
    34. Brandon Tate, WR/KR, Bengals. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Bengals
    35. Jacoby Ford, WR/KR, Raiders. Age: 27.
    36. Joe Morgan (RFA), WR, Saints. Age: 26.
    37. Lestar Jean (RFA), WR, Texans. Age: 26.
    38. Damian Williams, WR, Titans. Age: 26.
    39. Josh Morgan, WR, Redskins. Age: 29.
    40. Tandon Doss (RFA), PR, Ravens. Age: 24.
    41. Domenik Hixon, WR, Panthers. Age: 29. -- Signed with Bears
    42. Eric Page, WR, Buccaneers. Age: 22.
    43. Danario Alexander, WR, Chargers. Age: 26.
    44. Louis Murphy, WR, Giants. Age: 27.
    45. Dane Sanzenbacher (RFA), WR, Bengals. Age: 25. -- Tendered by Bengals
    46. Taylor Price, WR, Jaguars. Age: 27.
    47. Dezmon Briscoe, WR, Redskins. Age: 25.
    48. Kyle Williams, WR, Chiefs. Age: 26.
    49. Davone Bess, WR, Browns. Age: 28.
    50. Plaxico Burress, WR, Steelers. Age: 37.
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    Re: Lets talk WR's now

    The Patriots have three second-year receivers, all who saw time on the field in their rookie year.  The receiver crew is certainly unheralded as they are rookies, but they're ok.  Not great, not really good, just ok.  They'll all get better next year.  Dobson, Boyce, KT. 

    Edelman is unwanted.  Baltimore took somebody sexier.  He may just boomerang back here. 

    In the past, BB has gotten Randy Moss, Welker, Gronk and Hernandez (temporarily) into Foxboro.  He's also picked lots of lemons and lots of often-injured wide receivers, but he doesn't learn those lessons for some reason.