Re: Mike Wallace a Patriot?
posted at 2/25/2012 7:06 PM EST
In Response to Re: Mike Wallace a Patriot?
[QUOTE]Saying the guy only runs 2-3 routes is just wrong. Is he a great route runner , no , but he's improved tons since his rookie year. Not sure if you have the ticket , but it allows you to do some homework on other teams. I was fortunate enough to see about 12-13 games this year. The guy can and does run about 5-6 routes. I'm not even saying the pats should break the bank to get him , but too many people here have no idea what their talking about. As for what you said about the Pats brass and wrs etc. , that's wrong as well. Every team wants their wrs to be versatile etc. , but that's not the case with our wrs , at all. Please tell how many routes Welker runs? What about Branch , ocho etc? The most versatile Wrs we have are TE's. We have three wrs that basically do the same thing. In fact , all of TE's , Wrs , basically do the same thing.
Posted by 1guy1sharp[/QUOTE]
First of all it's tough to see a receiver's route tree from the television set - which is why it cracks me up when people say stuff about coverages and routes...how can you see that if you're not at the game? I'm not picking on you, just the people that say this guy only runs three routes. For a guy that runs three routes, he dictated how we defended the Steeler's offense this year and it turned out to not be pretty. This guy scared the crap out of me in that game, I can't believe how explosive he is.
How many routes are there? There's the in and out cuts (deep and shallow), the curls (deep and shallow), the fly and posts, cross, drags, slants and a boat load of screens. The part of our offense's routes is the sight adjustments our receivers make based on coverage/blitzes, etc. I do think a guy like Wallace could possibly struggle in something like this. You watch Brady work with Welker and Branch and it's obvious that there is more than just slants going on out there.
I'll tell you what though, you don't see too many deep outs in this offense, I don't think Brady is all that good at those passes. Bledsoe used to hit those in his sleep - he couldn't hit a slant to save his life, but man did he have the arm to hit deep outs.