Re: Patriots signing Michael Jenkins
posted at 3/29/2013 2:33 PM EDT
In response to rameakap's comment:
Jenkins last 2 years in Atlanta in '09 and '10 he avg'd 45 catches, 575 yards and 12.5 yards a catch... only 3 TD's over those 2 years though, he did get 5 TD's last 2 years in MN, with terrible QB play and not too shabby 40/450/11.7 avg's.
Jones meanwhile is a solid 6' kid who improved each of his 3 years and grabbed 41 passes for 443 yards, 4 TD's and a 10.8 average.
If these guys are your 3 and 4 WR's at least we know the team has some proven, deeper threat taller guys now on the roster.
Bring back Lloyd to be the #2, or make the offer sheet to Sanders and you've got a solid group of 4 Wr's, with Slater the special teamer and maybe Stallworth, Branch and Ebert fight it out in camp for a possible 6th spot.
If Amedola and Hernandez just stay healthy... LOOK OUT!
On a side note, I would also be so bold to say that BB might feel that....wait for it....Amendola could be an upgrade to Wes Welker GASP. OMG. NOOOOOOOOOO
That's not to say Amendola will step in and catch 120 balls for 1,200 yards and a few tds like welker did, but that his skill set could open up our offense and allow us to be less predictable in big games(see 14.5 ppg scored in our last 2 SB's and afc home game). I know some of will refuse to try and understand how that could work but it's my opinion.
I also think that we need a possession receiver ala David Givens more then we need a Mike Wallace type. I personally don't think Brady has much deep ball ability left, nor does our coaching staff want him in a position to throw the deep ball unless by design(open LLoyd on play action in the texans game). We need a guy who can post up and catch a ball over a DB's head or near the side lines. lloyd was actually pretty good at this last year and I too hope we bring him back but it doesn't look like that will happen.
Given Jenkins history of being a solid yet unspectacular receiver playing with sub par QB's I think he could be a perfect fit in this offense and excel at the above need, although I hope/expect BB to leave no stone unturned much like he did last year.
I wouldn't mind giving David Nelson a shot either but I don't understand how some of you would rather have ramses Barden then a proven Jenkins?
And nelson is coming off major injury..
Some people will never be happy.