Re: Show me rookie WRs who are awesome after 10 days please
posted at 9/15/2013 12:39 PM EDT
In response to mrtm70's comment:
In response to zbellino's comment:
That is a factor as well. The NFL should seriously scrap Thursday night games. Except for T-day, it's just a terrible idea ... and it will likely wind up with players being injured.
And yeah, it's realyl the worst caae scenario when you are trying to bring year one players along. Especially against a Rex Ryan defense, which is generally about as well disguised as any in the NFL.
I agree about the Thurday night games...but at least not after the 1st week of the season!
About you mentioning the "worst case scenario"...Scott Zolak on the pats official site sates the same thing:
What annoyes me is that Wiggins is talking like he's bitter about being booted from the Pats in ripping the Rookies, especially after Zolak states tha same thing you just did.
I think Wiggins is spot on. His job is too evaluate their performance as receivers. He is the receiver (TE reall) they ahve on the show to do that. If you are asked to evaluate the performance of the rookies, that is what it breaks down to. Not good enough ... even for rookies.
Dropping passes that are catchable or easy is not a rookie mistake. It's a mistake of focus. Or Dobson running a circle route across the firld while he is starting at the sideline ... he mailed that route in. He took the play off. And surprise ... he was the open man and wasn't ready.
What is he supposed to say? They were great? They weren't even good, they weren't even average. They had a bad game. The fact that they are rookies doesn't change that, nor should it insulate them from being part of a diagnosis.
You don't just pretend their performance didn't happen, because you don't get a complete picture otherwise.
Per what Wiggins said exactly ... yes some of it is rookie mistakes (bad route decisions) but a lot of it is just sloppy play. And you can't blame weather ... because other players were out there not dropping passes, or half-assing routes.
It's not the same as saying they are terrible players, but they can do a lot better.