Re: What is with this roster?
posted at 9/2/2013 12:01 PM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to stegall85's comment:
Your concern is based upon uncertainty which I get, but everybody was a rookie at some point.
Most of the WR group needed to be replaced and it's more cost effective to do through the draft and with rookies genenrally than signing 3-4 vet FA's.
There's risk with vet FA's as well. I'm just saying it's too soon to judge the new guys, most of whom have looked pretty good so far.
Do you think it's a coincidence that all of Lloyd, Branch and Stallworth are currently unemployed?
I don't care about cost effective. There is $10,000,000 available to be spent. There could be $22,000,000+ more spent if the GM didn't have so much dead money on his hands.
That those players are unemployed shows you how bad the GM has been lately at getting quality players in at WR.
Having rookies on the roster is fine. Having rookie as 50% of your receiving corps, with not even one reliable option otherwise is a wreck.
Manning has Thomas, Decker and Welker. Brady has Whos-he, Whos-that, and who-else.
There's no way to resolve this until we see how the rookies perform. Thomas and Decker are talented guys drafted by Denver. Dobson and Boyce look like talented guys drafted by NE. I get that they are unproven at this point.
Let's revisit this at some point down the road because it's admittedly a wait and see with all the young guys.
Experience is great but I'd take talent first and this year's WR group looks significantly upgraded in talent. NE had the #1 offense last year despite no one comparable on the outside to guys like Thomas and Decker.
I'm excited to see how this unfolds and overall I like the talent on NE's offense better than what Denver has, Thomas and Decker notwithstanding.