Re: Why David Nelson?
posted at 3/1/2013 5:38 AM EST
In response to bredbru's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to dapats1281's comment:
Just wondering why everyone is so in love with this guy?
I'll admit that I haven't seen much tape of him. But he really hasn't accomplished much in this league and is coming off a major injury.
The only thing that I've really seen is that he's big...which I dont think is a good enough reason to sign the guy. I can list a number of big WRs who were bad.
Also, didn't he play in the slot most of the time for the Bills? From what I've read, he's a possession slot receiver. With Hern locked up, maybe Welker soon, I don't think we need another slot guy.
Again, I haven't seen too much of him, so let me know what I'm missing!
I dont get it either. I remember him making some noise a couple years back with Fitzy and to me he is a tweener WR/TE but more leaner and taller than Hernandez but def. not a better player so not sure where we would play him or why we would want him when we have a similar player. A smaller TE that cant block well enough to be an in-line TE 24/7 but not fast or agile enough to be put outside 24/7 either. I just want a real # 1 WR to go with this group so teams cant bog down the middle anymore...
' I just want a real # 1 WR to go with this group so teams cant bog down the middle anymore..."
agree with this triple . it's been my refrain
It is hard in the cap era to get a "real #1" in free agency when you pay your slot WR, and 2 TE's "real #1" money. Pats have to draft a real #1 and BB has not put that type of value on a "real #1" . Going the mid round route in the draft(Tate) has not panned out, nor has the secondary or tertiary Free Agent route worked out. (Stallworth, Ocho)
I wonder if simply obtaining a speedy "threat" not a "real #1" is the way to go? Avery is a free agent. Jacoby Jones is owed a big bonus and might be released if Flacco and Reed are retained. While these guys are not stud WR's, they are capable of taking a Safety out of the play on a deep route, and both capable of breaking that deep route for a score.
Even with the Brady extension, I simply don't see the Pats allotting the funds to a WR in the Wallace, Jennings, Bowe $$$ neighborhood.