Oddly enough, if the QB situation/ RB sitiuation rights itself (an ENORMOUS if...), and not to mention if they keep all of their WRs (not likely either), I think the best WR corps of next year will be...
... wow. I know I've said it before, but Miami will have a killer WR team if they keep all the receivers... With all three of these guys, I can't see how Miami could have a bad pass attack...
their defense would improve too, seeing as how they'd be more rested (poor guys are always on the field). Add a possible Ricky and Lamar Gordon to the mix... and Miami might be back in the swing of things by next year.
1)Sign a top-tier free agent O-lineman or two, or maybe 3
2) Sign Drew Brees
3) Draft a RB with their high 1st round pick. OR even better trade down and nab a good RB and a good O-lineman. This years draft is very deep at RB.
Those receivers will be good if they have a quarterback to throw to them. I dont care what anybody says, AJ Feely was a mistake made out of desperation. He was extremely overrated and they need to scrap that experiment.
If they follow that offseason plan, then their offense will turn it around and youll see them as next years worst to first.
QB - Manning, Ben Roth, Campbell RB - Henry, T Jones, D Ward, B-Jax, Betts, B Jacobs, Selvin Young WR - Lee Evans, Colston, Driver, Cotchery, Brandon Marshall TE - Heap K - Elam DEF - Chicago
I don't know... the Titans might have a better trio, but the rest don't. Remember, I'm talking next year... and I doubt all three WRs for the Colts will remain there (then again, they might, as Edge might go to Mia..)
especially with how well Big ben is playing. i see big things for this WR corp.
QB Carson Palmer*, Jake Plummer
RB Deuce McAllister*, Corey Dillion*, Warrick Dunn, Willie Parker*, Michael Bennett
WR Torry Holt*, Michael Clayton*, Chris Chambers, Eddie Kennison, Charles Rogers*,
TE Tony Gonzalez*
K Ryan Longwell*
Neither the running nor passing game can work without a good offensive line. Miami has a porous offensive line.
Best WR corps next year...in no particular order:
Roy Williams and a healthy Charles Rogers will be incredible. Teams can't defend that. Az-Zahir Hakim is one of the most lethal WRs out of the slot. Note that Streets only signed a one-year deal, so will likely be gone after next year.
The deepest corps in the league for sure, with Holt, Bruce, McDonald, Curtis, and Looker. McDonald and Curtis are both sleek receivers that are quick and thus hard to defend for LBs and safeties, which is where they get their mismatches. Holt and Bruce are superb route runners who know how to get open and also catch the ball.
Another interesting pick, I know, but hear me out. Boldin and Fitz are two of the most physical receivers in the game. Both are magnets for attention, which is impossible for teams to do on two receivers. You'll see some of that when Quan comes back this year. This will be amazing, because both are so strong and sure-handed. It'll be a joy to watch them play together. Next year will be another year developed for them. Expect them to be a top tandem in the future. Now if Arizona can just get a better QB and running game...Bryant Johnson can be a solid #3...if he can surpass Williams and Kasper, which can't be too hard. Looks like he wasn't a great pick in the 1st round.
Ward, Burress, Randle El with Roethlisberger at the helm. Pretty good. Ward's one of the best receivers in the game and probably the top possession receiver (well, with TO). He can block, too. Burress is a great compliment as a deep threat, since he's 6'6". Randle El is so hard to take down out of the slot. He's very elusive. In terms of actual trios, I think this one is best.
Note: Is Burress' deal up after this year? If so, then take Pitt out.
I have to give some love to my favorite team. CJ is the man. Warrick enters his contract year and if he's healthy, he's Chad's perfect compliment as the possession receiver and 3rd down target for Carson Palmer. Kelley Washington has been disappointing thus far, unable to captalize on Warrick's injury. If he can learn how to catch balls properly, he's got the tools to be a starting receiver.
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I dont know about the best receiving corps, but Indy and Minnie will definately have a better passing attack. Indy because Manning will make any receiver great, and Minnie becuase Moss will force teams to be all over him, and they still cant stop him.