Juhlz wrote:Wow, not exactly patting Roy on the ass on his way out of the huddle are we fellas. Detractors who are Lions fans are particularly disturbing. Anyway, thanks for the input. I'll try and let him fall a little further next draft.
Bottom line, being a high school receiver coach myself, playbooks are heavily weighted toward the #1 receiver in the passing game. Roy will have MOST of the passing plays designed for him. The strong supporting cast should keep the double teams off of Roy. Now, we know rookie receivers rarely, sans Moss, make an impact and Charles is a supreme talent but hasn't played a full season. So, anyway, my glass is half full I hope it doesn't spill all over me.
I fully understand what you are talking about, and yes, Roy will be the starting flanker - unfortunately for fantasy fans, there is also lots of talk about each of the Wrs learning each role. Roy will not always be the flanker - CRog could step into that role often during games. Even Kevin Johnson could play there often as he has in the past for BAL and CLE. BMW is being taught all 3 main WR positions according to reports (Im not sure if this may stunt his development too - its gotta be hard learning 3 positions as a rook - but Im sure they are concentrating on the slot and #2 spot more than Flanker with him). This is the reason Roy's pricetag is too high - if talent were the only factor, then yeah, he'd arguably be a top 5-10 WR - but his situation indicates that even a 5th rd pick is expensive for him.
There are just too many options and this isnt IND where were going to see 50 passing TDs to accomodate all the pieces. Dont forget - they havent strayed from saying they still want a balanced offense.
Speaking of BMW - any other Lions fans still giddy we got him? As one of the worst redzone teams in the NFL the last few yrs, landing someone of that calibur was huge IMO.