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Re: Calvin Johnson as #2 WR?

Postby killiansjmd » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:40 am

moochman wrote:
killiansjmd wrote:
moochman wrote:Have to agree, CJ2 is a risky pick as your #2 WR. Rookies are just too inconsistant to trust with a slot you need points from each week. However, he has skills that no other Lyins WR has: he's really big, a legit 6'5", great speed, great hands, great leaping ability, and a great attitude for the game. He could put up some very good numbers for a #2. I think he will be good for 60 rec, 800yds, and 8 TDs min this season barring Kitna getting squashed into the turf.

Moochman - with Martz gone what type of offense will we see the new OC run in Detroit. Obviously, I think Marinelli wants more of a ball control offense and not a throw it all over the place like Martz had. Plus, have they upgraded that O-line this off season in your opinion??

They want to run a much more basic, run first type offense that sounds as if they will run a lot more and give Kitna the opportunity to audilbe more. Two runs and a conservative pass would not be unexpected. They are leaning heavily on a pair of rookies and a two time loser at OC to bring about these changes. rellying on a rookie RG and RB is a bit of a crapshoot, but would it be a Lions strategy if it weren't?, so it is hard to believe they won't have some snafus initially. On the plus side the O-line should be much more suited to run block than pass protect and Kitna shouldn't be getting sacked nearly as much. Sadly, I think that if this change works it will lead to diminished numbers in the passing game. What should be watched closely is which of the Lions WRs does Kitna turn to when he needs a bail-out pass. Odds are it will be Roy or Calvin, but take note if McDonald or Furrey get targeted a lot in the exhibition season.
So, from a fantasy perspective, view LIons players cautiously .

Thank for the insight moochman. That's what I figured and I did initially downgrade Roy and Calvin on my WR rankings.
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