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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:06 pm

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I disagree. I think Edwards will have a good year with having some experience under his belt and knowing in the off season he is the starter. If you are saying his arm is not that strong, Tom Brady's isn't either and that did not stop him from exploiting Moss' deep threat ability

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I don't doubt that Edwards can improve and have a decent year. But from what I saw last year, he's a game manager, not a playmaker. And Evans has nowhere near Moss' overall ability. Moss can go up and get the ball deep in double coverage, Evans can't. He's a one-trick pony: he'll beat you deep and be wide-open for long scores, but that's it. And I don't think Edwards has long-ball accuracy or the arm strength to get Evans the ball in those few situations where he's able to beat coverage. Now if Losman were the QB, it'd be a different situation. Losman sucks as an NFL QB, but he's great for Evans' fantasy value because he's able to exploit Evans' talent. Edwards, not so much...


This sums up Evans to me. While watching him last year I noticed that he is not all that physical, a poor route runner, and has a hard time when defenses focus on him. Losman throws a good deep ball which has always benefited Evans. I think Evans will have a decent year, but he is a number 3 WR at best. Of course if Hardy does well and takes some pressure off of Evans then he will produce more, but rookie WRs usually don't grasp an offense until late into their first year.
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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby Crimedogg32 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:48 pm

Cafe leagues are insanely difficult. I didnt finish top 3 with LT, SJax and Brady on my roster
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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby LS2throwed » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:36 am

I was one of the biggest Lee Evans fans out there last year, especially if you weren't relying on him week to week, if you could have him as a WR3, his huge weeks where he would explode could win some games for you, but as others have said he simply is not the same threat without Losman at the helm...I feel like Edwards arm strength probably gets overblown, his arm is strong enough, and they were conservative with him in and not letting him open up and go deep, but he really doesn't have the same deep ball Losman has, and I don't think he can get the ball out in front of him the way Losman could.


Hardy will probably develop into his favorite target, but other then that I see them being more conservative with their offense, and I don't know if he is a guy I would want to trust week to week, and I certainly don't think playing without Losman he can still rack up those 40 pt weeks owners were accustomed to.
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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby Timbathia » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:57 am

Polar Bear wrote:
BigBadBrawler wrote:I don't doubt that Edwards can improve and have a decent year. But from what I saw last year, he's a game manager, not a playmaker. And Evans has nowhere near Moss' overall ability. Moss can go up and get the ball deep in double coverage, Evans can't. He's a one-trick pony: he'll beat you deep and be wide-open for long scores, but that's it. And I don't think Edwards has long-ball accuracy or the arm strength to get Evans the ball in those few situations where he's able to beat coverage. Now if Losman were the QB, it'd be a different situation. Losman sucks as an NFL QB, but he's great for Evans' fantasy value because he's able to exploit Evans' talent. Edwards, not so much...


This sums up Evans to me. While watching him last year I noticed that he is not all that physical, a poor route runner, and has a hard time when defenses focus on him. Losman throws a good deep ball which has always benefited Evans. I think Evans will have a decent year, but he is a number 3 WR at best. Of course if Hardy does well and takes some pressure off of Evans then he will produce more, but rookie WRs usually don't grasp an offense until late into their first year.


I guess the key for me in this is the lack of physicality, leading to Evans being a one-trick pony. I referred to SSmith in my original post who is a similar size and speed. SSmith works because he is a angry little SOB that you can get the ball to in a variety of situations, and he can run aggressively enough to make plays. Evans just runs deep, and for that to work you need the right QB with an o-line that gives you the time to throw it. Evans doesnt have enough anger management issues to just give him the ball in the flat and then watch him b*tch slap a cornerback to the ground before gaining yards.
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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby Kilroy » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:21 am

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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby RJ24VC15 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:55 am

That the idea of grabbing a qb late is a horrible idea.
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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby Timbathia » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:41 pm

RJ24VC15 wrote:That the idea of grabbing a qb late is a horrible idea.


You mean like drafting Favre last year in the round 13?, or Big Ben and Hass in the 9th? I always think that taking a QB after everyone else is the best plan.
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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby eagles21 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:09 pm

What I learned:

Don't assume that you are good at the running back position, even if you draft RB's with your 1st 3 picks and think that you have 3 studs (I drafted Benson in the 2nd and Cadillac in the 3rd). Always look for value at RB later in the draft and on the waiver wire.
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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby redstorm41 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:10 am

I learned that drafting running backs in three of the first four rounds is not going to work a while. For the first time in years, I would have to do some studying on what kind of strategies to employ on the drafts that I'm going to do for the upcoming season. This could be a fun season for me.
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Re: What lesson did you learn last season?

Postby calicocal@gmail.com » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:57 am

I learned to thank god when the guys you're playing benches Donavan McNabb the week he has his 40pt game :)
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