Kensat30 wrote:Jumping the gun a bit? Rice was a rookie last year, give him some time.
You could have Peyton Manning at QB and still be limited in your rookie season, hell even your second season.
I'm not so sure that Rice is a better playmaker AT THIS POINT than Berrian anyways. Berrian already has quite a few decent games under his belt with a garbage system and a crappy QB.
Like you are with 49ers guys... I am with Vikes... I go to training camp every year several times, watch every snap of every game including preseason. Whether or not the guy has made the amount of plays that berrian has is irrelevant to me. I think he's more talented. He makes plays that make you go "how did he even catch that" ...
As for jumping the gun... and him being a 2nd year player and to give him some time... this is a breakout WR thread... discussing Rice seems fine.
This is the list so far and Rice fits in IMO...
most are 1st and 2nd year guys and that's the point of this thread IMO.
Players like cotchery listed a few posts back, burleson, hackett, chris henry, and muhammed don't qualify as they have been decent players at times already as bye week fillins, flex plays, and some as starters...
Rice fits in with this group and might actually be near the top if he had a QB and Childress knew how to utilize players