Pardon my french but if Carolina is giong to jerk around and let their best players on defense go we need to go get a Boldin or Edwards to lineup next to Smith, then I think our offense will be unstoppable. We might as well be like the Chiefs and outscore everyone else!
I've seen this from you in a couple threads and really I don't understand at all.
Steve Smith commands double teams on every play, so do you really need to go out and trade for another superstar receiver? Seems like more of a "wishlist" than anything substantial to go out and acquire such expensive players (Edwards, Boldin, Plaxico, etc) to line up across Smith. Mushin Muhammad is a solid veterean that knows the system and has produced in it. Dwayne Jarrett was a high draft pick who they have been grooming for years to fill that spot. Borderline guys with talent like Drew Carter and DJ Hackett didn't do anything in that system and still they could move the ball. And now with the emergence of the running game with two amazing players in Deangelo and Stewart, should the priority be placed on the WR2 spot? That offense is going to be fine with that running game, Steve Smith, and a mix of young and old players they can throw out there. IF they don't believe in Jarrett and need another WR or even just a body to throw out there, this is a strong draft to get another guy to develop. There are plenty of vets still available as FA that you can plug and play into that lineup.
Going for a superstar WR through trade or FA is a waste of resources there. For me that is just a waste of cap space, a waste of picks, and a waste of playing time to acquire a guy to slot in at #2. Grab a guy like Shaun McDonald for cheap, throw him into the slot and turn him into your version of Wes Welker. You just don't need a standout WR2 with Steve Smith there. Keep the picks and draft some guys for the front seven, pickup that rookie WR, and pickup a rookie QB to develop. IF anything, you should be concerned most about the backup QB position. Delhomme didn't look the same last season, and we've already seen that if HE goes down your season is in the tank. Doesn't matter who is at WR2 if that happens.