DrSpackle wrote:It's really more of Orton not on the same page as his receivers. There have been quite a few plays in both games where Orton zigged when his receivers zagged. The two receivers who have done the best so far are . . .
Gaffney -- comes from the NE system and worked with McD's offense already
Stokely -- arguably the smartest WR in football today
All the offensive players talk about McD's playbook being as thick as 2009 tax code books. Plus, this offensive is all about timing and execution.
Ding, Ding. This offense is about finding the open guy. Gaffney and Stokely are doing a better job right now at finding the right spot to run into. Royal will get better, and hopefully Marshall gets his act together. Orton is struggling still, but it is not all on him. The receivers are running poor routes and dropping balls as well. That being said, the offense is using a lot of different looks (including 3 TE sets on Sunday), and I am not sure this will ever become a 2 WR stat-dominated offense like the Patriots with Moss/Welker. I know all the sports writers tried to paint Marshall and Royal into those roles, but the offense doesnt look like it will be run that way. Long term Royal and Marshall may become productive enough to be WR2s in fantasy line-ups, but I dont see that happening before the middle of the season. They are worth stashing if you have the room, but I wouldnt be playing them right now.