Im not sure if anyone has posted something about this, but bringing in Portis, his #'s could possibly fall since they gave up Champ Bailey for Poris. If they gave up they best CB in the NFL, they must be planning to use Portis alot and in the case Coles and the other WR #'s and TD's to fall in this coming season. Or possibly now there #'s could be better since now they have a running game and defenses won't key on them to pass is every down and the defenses wont blitz everytime knowing they pass it alot which means Ramsey of Brunell whoever gets the job won't get injured (Ramsey wishes he came back last season eh?) What are your thoughts on this?
Ok got it.........Will Coles' stats slip due to the arrival of Portis?
Hmmm. There will most certainly be a shift in running plays vs. passing plays compared to last year. Spurrier loved to pass, Gibbs likes to run. However, even with fewer passing plays, I can still see Coles getting his 1000 yds and around 7-9 TD's. The running game sets up the passing game. (so they say) You might want to keep an eye on Taylor Jacobs though in preseason. If last season's first round pick plays up to his potential you'd have a solid trio of receivers in Washington......and although it's great for the team, usually that doesn't bode well for a single player's stats.
Gunslinger wrote:I think you're over analyzing it. Even if Coles gets fewer passes thrown to him due to play calling, he should be open more because defenses have to respect the run now.
What he said. Does Edge really hurt Harrison's stats? Would a return to pro-bowl form by Bennett make Randy Moss's season much different? Essentially, Coles being the #2 weapon is now not the top priority for defenses, meaning he wont see double coverage oh, all game. Maybe in 3rd and long situations he'll see it, but otherwise, the man will be out there making plays, and has a solid QB Brunnell to throw to him.
Portis will draw some attention away from the passing game. I think the bigger question for Coles is if Brunell will be able to get the ball down field. I think his touches will remain mostly the same but his yardage may go down because there is less of a deep threat. I still think he will be fine.
Sleeper candidate = R. Gardner. If Portis has the running game on track and Brunell can't get the long ball downfield, Gardner could pick up a lot of underneath stuff. He has good hands and size. Not a lot of yardage, not a lot of TD's but if your league rewards catches like mind does, and starts 3 WR's he is a nice late pick up. And he will come cheap.
The Sandwich wrote:Sleeper candidate = R. Gardner. If Portis has the running game on track and Brunell can't get the long ball downfield, Gardner could pick up a lot of underneath stuff. He has good hands and size. Not a lot of yardage, not a lot of TD's but if your league rewards catches like mind does, and starts 3 WR's he is a nice late pick up. And he will come cheap.
Yes, hopefully free agent of week 1, 2, or 3 cheap.
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