by Leonard Henry -2 Yds » Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:31 pm
I've been playing Fantasy Football for a handful of years now and I still don't understand the monstrous hype coming at me from left from right, blindsiding me and bludgeoning my face week in week out about this guy.
WHY WHY WHY
He had 14 catches last year as a #4 - sure the 4 TD's are nice, but why do I hear sports writers saying "He's questionable - wait a week before you UNLEASH him on you league" ?!?!?
Please, just explain yourself thoroughly. One of my friends is notorious for drafting Antwaan Randle El a couple years back - "Greatest #3 wideout of all time"
It's all about the potential with Calico. He's 6'4", 220+ lbs. He's built like T.O. and has all the tools to be very good. And the Titans thought enough of him to let McCareins go.
Except hands, for now. He'll have growing pains, as all the young ones do (except Roy Williams... wow), but give him a year or two. Then you'll be drafting him in the top eight rounds. I wouldn't pick him up now, or whenever he gets healthy, unless your waiver wire is depleted of other, more reliable talent.
Justin McCareins left for the Jets. Drew Bennett is always injured. Derrick Mason draws the best coverage and the double teams, leaving Calico to beat single-man coverage. Eddie George was cut, and with three 100+ yard games, defenses must respect wunderkind Chris Brown. Enron Kinney, and now Ben Troupe, can't be ignored.
Can you see now why the potential is there for Calico to break out?!?
As the Lung said, Calico is the real stretcher of the defense, assuming the role that McCareins flourished in last year. Truthfully, I believe their offense has been stagnant because they've lacked this threat. I really expect the Titans offense to get it going once Calico gets it in gear. He should put up similar #s to McCareins last year, pro-rated of course.
I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass, lollipops in my mouth. That's just me.
I've had this guy on my dynasty team since the rookie draft last season. He's amazingly fast and big. The hands are a question but he worked all offseason on it and seems to have improved somewhat, but as no1cowboysfan mentioned, he'll have growing pains. He's not a sure thing but he's probably the best gamble on most waiver wires right now.
6-4 223 - 4.3 40 with a 42 vertical .... He does have a tendacy to drop easy balls (although I personally watched him spend numerous hours with The Juggs machine this summer) but Jesus man the dude can flat out sky for hard catches - his hands are so huge it makes the football look like a tennis ball and he is a big time threat after the catch .. If he works hard he has Top 3 in the league tools ...