pehawk wrote:It sounds like we're thinking the same thing on offense, but via different positions. Because you're a size queen, you want the offense to grow via TE/H-Back, me via the "waterbug" (assist to kobebryant) position.
I look at the Saints as the model here. They find big pass-catchers under beads or after hurricane clean-ups. They’re apparently not difficult to find. What they covet and invest in is the waterbug (assist to kobebryant) position...Bush/Sproles. That position spreads things out for Brees a bit, and Wilson needs that, if the offense is to advance appropriately.
Long? Yeah, not happening.
You are probably right. We had some great plays with Turbin and Lynch in space catching the ball, but neither of them looks real natural getting into space or catching. A speed guy like Tavon could do that. I still wonder why we don't use Washington to do that more, though.
I think Rice is a bit soft, and I hate that Golden spends too much time down the sidelines and not enough in the flats. Miller is a blocking beast and catches the ball nicely, and knows how to find space, but is just too slow doing it, and McCoy is a glacial route runner, not a space finder.
Right now, I covet Vance McDonald from Rice. Chiseled a little like Gronk, with long arms and big hands, he was just killing safeties and linebackers down field at the Senior bowl. He was making really tough catches, and dropped a couple of easy ones.
Part of my bias is I want my little QB to have big targets. I don't even know if that makes real sense.