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What ever happened to the tall WR?
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:21 pm
  • PC was known for having tall WRs at USC and in his early years he tried to replicate that.

    In his first year, 2010, he signed the 6-5 Mike Williams

    The following year, he signed 6-4 Sidney Rice and drafted 6-5 Kris Durham

    But, since then, the only WR he signed that's at least 6-4 is Tanner McEvoy in 2016. Everyone else is 6-2 or shorter.

    The reason why I'm bringing this up? PC wants to go back to what made his teams successful, a punishing run game. But, he also liked the mismatches his tall WRs created at USC. Do you think he will try to incorporate this, having a tall WR, onto his wish list?
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:46 pm
  • Pete still likes them. They’ve shown interest in Pryor. It’s just that tall WR’s who are worth a darn and actually available are not easy to come by.


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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:56 pm
  • The team has quickly gained size at WR this last season and this off season with the additions of Marcus Johnson 6'2" and Jaron Brown 6'3" along with Darboh 6'2" and David Moore 6'1" all 6 foot plus. If the team keeps McEvoy 6'6" or adds Pryor 6'5" the WR group will all average over 6 feet. Saving Baldwin, Lockett and Grayson 5'10" or under, the short guy at 6'1" is Moore.
    Until we develop a pass rush that will cause opposing teams to be forced to scheme to defend it we will never be able to consistently take the final step. The interior rush needs improvement. The OLine clearly still needs work.

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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:13 pm
  • James in PA wrote:Pete still likes them. They’ve shown interest in Pryor. It’s just that tall WR’s who are worth a darn and actually available are not easy to come by.


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    Pete still likes them, but prefers blockers over them. Pete just let Aaron Rodgers snap up Jimmy Graham, all six foot SEVEN of him, so watch this spot.

    Graham thinks of himself as a WR, but one his slave masters stuffed into the Tight End position. New Orleans deployed him, IIRC, more as a WR but only paid him as a TE, and Jimmy went to court challenging this, and lost. Having made their point, the New Orleans exported their square-peg in a round-hole problem to Seattle.

    Pete won the battle with Graham, but the Seahawks lost the war, and Aaron Rodgers won it. Watch Graham's stats bloom next season.
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:30 pm
  • Well depending on how they want to work the draft. There is Mike Gesicki TE likely 2-3th rd or Allan Lazard WR 4-5th rd. Both are 6'5". Gesicki is a mismatch nightmare, and a willing blocker, that would be a nice change of pace :2thumbs:
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:36 pm
  • This draft isn't great at WR by any means, but one thing is does have is good mid round talent with tall receivers.

    J'Mon Moore
    Allan Lazard
    Marcell Ateman
    Auden Tate

    Are all guys I've checked out that fit the bill and will be available in the mid rounds.
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:43 pm
  • 6'2" is not short by any means..
    Do we need taller?I mean RW seems to like throwing low balls to taller WR's..
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:28 am
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:47 am
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:09 am
  • I miss Jordan Kent. Heh, remember him?
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:21 am
  • Trrrroy wrote:I miss Jordan Kent. Heh, remember him?


    *trick question alert*

    What was your favourite reception he made?
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:35 am
  • Honestly can't remember a single one.
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:34 am
  • Trrrroy wrote:Honestly can't remember a single one.


    Good answer, he didn’t make a single catch here :)
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:00 pm
  • Trrrroy wrote:I miss Jordan Kent. Heh, remember him?



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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:45 pm
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:59 pm
  • You can find tall relatively athletic receivers in college fairly easily. The big ones who NFL caliber athletic and have great hands are extremely rare and earn $$$: Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones, Mike Evans, AJ Green, etc. If you have to choose between attributes you are better off giving up height first, as some of the best NFL WR out there are 5'10" - 6'1" guys like Baldwin, Hopkins, Beckham, Antonio Brown, etc.

    The main argument in favor of a bigger receiver has to do with redzone production when the field is short and vertical space is more valuable as a result. People argue that it's also important for 3rd down possession receivers but that's pretty suspect when you look at how many great possession receivers over the last decade have been undersized slot guys.
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:29 pm
  • A big redzone threat would be a nice piece to the puzzle. Don't care if it is one of the several in this draft that could be had in the 5th rd, or a trade for Martavious Bryant. I'm personally tired of slant pass after slant pass.
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:46 pm
  • The answer to big WRs is big corners. We started that here, but it was adopted by several teams around the NFL. No way would Willie Williams be signed in today's NFL.

    Those larger corners in turn devaluate big receivers. The answer to big corners is smaller, quicker receivers who can get separation. It'll swing back the other way eventually.
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:53 pm
  • I also forgot to recognize 6-5 Chris Matthews, the guy who recovered the onside kick against the Packers in the NFC Championship game and had 4 rec. for 109 yds and a TD in the Super Bowl.

    What ever happened to this guy?
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Re: What ever happened to the tall WR?
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:33 pm
  • truehawksfan wrote:I also forgot to recognize 6-5 Chris Matthews, the guy who recovered the onside kick against the Packers in the NFC Championship game and had 4 rec. for 109 yds and a TD in the Super Bowl.

    What ever happened to this guy?


    Currently a free agent. He last played in Baltimore where he appeared in 10 games from the time he was claimed in 2014 thru 2017. To date, a rather limited mismatch wonder.

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