What FA receiver would you want?

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What FA WR would you most like to have?

Greg Jennings
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8%
Dwayne Bowe
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26%
Mike Wallace
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52%
Wes Welker
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13%
 
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:44 am
  • onanygivensunday wrote:
    SalishHawkFan wrote:I'm frankly surprised that Welker isn't the overwhelming favorite. Incredible hands. Always gets open. Think Rich Man's Bobby Engram. Wilson won't have to scramble to buy nearly as much time with Welker out there. Guy is the best slot WR in the NFL and possibly the greatest possession receiver of all time. And he's not shown any signs of letting up.

    +1

    And I don't understand the comments that his success at NE is only due to their system.

    The dude knows how to get open... period... and his YAC is pretty damn good as well.

    Hell, I just went and researched his YAC... and he led the league the past two years in total yards after the catch.

    If he's available, sign him to at least a 2-year contract.


    Because an inside slot receiver is not what this team truly needs. Golden Tate IMO should be this team's Wes Welker, as that's exactly where I'd move him with a speed guy who can really stretch a defense (like Wallace) on the outside. Now, that's no slight against Tate -- far from it. It's just acknowledging that Tate could do a heck of a lot of damage as an inside slot receiver (where I view him being ideally suited to).
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:52 am
  • So what you're saying is the Hawks are mis-using Tate. Interesting.

    It would be fun to have endless game film on Welker... and also on Tate... and overlap one image on top of the other while they are both running the same route.

    My guess is if we were able to do that, Welker's league-leading success in catches and YAC would be obvious.

    Just a hunch.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:06 am
  • Vote = Wallace.

    I would love to have burner like him opening up the top.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:53 am
  • Read the scouting reports on Bowe. He is a recognizable name, but he is slow, drops balls, has a poor work ethic, and disappears from games regularly. If you have actually done any research on him, you will realize you don't want him near your team. There's a reason why KC was making efforts to deal him this year.

    Jennings has been hurt more that Sidney Rice the last 2 years. He should not even be an option for those of you that complained about Sidney at all.

    Welker makes me nervous because I really believe that he will not be nearly the player he is without the Patriots.

    Wallace is a premier WR talent, except for some reason he started dropping balls like crazy this year. If he can fix that, he's the best on the list. But if that is his new normal, I would honestly rather take a shot in the draft than dropping money on any of these guys.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:25 am
  • Mike Wallace is my choice or Dwayne Bowe if we can't get Wallace.

    Comparing the two:

    Mike Wallace - 26 yrs old, 6'0" 199 lb, 4.33 sec 40-yard dash & 40 inch Vertical w/ 10 ft 9 in Broad..
    College: Mississippi - NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84 - 1x Pro Bowl (2011)

    Dwayne Bowe - 28 yrs old, 6'2" 221 lb, 4.51 sec 40-yard dash & 33 inch Vertical w/ 10 ft 5 in Broad..
    College: Louisiana State - NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23 - 1x Pro Bowl & All-Pro (2010)

    As far as statistics. They're pretty much on par. I believe Wallace averages more TD catches a season (he has 32 career receiving touchdowns since 2009). While Bowe has 39 receiving TD's since 2007.

    Mike Wallace seems good for about 8 TD's on 800 rec yds. But if we could get the Dwayne Bowe that showed up for the 2010 NFL Season, we would have an elite receiver. Bowe put up 15 rec TD's on 1,162 yds, and that was on a team that went 2-14 in the AFC West. Matt Cassel has a good season that year, going 27 TDs and 7 INTs with 3,100+ yards. The years that Dwayne Bowe had average to good stats, happened to be the years when Matt Cassel struggled. So if you give Bowe a good QB, he'll thrive. While Mike Wallace has Big Ben, who's pretty consistent, year in-year out.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:41 am
  • ProckHawks wrote:Wallace! We don't have anybody on this team thats like Wallace. He's big, fast, pretty good hands can help keep plays alive when Wilson scambles. I could pitcure him giving us 10 plus TD's, most coming of play action. If he asks for to much. PASS on him and the rest. DB is to much like Rice. Welker and Jennings are to old. PASS


    You're right about everything except Wallace being 'big'. He is average size. Some may even say he's a bit smaller compared to most of the high-talent receivers in the league.

    Mike Wallace is six-foot nothing, 199 pounds. When I think BIG, Calvin Johnson [6'5"], Vincent Jackson [6'5"], Sidney Rice [6'4"], Randy Moss [6'4"], AJ Green [6'4"], Larry Fitzgerald [6'3"] and Andre Johnson [6'3"] come to mind.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:00 am
  • From this list i'd go Bowe, he's been pretty productive without a QB. A guy who's not on this list but was really good at the end of the year is Danario Alexander, he is younger and might be a little cheaper then these guys. Not sure if he's a UFA or a RFA though.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:05 am
  • I'd be open to Bowe. Bowe could be the type where he needs strong leaders and contending circumstances to concentrate. His skillset is jaw-dropping, for sure.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:13 am
  • You should include amendola too because he might be the best option
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:37 pm
  • I vote Welker. He has far more proven himself statistically than than any of the other options. But he does have one of the best quarterbacks...
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:43 pm
  • CANHawk wrote:I only want greg jennings if it's greg jennings wit da broken leg. He put da team on da back do...




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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:00 pm
  • onanygivensunday wrote:
    SalishHawkFan wrote:I'm frankly surprised that Welker isn't the overwhelming favorite. Incredible hands. Always gets open. Think Rich Man's Bobby Engram. Wilson won't have to scramble to buy nearly as much time with Welker out there. Guy is the best slot WR in the NFL and possibly the greatest possession receiver of all time. And he's not shown any signs of letting up.

    +1

    And I don't understand the comments that his success at NE is only due to their system.

    The dude knows how to get open... period... and his YAC is pretty damn good as well.

    Hell, I just went and researched his YAC... and he led the league the past two years in total yards after the catch.

    If he's available, sign him to at least a 2-year contract.


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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:11 pm
  • I think Wallace and Bowe will be out of our price range. We should not look to spend a ton on a WR. Russel will make any WR look better and this draft has a ton or talent that will be available at the top of the 2nd round.

    Welker would be fun to have but how many short WR's do we want?

    Gennings is older and isn't a big body but he might bring some leadership to our WR's he has speed and experience winning, plus has a backround with JS. If GB doesn't resign him which I think they will, I could see Seattle as a good fit for him over the next 2-3 years.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:23 pm
  • If I were to pick I'd take Wallace. I trust no receiver from New England, Bowe is maddenly inconsistent and drops too many balls. I don't know enough about Jennings to know if he'd be worth it.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:45 pm
  • Changing pick to NONE, as Wallace & Bowe $$$, and Welker runs alot of slant routes, which we don't do much of - RZ at times

    and Doug Baldwin's first year was Mr. clutch for checkdown Tavaris in short patterns, so he could fill this role on the cheap
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:13 pm
  • kearly wrote:I lean towards Welker. He was good before NE. He's not playing his age yet, and fast players tend to age better. He'd sign a shorter contract because of his age. Welker is the best slot WR in the NFL, he'd be an enormous upgrade over Baldwin. He is very hard to defend, and can get open at will. He's even a deep threat.

    I'd be very surprised if New England let him hit UFA, but if they did, I'd love to see Seattle schedule him a visit.



    NE already decided where to spend their money. With the two freak TEs they have. They arent afraid of losing Welker. I voted for Welker btw.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:20 pm
  • SharkHawk wrote:Welker? Blecccch. He wasn't much of anything in Miami, and seems to be a Brady player (like Branch was).


    Welker is his own man. Just go back and watch the Seahawks-Patriots game again. Welker is not being made good by perfect Brady throws. He was legitimately carving our secondary up and getting WIDE open with consistency vs. our outstanding man coverage.

    Granted, I don't think Welker is putting up 1500 yards in our offense, but he's not a product of a great QB, and he'll have another elite QB throwing him passes anyway. The appeal for me is that he's by far the best WR on the market when it comes to just flat out getting open at will, and that's what our WR corps needs the most right now.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:52 pm
  • can we get vincent jackson through a trade?

    v-jack, julio jones, or megatron are the only veteran players i'd be interested in getting. or fitz... definitely fitz.

    otherwise, rice is really good, and tate was really good and will only get better; so we have some players already on the roster who are good. add in a rookie or two.

    i'm thinking someone like jurevicius; not necessarily having a great top gear, but someone big who can move the chains. you get 2 or 3 guys like that, along with miller/mccoy and rice/tate/baldwin, it would be tough for a defense to stop.

    if there's a julio jones type in the draft, definitely consider trading up.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:59 pm
  • I wouldn't make a huge push to sign any of them, as I'm generally very leary of free agent wideouts. They seem to have the biggest fizzle out rate of any position in free agency. However, if we had to sign one, Mike Wallace is the most attractive to me. Elite deep-play WR combined with an elite deep ball quarterback? That'd be fun.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:14 pm
  • I'm tired of seeing RW run for his life while waiting for a receiver to come open. Baldwin probably does the best job of it, but he's seldomly as wide open as Welker consistently is.

    A good secondary can cover Rice and Wallace because Baldwin doesn't really scare them. Welker gives people fits. His threat from the slot would definitely make it easier on the guys running the deep routes.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:03 pm
  • onanygivensunday wrote:So what you're saying is the Hawks are mis-using Tate. Interesting.

    It would be fun to have endless game film on Welker... and also on Tate... and overlap one image on top of the other while they are both running the same route.

    My guess is if we were able to do that, Welker's league-leading success in catches and YAC would be obvious.

    Just a hunch.


    I'm not saying that the Hawks are "mis-using" Tate whatsoever. It's about realizing what this team already has on its roster ... and what's missing. Right now, the Seahawks already have 2 guys who can play in the slot and do a good job with that -- Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. What they DON'T have ... is a guy who has real game breaking speed. No WR on this roster really has that -- Wallace does. And Tate's skill-set translates very well to the slot ... and in fact, I believe he'd be quite dangerous there. Tate excels at really making things happen and once he has the ball in his hands -- precisely what you ask a slot receiver to do.

    I contend that if the Seahawks DO add a guy like Wallace that they're going to be running a lot of 3 WR sets next season. That's exactly what I would do IF they add a receiver like him.

    Adding a guy like Wallace to the mix would help out the rest of the receiving corps immensely, as having a receiver with that kind of speed gives opposing secondaries someone that they really have to worry about. He would make Sidney Rice and Golden Tate all that much more productive ... as he'd create greater separation for them out there in zone coverages. That's what adding that kind of speed can do.

    Wes Welker doesn't have that same kind of speed -- and as I said, they have guys like this on the roster already. Plus, I just don't see that Welker fits in with the whole "youth first" philosophy that Carroll and Schneider both clearly have. Welker will be 32 when the 2013 Season starts ... whereas Wallace will be 26. Something else to keep in mind.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:14 pm
  • We don't need another receiver. Rice is awesome. There's no reason to think something will happen with another receiver that can't happen with Rice. Wilson just has to trust him to make plays. Rice cleaned up with Favre cos Favre would just throw it to him. Wilson prefers to play it safer.

    Look at Favre mic'd up talking about Rice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... -nM#t=155s
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:22 pm
  • formido wrote:We don't need another receiver. Rice is awesome. There's no reason to think something will happen with another receiver that can't happen with Rice. Wilson just has to trust him to make plays. Rice cleaned up with Favre cos Favre would just throw it to him. Wilson prefers to play it safer.

    Look at Favre mic'd up talking about Rice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... -nM#t=155s


    Rice IS awesome ... and adding another WR who can make plays as well (and really stretch the field) makes him even MORE awesome. Having 3 WR's out there (Rice, Tate, and Wallace) plus a TE who can do the same makes a team even that much more dangerous. Case in point -- tonight's AFC Championship Game (the Patriots). There's a reason that that team is in the AFC Championship -- and it's not just because of Tom Brady. That WR corps is downright scary (no real weaknesses -- with Gronkowski that is) - and because of that, makes that offense even more difficult to defend. That's something I'd love the Hawks to have as well.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:31 pm
  • I didn't realize Bowe was that "slow"... but compared to Wallace, yes.
    I think we need a big, physical, fast receiver. I say pick one up in the draft and let him develop. We'll probably have a healthy Baldwin next year.
    All that said, Wes Welker would be a great add for a couple seasons. The dude just gets open. He'd be awesome with a scrambling QB like Wilson.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:36 pm
  • Isn't Bowe like king of garbage time TDs?
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:45 pm
  • Welker drops a TON of passes, especially lately. No thanks. Our offense doesn't throw enough to be able to put up with guys who miss their opportunities.

    Say what you will about our receivers, but they made their catches all year. I think Miller will have a big receiving year; Tate will continue to develop, and hopefully Rice and Baldwin can get a little healthier than they've been. I think we also draw up more receiving opportunities for Turbin. Hopefully, we can find a big, athletic WR somewhere in the draft and give them a chance to develop.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:46 pm
  • olyfan63 wrote:I didn't realize Bowe was that "slow"... but compared to Wallace, yes.
    I think we need a big, physical, fast receiver. I say pick one up in the draft and let him develop. We'll probably have a healthy Baldwin next year.
    All that said, Wes Welker would be a great add for a couple seasons. The dude just gets open. He'd be awesome with a scrambling QB like Wilson.


    I agree that Schneider probably WILL draft a WR ... but part of the issue with looking to improve the offense for next season is that the vast majority of WR's don't make a real splash in Year 1. They just don't. Take a look at a list of many of the greats and you'll find again and again that it takes time for these guys to develop. Sidney Rice wasn't Sidney Rice in year 1 ... neither was Golden Tate ... neither are tons of other receivers out there if you take a look at their profiles. I don't care if you're talking about guys like Sidney Rice ... or Hall of Famers like Jerry Rice, Chris Carter, and Michael Irvin -- very, very rarely do WR's make a real splash in their first year.

    So, IF the Seahawks are looking to improve their offense even more ... they're probably also going to look to add someone via Free Agency. From where I'm standing, the one element that this WR corp is really lacking is Speed. The only guy I see on the Free Agent Market who's a potential impact player who has that is Mike Wallace. And if you believe the reports, it is highly unlikely that the Steelers will use the Franchise tag on Wallace ...

    http://nfltraderumors.co/steelers-likely-wont-use-franchise-tag-on-wr-mike-wallace/

    Would truly be interesting if he pops free and becomes a UFA, that's for sure.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:53 pm
  • Wes Welker ?... This guy has taken so many hits in his life (look at his frame)... I'm not sure he can play another few years ...
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:42 pm
  • As much as I hate to say it. Sign Wallace and drop Rice. Rice is good but he isn't earning his fat paycheck with Russell for whatever reason.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:18 pm
  • kearly wrote:I lean towards Welker. He was good before NE. He's not playing his age yet, and fast players tend to age better. He'd sign a shorter contract because of his age. Welker is the best slot WR in the NFL, he'd be an enormous upgrade over Baldwin. He is very hard to defend, and can get open at will. He's even a deep threat.

    I'd be very surprised if New England let him hit UFA, but if they did, I'd love to see Seattle schedule him a visit.


    Problem is, not only is Baldwin fine in the slot but slot guys are a dime a dozen. I think we need an outside guy more than anything else who can beat press coverage. Wallace is the superior option.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:27 pm
  • Wallace would be a huge upgrade and fit well with Wilson...but at what cost? You can expect his new contract to about a 5yr $55mil with $26m guaranteed

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    Rice's is currently 5yr $41 mil, If we bring in a $$$ FA WR like Wallace you can bet we will not be resigning Tate after next season to anything but a modest contract.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:52 pm
  • My personal choice would be Mike Wallace.

    There are a lot of criteria that should be kept in mind.

    Team Need:
    In this regards, Mike Wallace makes the most sense. We don't have an elite speed WR who can stretch the field and open the underneath routes for our TE and slot receiver, and pull a LB or S back from the line of scrimmage to make things easier for Lynch.

    Also Wallace would play to our QBs strength of a cannon plus arm, and our team's offense would have the capability of striking from anywhere on the field.

    Wallace wins.

    Age:
    Out of the four FA WRs mentioned, Wallace is the youngest and freshest, followed by Bowe, then Jennings, and lastly Welker.

    We don't want a WR who has a lot of mileage on him, it's safer for us to go with someone younger.

    Wallace wins.

    Speed:

    Not much to comment, Wallace is the winner here.

    Wallace wins.

    Height:

    Order from tallest to shortest is Bowe, Wallace, Jennings, then Welker.

    Bowe wins (with Mike Wallace second).

    Previous QBs
    I think the QBs for these FA WRs should also be taken into account. Try to look for the WR who has done the most with the least help/talent around him. If we talk about elite QBs then we should take out Welker and Jennings, since Brady and Rodgers respectively were throwing to them. They are most likely to have benefited from phenomenal QB play.

    And if you look at it there is truth to it. Jennings was out and Rodgers was able to keep the engine running quite well without him, throwing it to Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, and Jermichael Finley. Same with Welker. Even when Belichick was sitting Welker in favor for Brandon Lloyd, Julian Edelman, Aaron Hernandez, and Rob Gronkowski, Brady was still keeping the offense rolling. It wasn't until alternating injuries to Hernandez, Edelman, and Gronkowski that Belichick was forced to go back to Welker.

    On the other hand, Wallace had only a good, but not elite, QB throwing to him on an aging team with less offensive talent compared to the Patriots and Packers. Bowe had a mediocre QB throwing to him on a horrible Chiefs team. Wallace and Bowe had success with less going for them the last few years, so in this category Wallace and Bowe would win.

    Wallace and Bowe win.

    Quality of Opposing Defenses:
    Next we should probably consider the strength of the passing defense these FA WRs have had to face, and mostly focus on defense within their own division since that is the only constant year in year out, plus they play 6 games against divisional rivals every year.

    Now I don't want to type it all out, but in my personal belief Wallace (AFC North) has had to face stronger defenses overall the past several seasons compared to Bowe (AFC West), Welker (AFC East), and Jennings (NFC North).

    Wallace wins.


    So all, in all, I think the obvious choice would be Wallace here. Now I know that you can't 100% accurately predict a free agent's success on a new team based on only the above criteria, but I think it does lay an argument and statistical likelihood for a particular player over another. And in that case, I believe it is Mike Wallace.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:46 am
  • I chose Wallace but I think our FA money will go toward DT/DE and OL. We have 10 picks so you can bet JS & PC will fill our needs in the draft moreso than free agency.
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:23 am
  • Wallace is the best one available
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Re: What FA receiver would you want?
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:31 am
  • SalishHawkFan wrote:I'm frankly surprised that Welker isn't the overwhelming favorite. Incredible hands. Always gets open. Think Rich Man's Bobby Engram. Wilson won't have to scramble to buy nearly as much time with Welker out there. Guy is the best slot WR in the NFL and possibly the greatest possession receiver of all time. And he's not shown any signs of letting up.


    All true, but we already have a quick possession type slot receiver.........his name is Golden Tate. It'd make no sense to go out and give Welker a big contract.

    What we need is a burner receiver on the other side of Rice to stretch the defense. Therefore none of these choices make sense except for Wallace.

    But having said that if we know Carroll and Schneider, they're going to try and address that need in the draft. You're already paying Rice big money, I doubt our FO wants to have that much cap space tied up in the WR position by signing another high priced free agent.

    If this teams spends money in free agency, it's going to be on the lines.
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