It amazes me to keep reading how people want some sort of blockbluster trade for a true number 1 guy. This just makes no sense to me. How would he fit in? How could we really get that is an upgrade over our guys who fits? I personally don't see it. Matt Ryan is in a similar situation. No running game or O-line, and you aren't going to tell me he lacks weapons.
Like it or not, Torrey is our number 1. Statistically he is currently one of the best, while he is not on the level of guys like Calvin Johnson, AJ Green, Julio Jones, he is still top 10. I don't know where you think we can just snatch a guy much better than Torrey is right now and expect him and Flacco to magically gel day 1. It's not happening. Even with the good receivers coming in this draft, most of them will be gone by 20 and I don't expect us to pick much lower than that.
-Our current group is actually pretty good once Jacoby and Deonte are healthy. Marlon Brown deserves a top 3 spot at receiver. This is his rookie season and he already looks like a quality receiver in the making.
-Torrey is Torrey. He made a lot of plays in the slot where he can make better use of his speed. I think he should play the slot in 3 receiver sets on occasion.
- I was the biggest skeptic of Jacoby Jones but watching him in the Denver game before he got injured, I changed my mind. His playmaking ability is what jumps out at me. While I can't say for certain if he deserves to start over Brown as he only has played a half this season, I believe these three should be on the field for a good % of the game.
-Deonte Thompson is a good player and needs a chance to prove it. He got a headshot after his big play his speed and ability to catch the ball should be enough.
I say that Tight End is our biggest weak spot on offense with the O-line not far behind. I bumped TE after our trade with the Jags. Even with Pitta back I would go for a Tight End high in the draft. With the way the league is, you can get the best tight end in the draft even at 32 and sometimes later. We need two pass catching tight ends especially with a guy like Rice.
I think part of our running struggles is that defenses only need one man covering our pass catchers. Were not fooling anyone with just Torrey, Clark, and Dickson on the field.
Edited by dhstandard, 02 October 2013 - 10:27 PM.