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    Re: Bailey's skills

    He is not Mike Furrey He seems like a good all around football player and i'm sure he will perform at WR for us. Austin is not playing a lot as a 1st round pick, Bailey time will come and he played more snaps on offense the last two weeks (from what i saw).
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    Re: Bailey's skills

    Quote Originally Posted by live4ramin View Post
    But the Raiders were able to persuade him that tight end was the position he was best suited for, and he thrived. In 1982 he began to emerge as one of the best tight ends in football, and in 1983 led the league in receptions with 92 while making the first of his five consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. He would lead the league in receptions again in 1986, with 95, and he won two Super Bowl rings during his time with the Raiders.
    I'd imagine fullback and tight end are probably a lot more similar than wide receiver and safety. Sure, if the coaches were convinced he had the skillset to play there, they could attempt the conversion (most likely in the off-season). I would keep in mind that there is more to that position than just being able to run, catch and tackle, though. Can he take a good angle to the play when he doesn't already know where the ball is being kicked? Can he read the offense from the backfield? Can he backpedal and turn into coverage smoothly? Not all cornerbacks can make the transition well.

    I'd agree with those who would prefer to give him time to mature at receiver rather than turning him into a project at another position at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torry Holt View Post
    He is not Mike Furrey
    Thanks, Torry, for throwing out the Mike Furrey reference. I was looking for good example. He was an interesting player. Mike adapted from receiver and played DB when the team got thin there. He was already a standout on ST. He went on to play for a few more teams during his career at receiver. He is now working his way up the coaching ladder in his civilian life.
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    Re: Bailey's skills

    You do realize that the safety position entails more than just being good at "being fast and can tackle on special teams".




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    You do realize that the safety position entails more than just being good at "being fast and can tackle on special teams".



    Yeah, like knowing passing game, playing the ball in the air, things WR can't do... Of course he won't switch position but i'm sure a lot of NFL players could be stud on both sides. They are top athletes and played a lot of football. The game is not played like that anymore because it's hard from a physical standpoint to play a whole football game but i'm sure some have the ability to contribute on both sides.
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    Re: Bailey's skills

    Quote Originally Posted by Torry Holt View Post
    Yeah, like knowing passing game, playing the ball in the air, things WR can't do... Of course he won't switch position but i'm sure a lot of NFL players could be stud on both sides. They are top athletes and played a lot of football. The game is not played like that anymore because it's hard from a physical standpoint to play a whole football game but i'm sure some have the ability to contribute on both sides.
    Yeah, Troy Brown played an emergency role on the defense for the Patriots, too. It's not completely unheard of, but Bailey's best chance in the NFL is going to be to learn one position well and having him switch now only makes sense if we don't see much of a future for him at receiver.
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    Re: Bailey's skills

    I wish these receivers were so good Bailey had to became the punter.

    Maybe he's a chunk of coal.
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    Re: Bailey's skills

    Quote Originally Posted by live4ramin View Post
    I wish these receivers were so good Bailey had to became the punter.

    Maybe he's a chunk of coal.
    .....what?

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    "I'm justan ole chunka coal, but I'm gonna be a diamond some day."

    I prefer the Johnny Cash cover myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by live4ramin View Post
    "I'm justan ole chunka coal, but I'm gonna be a diamond some day."

    I prefer the Johnny Cash cover myself.
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    Re: Bailey's skills

    This is NOT going to happen, and it shouldn't. It takes guys 5, 10 years to become great at a position. Why would we switch him to a foreign position? Bailey just needs to continue to develop and get some playing time. At this point in the year we may as well let him get some more time. He has looked pretty good in his very limited time. Plus, what do we have to lose at this point.

    And the "using a WR for emergency last second Hail mary" is a little different than actually playing the position. We've seen it done with Randy Moss, Troy Brown, even Calvin Johnson this year..


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    Re: Bailey's skills

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Huh? He ran a 4.52 at the Combine. Since when is that not fast enough?

    He's the No. 5 WR right now, but that may change. Seems as though Austin Pettis is getting less playing time lately. I suspect we'll see more of Bailey during the last 6 games of the season.
    I highly doubt we will see more of him -- maybe in the final game or if there is a major injury.

    Pettis and Cook rotate, and a lot of Pettis not playing has to do with Kendricks being in the game or not.

    Bailey ran a 4.52 which is straight line fast, but has to show speed in a game setting.

    He does have the ability to improve which is different from guys like Salas, etc..

    But without him getting seriously stronger, you cannot compare him to any successful NFL WR.

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