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  • The Receivers Are Killing Us

    The offense will continue to flounder and won't get on-track with the way our receivers are playing. They are wildly inconsistent, can't hold on to the ball, do not run precise routes, don't know when to make their breaks and are routinely out of sink with Bulger.

    I know Spags and Devaney want to develop the young guys, but it's obvious that there is a glaring need for a stablizing veteran presence. It's looking like a questionable decision to go with youth exclusively and not make a more concerted effort to bring in a vet when the opportunities were there.

  • #2
    Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

    I thought amendola and burton did fine today.

    On the other hand i like what some one else said in another thread.

    If you are going to throw to carter you might aswell throw to the bench because he isnt gonna catch it.

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    • #3
      Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

      Originally posted by 01d 0rd3r View Post
      I thought amendola and burton did fine today.

      On the other hand i like what some one else said in another thread.
      Holy crap! thats my post! haha

      I hate Carter with a passion.

      And I agree with your sentiments. We clearly need a wr with some time in the league. I think it'll be this team's best interest to snag the best WR in the free agency this year.

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      • #4
        Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

        It really comes down to a few basic things...good execution of routes, focus, and desire to beat your opponant. The Receiver corps must catch open field passes, or we will be guaranteed the first draft pick selection next year. We are much better than our record...I just know it!

        Best to all

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        • #5
          Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

          Originally posted by Toicat View Post
          It really comes down to a few basic things...good execution of routes, focus, and desire to beat your opponant. The Receiver corps must catch open field passes, or we will be guaranteed the first draft pick selection next year. We are much better than our record...I just know it!

          Best to all
          Toicat, MORE POSTS PLEASE!!! :red:
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          • #6
            Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

            It is by far the worst WR corps in the league, all these guys would have a hard time being on any actove roster and when thye do gte open you just cannot continue to drop the ball.

            Avery would be a nice #3, Amendola would be a nice #5 and Brtuon and Carter would be nice to not be on this team. I do not care who they draft to play QB, if this position is not improved it will not get better

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            • #7
              Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

              this is what happens when all of your active receivers are under 6 ft tall. we've got sjax taking the majority of the other team's defensive focus, they are stacking the box and leaving themselves open to big pass plays. now if we had a receiver or two with some size to beat the press we would be much improved. i was really hoping to see this gibson guy today, because he fits that bill on paper, i'm a little disappointed we went with carter instead.

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              • #8
                Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

                Originally posted by 01d 0rd3r View Post
                I thought amendola and burton did fine today.

                On the other hand i like what some one else said in another thread.
                The pick 6 came when Burton blew the route.

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                • #9
                  Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

                  Originally posted by PeoriaRam View Post
                  The pick 6 came when Burton blew the route.
                  I agree Burton was just as responsible for both of those picks as Bulger was. He was not reading the ball and the defender and coming to it. He caught what came to him but allowed two picks as well.
                  Last edited by RamsSB99; -10-25-2009, 03:58 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

                    Amendola would be a really good slot IMO if we had some more consistency on the outside. Tim Carter is a Bum, if we wanted to bring anyone back it should have been Ronald Curry.

                    Amendola keeper as a slot guy IMO, Avery is a poor mans Devery Henderson nice deep threat. Robinson and maybe Gibson could be really good number 2 options. Guys like Foster and Burton could be depth and rotate in some. IMO we have the young pieces, but they are all injury prone and raw right now. What would help them and the QB out would be a true receiving TE and and a true number 1 WR. They are young they will get better, but they need an assist especially when it comes to getting a true number 1

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

                      Originally posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
                      The offense will continue to flounder and won't get on-track with the way our receivers are playing. They are wildly inconsistent, can't hold on to the ball, do not run precise routes, don't know when to make their breaks and are routinely out of sink with Bulger.

                      I know Spags and Devaney want to develop the young guys, but it's obvious that there is a glaring need for a stablizing veteran presence. It's looking like a questionable decision to go with youth exclusively and not make a more concerted effort to bring in a vet when the opportunities were there.
                      My first thoughts were that those were bad passes by bulger. Then I too heard the bonehead game announcer claiming the receivers were out of sync with bulger. I pretty much disagreed with that.

                      Later I was listening to Marino doing the highlights on CBS and he felt that both of those picks were bad passes by bulger.

                      I don't know, I'm going to stick with my first inclination and go along with Marino before I go with what the bonehead announcer was spouting.


                      :helmet:

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

                        Originally posted by Ferter View Post
                        My first thoughts were that those were bad passes by bulger. Then I too heard the bonehead game announcer claiming the receivers were out of sync with bulger. I pretty much disagreed with that.

                        Later I was listening to Marino doing the highlights on CBS and he felt that both of those picks were bad passes by bulger.

                        I don't know, I'm going to stick with my first inclination and go along with Marino before I go with what the bonehead announcer was spouting.


                        :helmet:
                        I never said Bulger threw great passes on the two interceptions, but I do think the receivers ran lousy routes and made late breaks virtually the entire game. The rest of the time they were dropping passes.

                        It's too bad because Bulger is much better than his receiving corps made him look today.

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                        • #13
                          Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

                          I blame Bulger for the one interception, and Burton for the other interception.

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                          • #14
                            Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

                            It'll be interesting to hear what the players and coaches have to say, especially after Spags' comments last week.

                            Coach Steve Spagnuolo said he hadn’t decided whether newly acquired WR Brandon Gibson would be on the 45-man game-day roster. “It’s probably 50-50,” Spagnuolo said. “But the other (wideouts), everybody’s kind of stepped it up and had a pretty good week. So that’ll be a tough call.”

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Receivers Are Killing Us

                              Originally posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
                              It's too bad because Bulger is much better than his receiving corps made him look today.
                              Ok Mike.

                              It never seems to be bulger. It's the line, the receivers, the playcalling, but never is it bulger.

                              The long pass to Avery early in the game was also a bad pass. If bulger leads him in stride Avery blazes right into the endzone. Instead bulger leads him wrong, Avery makes a great adjustment, yet he falls down in doing so. We settle for a field goal instead of a TD.

                              But it's never bulger's fault.


                              :helmet:

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