Originally Posted by bhaarat316
Lelie is crap and Chad Jackson is lookin that way, not being the 4th or 3rd wr on the Pats come on.
Yeah, because he was expected to surpass Welker and/or Moss (not to mention Donte' Stallworth)... He was on the PUP list to start off the season, he was probably not given many opportunities. For a second year player to surpass any of those guys (or even Jabar Gaffney or Troy Brown) he'd have to be consistently great in practice and even then, why mess with a winning formula? You are just being pessimistic.
Lelie has not been very good in the past couple of years, but I could see him having a decent year as a situational player. I doubt we'll be calling on him to do things he isn't capable of doing. Just play hard, play smart... It's not like he'll be expected to step in as our #1; he'll be the third option at best (unless he somehow plays better than he ever has).
As for Jackson, I was more impressed with him than I was with Santonio Holmes in that class. He's faster, bigger, stronger, and IMO he has better hands. I don't know what caused him to be released from NE (whether they just had too many WRs and didn't need his services, or he wasn't practicing well, wasn't running routes well, or had other issues) but I would love to get him, even though we've already signed Lelie. I'd rather have:
One of those last two will have to be put on the practice squad. (Sucks because I'd rather have both on the team and Higgins off, but we don't really have anyone who can return with Branch out unless we want to try D-Mac or Hall...)
Bottom line: more WRs = more competition = better production