Originally Posted by sandman
And in all honesty, if you are asking me to choose between a Big Three like Atlanta or the Patriot Receiver by Committee, I'll take the proven success of New England.
You make a good argument.
Different strokes & all that. Their star WR is their slot WR. He's the Yac guy. Our Yac guy is Andre. Their other big play maker is Gronk. We got OD, a step down, but OD is better than your avg TE. Their speed guy is Lloyd. Who is our speed guy? Oh, that's Andre again.
So what function does Walter play? He's not stretching the field. He's not a play maker. He's not a mismatch for anyone on the defensive side of the ball. He's our "possession" guy..... but Andre is a better possession WR than Walter & he's more likely to get thrown to on 3rd down... so what is Walter's purpose again?
Our #1 receiver vs their #1 receiver;
--Andre 1598 yards 4TDs
--Welker 1354 yards 6 TDs
comparable I think.
Our TE vs their TE
--Owen 716 yards, 6 TDs
--Gronk 790 yards, 11 TDs
Our #2 WR vs their #2
--KDub 518 yards, 2 TDs
--Lloyd 911 yards, 4 TDs
By the way, New England had more rushing attempts than we did.
New England also had a guy, 51 catches, 483 yards, 5 TDs..... pretty comparable to Walter
They've got another guy, 40 catches, 446 yards, 3 TDs... pretty comparable to Walter.
That's Aaron Hernandez their 2nd TE & Danny Woodhead their 3rd down back.