Originally Posted by Corrosion
Who's the better receiver ?
Who protects the ball better ?
Who picks up the blitz better ?
Yeah , Tate's a strong runner and I like him .... wouldn't mind him starting IF he wasn't behind a superior player.
I don't think Arian is superior at all.
He has better hands, but so what? When was the last time his good hands made a difference? It's not like he's catching a bunch of passes and hashing defenses like Marshall Faulk.
And I also think the lack of reps is a part of Tate not being as secure with the ball and not showing his ability to pass protect.
But really I'm not as concerned with that as I think he's better with the ball in his hands at this point in their careers. I don't think Arian is quite as good as he's been in the past and I think Tate has not been given an opportunity to really flex.
But that seems to be about status quo for this team. Drag their feet on everything. One step at a time. Ho-hum. Whistle while you work. Don't want to rattle the cage too much.