Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Because Posey's issue isn't/wasn't a talent problem. It was an injury problem. We took a chance on him needing extra time to get into game shape & it appeared that gamble paid off, until he suffered another unrelated injury.
And his problem is STILL an injury problem.
TY Hilton came out as a rookie and he performed. Neither Posey nor Martin did. Remember how hard Kubiak & Schaub worked to get Martin into the mix at the beginning of that season? Do you remember all the quick slants Martin dropped? Hilton wasn't dropping passes; he was catching them. As a rookie, he responded better.
Sure. He could have been put into our offense and then suffered malaria and encephalitis and been a bust. But given his performance (and the fact that he ended up as the 2nd best receiver out of that draft class), he probably would have blossomed in our system as well because we saw that Martin was able to get opportunities.