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Old 03-21-2005   #21
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He also looked horrible getting run down by Jerry Azumah when all he had was grass in front of him,
Sorry, just have to disagree with this example. Are you really going to call a 69 yard reception (his longest of his career) a moment when he looked horrible? So there happened to be a CB on the field (the one he beat to get open by the way) who was straight line faster--big whoop. Dunta is faster than 75% of the starting #1 WR's--doesn't mean if he catches one of them from behind that it was horrible by them. Don't you think Mike Williams will get caught from behind at times--and he may go in the top 10 this year?
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Just my opinion on Gaff getting run down. I'm not disputing that it was a long reception, just my memory of this catch reflects poorly on Gaffney. I remember him having a good few steps on Azumah, turning and seeing how quickly Azumah was closing, and then trailing off toward the sideline before being thrown to the ground. I didn't see him have the killer instinct to make a bee line and gun it for the end zone, and it just honestly looked like he was more concerned with not getting tackled hard than he was with putting the ball in the end zone. I remember after the game he commented on how he'd hear about it from the guys in the locker room for a while.
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Old 03-22-2005   #23
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I'd take *Automatic* over *BUTTERFINGERS* any day of the week. I don't know WHY, but Gaffney can EITHER catch the ball OR be in the end zone. For some reason, he has a hard time putting the 2 together, which is unacceptable...
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He's still relatively young too, so it's plausible to say he can still has much room to improve. He came out after his Sophomore year, he's the same age as Andre
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He didnt have that many drops in the endzone this year. Its not like everytime the ball was thrown his way he dropped it. Who knows they may have a #2 receiver by comittee. All depends I think Gaffney is a Good receiver, he may not have been the goal line receiver but he sure put us in a lot of scoring positions.
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Honestly, don't ya'll think all of this #2 wr talk is jumping the gun a little bit. I'd like to see what happens when we get DC some protection and he learns his read prgression. Give DC more than 2.5 seconds to throw the ball I'm sure we'll see everyone's production go up. I like Gaff. Think he's a solid #2, mind a few drops, he could be the answer we've been looking for and already had. In a 3 WR set from the slot, he's dangerous in the open field. But I don't think he has the physical ability to be an endzone treat. C'mon, we can't all be Andre.
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I don't necessarily think that you have to be a physical specimen or physical freak like AJ to be an endzone threat. Jerry Rice isn't exactly physical, but he has more TDs than any other WR. Just look at the catch Gaff made for a TD against the Titans in Nashville. He didn't have to out jump the CB, or push off him to make the catch. He simply ran underneath the CB, and used those sticky mits of his to make a great catch. The point being that Gaff can get open and make the catch in the endzone w/o having to be a freak of nature like AJ. It would be nice if Gaff could fly like AJ, or jump over defenders like AJ but he can still be effective by just being himself. The best combo would be a receiver with the body and speed of AJ, and the hands of Gaffney, but I feel pretty good having both of those guys out there catching balls for us, hopefully, for many years to come.
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Unless Armstrong just has a perfect camp this year expect Gaffney to line up as the #2 guy and Armstrong in the slot. Id like to see Armstrong more, He is tall and good leaping ability. But is he a consistent receiver? I dont think we waste a #1 on a WR. Some of the top receivers were not even first rounders.
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