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I know the hot topic is always going to be quarterback, but who the heck are we going to have play wide receiver? Tavon gone. Stedman gone. Woods gone. IMac gone. Copeland gone.
Jordan Thompson is the leading receiver returning. 13 catches for 85 yards on the season.
We are REALLY going to need the new guys to step up immediately.
We have some good ones coming in and some good ones still there.. this offense breeds great WRs
Side note - Jordan Thompson only had one catch over the last seven games.
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Good info....I am worried about our return rec corps....hope the new guys can play right away
I'm hoping to see one of the incoming freshman step up this year and get playing time and really contribute.
I think White has a good year for us. An I Buie was doing a nice job out of the backfield catching passses towards the end of the year. As for the rest of the guys it will all depend on who signs with us an pushes the guys already here.
Further side note. That lone catch by Jordan Thompson (11-yarder versus Oklahoma) was the ONLY catch by a returning scholarship WR in the final seven games of the season.
The more side notes you leave on this board the less optimistic i get for this offense next year. haha
So in easy words wr will be a wide open competition.
This should be more incentive for Tyler Boyd to flip.
With all the unknowns on this team every position should be up for grabs even qb.
Knew it was bad, but thought I'd check after I saw this thread. Then after posting the thing about Thompson's lone catch, I thought "hell, he might have been the only one actually."
Open season at wide receiver and they definitely got players who can fight for a spot immediately.
On a positive note... It's going to be harder for teams to scout our WRs next year. Our plan can be wide open.
Here's why I'm not worried:
114 rec, 1,289 yards, 12 TDs
72 rec, 1,279 yards, 12 TDs
80 rec, 1,026 yards, 9 TDs
101 rec, 1,186 yards, 8 TDs
134 rec, 1,962 yards, 22 TDs
114 rec, 1,622 yards, 25 TDs
111 rec, 1,782 yards, 20 TDs
104 rec, 1,214 yards, 14 TDs
109 rec, 1,245 yards, 6 TDs
91 rec, 1300 yards, 13 TDs
Those are all Dana's WRs over the past 6ish years...Jumbled to avoid any favoritism.
We'll be fine there...The numbers don't lie.
This post was edited by TheAlbinoRhino 15 months ago
I think our starting wide receivers for 2013 are all in this incoming class.
Chris question lol, is jacky Marcellus better right now then Thompson was coming in for his freshman year, I think Thompson should have been redshirted bc it wasn't hard to tell he wasn't rdy to be thrown into div 1 ftball as a true freshman, and I'm only comparing these 2 bc they seem very similar is size, speed, and talent.
Marcellus looks to have a bigger frame. He has a D1 build where Thompson needed to pack on a lot. Granted, Thompson tried to get after people without intimidation
I'm not looking at the numbers but I'd guess part of the reason for that is that we had two non-scholly WRs get a lot of playing time, especially Conor Arlia at the end of the season. Not that I think Arlia could compete with Gibson, Boyd, et al, I'm just saying our receiving corps sounds a lot more dire when you leave out the walk-ons and transfers, some of whom produced for us late in the season.
While this is certainly a good point, I doubt he had a first year QB and no returning receivers any of those years
Was there more than 1 of those years that didnt include the names: Welker, Amendola, Crabtree, Blackmon, Austin or Bailey? I really believe this is the least proven talent that Dana has ever went into a season with. We will only be as successful as our running game allows us to be this year.
This post was edited by jaaronnut22 15 months ago
Both years at Houston? Yes he's had talent but are we really arguing this offense isn't a system that's overly receiver friendly?
Chris, I might be wrong but didn't Arilia earn a schlocky and make a handful of catches over the last few weeks. I remember seeing him lay out for a couple.
He's not on scholarship
Thank, I thought he earned one
Not saying that it isnt friendly. Im saying they still have to make the catches and get YAC, which we have nobody proven to do. Also I really believe defenses are starting to understand what to do to slow these schemes a little. Play press coverage and have two safeties over the top. That is the reason many of these Air Raid offenses are trying to run the ball 50% of the time. I like some of our incoming talent, but they are Freshmen who cant be counted upon. Heck Jordan Thompson was going to be amazing during the spring, and ended up being a backup to a walkon. I like the JUCO guys as well as Mathis and Robinson, but I guarantee that at least of two of those guys underachieve. It happens every year.
Glad to see I'm not the only person NOT worried about our receivers.
I agree with your point on defenses and playing press, but you have to have the players to execute that and not everyone does. And yes teams are starting to run it more, but that's football: offenses design a system, defenses figure out ways to slow it down, then offenses adjust. Holgy has always liked to run it though, hell he had the doak walker award winner at ok state.
Not sure it's a guaratee that 2 will underachieve either, not sure why you say it happens every year
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