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Eric Weems

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Could Eric Weems be a decent receiver? He hasn't really been a factor at all in the return game, and if we draft Boykin, he should be replaced, but after looking at some of his returns from the 2010 season, he seems to have good speed and burst once he gets the ball. I think if Ryan throws a few balls his way while he is in stride he could be dangerous in the open field. I'm sure he can break some tackles. He could be a secret weapon in the passing game. I would like to see Dirk involve him a bit in the system and see what he's made of.

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I don't think so he's too small.

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He's a slot type...good in space. He could have contributed more but if #3 doesn't get but a handful of plays what does 4 or 5 get?

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The only thing I got really excited about with him this season was poor field position as he watched balls bounce inside the ten... but thats just me...

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No Weems is worthless and we should show him the door. A waste of roster space.

Ignorance.

While Weems has not been a contributor on the offensive side of the ball, he is an excellent gunner on special teams that helped us be the best defensive punt return team in the league with an average of only 4.8 yards per return. If that's not enough for you, take a look back at the press conference a couple of week's ago that Blank, TD, and Smith held in which Smitty noted that Weems was the special teams MVP for us this season.

In addition to his contributions as a gunner, Weems provides us with some versatility in the return game as we know he can handle both the kick and punt return responsibilities.

Lastly, I would like to say that as talented as Harry Douglas is, even he - as the #3 wideout on the team - failed to make much of an impact at the WR position this past season under Mularkey.

Let's give Weems a chance with Koetter calling the plays to see if he can be a more valuable offensive player. And, even if he isn't, his special teams play will keep him on this team.

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Weems is a fine special teams player. Gunner, tackler, doesn't fumble.

However, we need someone more dynamic as the PR and KR. Douglas or Franks can handle the PR duties. They are more dynamic and have a playmaking ability that Weems doesn't.

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The only thing I got really excited about with him this season was poor field position as he watched balls bounce inside the ten... but thats just me...

This has been my issue with Weems as well. Being backed up inside your 5, with a terrible OL can kill any offense.

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Well, apparently so. It is reported the Falcons may use him as the 3 receiver if Douglas departs.

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Hail yeah he could be a good receiver. Buddy could probably play corner. Would have been a top 10 returner again if Antone hadn't racked up penalties on his big returns

Those cutbacks of his were deadly.

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Watching that video is blowing my mind. Why didn't our offense look like that this season? Look at all that cool ****.

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Pretty impressive but his kick and punt returning this season was abysmal at the best.

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Pretty impressive but his kick and punt returning this season was abysmal at the best.

I agree...what happened?

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2011 11 receptions for 90 yards

2010 6 receptions for 61 yards

2009 6 reception for 50 yards 2TD (1 30 yards)

2008 1 reception for 4 yards

Does not look impressive BUT his % reception ratio is very high --ie very few drops

in 09 or 10 -- one year he had a 100% completion rate

HE CAN CATCH THE BALL --just does not get many chances

That's 1 TD every 12 catches that's fairly good

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He sucks as a returner now, but I think he could truly be a secret weapon in the passing game.

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Gotta admit, having him in the slot might be a good but cheaper option, be a Wes weaker type to go with a taller Kerry M.

The question would be could he sustain it for a whole year being 3rd WR, gunner, PR and KR. That's a lot?

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Gotta admit, having him in the slot might be a good but cheaper option, be a Wes weaker type to go with a taller Kerry M.

The question would be could he sustain it for a whole year being 3rd WR, gunner, PR and KR. That's a lot?

Just my guess but I do not think they will ever jump him up to #3 but he does make a very good #4 or #5

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He's small but Weems is really strong and he won't make much mistakes when the ball is in his hands. Like I said, if Ryan could hit him in stride and he breaks a tackle or two, which we know he can, he could be dangerous. This is only if HD leaves though. He's arguablu better than Weems.

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Pretty impressive but his kick and punt returning this season was abysmal at the best.

I agree...what happened?

...the ball was moved from the 30 to the 35 on kickoffs... that's what happened...

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...the ball was moved from the 30 to the 35 on kickoffs... that's what happened...

Didn't stop multiple rookies from scoring multiple time.

And I don't care about him returning them for TDs. It was him waving balls off and watching our offense with the horrible o line lining up on the 1 yard line.

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