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#1 TorrisATL

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

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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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:18 PM

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

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:29 PM

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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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:39 PM

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

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:10 AM

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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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:16 AM

View PostFalcon Fanatic, on 28 January 2012 - 11:39 PM, said:

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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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:24 AM

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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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:41 AM

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



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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:43 AM

View PostSheerz, on 29 January 2012 - 12:10 AM, said:

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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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:13 AM

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

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

As we have seen with Harry Douglas, the play-calling/QB play can't take advantage of a quick slot WR and put him in a position for YAC.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:48 AM

View PostFalconFanSince1970, on 29 January 2012 - 03:41 AM, said:

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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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:00 PM

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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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:11 PM

View PostDirty Bird Nation, on 28 January 2012 - 11:18 PM, said:

I don't think so he's too small.
i've seen him truckstick linebackers...

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

Have to admit that video was impressive.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:53 PM

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

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:31 PM

View PostDirty Bird Nation, on 29 January 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

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

I agree...what happened?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

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

Edited by delaigle, 29 January 2012 - 03:49 PM.


#19 TorrisATL

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:49 PM

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

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:04 PM

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?