alexander1.9.71 Posted September 6, 2010 Share Posted September 6, 2010 As much as I wanted to see our Falcons address the #2 receiver position in the off season (i.e. draft, free agency, trade), it did not happen, and is not going to happen. Yes, there was Dez Bryant in the draft, and we passed, painfully. My rational on this subject is: This will be Jenks 7th year, I believe. He has made it through regime changes and personel changes. For whatever reason, the Falcons are not willing to give up on this first round bust. I think if Jenks was chosen in the third or fourth round, and was a consistent back up, we would be happy with his play, for the most part. Problem is, he was a first rounder...boo. I think he has dirt on the Falcons brass, and is willing to blackmail if his mediocre career with us, is cut short...knowing he would be surfing the bench with any other team. Don't think he is having a break out year in his SEVENTH SEASON. Does anyone truly believe TD is going to bring in the likes of a Vincent Jackson or TJ H? I would love to have VJ here, but that's not happening. TJ, can go wherever, just as long as it's not here. We do not need another slot. He is slower than Jenks and older. We need a long ball threat, period. He does have better hands than Jenks, but this not the solution. I would rather wait til next years draft. He is on the decline and has been. Jackson is priming, and would sure up our receiving core for at least the next 3-4 years. Not happening. This is our team, so everyone should just keep their fingers crossed. We are going to run the ball first, or should say, this is the #1 priority. Sure, there will be more passes thrown in Ryan's 3rd year, but we are going to rely on Turner. Hopefully he WILL return to form. If not...well, that's a scary situation. Time will tell. My thoughts on what the front office is thinking is this: We went 9-7 last year with a slew of injuries. If we could limit the injuries this year, keep our stars on the field, get our kicking game in check, improve our defense slightly, then theoretically, we should get that 10th or 11th win putting us in the playoffs. I think their sole goal this year is to get back into the playoffs and see what happens, cause anything can. Look at the Giants a couple of years ago. Pretty similar to what we are throwing up on offense this year. TD may, pick up a fourth receiver being that Meier went down. But this is not going to be a star. That will be addressed in next years draft. Much the same way the defense has for the past 2 drafts, I truly believe the offense will now be the focus for the next 2. I see another Marty Booker type coming in to help with rotations this year, and that's it. Ryan is a kid, their is plenty of time to build a dynasty. Running back should also be a focus as Turner is getting to the ill-fated age of 30. So let's stop wishing for a legit #2 this year, swallow the Jenkins pill for one more year, and hope Douglas and the unknowns can step it up this year, or should I say RISE UP. Thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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