Monday, March 27, 2006

Yawn. Coach Baldrick's cunning new plan this season is to load the team with tall wide receivers, the faster the better. Out goes WR Antonio Chatman, 2nd on the team in receptions. Staying is headcase WR Rod Gardner. Now enters WR Marc Boerigter.

Should Boerigter even being playing in the NFL? In 2005, he played with a top 5 quarterback and managed a whopping 8 receptions. Kansas City didn't have great depth at the position either. Their no. 2 WR Samie Parker only has 45 receptions for his career. The only bright side is that Boerigter might have slipped under the radar because he had an ACL tear in 2004 and players usually don't return to full strength until their 2nd season back (so don't be surprised if WR Javon Walker doesn't play in 2006 like he did in 2004). It is possible that 2005 was Boerigter's recovery season and now he is fully healthy in 2006.


Anonymous said...

I'll admit I never followed Gardner's career very close, but why is he a headcase? After this whole JVW fiasco I feel glad he's signed and ready to play this year. I'm just curious because I never read anything about "character issues" when he was picked up last season.

Brandon said...

I shouldn't have said headcase. Its more a situation of someone not playing up to his abilities. Washington wasn't sorry to see him go when he requested a trade in 2004. Last season in Carolina, they were desperate for a number 2 WR to play opposite Steve Smith, but instead they cut him two weeks before the playoffs started. It doesn't seem like a good decision to keep a guy who was released and only caught 13 passes in 2005, while letting their second leading receiver (Chatman) leave in free agency.