icehouse wrote:I kept on wondering why everybody is sleeping on Rivers this year, so I went to check out the roster to see who his receivers are. Am I missing something or is his receiving core worse than the redskins core from last year? I looked at espn.com. Is the roster page some kind of sick joke or is that really his group of WRs? I noticed there are some rookies. Are those guys good?
People arent down on Rivers because of his WRs. At least not imho, but im only speaking for me.
Yeah, i agree VJax > anyone else on the roster, but i also think the receiving corps as a whole and a unit is much better than its been in a while.
Its moot, regardless. Gates has another season, maybe two in the tank and between Meachem, Brown and (more importantly) Mathews i dont think Rivers is struggling for receiving options in any way, shape or form.
I think ppl are mainly down on him based on his poor performance last year by his usually high standards. Especially given that there has been little to no explainations given. He categorically denies he wasnt injured, the OL mightve played a part but cant be wholly accountable for all those mistakes. Rivers himself has just shrugged it off as "one of those things".
His Wrs are fine and im expecting him to be closer to his usual production. Id be happier to know exactly what happened to him, but given his overwhelming body of work vs one bad year, im okay with grabbing him later than hes usually been avilable in preceeding yrs especially given how wide the pool of productive Qbs is this year.