This is basically correct IMO:
Said one NFC coach of Coleman, "He is a solid guy who can be a starter, but I think he is a better rotational guy. Who starts is up to the team. He's got a very good change of pace."
Since the day they drafted him there's been someone in here saying he would take the job from Freeman. Only he never did and the opportunity has been there. Especially this past season with Free out for the year. 800 yds and 4 tds as the #1. 32 receptions which is right around his average. Not overwhelming numbers.
Now admittedly the O-line play this past season was terrible. And he certainly could have been featured more in the receiving department as he is a good receiver. However, nothing has made me change this line of thinking I had:
scootm44 wrote:Coleman is a good receiver and has great straight line speed but he runs high, takes hits and isn't very elusive. I don't really know who to compare him to. Demarco Murray without the size, AP without the shiftiness.
All that said, he's a talented guy that can help a team. I'd rather not lose him but the economics just aren't going to work out for ATL. . If your team gets him....temper your expectations.