Mailbag: Lots of questions on receivers
September, 6, 2009
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Keith in North Carolina writes: Fantasy Question: Who had the edge for third WR in Indy? I drafted Garcon b/c he's a speedy edge player. But will Austion Collie have more of a fantasy impact as a Brandon Stokley type possession guy? Who would be better to have if Wayne or Gonzalez goes down?
Paul Kuharsky: I can't say. I think the Colts are going to use both, but my sense is Collie is really going to be in the slot. So Garcon will be more equipped to be outside in a two-receiver set.
Matthew Roberts in Albuquerque, NM writes: Hey Paul - is there any reason why Jax wouldn't consider getting in on the Marshall sweepstakes? The receiver position has been a thorn in their sides for years. Will the draft picks they used on their offensive line this year and assuming Monroe and Britton won't be busts, they could have a pretty potent offense for years to come. On the flip side, he does seem like a prima donna and I'm sure they still have a bad taste in their mouths from Porter last year, but the latter was a stupid move. Marshall seems like he's going to be high caliber for a long time to come. Best Regards, Matt
Paul Kuharsky: You answer your own question. Part of the reason it's been a bad spot for them is because of the kind of guys they had. Having just cleaned out Matt Jones, Reggie Williams and Jerry Porter, another -- if different and more talented -- problem child is not what they need to cure their ills.
Lance in Spartnaburg, SC writes: Should I not get overly excited about Edison's performance on Thursday or did we get a gift late in the draft...there were a couple of really nice adjustments.
Paul Kuharsky: Yeah, remain calm.
Dominique Edison has been good and dependable. But the Titans have had other rookies fit that MO before who haven’t gotten a lot of chances or done well with the ones they got.
With Titans' receivers, it's best to always be cautiously optimistic at most. If this team is healthy, Justin Gage, Nate Washington, Kenny Britt, Jared Cook, Bo Scaife and Chris Johnson -- in no particular order -- should all rank ahead of Edison as pass catchers. And I'd be careful being too high too soon on Britt too.
Ryan in Brownstown, Jamaica writes: Is there any way that Sage can end up back in Houston?
Paul Kuharsky: Seems highly unlikely to me. And I'd think Minnesota would look to move Tarvaris Jackson, not Rosenfels, since the Vikings have now acquired two different quarterbacks they wanted to replace Jackson. But you might ask Kevin Seifer over at NFC North HQ.
Houston made a pretty good investment in Dan Orlovsky, I think he'll get a lot of time to break habits and learn what they want. And Rex Grossman is an up and down guy who's up right now.