"And I'm certainly not prepared to favorably compare him pound-for-pound with the best WR in the NFL right now like you have."
"Just so I understand this. We're discussing whether or not he's the next Megatron? Really?"
Yeah, some of you people need to take a class in READING COMPREHENSION, that's been made painfully obvious to me over the years. Last time I'm going to try to break down my prior statement for you to understand. Firstly, we're not discussing whether he is the next megatron, or whether he is at that level now or ever will be, what I very clearly stated was that he had such potential prior to his injury IN COLLEGE, not what we've seen since that time, including now. That original post is from the bottom of page one. Secondly, to say that he didn't have enough game THEN is completely irrelevant, as he was a developing player then, despite having skill, same as all college athletes are still developing and have not yet met their full POTENTIAL. His potential to continue developing was derailed because of his injury however, and I'm not convinced that he's even yet met his full potential or peak ability. I'm also not even convinced that his injury hasn't in some way hindered his athleticism to this day, or that he will ever be quite as athletic as he would have otherwise been. Thirdly, if you look up the combine stats, you see he's every bit comparable to Megatron as far as his athleticism is concerned, the only thing he lacks is Megatrons bulk. I don't give a damn about his bulk, nor did I say anything about him having the bulk of CJ. Production and ability to dominate is all that matters.. If bulk matters that much than I guess you should be talking up Jared Cook's potential to be the next Megatron, since his combine stats are also certainly close enough to those of Megatron, and given his verticle and much longer wingspan than Megatron his reach when leaping is actually an inch higher than CJs, in addition to having more bulk than CJ in the first place. But of course you aren't doing that, nor did you even know any of that to begin with. Furthermore you should ignore the production of guys like Jerry Rice and Randy Moss when they were in their prime, since they didn't have the size of Megatron either. Of course you'll mention the effect of having a great qb throwing such players the ball, but Daunte Culpepper was hardly great, and Moss was quite the dominant force during those years nonetheless.
Its pretty easy to say "hey this guy isn't going to be one of the best ever to play the game" though when speaking of potential though, isn't it? You'll be right probably 95% of the time, any ball-less dumbass can look at a dog in a race that isn't favored to win and state the obvious. You no doubt would have said the same even more emphatically about Jerry Rice back when he came out of college.
And yes he continues to show that he's quite the replacement for VJax, and is doing so week after week. In my league he has scored 95 fantasy points in the last 5 weeks, which is more than VJax has scored IN ANY 5 game stretch in his entire career. As I stated prior, so long as he can remain healthy, expect him to continue to do so. He's the only thing going right about that offense right now.
Edited by Crazysight, 10 December 2012 - 04:08 AM.