"The Greatness Of The Raiders Lies In The Future"-Al Davis
I would keep Jacoby. Some of the plays he made as a rookie were monsterous, he was a very reliable weapon that year. The next year he fell off the map and had some drops, but he was still great for special teams. In 2012 I give him a pass for injury.
IMO, I give the nod to Jacoby because he is cheaper, can produce comparable numbers in the pass game as DHB, and he makes our ST 10x better. DHB is over-paid, can't catch, has been healthy and still can't produce, and we can pay a true #1 receiver with his money.
I think this is a no brainer.
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I can't believe we are even having this conversation when an undrafted rookie had better hands then either.
Forget about the homerun, I'll take the base hits all day. We dot need three homerun threats, Moore is fine. We need more guys that can sit on a route and a catch. I liked DHB coming into last year but his cap hit is huge for his production.
I'm eating crow and agreeing with the need to pay a veteran WR. We don't score, Moore needs someone to deflect attention to break free, ad I'm tired of watching our WR's kill drives.
Streater>both these guys
I like what Ford did for us, I love his desire to get the ball. I like DHB, but not as the number one receiver. Last year sucked for both of them. What really sucks is that Ford is injured a lot. We have to have healthy players that can stay on the field. Our WRs right now would be 1. Moore 2. DHB 3. Streeter 4. Ford 5. Criner
6. Hagan. If we get a vet possession receiver one of them is out. Probably Hagan. Then the order is mixed up depending on the new guy's skill set.
Lol, our receivers are from hunger.
For being a smaller wide receiver, Jacoby Ford has a lot of fight in him. He gets after the ball. He keeps his mouth shut and plays hard. I like what he brings to the table. His kick returning abilities are tremendous. On the other hand, I can't help but like DHB. The kids works hard at his craft and has a good attitude. My problem with DHB is the lack of production for his pay scale. IMO Jacoby Ford will have more impact on this team in 2013, especially with Streater and Criner taking on a larger role.
"We don't take what the defense gives us; we take whatever the hell we want." - Al Davis
ONE NATION, DOMINATION, RAIDER NATION!
For example, Vernon Davis had 41rec for 548yds/5 TDs while Delani Walker got 21rec for 344yds/3TDs, and they had a bunch of other guys around them who deserve the ball. On our team, Reece and DMC each had more production in the passing game than most of our WRs.
RAIDERS. ARE. BACK.
It's crazy the number of ppl that want to keep Ford instead of DHB, ppl wanna keep the man that cant stay health to produce rather then the guy that stays healthy and seem to get better every year, I dont get it. I'd cut bate with Ford I'm sure we can pick up someone in F.A. that can produce on special teams. I like Ford but to tell you the truth I really think he was a one hit wonder, cause he didn't look good in pre-season at all.
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
― André Gide, Autumn Leaves
they should make a vest for DHB out of hard plastic where it sticks out a foot or in front of him, and make him wear it in practice until next season starts. Maybe that way he'd learn to catch a slant on 3rd-and-short.
like this sort of:
Mr. Burns Gorilla Vest
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RAIDERS. ARE. BACK.
Keep jacoby ford , he makes meager salary like in the hundred thousand range for his position and will be a deep threat and great return man.
Really, you almost have to give all of these guys mulligans because of the O coordinator. DHB won't be gone next year because of the cap and looked ok before the Knapp debacle. His hands improved and actually made some catches in traffic. Ford better come back and look like he hasn't lost a step in the return game or he could be gone. Moore, Streeter, and Criner are all young dudes that will continue to develop. Moore looked good for about 6 games this year and is clearly the best we have. Streeter and Criner shined in their own ways at times, but those guys are the ones that need to get the ball in the red zone in coverage and let them use their big bodies to block out a smaller corner to go up and get it and that didn't happen.
I would not be surprised to see McKenzie bring in some URFAs to compete or to draft a potential weapon later in the draft.
Jennings is a pipe dream. Packers would be dumb to let him go, and if they did, why the heck would he want to play in Oakland? Another team will clearly outbid us due to our cap issues...possibly one with a winning record and some coaching stability.