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Old 04-29-2005, 05:29 PM   #31
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Jacobs and Thrash were also drafted as WRs yet they play special teams. Look at that Lions game from last year, Thrash and Jacobs were the MVPs of that game as a direct result of their special teams play
Thrash played lights out that game and if it wasn't for him we would have been 5-11 instead of 6-10. But look at the Eagles after they bring in a T.O. for Thrash. HUGE difference in production. McCants needs to be on the field. Ramsey likes him, he makes catches and he finds seams in the D that our other WR have problems doing.
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Old 04-29-2005, 05:43 PM   #32
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We all say he didn't play special teams, but honestly, how much play time would Gibbs have given him if he had played special teams? Marginally more? I mean, Thrash and Jacobs played STs and hardly saw the WR position at all (I guess Thrash got a decent amount of snaps) but still. I don't think STs would have helped McCants onto the field. Part of that is running 2WR sets all the time.
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:10 PM   #33
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We all say he didn't play special teams, but honestly, how much play time would Gibbs have given him if he had played special teams? Marginally more? I mean, Thrash and Jacobs played STs and hardly saw the WR position at all (I guess Thrash got a decent amount of snaps) but still. I don't think STs would have helped McCants onto the field. Part of that is running 2WR sets all the time.
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:22 PM   #34
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Did you trust Gibbs judgement on Brunell?
I certainly did! Why shouldn't I have? The man knows how to win championships. Are you telling me that we shouldn't trust his judgement because of the Brunell situation? Because of Brunell, the rest of Gibbs' resume is bunk?
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Thrash played lights out that game and if it wasn't for him we would have been 5-11 instead of 6-10. But look at the Eagles after they bring in a T.O. for Thrash. HUGE difference in production. McCants needs to be on the field. Ramsey likes him, he makes catches and he finds seams in the D that our other WR have problems doing.
I don't disagree with what you say. And I really feel that McCants should be out there on the field, especially because he seems to have good chemistry with McCants. However, I think that Jacobs is well ahead of McCants on the depth chart going into this season and that's because the past season Jacobs put in the effort on special teams and in practice. Something that Darnerien allegedly didn't do.

If it were up to me they'd both be getting major minutes at WR. All I'm saying is that I have a feeling that Gibbs is seeing things another way
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Re: McCants: Your thoughts?

I have aquestion. Are we all asuming that McCants did not play special teams because he didn't want to, or did he just not fit the bill talent wise to play special teams? Facts and thoughts are welcome.
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I certainly did! Why shouldn't I have? The man knows how to win championships. Are you telling me that we shouldn't trust his judgement because of the Brunell situation? Because of Brunell, the rest of Gibbs' resume is bunk?
No! What I am saying is even Gibbs can make mistakes and that was a HUGE one. OUr year would have been completely different if Ramsey started from day one. His first two starts were against Philly and Pittsburgh on the road??? I am just saying that Gibbs puts a lot into character and Ramsey and McCants are definitely not on his good side, but both were better options last year than the players that Gibbs played. McCants at worst last year should have been the number 3 WR.
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:10 AM   #38
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I don't disagree with what you say. And I really feel that McCants should be out there on the field, especially because he seems to have good chemistry with McCants. However, I think that Jacobs is well ahead of McCants on the depth chart going into this season and that's because the past season Jacobs put in the effort on special teams and in practice. Something that Darnerien allegedly didn't do.

If it were up to me they'd both be getting major minutes at WR. All I'm saying is that I have a feeling that Gibbs is seeing things another way
I agree with you BIG TIMe on that. Both WR should be in the game. Last year when finally Gibbs put McCants in the game they just flew down the field with him catching the majority of Ramseys passes. He must have done something in practice to upset Gibbs...
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I have aquestion. Are we all asuming that McCants did not play special teams because he didn't want to, or did he just not fit the bill talent wise to play special teams? Facts and thoughts are welcome.
I do believe Gibbs said that it was hard to carry 5 WRs and especially any that didn't want to play special teams. This was during a press conference where someone asked about McCants.
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He know's how to coach championship's, where does his creditabilty lie as far as building a championship? That honor until PROVEN otherwise belong's to Bobby Beathard. Gibbs has not proven he can evaluate championship calaber talent, in fact he has so far proven otherwise, and you can start in 92' with the drafting of 1 Desmond Howard! And I will say this, he went far, far, far, out on a very thin limb for Campbell.

Well, Bobby Beathard is retiring as the Chargers' GM, so I say if what you say is true, then Snyder has an opportunity to gain a valuable GM.
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Beathard retired a long time ago (five years maybe) as GM of the Chargers. Lately he's been consulting with the Falcons I think.

I find it hard to believe that Gibbs just sat idly by while Beathard put the team together. He must have had some say. And everybody has misses. It's not like Desmond Howard was some major project that Gibs took a gamble on in the first round. I don't remember exactly but a lot of teams I'm sure wanted him.
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Can you post the interview where Beathard said this about Gibbs?
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WR wasen't a neccessity at the time, and he threw away 2#1's to upgrade his offense as we watched our D-line basically disapear the following year. Sound's a little like our draft this year doesn't it?
Not when you consider the past two drafts we've used #1 picks for the defense, Taylor and now Rogers.

Our d-line isn't exactly in shambles right now.
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Actually Offiss, I think Campbell would have been gone within the first 5 picks of the 2nd round. CLE especially would have nabbed him I bet.
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Actually Offiss, I think Campbell would have been gone within the first 5 picks of the 2nd round. CLE especially would have nabbed him I bet.
I agree Campbell would have been gone in the second and early. Point is we did not need Campbell anyway and We certainly could have got a project that was more talented and pro ready in Adrian McPherson who went in the 5th round. I know, I know, Gibbs loves character players... BUt your teams needs should come first and if you use a 4th or 5th on McPherson it isn't like you are paying the farm for the guy and you can use a couple of years to develop him.
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