Broncofan Posted December 1, 2022 Share Posted December 1, 2022 (edited) As for WR, I know it's unpopular - but the reality is that the O doesn't function without Jeudy in the lineup. It's not just him - it's that Sutton and he & Dulcich all work in different areas, and the O creates more opps when all 3 are on the field. Now, Sutton's not returned to his pre-ACL form, either - but his play style was never going to be as a target hog alpha - because of how he wins (he wins with box out, 50-50 balls, and sitting down / ID'ing zone well - big-body or excellent technique CB's give him trouble - what we saw on TNF with IND, and with NYJ and the elite Sauce Gardner, and I'm guessing Jaycee Horn last week <remember I said I wasn't going to watch live games until Hackett's fired, haven't watched the recording yet lol>). And to be clear, Jeudy & Sutton both get open - and it's not just the eye test, the metrics bear this out - although this doesn't count the last 2 games, so Sutton's struggles last week won't likely be factored in: The catch score doesn't factor for QB play or uncatchable throws - why Davante Adams ranks right there with them (because up to Week 11, Carr's play was brutal when he threw to Adams). But what it also says - WR is likely not a high priority this offseason, other than to find depth (because you can't just have 2 guys who can play on your squad). The other ripple effect - if you have 2 real WR threats, you don't have D's keying on Dulcich - which clearly happened in the TEN game, esp once Jeudy left on the 1st play of the game. The play with Jeudy is to take the 5th year option - that way, no long-term commitment required. Keep in mind the interest for him at this year's trade deadline was high - so IMO there's no risk with the contract #. Given our IOL, DL and cover ILB needs (RB too but again, this shouldn't be a problem) - WR is not likely an area that Paton addresses with high draft capital (or at least, he shouldn't). If Sutton/Jeudy are still not the answer next year with a better OL/RB corps, by all means go after a draft WR in 2024....but not next year. Edited December 1, 2022 by Broncofan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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