Until I see some production I'm not going to expect anything spectacular.
Sometimes it feels like people on here look at the Vikes with rose-tinted glasses; Travis Taylor was our most productive receiver and he played in the slot. I really hope Koren and Troy burn it up this season and give us a dynamic pass attack, but at the moment our only proven receiver is Jermaine Wiggins
, and he's a tight end.
Here's to training camp, preseason, and most importantly that opening game against the Redskins proving me wrong!
Where does that come from?
Koren Robinson and Marcus have both had 1000 yard seasons, so they have proven themselves in the NFL.
I hate doing this, but Koren Robinson has been producing less and less receiving yards, year on year
since his career highs in 2002. I will willingly concede that his YPC from last year, thankfully, raised to that standard he set 4 years ago, so hopefully all he needs is consistent starts to raise his game to those numbers again. As for Marcus Robinson, he's strictly a situational receiver now, and I don't think he'll be anything more. Hey, he's a GREAT red-zone receiver, but to say he's a consistent performer in the NFL at this present time is wrong. Just throwing out numbers saying "they had 1000 yard seasons before" (with Koren and Marcus, they haven't had 1000 yard receiving seasons since 2002 and 1999 respectively) doesn't mean they can do it consistently. As the old saying goes: "What have you done for me lately?"
Maybe I didn't clarify my comments enough, what I meant when I said that Wiggins is our best receiver is that he has been the most consistent over the last 2 seasons. Sure his numbers dropped slightly last season but that's more of a result of Kleinsasser returning than his own ability diminishing. Koren, Marcus, Troy and Travis (and you can even include Nate Burleson in there) have not had consistent back-to-back seasons that would put them in the higher echelons of NFL receivers.
Its not gonna be up to the WR's wether or not they get the yards this year. Its up to the offensive line and our running game, the chiefs don't have any big names WR's but there still very productive. They don't have a big physical 4.3 Koren Robinson or a speedy williamson, but what they do have is a badass O Line and a running game. Same goes with the eagles, before they had TO, the offense was somewhat productive with scrubs at WR.
If our Oline protects BJ theres no way CB's are gonna be able to cover our duo in Koren and Williamson. Then you have Taylor out the backfield and a sneaky Wiggins. If our oline comes to play this year we can be in the top 10 offenses, there's way too much talent to think otherwise.
The Cardinals might have all the fire power in the world but there offensive line sucks its gonna be a jail break to the RB and QB. There overated, we're underated.
I'll stay optomistic. No glasses needed.
Those are good points, and hey I hope you're right! I'm just not banking on it until I see it on the field. After all, we're all just speculating at the moment.