Needless to say, it speaks to the incompetence of the Jets organization that signing Edwards is actually an UPGRADE over their current receiving corps (which includes studs Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kurley, Ben Obamanu and a banged up Santonio Holmes who was just placed on the PUP list). Maybe the young guys step up, who knows? But Edwards being an immediate upgrade is sad, especially since we all remember what stellar play he brought to the 49ers when he was here.
Which brings me to the question: Who will be this year's Braylon Edwards? Which veteran that we have high hopes for will totally flop and possibly get cut (or suspended) midseason? Some might say that Randy Moss fit that bill last year, but for me it was Brandon Jacobs. Fail!
Baalke gets it right most of the time, which is more than most GMs in the NFL can honestly say. I'm thrilled that he is our GM. And, really, it's not his fault when a so-called "seasoned" veteran comes in and totally flops.
My candidates for this year would be:
Nnamdi Asomugha (most potential to let the team down)
Adam Snyder (never stellar, I know)
Marlon Moore (not "seasoned," I know)
Glenn Dorsey (probably most expensive option; the 49ers are no doubt thinking long-term with him)
There are definitely arguments that can be made for and against each of these guys, and I sincerely hope (and expect) that they all will perform well. However, there always seems to be at least one new puzzle piece that just does not fit. Let's hope this year that everyone finds their niche and that the team makes it through the season without any real drama.
Here is a quote from one of my favorite books that sums up what exactly these guys need to do:
"There's only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that's being so good at what you do that they can't ignore you." (Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game) So looking forward to that movie.
Anyway, those are my thoughts! Did I miss anybody? Overvalue or underrate anyone? Thanks for reading!