Originally Posted by dbair1967
hey speeds great, if you have WR skill to go with it
Randall Williams, Alex Wright and Ed Hervey are probably 3 of the fastest guys we've ever had here...all of them sucked rump as WR's because they cant get open...they werent even good enough to be complementary WR's
Well, that pretty much goes without saying. The premise of this discussion, as I understand it, is speed to stretch the defense. If a WR can't catch, he's not going to be on the field. If he isn't on the field, he's not going to stretch anything.
Having said that, if you have guys like Key and Glenn, I don't think you need a WR who is an exceptional route runner. If you have a guy who is fast and can catch, then you have to play your safeties honest. You can't afford to let him run by you. That means that you either shade your safety, which opens up the seam for your slot guy or your TE. You play zones, which can be exploited as we well know, or you play your CB off the WR in single coverage and give up 1st downs. Eventually, you gotta account for the speed. Key is gonna move the chains. Glenn has the speed and agility to create seperation. All your missing, IMO, is a guy who must make you respect the speed. That opens up all the opperating room for your other WRs, your TEs and your backs.
With a real speed threat, everything works. Without it, a good DC and defensive unit will take things away. Eventually, you'll end up playing a style of offense they can dictate to you and that's never a good thing in the NFL.