Our biggest problem right now is that our receivers either aren't getting open or are dropping passes.
We paid Sydney Rice $40MM to come here and be our #1 receiver and the guy has been either hurt or underwhelming when out on the field. I think we all expected to see more plays like the one on Sunday, juking out opposing DBs and scoring TDs. He should be an 80-90 catch, 10 TD guy on our team but he's not. I don't think there's any way our coaching staff pays him the rest of that contract next year. Either he takes a pay cut, they trade him, or he's cut.
As for Tate, well...he's never going to be great. He was overrated coming out of ND and he's a #3 guy at best right now and he'll never be much good until he learns to run routes.
We need that one guy who we can rely on to make those 4th quarter grabs for game-winning drives and catch 90 balls a year and we just don't have that right now. I thought Rice would be that guy but he's shown nothing so far and we're almost halfway into the season. How he did so good that year playing with Favre I'll never know. But I don't see him getting any better with this team because he should already be at the point where he's producing...and he's not.
So either we spend a #1 pick on a WR or we get one through FA but something needs to be done next year to fix our #1 problem.