jkitsune wrote:Is our WR corps more depleted this week than it was last week? I genuinely didn't realize it would be any different. If so, I see your point.
That said, I would just as soon see them line Heath Miller up at wideout in those situations, as he's likely a more dangerous receiver than whatever scrub we sign off the PS.
Yes it is more depleted. Now Obo is hurt as well and likely will be out, Edwards is hurt and likely out since he can't move his knee despite a draining procedure on Saturday, Baldwin is out yet again, and then we have injuries to Turbin and Lynch to deal with as well. We're very VERY thin on offense. Right now we're looking at Sidney Rice and Charly Martin as our only true WR's that are available as of right now.
Oh really? I didn't realize. Well in that case, I could get behind giving Butler a shot.
I don't see what the opposition to Bowe is based on, unless it's cost of the trade. I would imagine a trade would be predicated upon a new contract, as many trades are, and that we would not risk being unable to sign him if we're going to trade anything worthwhile. And Branch and Bowe are nothing, NOTHING alike. Branch was a good but not great receiver who won Super Bowl MVP on an incredible Patriots team and, like Jeff Weaver, translated strong postseason performance and a mediocre season into an overwhelming contract for some naive team who has never heard of 'small sample sizes' and 'error bars.'
Bowe, on the other hand, has had several legitimately stellar years for a bad KC offense over a long period of time. For a team that is desperate for a playmaker of Bowe's caliber, I don't see how you can afford to be diametrically opposed to the idea. There's no guarantee you can 'do better' in the draft.
Maybe the asking price is too high, or Bowe's contract demands are too high. I wouldn't move heaven and Earth for him this year. But if this is a guy tha twill be on your team for the next 4 years, he could transform a struggling Seahawks offense.