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How much of a doghouse is Briscoe in ?

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I don't know about anyone else, but I had somewhat high hopes for Briscoe, especially as a Red Zone threat.
If I'm not mistaken, he was active for the first time against the Vikings.
And of course, had a perfectly thrown ball, drop inexcusably out of his hands.
Again, if I'm not mistaken, that was both the first and last ball thrown to him.
So, where does that leave him in the team's plans ?
I assume he was on the bottom of the depth chart already, even before that play, and if that's so, then the only way he could get lower is to be cut, or be on the verge of being cut, if he makes another similar blunder. Although, Josh Morgan's blunder a few weeks ago seemed even more tragic, but it didn't seem to demote him much, if any. But at least he had more of a receiving history than Briscoe did, with this squad.
Anyhow, I feel like I'm going back and forth, between reasons he may be, or may not be, in the doghouse in a serious kind of way.
So what are your thoughts, and/or what have you heard in the news, on this issue ?
 

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I think the depth at receiver is the biggest issue to be honest. Ya, dropping the first live pass thrown to you doesn't help the cause, but I don't see it as a killer either. Look how long it's taken Hank to get playing time. While there not world beaters, we are deep with receivers.
 

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Dropped passes happen to the best of them; I don't think he'll be in the doghouse, so to speak - he's just way at the bottom of the WR depth chart as it is, so to get more passes thrown his way he has to be reliable with the ones he DOES get. IMO what he should worry about is how this will affect his chemistry with Griffin.
 

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Griffin bailed him out with the win. No doghouse, just less of a chance of him ever being looked at again.
 

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Griffin bailed him out with the win. No doghouse, just less of a chance of him ever being looked at again.
Yeah, I think the danger for a WR that drops passes is your QB losing confidence in you and not throwing you the ball as much. That was an easy pitch and catch, and while he was bailed out by Griff with the win, QBs can have long memories. He needs to catch anything thrown his way at this point.
 

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We're talking about 1 pass, right? Tough room. :)

Hey, if dropped balls becomes a habit with him that's another thing, but for now, I remain pretty intrigued by the physicality and RAC potential the man flashed in preseason. Until and unless he turns into Carlos Rodgers on O, maybe we could take a half-full look at the play in question and say, damn, that man got OPEN. :)
 

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I think the blocking is more of an emphasis that will get/keep the receivers on the field. I honestly think thats the only reason Moss has been demoted.
 

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I think the blocking is more of an emphasis that will get/keep the receivers on the field. I honestly think thats the only reason Moss has been demoted.
Yep, and why Morgan will see more and more playing time. His block on the Griffin TD run was superb.
 

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Isn't this pretty much the same argument about dropped passes we had about garcon but now briscoe is getting a pass?
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I don't recall any arguments about Pierre dropping passes after one dropped pass, no. Did I miss them?
 

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This team is not deep enough at receiver with studs to write anyone off in Week 6.
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No worries. Hey if Briscoe starts dropping balls on a regular basis I'll hoist him by his petard like I would any other professional receiver. I'm just really intrigued by what I saw from this kid in preseason. He has an athleticism and an athletic arrogance after the catch I really like--we haven't had guys like that around here much at that position.

Hoping to see more of him...
 

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Isn't this pretty much the same argument about dropped passes we had about garcon but now briscoe is getting a pass?
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I give Briscoe a pass because he's so far down on the depth chart. Garcon demanded top dollar in free agency for his services - so far he's been injured and when he came back he dropped passes your #1 wide out shouldn't drop. I don't blame him for getting injured, but I do blame him for going on the field with an injury that means he can't catch passes that hit him in the hands while he's wide open.
 

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To put it in perspective - if football receivers had a batting average to reflect their catches, vs balls thrown, Briscoe would be 0 for 1. And that would be a .000 Batting Average
That's actually far worse than the much maligned Rod "50/50" Gardner, who of course, had EXACTLY a .500 batting average :)
 
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