I don't know. We have to remember - Shanahan doesn't have years of admiration of Moss being a core Redskin to feel beholden to him. The Redskins lukewarm response to getting Fletcher re-signed may be an indicator this current Redskins front office values youth and raw numbers far more than a player's history of contribution. Gaffney was clearly the more productive WR last year. Couple that with hints that Moss has had some 'issues' on and off the field - he might well not be in their long-term plans.Gaffney over Moss? I doubt that.
It may not have been an overwhelming superiority Neo, but Gaffney had 68 catches to 46 for Santana, 947 yards to 584, and a slight edge in yards/reception. Granted, he did it over 16 games vs. just 12 for Moss - but that's part of it as well, right? You can't contribute if you're injured and Moss hasn't been entirely healthy in 3 or 4 years.But Gaffney wasn't "clearly" the more productive player, Boone. If you look at game averages, Moss had 3.83 catches per game to Gaffney's 4.25, which is nearly a wash. Granted, Gaffney averaged just over a yard per catch more than Moss did but he only had 1 more TD for the season than 'Tana while playing 4 more games.
On top of that, Gaffney only had one great game with Moss out of the line up. He really hit is stride as far as consistency is concerned late in the year once Moss was back from his injury and defenses were once again concerned with the guy most people consider our #1.
I think it's something of a wash right now, personally, although I think with a serious threat on the other side Moss is better suited to take advantage of other team's second CB due to his speed and quickness.
I think the phrase in bold may be a key. Things may be looked at a bit differently if you're thinking of RGIII or even Luck throwing the football as opposed to Rex Grossman making the ol' heave when it comes to deciding which WR should be where...or be in the slot...or #1 or #2 or whatever.It may not have been an overwhelming superiority Neo, but Gaffney had 68 catches to 46 for Santana, 947 yards to 584, and a slight edge in yards/reception. Granted, he did it over 16 games vs. just 12 for Moss - but that's part of it as well, right? You can't contribute if you're injured and Moss hasn't been entirely healthy in 3 or 4 years.
I'm not saying there's a big difference, but I don't think it's hard to imagine Gaffney getting the nod over Moss this year. If they're both here by then, it may come down to who has the better chemistry with our new QB.
6-10with all those huge numbers Newton put up, what was their record again?
I think the defense will improve. I think Jenkins will be a better rotational player than Golston so the line will play better although I agree that Carriker likely starts the year. Not sure if he is finishes it the starter though. I think Riley and Kerrigan both improve and I think the secondary will get better with Morris providing some real coaching there.I dont see Jarvis starting over carriker coming off a knee injury, I do hope he contributes in a rotation though. I hope that Morgan and garcon start after what we paid them, Davis better light it up for what we will be paying him and I dont see our defence improving much if at all, unless Rak suddenly has the light turn on and starts playing more instinctively and less mechanically, its a testament to how athletic he is that he is still solid despite having so few pass rush moves. Kerrigan will improve, London will decline but Riley should improve. Im hoping Morris gets our corner play to improve.
That is your opinion. I disagree and I think I have put up enough numbers to at least present a solid argument. I don't think the Rams get a top 10 from us in 2013 either. +/-3 spots of middle of the 1st round at best.I disagree about how close we were last year the truth is we won games we should have lost more often than we lost games we should have won, I think we will be improved, but the rams will have a top ten pick from us. too many holes on D and the Oline.
You must be eating your oats lately because it has been one bold proclamation after another.Surprise moves: Redskins trade DeAngelo Hall + a 4th for a 2nd round pick, take Stephon Gilmore, Jayron Hosely or Alfonzo Dennard. Possibly, if his drug scandal scares enough teams, Dre Kirkpatrick.