Point-counterpoint, without Rivers calling anyone an ignorant slut. The argument over at Battle Red Blog has officially been entered over the wide receiver question. A couple days ago, I linked to a post on how the Texans will be looking for a West Coast receiver.â†µ
Rivers counters that Houston needs Andre Johnson's replacement, not a West Coast guy who would only help in the short-term. His suggestion is that Houston needs a deep threat more than they need a possession guy.
Can I come down in between the two sides? I really think Houston can avoid drafting a guy at the end of the first round and still get a receiver that fits their system and provides some deep threat to the offense.â†µ
That's the biggest need for this team. When Andre went out, the Texans had no one to stretch the field and open up things underneath for one of their plethora of possession options. What they needed was Andre Davis and didn't have him.â†µ
They also need to think about Dre's replacement, but I'm not sure he'll be there when they draft. Some teams will pick a talented but projectable receiver there, like the Falcons did with Roddy White. But, White took a while to develop and it was no guarantee that he'd ever make it.â†µ
In fact, many do not. While Kendall Wright would be just fine, if Houston can get value, a player that fits their system and deep speed later in the draft, why not go for it? The only thing I can say at this point is I do not want Alshon Jeffery. Too many questions there which are waay too scary.â†µ
Other than that, I'll listen to any more entertaining arguments on the subject. In fact, I'm looking forward to it. That's why I love draft season so much...â†µ