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Let's face it, our receiving corp sucks. This may be the least productive group in franchise history. There's a reason why opposing defenses put eight or nine in the box. They double-team Steve Smith, maybe put one guy on the second receiver and shut them down. Or they just leave all the receivers alone as they won't catch it if the ball gets to them.
Steve Smith used to be the greatest receiver in the NFL. Now, he has become the "other" Steve Smith. He has lost the fire that had made him so great. It also does not help that he has not had a reliable quarterback and is having his worst season as a receiver. I hope he does not get traded, but he does not deserve to be on such a pathetic team.
Brandon LaFell is coming on as the second receiver. He has had trouble eclipsing the 50-yard mark, though, and his hands need vast improvement if he doesn't want to be the next Dwayne Jarrett. He has the size to be the next Moose, but he needs to start playing like he's in the NFL.
David Gettis has been a big surprise this year, as most believed he would not even make it to the regular season. He has shown speed and big-play ability, but he also has catching issues. Also, he has been nonexistent since his monster game against the 49ers. He can be a big part of the future but it wouldn't hurt if he stepped his game up.
David Clowney and Devin Thomas, why are you here? There is a reason Clowney was released by the Jets; he's bad. He cannot play at this level. As for Thomas, why did he sign with a team if he was just going to be injured the whole time? These two rejects are proving that their best chances of playing are in the UFL, not the NFL.
After further review, I have determined that we need a veteran receiver. Moose would be great...oh wait we said goodbye to him. We could have gotten Santonio Holmes or Housh, but no. We could have gotten Mike Williams, but no. We need a veteran that knows how to play and can take pressure off of Smith.
My suggestion is we draft A.J. Green. The guy is a beast with sticky fingers. He could easily be the next Larry Fitzgerald, and he is a Bulldog.