Michael C. Wright's take on the Santonio signing

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  1. soulman

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    This was my thought when I head we'd signed him. We aren't depending on him to be a #1 or even a #2 WR. We can use him in th slot or a flanker depending on the formation an if he gives us two or three catches a game we're good.

    He's experienced, he's smart and knows how to get open, and he has great hands. Right now he's a smaller version of Earl Bennett and he can help for now until Wilson returns which probably won't be until around the first part of October or so.

    I was just as thrilled to see us finally dump Weems as I was with this signing just knowing the two went hand in hand.
     
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    That's alright if he only lasts half the season cause M.Wilson should be back by then. I think we'll get the good Santonio cause he knows that he's playing this year for any chance at a contract for the following season.
     
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    Good point. Players who are fighting for their career tend to be team players. He will be on his best behavior so he can, at least, catch on with another club next year or get a extension from the Bears.
     
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    The way I look at this is there is no losing. I did not feel that Weems was better than the WRs we have competing with him, so losing him does not affect of in any negative way. Holmes either has something or he doesn't. If he does and it is better than the others, we win. If he doesn't, then we cut him and have another spot to try out or one less to cut when we need to cut. Either way, I don't see a downside.
     
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    Emery just gave us another nothing to lose and everything to gain situation. Thanks dad, can you do it again?
     
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    I thought Wilson was put on season-ending IR ?
     
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    I don't think they would do that cause it's a 6/8 week injury so why end his season when we need him when he's healthy??
     
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    As Wright hinted at, the team wasted way too many PS reps on the farcical "Weems experiment". Thank god they came to their senses--Weems sucks as a receiver and he's not much better at a returner either--much quicker than the previous regime did with the vaunted "Hester Package". It was obvious to me that Morgan was clearly the best #3 option left. That may change if Holmes can get his shit together mentally and physically in the next two games.

    I agree that Marquess' return should be late September to early October (~ 8 weeks total) so we just need to hold down the fort for a little while. All we need our slot guy to do is get 3-4 catches per game ie, enough to keep the D honest when they load up on coverage vs Marsh and Jeff. Between Morgan and Holmes we have two guys who can do 400-500 yards/yr. Morgan did it two seasons ago when his RG3 was healthy and Holmes did that last year in only 11 games on a horrible passing team with a struggling rookie QB.

    I'm less concerned about receiving yards than I am about ST contributions from our depth WRs. Hixon was our crossover WR/return man who was destined to compliment Williams but he's gone for good. With Weems flopping miserably and Spurlock looking shaky, we need a 2nd returner somewhere and soon. DeCam better figure some shit out quickly here (give a RB NOT NAMED 'FORD' some reps?)
     
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    As odd as it sounds, a clavicle fracture is far less serious recovery-wise that something like an ACL, Achilles, or Bicep tear. Bones are better than ligaments or tendons. I think Colston came back from his in only 4 weeks but 6-8 is more typical. Wilson is young so that's in his favor for healing time. I would guess he's back in early October even being cautious.
     
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    This is different than the Hester package. The Hester package stemmed from the Tice brain trust and was a full fledged offensive juggernaut, that was only shelved because of intervention from the department of defense which would not allow Tice to unleash it on the general population for fear of extensive collateral damage.

    (and yes, for some reason I did use the words Tice and brain in the same sentence)
     
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