Is it just me or has a majority of the members on turf show times already settled on releasing Danario Alexander. I understand everyone's argument that he is VERY VERY injury prone. we all know this. But is he not the best receiver on this team when he is on the field? yes quick looks impressive but come on the guy is coming from d2 straight to being the number 1 receiver on an nfl team. its not fair for us to immediately expect stats like 1000+ yards and 10+ td's. i think he has the capability and the potential to become a great receiver for us but we shouldn't have these immediately high expectations. i am in no means saying that Alexander is a sure keeper but is Pettis or Gibson really a better choice?
When we drafted Pettis and Salas i was so psyched. i thought to myself awesome we have a future better version of Danny Amendola and a Marquis Colston type guy. The more i watch Pettis though the more i realize he doesn't go up and get the ball at its highest point like Alexander or Colston and honestly have u really ever seen Pettis break a tackle? Even at the college level he barely broke any tackles even though hes a pretty big dude. He does have good vision when he tries to get yards after catch and started to show the type of hands he had in college in the middle of the season. But he is stiff, slow and cant break tackles. Does that seem like somebody who well ever develop into anything more then a possession receiver? With that being said we already have 3 better possession receiver in Salas, Smith and Amendola. Would it really be smart to add a forth possession guy and rely on 2 rookies to be our big play receivers?
Lastly Brandon Gibson. You all know the deal with Gibson. Big expectations because of preseason and camp but low results in the regular season. If we only keep 6 receivers then he should be gone but if we keep 7 i think he is more valuable then Pettis. He did make a few plays this year and even more in 2010. I'm not even mentioning his td against the ravens cause i believe that was all Sam but he did however have a couple average games in the middle of the season and a pretty nice catch on a fade route against Namdi week 1. in 2010 he had a decent amount of chemistry with Bradford and one of the rams better receiving td's of the year against Dunta Robinson. he also a decent amount of 20 plus yard catches. i know this isn't much but being that Pettis is suspended the first 4 games of the year and our abundance of possession receivers. i think Gibson would be a better choice then Pettis but not Alexander.