And yes, I agree with your reasons why not to...that's why I think Manningham is a better alternative if we go that route because he's the same age as Garcon, will come cheaper, can line up in FL, SE, slot, and can stretch the field a little better. Meachem would be the best fit, but I don't know if it would be wise to give a 5 year deal to him.
Dont like Meachem....more McCairens than Edwards IMO.
With the way the Jets roster is capwise,u guys need to get used to Names Like Logan Payne,Aaron Riley and Michael Campbel.The Jets may draft a WR in the later rounds,but i'm almost sure they won't be adding 1 via free agency that is a big name.
Not as Long as Santonio Holmes is on this team with that albatros of a contract.
McCareins's issue with the Jets was drops...plus his strengths, namely the deep ball, were limited with Pennington's dilapidated shoulder. Regardless, he was trash.
If you are comparing Meachem to McCareins as far as hands, then I couldn't disagree any more. These numbers are hard to research, but I never saw Meachem in the upper echelon of dropped passes or drop percentage. In fact, I came across something that said in 2009, Meachem caught 38 of his 49 targets (77%), good for the second highest in the league. Now part of that is attributed to Brees's pinpoint accuracy, but that is still damn good, especially for a deep threat.
Garçon, on the other hand, does not have good hands. I don't have this year's stats, but he had 20 drops in 2008-2010. And that is with Peyton Manning throwing the ball. And he only had a handful of grabs in 2008. He was dropping 1 of every 8 catchable balls coming his way, which is not the same thing as targets. That was bottom of the barrel in the league.
not a Garçon fan either.
If we can afford a mid-level FA, my wish list goes Meachem then Manningham. If not, the bargain bin looks like crap as far as deep threats. Maybe Devery Henderson will get cut if the Saints try to keep Colston and/or Meachem, he's only a situational guy for them but has wheels. Or maybe Mark Clayton / Lee Evans if we go the injured old guy route. I don't want to beat the Braylon horse, but as far as the bargain bin, he is the most appealing burner.
I looked up his 40 time, which was pretty decent for a guy his size (4.51 for a guy who was 6'3"-6'4"). Plus he averaged 15+yds/catch, which is somewhat standard for a deep threat
Either way, the guy blew and it was a horrible trade. Good thing Bradway stepped out of the GM limelight and went back to simply scouting.