Hill - (TALL)
Kerley - (short)
Edwards - (TALL)
Gates - (short)
Schilens - (TALL)
I'm for letting him compete for 4/5th slot and KR/PR duties if and only if the Jets trade McKnight (which I'd be in favor of if they got more than a bag of footballs).
I still think Joe McKnight is the poor man's Percy Harvin and should be split out half the time.
Anyone that looked at the All22 this year knows that Gates needs to be off of this team ASAP. He has to be one of the worst route-runners in the entire league. He drifts 3 yards on every out pattern and turns every dig into a deep slant.
Clyde Gates is dead wood. Hill, Kerley and Braylon are the only WR's who should be brought back next year. Need to cut or trade the Cancer Punktone and his contract, then sign a FA WR at a fair price. I like Wallace, should fit in well here and won't break the bank.
Im all for developing young talent, but Gates barely falls into that category. He should be allowed to compete for a spot in camp, but he was atrocious last year and has very little feel for coverage or the nuances of being a WR.
What kills me is that we kept a player like him, and let jordan shipley sit on waivers until Jacksonville signed him and he had 5 catches a game for them down the stretch and is a punt returner. Shipley is the exact opposite of gates - doesnt have elite measurables but understands how to get open and make catches. Wish we had him here.
Speed is great if you have a clue about how to play your position....I dont see Gates as having the ability to develop that skill set.
The guy is a comet but a one trick pony for all his speed. Runs lazy indisciplined routes not good in a WCO...
He's a 4th receiver. Better than the rest of the crap we put out there at the WR position last season but not saying much.