[QUOTE=NY2FLDWC85;4501568]I respect the fact that you, as a football fan, can also see they're comparable in regards to production on the football field. But AlwaysGreen, why does Keller seem to disappear at times? Was it because of Shotty's play calling? Sanchez developing? Sanchez struggles? I'm honestly not sure myself, but all I know is this, he's improved each of his first 3 seasons (production wise) with Sanchez under center and he's also been our most consistent offensive player over the past 3 seasons. The kid is coming off a career year, I think we'll see him feast during his contract year (which is why I believe our coaching staff has waited on an extension, to first see him feast during his contract year).
Of course you can't play the "what if" game on an NFL level, but what type of production would Keller put up with Tom Brady as his quarterback? Drew Brees as a quarterback? Peyton Manning as a quarterback? Would he still disappear for stretches at a time? And if Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham and Dallas Clark were developing with a younger quarterback such as Sanchez, what type of production would they put up? The same types of production that they've put up with Brady, Brees and Manning or would they also ala Keller, disappear from time to time? I guess these are questions that we have no answer for, but they are valid questions.[/QUOTE]
you can make the same arguments or Vernon Davis disappearing. poor QB play, poor coaching etc...Bottom line is Vernon Davis has shown the ability to take over a game, Dustin Keller has not...
Vernon Davis > Dustin Keller
Not to knock Dustin, because I think he has progressed nicely and I believe we will see his true upside this year, but Vernon is a more talented overall player.