Originally Posted by Matt39
Braylon had a pedigree, produced at the NFL level and was already a productive player for this team.
Schillens was a 7th round pick and did nothing for a few years in Oakland besides getting hurt.
I really dont care that we didnt bring Bryalon back, but please stop with this Schillens has great upside nonsense...you've never even seen him play. It's like Matthew Hatchette all over again.
I know it's easier to rant than actually have a dialogue, but I never talked about Schillens "great upside" -- I simply said he and BE are pretty much in the same situation - good physical tools but injury-plagued to the point no one knows what they can expect from them.
There has to be a reason it took Braylon so long to get a job TWO YEARS IN A ROW. There also has to be a reason why our new WR coach brought Schillens with him (notice how we haven't heard a peep about bringing Carey from Miami).
That doesn't make him our next Keyshawn. But anybody acting like we "missed the ball" with Braylon is living off the same blind faith others have that Schillens could be a productive player for us this year . . .