Originally Posted by eaglenj
Decent comparison but someone like edelman is more apt.
Edelman is 5'10 200 lbs McKnight is 5'11 and 215, but faster.
Would it really be so bad if we had mcknight out there and tried a bubble/WR screen to him? Can he not be a "slot decoy" who also has the speed to get over the top if they put a LB on him?
Bottom line, good times (see pats and edelman/woodhead) find a way to play to their players strengths. We have instead kept mcknight on the bench for 3 years....
NE's little guys - Welker, Woodhead and Edelman - are all shake and bake athletes. Quick and elusive. Not McKnight's style. He may have more God given talent but they are all better than him - it's called effort and desire maybe.
Next: Maybe Harris can play TE?