26 February 2008

NFL Thoughts

So I'm reading this little nugget about the Lions putting the kibosh on rumors that they'd consider trading Roy Williams. The first thing I thought was, "Of course they won't trade him. With RW and Calvin Williams, they've got one of the best receiving tandems in the league."

Just like Arizona (Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin).

And Cincinnati (Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh*).

Last year the Lions were 7-9; the Cardinals were 8-8, and the Bengals were 7-9.

What about the Colts? With Marvin Harrison out of the lineup for most of the year, they went 13-3.

The Packers (13-3)? Donald Driver and Greg Jennings had good seasons, but neither would be considered an elite WR in the NFL just yet.

Really, the only exception is the Patriots, who went 16-0 with Randy Moss and Wes Welker. I'm not sure how to categorize Welker, though. The dude's fearless, and has amazing hands, but despite his 100+ catches last year, is he an elite receiver?

Basically, I'm wondering whether or not a championship team needs two star WRs, or will one do. And if you have two, would it not be a good idea to move one in favor of a more urgent need?

Just a thought. Any ideas?

*In case you're wondering, no, I didn't have to look up how to spell Houshmandzadeh. I'm that good. Or pathetic. Your choice.

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