Fourth & 1 Debate: Which Surprise WR is for Real?

Sep 26, 2009

Time for another Fourth & 1 Roundtable Debate.  Junkyard Jake came up with this week’s topic.  Click here to see the full article.

Every year there are Wide Receivers that get off to quick starts. The key is sniffing out if they are contenders or pretenders.  The obvious choices early on are the Giants duo of Mario Manningham and Steve Smith and St. Louis’ Laurent Robinson.  I would endorse those three, especially the Giants duo first and foremost, but I decided to dig a little deeper.

A name that comes to mind is Seattle’s Nate Burleson.  He started the season with a bang with 7 catches for 74 yards and a TD in a win over St. Louis. He followed that up with 4 catches for 46 yards in a loss to San Francisco. Aside from the production, the encouraging aspect was the number of targets.  He led the Seahawks in targets both games, with 11 and 10 respectively.

The key for his continued success is his health.  Though Matt Hasselbeck is questionable with a fractured rib, Seneca Wallace is a capable replacement. With T.J. Houshmandzadeh and John Carlson receiving most of the defensive focus, Burleson makes a solid fill-in player during the bye weeks.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CCC
    September 26th, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    I’d like to pay respects to Kelley Washington

    he has always been talented, but injury prone

    he looks like he is in great shape this year, and hungry

  2. LestersLegends
    September 26th, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    Thanks for adding CCC. Hopefully he stays that way.

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