I literally posted in the shout box during the game to put Easley in as he has more playmaking ability then the show pass specialists we had in the game. 5 to 10 min later TD to Easley showing exactly what I was championing about the kid and have said about him for a long time.
People forget that Easley is a guy that we have had teammates and QBs in the past rave about in workouts, including Fitz. He had a couple of unfortunate things that derailed that knocking him out for the season...when he returned he was too far down the depth chart and focused on ST and became a stud ST player.
Now, its like he's been stuck in that ST role and forgotten about as a WR prospect as the regime here was not around when Easley was showing off his ability as a WR prospect. Yet I have seen this kid make lots of big plays during practice and preseason when he has had a few opportunities. It never gets him much consideration because of the low talent he's playing against, so he just can't get out of that ST ace role.
However, with the injuries to our other WRs I feel the time is NOW to give this kid a bigger role. If Watkins and Harvin are out, he should at the very least be the WR3. Honestly, I would start Easley and Woods on the outside and Hogan in the slot. Hogan has NO business being anywhere but the slot. Easley has more big play ability then either Woods or Hogan, so he can help stretch the D, and given how little he's been used, he is likely to see a lot of one on one which he can beat with his size and speed.
That being said, I expect Watkins and probably Harvin to be back after the bye in a make or break game against the surging Dolphins. So now he's going to have 4 people ahead of him in that case, but I still think they need to find a way to get hims some snaps.
#FreeEasley #GoBills #GiveHimeAshot