Dennison's scheme saw reduced production from both Thomas and Sanders in Denver the past two seasons, and they are much more established and proven then Sammy. Instead of finding ways to get arguably the #1 WR duo in the league the ball, they preferred to hand off to bum RBs behind a garbage OL. I hope he can incorporate an offense that highlights Sammy's abilities, but he didn't exactly sell me in Denver on how he could do that. I would argue that D.Thomas is the premier quick screen/slant WR in the league (him and Manning CRUSHED teams with that play) and you rarely saw that in 15 & 16.
What do you think is more likely, that all those coaches couldn't spot brilliance in front of them, or that Sammy just isn't all he's cracked up to be? I think you can tell how I feel...
Sammy is a good player with plenty to work with, but there isn't enough to say he is the best at anything or elite at this point in his career. More consistency and production will help. Pump the brakes.
I completely agree with the Watkins statements. I should pump the brakes. He definitely needs more consistency and availability. As far as production , it goes back to targets, when he is getting targets, he produces.
I couldn't tell you what the coaches were thinking but it doesn't take an expert to see that the game tapes show an extremely talented, clear cut # 1 WR, that has been criminally under utilized. If I had to answer, I'd say scheme , uncertainty and lack of chemistry at the QB position is likely why he didn't get targeted.
As far as Dennison, I have to disagree, I'm excited and optimistic he will utilize Sammy much better and showcase his talents. Yes D.T and Sanders dipped in production but you totally left out the part about the QB situation.
Manning was a shell of himself physically in 2015 and he got Brock Osweiler a super pay day. Still with these 2 QB's ,DT had 105 rec and 1300 yards! Sanders had 76 rec and 1135 yards! I'd call that impressive considering who was slinging the pigskin...
Jump to the 16 season and he had Siemian and Paxton Lynch who started 2 games. Both were first time starters and both were considered two of the worse qbs last year. Still , DT hauled in 90 rec for 1083 yards and Sanders had 79 rec for 1032 yards. Again, considering who was throwing the football, this was impressive imo.
Taylor is a major upgrade over 2015 Manning ,Brock and Siemian. Our OL is also an upgrade. In 2014, Manning was playing at an MVP level, of course DT/Sanders production declined. Still Dennison got them heavily involved the last two years, with one of the worse QB situations in the league
Edited by JerseyBills, 20 July 2017 - 11:58 AM.