DJ is growing on me on the Murph Show. He seems to be getting into the details of the game more which is his strength over the normal radio-guy-who-never-played shtick which we have far too much of.
He was talking about the complexities of a qb/wr relationship. It started when a caller suggested Peterman come in and play. DJ said, well we're a 3-2 team right now, and a quarterback change will never happen on a team with a winning record, but he went on to explain that the primary reason for that is the timing and feel for each receiver is very different.
He said bringing in a new WR at this stage in the game would be nearly impossible. Elevating a practice squad receiver who knows the offense would be done first, and he said a guy like Shorts,Reilly, Brown or Streater is the only option for them right now. You absolutely need the camp and the reps in the specific offense you run in order to be able to step in and make a difference mid-season. To give up a future WR in draft pick form is too risky to gamble on getting a veteran WR that can contribute immediately.
Tasker chimed in and said it's not like baseball or even hoops where you can bring guys in mid-season and they can win for you right away unless it's a very specific job like kick returner, 3rd down edge rusher specialist--something one dimensional.
This may be why new guys like Sammy aren't seeing many targets, it's not his skills per se, but how well the qb knows him and what he'll do based on all the variables inside each play. He said separation is important but not as important as timing and trust.
I hadn't thought of it that way. Pretty interesting.