Originally Posted by forfreelin04
Not At All Bitter,
He was a horrible second round pick. He will be lucky to be the 6th best receiver on the team.
That catch will probably be his shining moment in football.
Agreed he wasn't a good 2nd round pick, but I don't know about "lucky to be the 6th best receiver on the team." Personally, I think he's a solid 5th, behind Chad, Coles, Henry, and Caldwell. And really, there's no shame being a 2nd-year receiver behind those 4.
As for Shirley, I don't really see this as desperation. He actually played some OL last year on the PS and looked pretty good doing it, at least that's what Thornton has to say:
He was going to have a hard time making the team as a DT this year. He helped out on OL during practice last year and looked GOOD. It may work
When somebody is that freakishly large and mobile (his short shuttle times were on par with running backs), I think it makes sense you give him extra looks at different positions to keep him on the roster if he wouldn't make it otherwise. And besides, he's 3rd string LG. It's not like he's starting out there.