For me it's because he rarely if ever found much success vs the SEC 's top corners. He was invisible when matched up vs Bama's Cb's. Folks tried to say it was because he had a weak QB and with Eli he could blossom. I haven't seen that yet. Sure, he has had some production but nothing in the special category yet. Under The Doo he may come through as a # 2. Don't see him ever being a solid #1. Jerny out played him the last 3 games by a looonng shot! If the weak defense is the reason why some think Jerny showed out why didn't RR produce?
I was responding to your "If Cruz has no confidence in Randle, why should the rest of us?" Speaking for myself, I would be more concerned if Eli and/or coaches expressed lack of confidence in him by their words or actions (avoiding throwing to him when obviously open, or not playing him, for example). So far, I've seen or heard nothing that points to that lack of confidence in Randle by those most directly concerned.
I just think Cruz was pointing out the obvious (in response to a question, wasn't it?)--that the Giants currently do not have enough WRs to complete their 2014 roster--and way too much has been made of his remarks by some in regards to Randle. I certainly agree with that opinion (assuming I'm right about Cruz's comments), without thinking negatively about Randle's ability to produce for our team this year.
I don't know what it is. We overrate and underrate players all the time. Maybe its the fact he doesn't seem to have a great rapport with Eli. Maybe it's the fact he body catches and reminds me too much of Toomer. Maybe it's the fact he does make a lot of plays yet it doesn't seem like he does. I don't know what it is.
Most of these convoluted discussions revolve around players who just have not seen a lot of game time minutes
We marvel that tested veterans sometimes have droughts yet expect someone who hardly sees any game time does not have spectacular outings......when you think about it that is very unfair and ludicrous
that would take him to the next level is most important.
I hold out to comment on his ability to take that next step. I would think this year will be
a great year to evaluate what we have in Randel for the future. and then adjust accordingly.
I am confident in him playing well in this offense. To me the most glaring flaw in his game was not being on the same page as Eli in the complicated offense we had. I think he will be able to get his routes, run them and catch the ball very well.
LT (132.5) -> Strahan (141.5) -> Osi (75) -> Tuck (60.5) -> JPP (43) -> ???
"Next man up"
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