Originally Posted by Willynowei
Not every receiver is meant to be run around on crossing routes getting 2 yard gains at a time.
Royal had excellent man beating skills, he would be incredible if he played for Manning's offense today.
Maybe, maybe not. That's a different argument than the one I was responding to above, which specifically talked about Shanny and Cutler staying. He was regressing long before Shanny and Cutler left, so I just don't see how he'd be lighting up the league if they were both still here.
DBs figured him out halfway through his rookie year. He never made the necessary adjustments to what they were doing to him from then on. didn't matter if it was Cutler or Orton throwing the ball and Shanny or McD calling the plays. He played in some very WR-friendly offenses, was the only one who seemed to struggle and never made the necessary adjustments. That's just how I see it.