Lelie no question about it! Porter is OK, and Ash certainly needed more development time coming from U. Hawaii with a run and shoot offense, but he has WAY more potential than Porter, which was just starting to blossom last year. Porter is a decent WR, but will never be more than a number 2 ( particuarly now in Chokeland :-).
Lelie just tore up the WAC his last year in college, and while its been an adjustment for him jumping to the NFL, just like June Jones said it would be, both Jones and Shanahan saw the truly special talent in waiting that is likely to breakout into a household name this year.
My only regret for Lelie is that he didnt hook up with a true long ball QB that has an accurate arm. He would already have racked up pin ball numbers with a guy like Manning, Culpepper or even Billy Volek throwing him the rock.
Maybe Plummer will find some real touch on his go route this year, either way with the extra work Lelie is sure to get in the shorter routes, we'll see a much more complete player this year.
At Hawaii, Lelie's confidence was really high when he knew he was the man and getting all the long or short balls thrown his way at crunch time. The more we start to trust and throw him the ball 9 to 10 times a game, the more he'll reward us all (except the Fader and Queef fans)!
Last edited by Hulamau; 08-03-2005 at 12:00 AM..