Originally Posted by quiettiger
I like Lelie a lot but Fontaine is still right. It's not bashing on Lelie saying he's skinny. It's not bashing on the Lelie saying Jerry Porter is larger and more versatile. I personally get a kick out of beating a "better" team. It happens every week during football season. I think the Broncos had a miraculous season last year given all the obstacles they had and there is nothing wrong with 10-6...just don't do it again.
True. Give me on the field performance any day over tons of potential. Lelie can have all the potential in the world but that's not going to stop CBs from jamming him up. I wish all the perennial talk of "Lelie's all world potential" would turn into Lelie getting it done on the field.
Lelie can get away with being one dimensional because we still have the ever consistant professional in Rod to do the hard work every down. If he were to ever go down with injury can you imagine how Lelie would do? He'd get routinely shut down when CBs would focus on him. Until Lelie can prove to be more than just a complimentary deep threat he's just another average WR to me.