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Landry over Beckham Jr.

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Posted 04-12-2014 at 03:19 PM by joker-saint

There has been a lot of talk about Beckham Jr., let's not forget Landry. Though Landry had a few poor workouts and doesn't boast the speed of Beckham he possesses one of the most important factors a wide out should have "hands". It doesn't matter how fast you can run if you can't catch the ball. Watch this video of you have doubts about Landry. It changed my mind, it might just change yours.

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    hagan714's Avatar
    For the spot lights it is Beckham hands down. He provides all the media and fans with the glitz and glamor they love. But IMO it is in Landry you will find a longevity and the ultimate love for a player. He will not give you the highlight reels for ESPN like Odell but by all odds will be productive from day one till the end of his playing day,
    Much like Fitzgerald and Boldin in Arizona. Week in and week out Fitz puts up the highlights and Boldin produced quietly. Not until he left the cards did the average fan start to see how much of an impact he had on a game. I see the same here. I always liked Boldin over Fitz so i might be bias in my view here.
    Of all the WR in the draft i can only see Landry as a player that has a chance to duplicate Boldins effect on a game. He is a top my wr board for the saints style of offense. Landry is my player to make those unreal plays time and time again to keep drives alive. That equals more points for the saints and fewer chances for opposing teams to score. not highlight reel material but it does put more "W's" up at the end of a season.
    It all comes down to ATTITUDE.
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    Posted 04-13-2014 at 05:56 AM by hagan714 hagan714 is offline
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    This didn't change my mind any. Only because I've been saying this about him for the past couple years. He has the best hands I have ever seen, by a wide margin. You can definitely see it in this video.

    Thanks for posting and giving him some respect he deserves.
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    Posted 04-13-2014 at 07:29 PM by burningmetal burningmetal is offline
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    Ive had the same feeling about Landry even before draft talks started. Dark Horse Son!!!
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    Posted 04-15-2014 at 11:11 PM by B_Dub_Saint B_Dub_Saint is offline
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    Knocked it out of the park J-S, IMO (it's baseball season & I feel obligated to use baseball metaphors, ) ... I've been getting buried with all the Sammy Watkins conversation in my neck-of-the-woods & keep thinking, "Why is no one talking about a value-pick if this draft is so heavy with WR's & who would it be?" ... this guy would make a great #2 or #3 behind Calvin & Golden Tate and at the right price too, .
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    Posted 04-25-2014 at 06:18 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    I too love Jarvis Landry. I didn't watch the video but we all know about his phenomenal hands and the clutch catches he's made. Did the video show what a great blocker and special teams player he's been? He thinks he's a linebacker. Very big hands, catches EVERYTHING!, great blocker, breaks tackles, and stronger than he looks. He may not be the best WR in this draft class, but I think he's in the top 5. The tall kid from A&M looks great. I hope we get two great WRs and a stud tailback. I wonder where Jeremy Hill will get picked?
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    Posted 05-05-2014 at 12:37 PM by billyt81 billyt81 is online now
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    Marlboro Man's Avatar
    A long time ago, we had a great receiver with great hands. His name was Eric Martin. If you put the ball anywhere around him he could catch it. Made a lot of incredible catches too, but even though we won a pretty good amount of games, we never got to the playoffs, never won a playoff game and didn't win any Super Bowls with him as great as he was. Part of the reason for this was because we didn't have the speed merchant. The guy that could take the top off of a defense. Eric would make a lot of plays but teams would just clamp down on our offense because we didn't have that player that put fear into a defense. Finally we got that with Devery Henderson and still had the hands receivers in Colston, and Moore and we won a playoff game, we won an NFCCG and we won a Super Bowl.

    What I'm getting at here is that without that WR that can flat out burn you if you sleep on him, teams will slowly during the course of a game clamp down on defense and crowd the line of scrimmage and stop the run as well as clamp down on your slow WR's to the point where they will beat you. Even if your speed WR doesn't have the greatest hands (Devery Henderson as an example) he will still catch a ball every so often. Enough so that teams must respect the fact that you can get behind them and score some points if they crowd the line too much. It's the threat as much as the catch. We had the great D and a pretty good O, but when you don't scare a defense they will eat you alive. Right now we have only 1 speed WR who is basically destined to become a faster Lance Moore slot WR that has #1 WR speed and hands. We have Toon to take Colston's spot as the slower bigger possession WR, and we have the speed WR that can scare defenses in Morgan. Problem is, we don't have any depth. In this draft, we have the opportunity to get both depth at the speed WR spot and the possession WR spot and if it's me, I'm going for the speed guy first as those are the players that will be gone the soonest then with the depth in the draft for WR's, I'll get my hands guy later, but don't count out a guy that's fast just because he has only slightly worse hands than the slower guy.
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    Posted 05-06-2014 at 01:21 PM by Marlboro Man Marlboro Man is offline
 
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