Wide receiver, Preston Parker has been downright abysmal dating back to last season for the New York Giants. Should they bring in wily veteran, Wes Welker to stop the bleeding?
Parker made three crucial drops that could of lead to game-changing conversions in sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Almost reminiscent to Patrick Crayton’s performance when both team’s squared off in the 2007 postseason.
The question everyone keeps asking is, “why is Parker still on the team, and a guy like James Jones was sent packing?”
Well, that’s because Parker can play the slot receiver position and special teams. Neither of which applies to jones.
We all know how well Welker plays the slot, and he brings the ability to return both kickoffs and punts. Probably something he wouldn’t be doing if he were added to the roster, but it definitely adds to his versatility.
Welker does have a history of concussions and is getting up there in age (34), but we all know what he brings to the table.
His intellect and excellent route running is something the team could use with Victor Cruz expected to be sidelined until week four.
Not to mention, production that has led him to catch 100+ passes in five of his ten years in the league.
This is one of the scenarios where “what do you really have to lose?”
You wouldn’t be handing Welker a long-term contract, and the dollar figure would be relatively low.
If Welker underperforms in a couple of games, and Cruz is back healthy then you move on. But at this moment, Cruz is still sitting out of practice and we have no idea how healthy he will be upon return.
Coach Tom Coughlin hinted at Dwayne Harris receiving more snaps at wide receiver this week, but that again seems like an iffy proposition.
I understand Harris was paid big money for a reason ($17.5 million over five-years to be exact), but he’s only caught 33 passes in his three-year career.
In stark contrast to what Welker has proved in his career.
I’m just saying, it could be a quick fix and maybe even a long-term fix if Victor Cruz continues to deal with injury.
Anything is better than Preston Parker at this point for Giant fans.
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