I've been blogging too much lately, so this is my last one (for a little while). Can someone please take a look at this? All of you GangGreenNationers take a look at this! My last blog I wrote about how Plaxico Burress is getting long in the tooth, and it doesn't make sense to resign this guy to a long term contract. I'm sure Tanny is already thinking this.
What's the answer? We need a WR that can grow with Sanchez. We need a guy that is fearless in going over the middle, and aggressive at snagging passes. We need a guy that can stretch the defense. We need a receiver that will block like Hines Ward for our smash mouth running game. We need a guy that is diving and laying out for passes, something Burress won't do too often. Where do you find a guy like that? The answer is after the jump.
Al Toon played for the Jets from 85-92 before a series of concussions sidelined him for good. He was an awesome receiver though. I remember watching him when I was a little kid and he was a beast. The best thing he did though, was produce another wide receiver for the Jets to draft.
I won't even promote this guy that much. I'll let the videos do the talking. Take a look at his son Nick Toon. The guy plays for Wisconsin like his dad who set all the school records for receivng. Nick just broke them all this season. Physically he's 6'2 and around 220. He's extremely physical, he runs good routes, and he hand catches everything. Since he plays in a run first offense of Wisconsin he is great at run blocking. I saw him on occasion mauling DB's and sometimes even linebackers. He is a great option as a possesion guy, that has speed, strength, and intangibles.
I've watched about 10 videos of him, but I'll just post the one that shows the good and bad about this guy, so that it gives the most impartial view. He's currently rated as a late 2nd rounder and 5th on most WR boards. I think he's a must have and the best clearcut 2nd WR for this team for the next 10 years easily. Check it out and let me know what you think. Just watch the blocking at 4 minutes in, and the catch at 4:30.
Last one. Check this out at your leisure. Just check the hands on this guy.
Check the catches from about 1:15 into the clip.
Is Nick Toon a better option at WR than Plaxico Burress in 2012?
Yes (81 votes)
No (16 votes)
Neither is a long term answer. (14 votes)
111 total votes