Brees' possible gameday passing options:
Colston (TD-catcher, chain-mover)
Graham (playmaker, TD-catcher, chain-mover, field stretcher)
Sproles (playmaker, TD-catcher, chain-mover)
Moore (TD-catcher, chain-mover)
Watson (chain-mover, TD-catcher )
Morgan (field stretcher, TD Catcher)
Stills (chain-mover, field stretcher)
we need less chain movers and more touchdown scorers
And if anyone is curious about Colston, he's missed 10 games in 7 years and 5 of those came in 1 year. So that's 5 games in the other 6 years.
I can't see Payton going into camp with Morgan, Toon, and Stills as his 3-5 WRs.
Why not? The only person we are missing from last year is Henderson. Morgan pretty much proved he can fill that role. Stills will be a solid #2/3 guy IMO.
That gives us Colston/Graham/Moore/Sproles as our primary targets and Morgan/Roby/Stills/Toon/Watson as back up.
If Colston or Moore go down you're relying on one of those guys to step up and play a crucial role.
Morgan proved he could run real fast in a straight line and catch 10 balls in 14 games.
Toon and Stills are question marks as they haven't done anything on the big stage.
And another good WR gives us another threat as well as opens up the field for those other guys to flourish.
Meachem and Henderson played bigger roles than people give them credit for.
knowing Payton, a guy like Stills will be inactive most games.
In 3-WR sets, I see the gameday depth chart like this:
WR1: Colston, Givens, Toon, Fayson, Hakim
Slot: Moore, Stills, Tanner
WR2: Morgan, Stills, Roby, Parker (waived)
BOLD: active on gameday
italics: inactive on gameday
Underlined: PS or waived
I've appreciated Roby but have thought keeping a guy solely as a gunner and backup returner is a luxury. We need a young guy to step up and not only be a gunner but be a legitimate backup. One of the young WRs would fit the bill. Roby is at $900K so there's several hundred thousand to save towards the cap as well.