- Mar 14, 2006
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They have a valid argument but all three of those guys are right there. Colston has a lot more chances to catch passes in a pass heavy offense. To put it in perspective, the Broncos threw the ball 160 less times than the Saints last year and Brandon Marshall had Jay Cutler throwing him the ball instead of Drew Brees. Marshall had more catches, yards and should have had more TD's if the Broncos would have figured out how to use Marshall in the red zone before the end of the season. All three of those guys are gonig to be beasts for years to come.
I know the argument that Marshall didn't do anything his rookie year will come up but he was behind Rod Smith on the depth chart because of seniority not because of talent and that was blatantly obvious by mid season.
Wow some guy said production doesn't even mean you're great. What homers....
Just trying to be logical here, but can you really bring in other personnel into the mix on this argument? I mean, San Diego is a run first team, so can you say that Reggie Wayne isn't as good as Vincent Jackson because it's not fair that Jackson plays behind Chris Chambers and Reggie plays on a pass heavy team? I think if you start playing the "if" game you get yourself into a whole heap of trouble. It is what it is, and while the Saints threw the ball 160 times more than the Broncos, Brees is also a "non-favorites" QB. Which means, Brees throws to the open reciever. He doesn't throw it to Colston just because he's Marques Colston. Brees throws it to the open reciever, no matter who you are. Brees is one of the top few qbs in the league when it comes to spreading the ball around, so I am not sure how much the "pass heavy" offense argument comes into play.