Fuller was very productive in college, there is nothing that says he can't be a solid possession receiver at the next level. There were scouts that said he was a 1st round prospect after last season. So for me to say he's got a good shot at making the team isn't as outlandish, nor is it "gushing" or "hyping". It's simply facts. Just look at the kids numbers and tell me I'm wrong. They're much better than you probably think. Also, if you paid attention I also acknowledge his case of the drops last year. So I'm not really "gushing" or "hyping". Please pay attention to what I'm saying before you speak, it makes you sound silly.
You compared his upside to Brandon Marshall. 'Nuff said. Realistically the only reason you even arrived at that premature idea is because of his size.
As for bringing in competition for Henne, I feel like we should have gone after a quarterback in the draft after a dissapointing 3rd season. Not another re-tread in free agency. Moore was a re-tread and so was Orton. I didn't want either player. I was a big supporter of the idea that we draft Mallett. I think Mallett would have provided Henne with solid competition. If you paid attention then you would remember how much I wanted us to get Mallett. I too wanted competition for Henne, just not the kind you wanted.
But we didn't go after one in the draft, leading up to that point. The Pat White situation was a complete failure. Hence, all that was left to do was dig around free-agency or trades.
Name a team that has won a Super Bowl with a free agent quarterback in the last ten years except Drew Brees and you'll see your arguement against going after franchise quarterbacks in the draft is a shaky one at best.
Drew Brees as already stated. Regardless, as bad as I wanna win a Super Bowl I understand that this is a team sport and there are capable free agents or trades that teams have made to find a QB to lead their team into being highly competitive as well as to the playoffs. Rich Gannon, Kurt Warner, Jake Delhomme are some signees that come to mind .... trade situations consists of the likes of Cutler, Schaub, etc.
As for my flair for overstating Tannehill's abilities, I have done nothing more than say what every draft expert and our entire staff are saying about the kid. Also, if you think we're never going to start an 8th overall pick you're more naive than I thought, or you just choose to ignore the simple facts in front of you.
Who said never gonna start? You seem to be of the mind that it's a guarantee he's our future starter for years to come. He has proven nothing to warrant it. What, because you watched the famed "Jon Gruden QB Camp" video? LOL. Most of the pundits that you're parroting about his skill sets, also believe that he will get eaten alive by real defenses in the regular season if he's thrown into the fire right away. Do you just selectively pick and choose when you agree with those "experts"?
Again, you keep calling me professor West Coast, but all I've done is put up articles and common knowledge facts that anyone with an internet browser could find themselves. If you think that makes me an expert, then maybe you should do a little surfing because the information is easy to find online.
I don't think you're an expert. Not even close to being one. Everything you mention when it comes to the WCO and how the players fit is a criminal oversimplification. It happens a lot in online forums when people substitute a couple articles for actual knowledge.
I'm still waiting for you to acknowledge that you were big on Thigpen, just like you were on Orton, and just like you are now about Moore. And still you're ignoring my statement about Moore being gone next year.
Big? Another superlative? Once again we go round and round with this. Henne needed competition and was never allowed to get any. Why would I not want Thigpen to get a fair shot? Why not Orton, who previously appeared to have more upside than Moore? I was glad I was wrong about Orton, as well as Moore originally ...... which is precisely why I feel Moore deserves a fair shot at the starting position. This is not hype. This is fact.