Ok so if you don't view Cribbs as the answer at receiver, why bring him into a conversation that involves our wide receiver group?
I only brought him into the equation when you mentioned Cleveland's receivers. All I did was point out that however miniscule his role may be, most consider him to have some role in the receiving corps. Does he play the role of a true X or Y receiver? ...No, but he's an extremely talented football player, and therefore brings some talent, however small, to Cleveland's receiving corps.
And we do not have a need for a triggerman in the Wildcat. And even if we did, that formation will be phased out while Henne continues to cement himself as the quarterback of the future and the leader of this team. If he takes the next step, I doubt you see him being pulled off the field 6-10 times a game or even 2-3 times a game to run the Wildcat.
No where am I suggesting that we need him or any other replacement to run the wildcat in the future if we're able to retain Ronnie and choose to continue use of the formation. Again, that only came up to point out that the guy is obviously multi-talented.
I am 100% all for bringing in Cribbs to return kicks and punts. He is phenomenal in that capacity.
But that is not what we are discussing here.
Agreed, nor is it what I'm trying to discuss. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, this is supposed to be a thread about Dez Bryant that has now run way off track. Did I contribute to bringing it off track? ...Yes. But honestly I have no desire to perpetuate this debate with you further. You have your opinion, I have mine, and I'm able to respect both without beating this topic further into the ground. We've had several debates like this over the last +/-5 years when you started coming to this site, and while not all of your debates with members here remain civil, somehow you and I have always found a way to keep it civil when we disagree... for what it's worth I'd like to keep it that way. You really have nothing to gain from trying to change my mind, so what's the point? Sometimes the most honorable part of valor is the ability to know when to let go even when you don't want to. Honestly, part of the reason my participation in this site has declined over the last few years is because the recent trend of bickering quickly turns these threads from fun to boring or aggravating. Big Dave has built a beautiful site and you and I both know the amount of effort he's dedicated. Hopefully you can agree with me that if we don't owe it to each other, then we at least owe it to Dave to not always argue and at least keep the tone around here somewhat fun.
If you can't tell, despite my aggravation I'm trying to offer an olive branch here, Rich.
I propose we agree to disagree, and quash this thing like gentlemen before it turns ugly.
It's not like either of us are Filth-Jets-fans, so lets not bother getting heated about some unrealistic scenario or comparison when we really both want the same thing at the end of the day.... a better Dolphins team, one way or another.
"Shula's the only coach I ever met who can take his'n & beat your'n, then take your'n & beat his'n."-Bum