The man has been a quality #2/#3 receiver for Rodgers the past several years. He would have been an instant upgrade. He was worth a pick in my opinion.
Yes, a pick. Not a 2nd. He has been a drop pass top of the league WR.
Touchdowns have been pretty hard to come by from receivers this year, mainly due to a lack of playmakers in the redzone, so in that regard Jones would have given us a huge upgrade.
Probably so, but only helps if one is thinking short term..
Jones would have been a good fit, the two sides just weren't able to come together and agree on the right price.
I applaud Ireland for not overpaying for the guy, but at the same time perhaps giving up a 2nd and overpaying a little would have been the right move.
Only if Miami is thinking 2012.
Oh well, we can draft a couple of stud receivers for Tannehill in the draft.
What I'm hoping for. Two young guys to grow with Tanny.
Like I said back when we were actually in trade talks (assuming the reports were accurate). Jones was worth going after because he would have helped fill the void left by Marshall in this bridge (rookie) season. He would have been a guy who would have been our #1 this year, then when we were able to draft a stud wideout next year (2013), he would have slid into the #2 spot.
I'm pretty sure Ireland was talking with Philbin and Sherman when they were looking at adding Jones, and I'm sure our offers reflected what they thought he was worth, similar to what happened with Flynn. So while I would have liked to see Jones in a Dolphins uniform, I'm not totally ticked off we didn't go after him too hard.
I definitely agree with you in one regard, in that I don't think we're necessarily going to be bad off drafting a couple more young receivers that can grow with Tannehill. I actually like that move as well. I really like Justin Hunter, Terrance Williams, and Ryan Swope. Hell, in the right scenario I'd love to see us draft all three guys (Hunter 1st, Williams 2nd, Swope 4th).