Originally Posted by WVABE
This is why it has always puzzled me about why Cotchery doesn't get more playing time. He has the best hands and actually goes for the ball. Nothing bothers me more than watching a receiver make no attempt for a catch because he hears foot steps or the ball wasn't placed perfectly in his hands.
I 100% agree with this thought. Cotchery has proven in limited time that he would be willing to fight for the ball a helluva lot more than the smurfs.
And GoFor7, it isn't all Ben's fault - but you need the entire roster to buy into a philosophy to make a real run at the Lombardi. Ben can do and say what he wants - but if he isn't willing to up his game and become a true student, him and the offense will produce more of the same. Its on his receivers as well. Haley played to our strengths to the tune of 5-3 and looking like world beaters. He was managing Ben so Ben didn't get himself killed. Equally, I'd bet he saw that he had receivers who needed the ball in their hands quickly so they could take off and that you're correct - they won't scratch and claw and jump over guys and sacrifice themselves to catch it.