Originally Posted by steelerchad
I've got to disagree somewhat here. Sure, I think everyone would say Johnson is the more accomplished player based on last years stats. But he was handed that opportunity by the fact that the Bills had no receivers in 2010. Look at Johnsons first 2 years. Basically nothing, same as Sweed. Sweed would have finally had his chance with Santonio gone in 2010 but got a season ending injury. Sweed had a Ward in his prime and Holmes in front of him. Then Wallace emerged into a great rookie with blazing speed. But as a #3 Wallace only had 30 something catches in 09. If Sweed could have gotten on the field he may have put up similar #'s. Something else to think about is the Bills are always racking up yards late in games coming from behind where Fitz and Johnson got a lot of stats.
Right now, I'd take Johnson, no question. But, I still think the jury's out on Sweed. He hasn't made the most of his opportunities, but his opportunities have been limited.
Lee Evans and Rosco Parrish are not hog wash for the Bills. Johnson
was a 7th-round pick no one heard of. He exploded on the scene last
year - totally unexpected by everyone save Johnson himself, maybe. Sweed
has sucked. His total production to date was a few short passes where
he fell to the ground. He was supposed to be Burress-level good. He got
more than a fair shot, being a 2nd-round pick they were not about to give
up on him quickly. And after a blown Achilles tendon? Good luck.