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The necessity of a speed threat?



In my opinion, I think it is debatable as to whether the Falcons truly need a change of pace back, or a real speedster out there catching passes and stretching the defense. I would prefer to have the option, but hey, the smashmouth offense has been effective, quick scores can take away from our ball control advantage. Reading an ESPN article, I liked how Matt Williamson described our offense. Follow for the quote. 

Sorry if the block quote doesn't come through correctly, never used it and I'm working on it.

"That’s the knock on their offense,’’ Scouts Inc.’s Matt Williamson said. "They’re a balanced offense, probably even a run-first offense, so [Ryan] isn’t going to get the chance to put up the really big numbers. They’re always going to try to establish Michael Turner and the running game. They do have Roddy White and he’s a dangerous receiver. But nobody’s afraid of [receiver] Michael Jenkins, and they’re probably less afraid of [tight end Tony Gonzalez] because those guys don’t stretch the field and they don’t make anything happen after the catch. They’re a well-coached and tough group, but I don’t trust the Falcons to score a lot of points.’’

The key to me was saying "nobody's afraid" of Jenkins and Gonzo. Honestly, I realized I would completely agree. If I were the opposing defense, I wouldn't plan around Jenks or Gonzo much at all to be honest. What if we were to get that speed reciever that can stretch the field, and force the defense to keep an eye on them. I think it would just be another fold to an already great offense. I know this has been talked about an awful lot here, but here comes the poll. In your opinion, is it NECESSARY (to drink my own urine? No, but it's sterile and I like the taste...shameless Dodgeball quote) to get that speed reciever in the upcoming draft?

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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