What's your take on Brandon London?

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  1. retarmyfinfan

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    I like the guy and seen him make a few nice catches on the limited chances he had. The one were he was called out of bounds in the end zone a few weeks back, he showed great concentration, awereness and good hands. Also a nice catch against the Jests to keep a drive alive. That and he shows alot of enthusiasm on the side lines. Jests game comes to mind when he yelled "d-o-n-e, done, done, done"
     
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    i think we need to keep him on the team he has potential to be a very good WR he has great size nice hands and can play Special teams
     
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    i really havent seen enough of him to make an educated decision on how i feel about him.
     
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    Solid on Special Teams, and he's a young guy who has flashed potential at the WR spot, but is still fairly raw. I love the fire, and passion he plays with. For me, London is a keeper.
     
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    I think he can be very very good. I'm surprised we hadn't taken more shots at him TBH
     
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    London was also the one busting his butt chasing down Ed Reed and attempting to knock the ball loose as Reed crossed the goal line. Didn't succeed, but he showed a lot of effort as he chased him from near mid-field to the EZ. I like the guy's potential, and wouldn't be surprised to see him make a Camarillo-type jump for us by next year after a full TC under his belt.

    There weren't a lot of people last January that thought Camarillo would even make the team this year. Thank God he did.
     
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    Thats what I'd hope.

    He's a lovely guy.
     
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    It means something when the moment we picked him up, every Giants fan I knew (and I live in New York) told me, "You got a steal. That London guy is going to be a star." He is young and undeveloped, but when he gets it watch out for him.
     
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    I will take London (and Bess) over Ginn every day of the week ... and no, i am not bashing Ginn - just don't see his potential going much further than where he is at.

    London, to me has a higher ceiling. I would characterize Ginn as a finesse (Terry Glenn - if he even makes it that far) type player, whereas, London has potential to be a more agressive one.

    We'll see next year of course, but i predict more growth and better contributions out of London ... but one thing is for sure - we need a #1 from somewhere.
     
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    i like what i have seen from all over developing wideouts. london really impresses me with the way he attacks the ball, grabs it at its highest point, uses his big mitts to catch the ball. i really like his potential.
     
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    London is slow as ****.

    Did anyone see that seam route he ran on one of the replays? He took around 6 seconds to get off the jam on the line.
     
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    He's slow because he got jammed? Ok
     
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    You are right. He is slow. London is a good blocker , he hustles and has a lot of heart. Seems like a great kid. I have watched him closely however in the few times he has gotten an opportunity an offense. He cannot get separation. He is never going to get open much. Keep him for special teams if you want, but we need to look elsewhere for a #1 wideout.
    I'm just being realistic.
     
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    Don't think anyone on our roster is a #1 really.. I'm curious to see what we do ( well, if our FO makes an effort to get a #1 receiver) to get one. Whether it be free agency or draft. But I definetely think we can keep London around as a big target for converting and fades
     
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    Why in the world wasnt Ginn returning punts today.....Damn, we could have used something from our non existing STs today...
     
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    I'd still rather them bring in a real play making number 1 wide out. Even with Bess/Camarillo as productive players. Ginn should be a 2 and one of the aforementioned guys should be in the slot. I'd get rid of Wilford and make it:

    1. NEW NUMBER 1 (from somewhere, god knows where)
    2. Ted Ginn
    3. Camarillo
    4. Bess
    5. London

    It's a shame to demote Bess or Camarillo but maybe they we can use them in special packages and heavily on special teams. I'd even be in favor of bringing in a guy like Laverneus Coles who at least Pennington has familiarity with.
     
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    Peter King said this and today we got a taste
     
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    He won't be anyone's savior, believe me. He appears gangly and not nearly as polished as a receiver as will be needed. He does seem pretty enthusiastic and manages to even talk a lot of trash out there, which I actually find annoying for a guy who has done zero at this level.

    Shut up and play.

    Again, my take is we need a big time #1 wideout. No one on this roster meets that criteria. With the bigtime #1, the rest of the guys like Ginn (until his rookie contract runs out and they let him go), Bess, and Camarillo can fill in their roles. I do not see London long term.
     
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    I like the way he uses his body to shield smaller players. He seems to catch the ball well, and he will make the team next year for special teams alone. He does a reasonable job blocking, so he is a well rounded player. I can see him as a 3rd down converting machine in a couple of years.
     
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    thanks i missed that. refreshing to see though, hope he can continue to step up
     
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    Why can't you see Ginn's potential going much further than where it is? He is a 23 year old who has only played two seasons and was considered raw as a first round pick and he has already reached his potential?
     
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    once we have a top notch reciever we wont have ''2nd rate guys'' getting double covered. then our "2nd rate" guys might prove to be better then expected.

    but before that, we NEED an O-line. just look at our running back depth.
    ronnie brown
    ricky williams
    patrick cobbs
    even ted ginn (sometimes) not today though.
    and lousaka polite

    and we can NOT get up the middle with a run. its pathetic. we need a running threat before we go adding more receivers. pennington has already proven that he can and will spread the ball around. i want a top receiver too, but whats it matter if the QB is pressured or sacked too often?

    we have some young, talented, DEVELOPING receivers. and a young new QB on the way. right now they are ALL getting some excellent coaching from staff AND pennington. i honesly cant imagine any of them not improving.

    our running backs are already proven. but we need to give them somewhere to go when they get the ball. this will give us more control of the game and the clock and take the pressure off the QB and all the receivers.
     
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    great post and with parcells overseeing this operation i have faith the Oline especially will be addressed again this off season
     
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    We need to revamp the middle of our line. Not being able to run up the middle is not the way teams win games.
     
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    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=19574&draftyear=2007&genpos=WR

    hes not slow thats a faster 40 time than alot of the miami dolphins he just needs to learn how to beat the jam off the line kind of like teddy but teddy the defense knows to watch for his speed
     
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    I don't see why some of you are asking for a big-time #1 - it's not going to happen. We have holes at just about every position on the defensive side as well as some issues on the OL - droppin' big money on a WR is not going to happen.

    Not to say we don't go after a few solid WR's, but I look for them to go after someone who will be solid for us, with good hands and dependable skills who comes at a fair price.

    If you ask me, we'll either draft a WR in the middle rounds or get a average priced one through FA.
     
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    is drafting a receiver even a good idea?
    all the guys we have now are called young and undeveloped, do we really need another one of those hoping to turn into a #1 in one season? if we get a receiver at all, it should be a proven one. one that has nothing more to develope then a rapport with his team mates.

    i think O-line is concern number 1. we SHOULD be a top run team with the names we have in the back field, and we arent. we already contolled time of possesion this year without being a big running threat. our defense should get PLENTY of rest if we could get some rushing yards in games. and our defense has certainly proven to be more dependable then our running game, this season.
     
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    You'd be insane to move bess down to 4 and camarillo to the slot, bess has the potential to be an elite slot reciever and he needs to be out on the field, period. Bess is better than ginn, and thats a fact. And camarillo is a legit #2 something that imo ginn is not. This is the depth of our wr's with those options.

    1. New #1 reciver
    2. Camarillo
    3. Bess
    4. Ginn
    5. London

    We can still use ginn and do alot of alternating at wr like we have done this year but from what ive seen out of our wr's the only thing that i know for sure is ginn is just not as good of a wr as bess or camarillo.
     
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    :lol: at "lovely guy". That is just a funny word to describe a player. That honestly made me laugh.

    Thanks!
     
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    Ginn was, more often than not, the guy opposing teams put the extra safety on. If anything, Camarillo really benefitted from from a lot of single coverage. Add to that, Ginn has the highest upside of any WR on the team.

    I'd like to see something like this next season:

    1. Antonio Bryant/Anquan Boldin
    2. Ted Ginn
    3. Davone Bess
    4. Greg Camarillo
    5. Brandon London
     
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    Please don't tell me that Bess, who averaged 10.3 yards per catch is better than Ted Ginn. It shows a lack of understanding of how this offense worked.
     
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    i think ginn dropped alot more passes then bess did though.
    or my memory is subconsciously biased for some reason.
     
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    We'll definitely get a solid WR through FA. It won't be a stud, or huge name...but it should be a solid player who can put on some strong numbers without being flashy or causing us to break the bank.

    Antonio Bryant like suggested or someone on his level/cost is probably what we'll be realistically looking at.
     

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