He should be rewarded for what he deserves.
That's all I've ever said. He should be paid what he deserves, and not a penny more.
And he did come up big .He put us in position to score (And we did) MANY times.
We sucked at scoring - again. Part of the reason is we didn't have a WR that could score. Getting close doesn't count.
I've said it before. Without him we probably lose 3 more games. To which your response was.. We go from a bad team to a bad team..
Yep, bad is bad. Putting lipstick on a pig still leaves you with a pig.
But, maybe next year we have 10 wins... Those 2 or 3 wins matter then, don't they (But, I guess we get to pick and choose when they do or don't matter?)
How many 10 win seasons has the mighty Brian Hartline and his 1 TD a year led us to so far?
Average WR's don't get almost 1100 yards when they are having coverage rolled to them all the time. He is better then average.
Better than average? You may want to read Max's article again. It PROVES that Hartline is well below average.
Half way relevant. He was our ONLY RELEVANT WR to begin with. Defenses KNEW that. Yet he still continued to put up yards.
Put up yards??? In 10 of his last 11 games, he failed to eclipse 84 yards, and in two of those games he had less than 20.
With OUR offense. IF any old average WR could do that in our offense. Then how come no one else did. Our WR's were stacked with mediocre to bad talent.
There was no one else. We didn't have any outside receivers besides Hartline. Hartline was the best of the worst. We had a different #2 receiver practically every week.
I agree pay him what he's worth. About 4.25 million on the open market. And I'd pay him that much. And not a penny more.
That's fine - you want to overpay him, I don't.
I don't know how much more I can clarify this. I don't think the guy is all world by any means. I think he is a PRETTY GOOD. WR. I think he is a very capable #2 WR. Would I rather have Anquan Boldin as our #2.. of COURSE I would (And BTW. He is the #2 WR for the Ravens
) But, I see 4.25 for a solid #2 as fair MARKET value. We have to start investing the money where it matters. And as much as I'd love to have Wallace as our #2.. I don't think it's realistic to expect both Jennings and Wallace.
Boldin has been the Ravens' top receiver for the past 3 seasons...not sure why you aren't seeing that.
As for market value, where are all these $4.25 million #2 receivers that don't score TDs? I don't know of any.