Bryan Walters Sliding to the End of the Bench

I don’t know why I have not bought the Bryan Walters hype like everyone else. I just have not seen it YET. He did well in the preseason, but he has not done anything in a game that counts. He just seems like an ordinary receiver and a terrible punt returner.

So, when Walters was inactive for the game on Sunday I had a good smile on my face. I knew that either Patrick Crayton or Antoine Cason would be getting the punt return duties. Both have proven to be better at that role than Walters was.

It also meant that Vincent Brown would get to see more action on the field. At best, Walters is the 5th receiver on this team. VJ and M80 are the starters and Crayton is the slot guy. We spent a 3rd round pick on Vincent Brown and he has shown the skills to be a good receiver in this league and is number 4.

Here is what I do like about Bryan Walters: I love his effort and I loved the play where he hustled in front of Vincent Jackson for a block! The kid is an all-out effort, all-out hustle guy! He works hard and he went out of his way to work in the off-season with Philip and crew.

He just doesn’t match up to the skill level of the other guys on the team YET. He can get there and we know he will put in work to get there, but he likely will be sitting on the inactive list for a while, unless a receiver goes down again.

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  • Sean Ward

    All my friends are all about him, I’d rather see goodman return the Punts

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  • Javier Pla

    Should have kept Ajirotutu, he was contributing when it matters

  • DavidHensley

    Walters was active only because of injuries. You could tell he wasn’t looking for returns while in the game receiving punts because 1) sure-handedness, 2) why force something when you got PR&Co. coming on the field right behind you? He was probably coached to fair catch the ball. He aced it!

    And, remember Sproles first year on the team? Remember how there was talk of him possibly getting cut during his second camp? Why do we always project these young players to easily replace a five, six, seven-year player, without any

    comparable experience? They have to grow first, right?

    Personally, I would have placed him on the PS; but then, I would be woefully under-qualified to make such an assessment.

  • honeynutcheeri0s

    wish they kept ajirotutu!

  • joerockt

    We just need to give Walters some time. Don’t want to see another possible Welker slip through our hands again.