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SOW: How "Super" Would Mario (Manningham) Be In DC?


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Ok, time to get off the Peyton Manning blogging funk that I (and pretty much every Redskins Blogger) have been on this week. Time for something fresh. . . something new . . . something like a WR that Peyton could be throwing to next season.

The above picture, to some, represents an iconic image of a game saving catch that propelled the Giants to their 4th Super Bowl victory. To others, such as myself, it causes heartburn for the same reasons.

For Mario Manningham it most likely means dollar signs.

After having a fantastic game during the Super Bowl, Manningham has put himself in a great position leading into free agency; especially after hiring “Super Agent” Drew Rosenhaus this past October. Is there a reason why he (Manningham) shouldn’t be having Jerry McGuire flashbacks right now?

Sunday night Mike Florio and Peter King of NBC Sports (ProFootballTalk.com and SI.com respectively) alluded to the fact that the Redskins could be a player in the “Super Mario” sweepstakes.

Since Sunday I have seen quite a few people on the interwebs discussing the possibility of Super Mario in D.C.

Arguments have been made that he has more big-play potential than any WR on the Skins roster right now. This is not to say the young guys, such as our good friend Leonard Hankerson won’t have as good or better play-making ability. It’s saying that right now he would be our legitimate “threat”.

While I do not disagree with this argument . . . and I in fact agree that our WR group is definitely missing the WOW factor that makes defenses worry about actually getting beat for a big play, Manningham is not going to be worth the asking price.

Let’s not forget Manningham, who will be looking for big time star receiver money is currently the 3rd WR on his teams depth chart. He had 39 receptions for 523 yards and 4 td’s this season, with a 13.4 yards per catch average – which isn’t terrible. Just for comparison, let’s see how that stacks up versus the Redskins top two targets.

Santana Moss – Manningham had a similar season to Moss who had 46 catches for 584 yards and 4 td’s as well, but Moss had a 12.7 YPC average. On the surface Manningham looks like a better option; but Moss missing significant playing time due to injury makes this a hard comparison.

Jabar Gaffney- Gaffney was the Redskins #2 wideout for most of the season, but was “the guy” while Moss was down. At times it seemed like the Grossman to Gaffney Florida connection gave Rex a security blanket that he loved to target. Gaffney had 68 receptions for 947 yards, 5 td’s and a 13.9 YPC average.

Depending on the health of Santana Moss and going strictly by statistics, Manningham would rank 3rd on the Redskins WR depth chart as well last year.

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He can be good when he wants but he's #3 Wr for a reason and watching him this season, he benefits from the defense is focusing on the Cruz and Nicks. He also has a tendency to catch with his body a lot. If we are looking for a "playmaker", he's not that guy. Royal is the best option if Bowe isn't there.

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No thanks. He reads as a guy who is going to get a much bigger contract than he's worth due to that one catch he made in the Super Bowl. If I'm going to shell out some major dough for a receiver, I'd rather go after a guy like Bowe or V Jax.

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The Giants have an extremely wide receiver friendly offense, I'd pass to be quite honest. There's a reason why the Giants lose receivers year after year without skipping a beat.

Draft all the way, reserve free agency for shoring up the offensive line and perhaps a QB.

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I agree with most on here. I would rather go after Bowe and pick up Eddie Royal from Denver.

We would have a pretty solid WR core if we had: Bowe, Royal, Moss, Hankerson, and Gaffney next year.

That all being said, it won't matter who we get if Rex or John is under center next year.

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I would have no problem with him here. He's not a #1 WR, but he could be a good complimentary guy.

And what would we do with Mario Williams? I don't think he fits as a 3-4 end.

Yes, that's why he moved to OLB in the 3-4. Which is like one of our only positions we're set out.

Plus, I highly doubt the Texans let him walk.

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something like a WR that Peyton could be throwing to next season.
Uh huh. Just had to sneak that one in there. ;) I'm not totally enamored with Mario,(though being a Redskins fan that may not be saying much. :silly: ). Would like to see what a few of our present receivers could do with a younger,fresher arm throwing to them. :D
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