Justin McCareins

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  1. DeutschTitan

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    It's been discussed that Mangini doesn't necessarily care for our boy JMac. From what I remember, JMac had developed nicely into a good deep threat and seemed reliable during Mac's MVP year. He was also attributed, along with 'Dinger and the vertical O, for Mac's MVP success that year.

    Watching the game today, we have no deep threat. If JMac gets cut, should we bring him back in and more importantly - would we do so if that happened? Instead of drafting one and not knowing what we would be getting, why not bring in someone who is proven and that we know what he's capable of doing?
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    I'd consider it, but honestly I do have to wonder if was a product of the system that we no longer run. He was a great deep threat. But is he better suited for Dinger's offense than Chow's?
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    The system question is one I was going to throw in there, but I wanted to see if anyone else thought the same. Honestly, does Chow really dis-like the deep ball or is it because we don't have a particular player, a deep threat if you will, who can go get it? It would be nice to see us go more than 20 yards. Did Chow ever use the deep ball at USC?
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    We do throw the deep ball. But Dinger's offense lived on it, and JMac did too. I just wonder if he can thrive running a lot of shorter routes. He certainly hasn't done squat in NY.
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    Jmac is nothing more than recycled garbage. He's done nothing since he left here. He got his big contract, (better than Drews), but he has been outplayed by Drew.
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    Hmm thinking about it now, I can see why he has fallen out of favor there. Chad doesn't have an arm and as I'm writting this I'm watching the highlights of the Jets game and there's nothing but short throws. So to answer your question - I guess not. Probably better to hang on to what we have and see what Givens can do.
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    Givens won't do much next year because of the knee injury. And if Drew doesn't re-sign, they'll need a starter opposite Brandon Jones.

    If I could sign JMac cheap for 1 or 2 years, I'd do it in a heartbeat. I just wouldn't give him any big money.
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    No deep threat?

    In the second quarter, Drew Bennett was wide open 30+ yards down the field; on the next possession, Brandon Jones had Rashean Mathis beaten by a good five yards for an easy TD. Unfortunately, Vince misfired badly on both of them, overthrowing Drew by a good 5 yards, and underthrowing Brandon by 5-10 yards.

    When Vince settles down and starts hitting these deep throws more consistently, I suspect that the team's struggles to stretch the field will suddenly fix itself.
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    So, lemme see if I got this straight...

    You're saying that JMac would be worthless to us because he can only catch deep balls, and couldn't run a short route or slant.

    If I have this right, you're also suggesting that since Mangini doesn't like him and because he was underused the last two seasons, he must be worthless in spite of his previous contributions in Tennessee.

    Have I about nailed it?
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    He could very much be a system player.
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