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He dropped at least 2 TD's 2 years ago, one of them cost us a game. he had several big drops this year too. It's not 1-2 a year. He's a good player, i like him, but he has not taken the next step, he's not good after the catch and he's going to have those big drops that just kill you. Look at the Colts loss since it was a huge loss for us in the standings. Get the ball first drive right down the field, 3 and 3 from the 33 Kyler drops the ball right in Kirk's hands for a long gain possible TD, he drops it. Then we miss a FG because McCoy blew the hold. We lost that game by 6 points because of missed FG's and Xp's yes, but also because Kirk dropped a perfect ball on the first drive.

I realize some of it is I'm a Cards fan, I watch every game so I see all his drops where I don't see all of Keenan Allen's drops who according to NBC led the NFL in drops with 9. I get that. But Kirk's drops have been absolute killers the entire time he's been here. You can deal with Allen's drops because he's a great receiver, with Kirk it's a little harder, he's good, but he's not great.

It's weird, because it's like there's a little bit of a disconnect between his stats, and watching him on the field. But he really did make a lot of big plays this year.

And you're also right that his drops, while few and far between, have seem to come at the most inopportune times. Still, I guess I can live with that.

But then there's the YAC issue. I think 2021 was a career low for him, 3.0 per catch? And we desperately need YAC guys. In the NFL, YAC = life.

So if he wants to comeback for a reasonable price, great. But if he holds a gun to our head for 13 million a year or something, I think we should roll with Moore or a draft pick instead.
 

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Its saying he can use the whole field. He just prefers throwing to targets with size.

Which has been so obvious since his Oklahoma days, but Keim keeps on drafting 5'8" receivers that don't work well with Kyler. I'm sure Kliff contributes to that as well.
 

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Which has been so obvious since his Oklahoma days, but Keim keeps on drafting 5'8" receivers that don't work well with Kyler. I'm sure Kliff contributes to that as well.
The utter failure of the 2019 wr class set back this franchise (or kept it from reaching its potential).

Even though I wanted Oline. Its the reason they didnt draft Lamb or trade down for Jefferson (assuming its true the wr coach wanted him). Still had hope that Butler and Isabella will turn it on.

Keim probably feared the Patriots getting Isabella and thought Butler was as good as Metcalf.
 

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The utter failure of the 2019 wr class set back this franchise (or kept it from reaching its potential).

Even though I wanted Oline. Its the reason they didnt draft Lamb or trade down for Jefferson (assuming its true the wr coach wanted him). Still had hope that Butler and Isabella will turn it on.

Keim probably feared the Patriots getting Isabella and thought Butler was as good as Metcalf.

Still shocked that Butler completely busted, but you're a 1000% right. What a debacle were those two picks.

To be completely fair, even with those two picks totally busting, Keim's 2019 draft was still okay. Getting J. Thompson in the 5th offsets one of those busts. Still, our WR room failed down the stretch this year in part because of the Izzy and Butler misses.
 

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Still shocked that Butler completely busted, but you're a 1000% right. What a debacle were those two picks.

To be completely fair, even with those two picks totally busting, Keim's 2019 draft was still okay. Getting J. Thompson in the 5th offsets one of those busts. Still, our WR room failed down the stretch this year in part because of the Izzy and Butler misses.
It was a solid draft. Just passed up/missed on getting a star player.

Could have had DK Metcalf and Hunter Renfroe technically.
 

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