Unlikely he'd get 200 yards??? Bess is out. Hartline is the only legit target Tannehill has right now. He's his go to guy. I don't think it's outlandish for him to get 200 yards in two games. He'd have gotten 130 just by doing his average. He had over 200 in one game this year. I don't think him having two strong games to finish the season is too much to ask.
..... So with Bess out and nobody else on that receiving core that's worthy of drawing significant coverage away from Hartline, you expect him to explode for for 200 yards in two games, one of which vs. the Patriots WHILE
playing through an injured back? OK buddy. LOL
A quote from you a couple of weeks ago when Hartline returned to practice to highlight my point ....."Thank god, things were getting pretty ugly pretty quick. Our wideout group is bad enough. Take Bess out of the mix and it's even worse. Take away Hartline and it's downright ugly. I was afraid we were going to have to call up someone from the practice squad." -WKLOIBER13
As for Hartline's season. In my opinion if Hartline had 5-6 touchdowns, I would consider that to be an excellent season and I think that his value would be significantly higher. But the fact that he only has one is what's holding him back. Also, just because he's ranked 15th in yardage, doesn't mean he isn't having an excellent season. Very few Dolphins receivers have had that many yards throughout the teams history. Brandon Marshall made the Pro Bowl last year with 1,214 yards and 6 touchdowns. 1,200 yards is excellent in my opinion. Name one crappy receiver that has had 1,200 yards.
No, no, no .... see you're doing it again. Can't even keep your own argument straight. At first you said 1,200 yards made it an excellent season, then you turn around and say that IF
he had 5-6 TD's that would make it so. You then switch it up for a third time and say just because he's ranked #15 in yards doesn't mean it isn't an excellent season. Let's just go with the "he's having an excellent season" campaign since you can't make up your mind. If that's the case, then the Dolphins front office brass would recognize this too right? Why risk your commodity injuring himself further if you already know his level of play is up to excellent status?
I can name 6 more Dolphins WR's that have had seasons worthy of Hartline's yardage or better .... 3 of whom also topped the 1,200 yardage mark.
Irving Friar - 1993 (1,010 yards) 1994 (1,270 yards)
Mark Clayton - 1984 (1,389 yards) 1986 (1,150 yards) 1988 (1,129 yards) 1989 (1,011 yards) 1991 (1,053 yards)
Mark Duper - 1983 (1,003 yards) 1984 (1,306 yards) 1986 (1,313 yards) 1991 (1,085 yards)
OJ McDuffie - 1988 (1,050 yards)
Chris Chambers - 2005 (1,118 yards)
Tony Martin - 1999 (1,037 yards)
You calling Hartline's year excellent is still so freakin' ironic due to all the campaigning you've been doing for upgrading the position.
Wait a minute ..... on December 17th you said:
While he's having a good season, he's not having a great season. I think the Dolphins should really point out that the kid only has one touchdown this year, and hasn't had more than one touchdown a season since 2009, his rookie year. Yards are nice, and his contract should reflect that he's a quality possession receiver, but an elite receiver he is most definitely not.http://www.phinfeverforums.com/forums/v ... 80&p=99040