Now please explain to me how the Vikings could have two GREAT WRs without a GREAT LT, since according to you, and I quote, ďwithout a great LT, a great WR becomes a good WR.Ē (Now thatís the most idiotic thing Iíve ever heard on here) So you see, Mr. Sniper, it doesnít take a GREAT LT in order for a WR to be a GREAT. It doesnít even take a great LT for a QB to be a great (See Dan Marino, especially in í84), nor does it take a great LT for a team to have a winning season and become Superbowl contenders (The 2002 Raiders proved that when they led the league in total passing yards & ranked 2nd in total yards all without a GREAT LT). All it takes is a DECENT LT. How many teams have won Superbowls WITHOUT having GREAT LTs? All you need is a decent LT to get the job done. . . Youíre acting like Michael Irvin wouldnít have been GREAT if it werenít for Erik Williams and Nate Newton. Irvin would have been great regardless.
Back to Joe Thomas. . .
IMO, no LT, especially an unproven rookie, is worth the same amount of money as a GREAT/GOOD/FRANCHISE QB, WR, RB, etc. They just do not impact the game the same way a QB, WR, and RB does. Once again, and this is for those who have poor reading comprehension skills, Iím not saying an LT role is unimportant, because it is, but they donít put points on the board. Iíll take a decent LT and a great WR any day over a great LT and a decent WR. Average to decent WRs come up short (See Reche Caldwell) in big games, but decent LTs can hold their own when need be.