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The next Welker (but better?)

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08:02 AM ET 05.02 | Dallas fifth-round pick, receiver Danny Coale, said Tuesday that he likes lining up both inside and outside, and that, yes, he's heard the comparisons to Wes Welker. [But] Coale has a better skill set. Welker is 5-9, 185 and his 40 time was 4.6. Coale is 6-0, 200 and he ran in the 4.3s for his 40 time. That should excite everyone who has watched the production of Welker in the NFL. The Cowboys believe Coale can excel as a slot receiver but has the physical skills and speed to also play outside. He???ll compete for the team???s No. 3 receiver position that came open when Laurent Robinson signed with Jacksonville. For sure, Coale will contribute immediately on special teams and could become the Cowboys??? gunner on the punt defense unit.

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May 2, 2012  08:08 AM ET

Stupid comparison. It's not like Coale is going to have Brady throwing to him either.

May 2, 2012  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Stupid comparison. It's not like Coale is going to have Brady throwing to him either.

+1

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May 2, 2012  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Stupid comparison. It's not like Coale is going to have Brady throwing to him either.

Yup. Speed isn't the thing that makes Welker great. He and Brady make the same reads at the same time. And Welker is tough. He gets really clobbered several times a game. That's another aspect of being a slot receiver that wasn't discussed.

May 2, 2012  08:17 AM ET

That's a lot of bluster over a 5th round pick.

May 2, 2012  08:19 AM ET

The press likes to say these things... "He's a white receiver. The next Wes Welker! Boom! Done! Next story."

May 2, 2012  08:20 AM ET

They both, notably, did not catch potentially game changing passes in their last game of the season.

May 2, 2012  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The press likes to say these things... "He's a white receiver. The next Wes Welker! Boom! Done! Next story."

What, we all look alike?

May 2, 2012  08:22 AM ET

Yes, Hatrunner and I actually ARE twins.

May 2, 2012  08:24 AM ET

There have been countless number of slot receivers with a "better skill set" than Wes Welker, but very few if any with his production. Dumb story.

May 2, 2012  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yes, Hatrunner and I actually ARE twins.

I think I like your pose a little better tho.

May 2, 2012  08:29 AM ET

This is the kind of dumb story you get when your team hasn't had a good player at a certain position for a while. They start stretching for anything.

May 2, 2012  08:29 AM ET

A diva like Welker ?

May 2, 2012  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yup. Speed isn't the thing that makes Welker great. He and Brady make the same reads at the same time. And Welker is tough. He gets really clobbered several times a game. That's another aspect of being a slot receiver that wasn't discussed.

The hits he take remind me of Wayne Crebet.... Hope he doesn't have the same ending, but very reminiscent.

May 2, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Isn't this like a new parent saying "my baby's gonna be the next president"? A little premature comparification?

May 2, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I think I like your pose a little better tho.

I was horrified, however, that we showed up today wearing the same outfit.

May 2, 2012  08:48 AM ET

This is news. 31 other teams compared him to Wanda Welker , the girl at the drive through window at Wendy's . She checks in at 5'8" 205 lbs. and can run the forty in 4.45 if you try to drive away before paying.

May 2, 2012  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This is news. 31 other teams compared him to Wanda Welker , the girl at the drive through window at Wendy's . She checks in at 5'8" 205 lbs. and can run the forty in 4.45 if you try to drive away before paying.

some teams could use her as a FB.

 
May 2, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This is news. 31 other teams compared him to Wanda Welker , the girl at the drive through window at Wendy's . She checks in at 5'8" 205 lbs. and can run the forty in 4.45 if you try to drive away before paying.

Wanda should be thrilled. With measurables like those, I don't expect her to get stiffed any other way.

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