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    While the Maroney vs. Addai game within the game has been analyzed and will continue to be for years to come, I am intrigued by the other young/rookie comparison at the WR position.
    The Pats usually don't draft skill positions so high, but did with Maroney and Jackson. While Gonzalez has accomplished more in 1 season than the short/injury filled career of Jackson...who would you take RIGHT NOW heading into the future?
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    gonzalez. he looks good running his routes. appears to have good hands.
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    Speed: Jackson
    Strength: Jackson
    Routes: Gonzalez
    Playmaking Ability: Jackson
    Athleticism: Jackson
    Hands: Jackson

    Jackson has the ability to be 1 of the best in NFL..if he stays healthy and has the playbook in check
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    ill agree, the potential is there, but we havent seen anything out of him. i was scared to death to see him back on returns. he did ok though. i really hope he comes alive this year, and stays injury free. but to answer the thread, i'd take gonzalez. atleast until c.j. shows us something.
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    At this point it is a nobrainer because Gonzalez has had opportunities and Jackson hasn't. (You can either blame that on Jackson or not but it adds up the same thing)
    Personally, I think Jackson is a more talented player. But Jackson given 2 years of chances hasn't produced. Gonzalez is one, did produce, at least somewhat. (I would absolutely not consider Gonzalez' future any brighter today than I did the day he was drafted, he basically did what was expected of him)
    The real question here is whether Jackson has been unfortunate, or he lacks the makeup utiilize the skills he has at the NFL level.
    If Jackson realizes his potential, I would take him over Gonzalez in a heartbeat, but that is an enormous if. Its really a guy who is realible but not extremely talented vs a guy who is extremely talented but has been, to date, unreliable.

    If we have Moss, Welker, Gaffney/a player such as Booker brought in, plus whoever else is around at the end of the roster at that spot, I think I'd prefer Jackson to Gonzalez, because the upside is high, and we aren't that hampered by the downside.
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    Gonzalez all the way. He's a perfect fit for NE and was hoping they ended up with him (before they acquired all the WRs of course).

    CJax has shown nothing in two years (and I'm not a hater). Agreed, he has more potential, but one in the hand is worth more than two in the bush.
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    I think Gonzalez at his best, may become a Wes Welker or Brandon Stokely...but I have seen Gonzalez get down the field a lot better than these other 2.

    Chad Jackson is a combine stud who will always mesmerize us with his 'potential.' Unless the cupboard goes bare, I don't see how he gets on the field as much as he needs to. Last year was his big chance...
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    I would take Gonzalez, him with Moss and Welker would be sweet. That said, Jackson should be 100% physically and mentally heading into '08. It's not too late for him and I see no reason he couldn't do what Gaffney did last year with the upside of what Stallworth did in the first half of the season.
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    Santonio Holmes would be the other comparison since he was the only WR drafted before CJ in that draft. To this point it's obviously no contest with Holmes the clear winner.

    Also I'm still waiting to see CJ's show some burst.
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    Assuming you mean '06, he was a rookie who missed all of camp with an injury. That's not much of a chance for his big chance.
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    How was last year his big chance?
    He was on pup, and by the time he was activated we were already the most prolific offense in the NFL.
    I don't know how you describe sitting out 10 weeks, then trying to find a spot on the best offense ever, as a golden opportunity.
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    And this is based off of what exactly?
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    I think he meant '06 - he couldn't possibly have meant '07; if that's the case, last year was Cassell's big chance too :D
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    Actually doing well in the NFL and making plays - Gonzales.
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    CJ will have a monster 08.
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    how would we know he has all these attributes??? I have never seen him play...while i have seen Gonzalez play and grow into the WR role pretty nice with Indy.
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    based off what..um facts? Its clear that hes got all the tools over Gonzalez basically.

    Not only do i need to bring out the Combine #s but you can tell whos faster either way

    Gonzalez ran like a 4.4? Jackson a 4.32

    Jackson also had like a 39" vertical.

    no1 heres gonna deny that Jackson has everything he needs to be a premier WR in league..its all playbook and durability that held him back.
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    i think they have the same amount of career TDs while Gonzalez was a starter majority of year and while he did miss some games, not nearly as much as Chad
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    Drinking early, I see. :rolleyes:
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    Show me some game footage of big plays made by both guys. That's what really counts. Hell, Bethel Johnson is/was fast. Impressively so but can't catch or run routes.

    Jackson's been on the team for two years going on three and hasn't had any impact on the team (other than the money he's getting while on IR).
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