Seahawks WR Sidney Rice is 'ready to go'
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Seahawks WR Sidney Rice is 'ready to go'

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice @sidneyrice has spent most of the offseason recovery from dual shoulder surgery and any lingering concussion effects. He's been practicing without limitations for just 10 days, but that didn't stop head coach Pete Carroll from saying Monday that Rice is "ready to go" for the regular season, according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN in Seattle. Carroll also said that Rice is in great shape and is currently the "strongest he's been."

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One thing that never stops is Carroll's optimism. It's great for a head coach, but it's sometimes easy to read through for everyone else. Rice might be in great shape, but he can't possibly be in football shape yet after not doing a whole lot during camp. He finally played in a preseason game Friday, seeing a few snaps and a couple of targets. I like Russell Wilson, and Rice is just 25 years old. But I just don't think Rice has a lot of upside. He has been just so fragile over the past two seasons. He has a WR3 ceiling.

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WR3 at best? Maybe in a 2 person league! He's 6'4 and long. You cant teach someone how to be that big. And this is a guy who can put together a few consecutive 100 yard games and only 2 years ago had a 201 yard game, all this with CRAP for QBs. Now that he has an accurate and confident QB throwing to him, if hes healthy he'll put up 75/1200/10 tds easy. You can take that to the bank

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clkcrawford 08/28/12 06:32 PM

I'm guessing you are a Seahawks fan. I watched him for about 2 1/2 seasons in MN - he played 4 seasons there as you probably know, but 1/3 was spent in street clothes. His yardage totals were 400, 150, 1300, and 280. He also peaked at 8 TDs in the Favre season.

I would struggle taking Rice as a number 3 receiver in a league of any size. He has had one complete season where he has put up decent numbers. That was with Brett Favre throwing to him in arguably the best regular season that Favre ever played. Russell Wilson is cute, but he is not Brett Favre, especially Favre at the top of his game. You are kidding yourself. Rice will play a maximum of 13 games and have somewhere around 550 yards and 5 tds. And you can take that to the bank.

You are drank wayyyyy too much neon green kool aid to think he is going to have anything close to 1200 yards or 10 tds.

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haste 08/30/12 10:12 PM

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