He's just as fast as Banks, much bigger target, much better special teams contributor for tackling, much better hands, much more of a deep threat target, just as cheap.
Armstrong isnt going to be around for the next ten years but in my opinion we really messed up by not keeping around this veteran reciever who knows the playbook and had a knack for getting open deep. His 2010 stats have him finishing fourth among all receivers with 7 receptions of 40 yards or more for the 2010-2011 season. Among receivers with at least 20 receptions over the season, Armstrong finished third with 19.8 yards/catch.
We sure could have used him these last few weeks as a stopgap while we continue waiting for our young recievers to step up and learn how to hold onto the ball.
Just two years ago he was our leading reciever in THIS offense with the likes of McNabb and Grossman throwing him the ball. I see no reason why he can't recreate some if that success this year with a giant upgrade at QB and a team that needs a deep threat to take some pressure off the running game.
Running the option has made opposing defenses freeze at the line of scrimmage making it possible for even our slowest recievers like logan paulson get behind guys in coverage. Seeing some of the flea flicker and misdirection plays weve run this year makes me wish we had more deep route burners like Armstrong to take advantage of the defenses confusion
With the bye week in play i think we should sign this guy immediatley and try to work him into the lineup over the next few weeks to suprise defenses who wont have a gameplan for him. There are plenty of others who can handle return duties and its a no brainer to me that this guy offers much more offensive potential than Banks has shown.