Firstly, does it matter whether it was Kiffin or Davis who wanted / wanted to keep Walker. He is here, and we are going to have to live with that now.
I personally would start Higgins & Schilens (one quick and nippy the other big and strong), its a good partnership, both have proven this season so far in their limited snaps that they can catch the ball. Schilens is probably more of a possession WR, while Higgins has more home-run potential. I would then have Watkins as #3, dress Curry and Walker and let them be the water boys. This might dent their pride a little and give them a little fire in their belly again.
As for Lelie, he shouldn't even get dressed. So far this season, he has been targeted 26 times and has only caught 6 balls - that is shocking! Against NO, he was targeted 8 times and caught 1 ball for 11 yards. He just doesn't cop the same criticism because he isn't paid as much as Walker & Curry, but this guy is poor. I appreciate that some of it is Russell's rookie mistakes, but that is the same for all our WRs, not just Lelie.
As for Russell, c'mon Nation, we gotta give the boy a chance. I said this in another thread, but go back and look at Peyton Manning's stats in his rookie year, and you will see that they are not too dissimilar to Russell's stats so far this year - Manning won 3 games out of 16, had 3 games where his completion rate was under 50% and finished the season with a completion rate in the mid-50s and a QB rating of 71.2, but he had more picks than TDs.
This is not concrete proof that JRuss will be the next Peyton Manning, but it is proof that not all of the greats start well at QB.
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