A thought at TE

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  1. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I probably should have phrased that better. I was referring to a rookie making a significant contribution. My apologies for poor choice of words.
     
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  2. xwalker

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    In the NFL or just for the Cowboys?
     
  3. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys
     
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  4. xwalker

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    I don't think you gain anything from that analysis because Witten was the starter for a long time.

    Rookie TEs were unlikely to make a big impact regards of their talent level due to Witten being entrenched as the starter and pass catching TE. MartyB was a big contributor as a blocker even as a rookie.

    John Phillips was a decent contributor as a rookie considering that he was 3rd on the depth chart. They used him as the "move" TE because that position was too mentally complicated for MartyB.
     
  5. Beaker42

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    Cook would help us more than Eifert and is healthy. That plus he couldn’t be a 1-man show against us in the postseason again.
     
  6. stasheroo

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    You're right about Witten presence, but he supports my position as well. As great as he was right from the start, he also didn't contribute much as a rookie. And that's my point. Few do.
     
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  7. stasheroo

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    And Cook's current team wants him back and has far more money than we do. And the guy is a headcase and a bad teammate.
     
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  8. dallasdave

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    Let em fight it out
     
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  9. dallasdave

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    That sounds like a winning combo :dance:
     
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  10. dallasdave

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    I liked him on Hogans Heros
     
  11. JoeKing

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    Sure, why not have the best at every position. It's not like there is a salary cap to worry about... oh, wait. I think we are okay at TE as is.
     
  12. stasheroo

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    All viewpoints are welcome.
    :thumbup:
     
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  13. stasheroo

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  14. stasheroo

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    That's my thinking. Best case scenario? You get a top 5 TE talent in Eifert for as long as he plays. Worst case, you have the still-developing and improving Jarwin and Schultz.
     
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  15. stasheroo

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  16. OmerV

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    This is good in theory, but the question is what kind of commitment would it take to sign Eifert? Obviously he will be looking for the best he can get in both salary and number of years, and a lot will depend on whether anyone is willing to pay based on the potential he was once thought to have, or if he can be signed based more on his actual track record.
     
  17. stasheroo

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    Look no further than last year for your answer. He signed a one year, prove it deal to stay in Cincinnati for one year, $5 million with incentives he obviously didn't hit. And he also didn't "prove it" by getting injured again, so the numbers, and expectations are nowhere but lowered further.

    We're talking about a guy trying to resuscitate a career.
     
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  18. DallasDW00ds0n

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    This guy Bowman on the Birmingham Iron in the AAF looks like a legit TE. They should try him out
     
  19. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    Eric Tomlinson is a RFA. He's not a pass catcher though, he's a run-blocking TE. He's a good run blocking TE. but being not much of a pass catcher limits his value
     
  20. Runwildboys

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    Honestly, I think Jarwin and Schultz are better than most people realize. I think you have a pretty good concept here, assuming we can get him, and at a reasonable price.
     
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