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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Teague31, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    I will start by saying I’m not suggesting anything permanent here. I still have high hopes for him after a year in the gym gaining bulk. However, for the rest of this year I would like to see him as an extra TE in jumbo packages. He moves well and I would rather have him blocking that Jarwin, Rico or Schultz.
     
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  2. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I’m down with that idea. I was thinking that the other day.

    If you’re going to use an OL as a TE in jumbo packages... Williams is about perfect for that, IMO.
     
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  3. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    Worth trying if it’s blocking on the LOS
    Blocking in space is much different but it gets you some beef for those 3rd and short plays
     
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  4. beware_d-ware

    beware_d-ware Well-Known Member

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    He's a way better blocker than any of the scrubs we currently have at TE. With all the 3 TE sets we run, let's throw him in for a couple of those.
     
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  5. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Good idea, honestly.
     
  6. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Wasn't #52 Connor Williams out there as a TE (or extra OL) against the Saints? I thought I saw #52 blocking on some of the plays some people posted here or on twitter. Williams could also be used as a FB in my opinion.

    I taped the game and haven't watched it entirely yet.
     
  7. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    yes he was
     
  8. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Yeah, he was at TE. It is really smart, IMO.
     
  9. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    I said this 2 weeks ago. I also said Garrett is not smart enough to think about this or implement it. Instead we put inexperienced TEs who don’t block very well and leave big uglies on the bench when it’s goal line or short yardage and everyone in the stadium knows Zeke is getting the ball.
     
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  10. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    If that’s true, then kudos to them. Maybe they are finally getting smart. I didn’t notice during the game.
     
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  11. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    So he can suck at two positions? We should throw him in at kicker when we have a big lead.
     
  12. renny

    renny Well-Known Member

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    Yes, good mobility and could seal the edges as he continues to develop.
     
  13. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. He seems athletic enough that he could prbabky catch a pass too.
     
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  14. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you are on to something. That's the last thing the opponent would be expecting. May be a good strategy. I like the way you think outside the box.
     
  15. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    Rico's blocking well lately. He's finally understanding his assignments. Plus he can catch.
     
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  16. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to play TE, you better be able to run routes. At least that's what they say about Rico.
     
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  17. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member

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    Very good idea
    Garrett/Linehan have long incorporated a OLineman as the Jumbo, extra Te. Looney did it quite a bit when Escobar was struggleing with blocking,

    I do think they weigh off the limitation of what can be done with the package.
    Rico has been fairly effective, and give a element of surprise, but that is never used, Don't think a opposing Def even respect the possibility any more.
     
  18. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    Linehan would need an offseason to implement that into the gameplan.
     
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  19. America's Cowboy

    America's Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Just at the goal line or 4th & 1 instances.
     
  20. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    If there is no chance he will be there to catch a pass, defenses are smart enough to know he's just there as a blocker and will key in on it. It's better to have formations with personnel that looks the same run or pass so defenses aren't keyed in on which is about to happen.
     

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