Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CCBoy, Mar 3, 2017.
Lol, please stop
I agree with this. I really hope Gathers can be someone special, but when you get down to the brass tax, if he can't contribute, back to the PS or we lose him on waivers, which I pray we don't because he does have talent. I wish Mike Pope had stuck around.
They aren't moving him to tackle, he was there because they needed bodies due to injury.
The plan is still very much for him to play TE.
Thank you for that. I got worried.
Ideally, next year Swaim and Hannah can back healthy and Rico can spend another year getting used to football as he takes Escobar's place as the 4th TE. Then, the year after that, he would ideally be ready to take his place as our #1 TE.
The skill set is certainly impressive. Let's hope another year of development leads to something.
he has the athleticism to probably play LT.
the question is OT more valuable or TE.
in a way, it makes more sense for him to be OT
it is easier to get a top TE pick late in the 1st round than a blue chip OT
I meant as a RT. And only slightly kidding
I think we keep him on the 53 all year... we were using Looney as blocking TE last year and it failed badly....If Gathers can play RT he can play blocking TE
Which maybe was part of the logic of playing him at RT for a bit. If he's going to make this team this soon, it's going be as a blocking TE.
I agree with that he won't make another year on the PS....even if we pay him 465K again
More similar to Parnell.
Way too soon to rat hole with a label of diminished returns...
Gathers blocking last preseason was the most comically pathetic I've ever witnessed on an NFL field. He looked like a child trying to block men.
Perhaps he's come a long way, but I won't hold my breath.
By all accounts, Rico's blocking has improved greatly.
If we kept Escobar on the 53, how much worse can 280/290lb Rico be in blocking than Escobar in his rookie year.
I think the concern was knowing his blocking assignments in stunts and blitzes.
If Romo and Rico were burning the secondary as the scout team most of the time, it sounds like Rico can run routes and catch the ball.
That would be consistent with the videos we have seen as well as him being a top notch rebounding power forward.
Nobody is the next Parnell (For everybody that gets the reference).
Not by the end of the preseason.
Maybe the most progress that I've ever seen from ps game 1 to ps game 4.