Hanna is a beast

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by 44cowboys22, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. 44cowboys22

    44cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    He might be the best blocking TE in the league! Once Linehan figures out his pass plays, he's going to explode
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  2. eyedoc

    eyedoc Active Member

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    I know he has better than average speed. I wish they would use him more in the passing game. Go Cowboys
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  3. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    Funny he was known as only a receiving TE in college.

    Seems neither coaching staff can see all of his talent and use it properly.
  4. superonyx

    superonyx Well-Known Member

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    I wished I saw the reason for such praise and enthusiasm.
    Maybe I don't pay close enough attention but he is a guy that I always forget about until I am reviewing the final cuts and wonder how he made the team.

    Not debating if he is a beast or not. Only his wife knows that. Just not sure where this praise came from.
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  5. lkelly

    lkelly Well-Known Member

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    Clearly you haven't considered the possibility that 44cowboys22 is his wife.
  6. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    o_O The guy is a good blocker but I really doubt he is going to "explode" offensively at this point in his career. He's a role player who does his role well and just needs to avoid injuries so he can get on the field.
  7. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    If you looked at his Combine numbers when he came out they are off-the-charts.
  8. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Hanna is a poor route runner because he loses so much speed out of his breaks. That is not going to change in year 7 or wherever he is. He also lacks ball skills and hands.

    As a blocker he excels. He is the best blocking TE we have had since MartyB and he is better than MartyB at blocking in space on the move.
  9. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    Dez, Beasley, Witten and Williams, Elliot - only one football!
  10. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    His hands catching is so much better than in college, that was his knock 4.5 speed but no hands. He is a capable receiver on a team with lots of better receivers.
  11. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    After a win, we have so many beasts on the team.
  12. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Watching him try to high point balls downfield is kinda sad.
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  13. rat2k8

    rat2k8 Well-Known Member

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    The problem is Linehan has too many offensive toys and is trying to figure out what to do with them.
  14. MrMom

    MrMom Well-Known Member

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  15. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    The role of the second tight end here, especially with us being a running team, is primarily going to be blocking, so I don't have any problems with Hanna in this role. He's enough of a threat as a receiver that defenses can't just ignore him, but his blocking is the most important part. We saw last year after Swaim went down how a poor blocking TE can hurt the game, which is why we used the second TE less and less when Escobar was our only option.
  16. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

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    Not to highjack this thread, but I hope Hanna teaches Rico some blocking techniques. With Hanna and Witten's help, Gathers could be a really good TE one day.
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  17. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Much like going from Free to Collins was a huge upgrade, the same can be said going from Escobar to Hanna. Like night and day
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  18. BoysfanfromCanada

    BoysfanfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    I think having Hanna and Swaim back in the fold is huge. Zeke's numbers dipped a bit when Swaim was lost to injury last year (Making Escobar block more), and Hanna is an even better blocker.
  19. fiveandcounting

    fiveandcounting Well-Known Member

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    I remember some love for Swaim not long ago, guess that ship has sailed
  20. SlimBig

    SlimBig Active Member

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    His numbers are comparable and in some cases better than the Giants Evan Engram's combine numbers.
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