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srrono
03-18-2013, 04:25 PM
PDS #GGTPWTW ‏@PatDStat

There is a pulse. RT @TheSportsMatrix: Report: #Bears and #Texans are front runners to land TE Steve Maneri #NFL
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Dutchrudder
03-18-2013, 04:30 PM
Is he a TE or an OT now?

djohn2oo8
03-18-2013, 04:30 PM
Joke/

srrono
03-18-2013, 04:31 PM
Is he a TE or an OT now?

blocking TE 6'6 280Lbs

@PatDStat I did. He did his job well, for the most part. Chiefs had him at OT 2 years ago.

Dutchrudder
03-18-2013, 04:33 PM
big, blocking TE. 6'6 280Lbs

Makes sense. I remember he was here a few years ago on our 90 man roster. I think he got cut when we went to 53 and ended up with the Patriots. Several people were impressed with him in the preseason.

tru80texan
03-18-2013, 04:35 PM
big, blocking TE. 6'6 280Lbs

Between this news & the potential of re-signing Donnie Jones, the disappointment of losing Quin, Casey, & Barwin is almost an afterthought! Go Rick Go! It makes paying for those season tickets soooo much easier. Lol!:splits:

srrono
03-18-2013, 04:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-qXPfMWenY

drs23
03-18-2013, 04:40 PM
PDS #GGTPWTW ‏@PatDStat

There is a pulse. RT @TheSportsMatrix: Report: #Bears and #Texans are front runners to land TE Steve Maneri #NFL
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Yea! Lining up camp bodies already!

Trap_Star
03-18-2013, 04:40 PM
Championship.

Dutchrudder
03-18-2013, 04:41 PM
Yea! Lining up camp bodies already!

Well, we really don't have a blocking TE on the roster. If he can fill that hole for minimum, I'd much rather get him now than spend a late pick on one.

beerlover
03-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Take that need of your draft list

rmartin65
03-18-2013, 04:44 PM
I remember liking him when we picked him up as a UDFA a couple years ago. Solid pickup.

srrono
03-18-2013, 04:45 PM
I am just glad to find out our FO has a pulse.

drs23
03-18-2013, 04:47 PM
Well, we really don't have a blocking TE on the roster. If he can fill that hole for minimum, I'd much rather get him now than spend a late pick on one.

Good point.

CloakNNNdagger
03-18-2013, 04:53 PM
He's a solid blocker with solid hands..........brick solid.............career 42% catch rate............

tru80texan
03-18-2013, 04:56 PM
Take that need of your draft list

Starting OLB- Vacant
Starting S- Vacant
Starting FB- Vacant
Starting WR- Vacant
Punter- Vacant
3rd string Blocking TE- CHECK!!!

GOT IT!! :breakdance:

badboy
03-18-2013, 05:12 PM
If that happens I can take Mike Williams off my draft list.

Fili
03-18-2013, 05:25 PM
Owen Daniels 40 yd. dash - 4.65 (NFL Combine)
Steve Maneri 40 yd. dash - 4.84 (Pro Day)
Garrett Graham 40 yd. dash - 4.68 (NFL Combine)

I could see him blocking and receiving...

beerlover
03-18-2013, 05:26 PM
Starting OLB- Vacant
Starting S- Vacant
Starting FB- Vacant
Starting WR- Vacant
Punter- Vacant
3rd string Blocking TE- CHECK!!!

GOT IT!! :breakdance:

Makes sense to address cheaper options via free agency so you can draft the more expensive ones via draft. Maybe it's not as sexy or generates the buzz but in this era of salary cap it makes good sense :money:

Texn4life
03-18-2013, 05:29 PM
And people say we aren't trying to win.

76Texan
03-18-2013, 05:36 PM
I can see this signing; it would be a good move.

phantom17
03-18-2013, 05:38 PM
Great! We replace Casey with Maneri = Championship......FAIL!:choke:

281
03-18-2013, 05:39 PM
This guy could be money in short-yardage / goal-line situations. Wouldn't be against this signing at all.

GP
03-18-2013, 05:41 PM
Was that a replacement ref in the clip posted by srrono?

He stepped two feet out of bounds and the ref right there just lets the play continue. Ha ha ha ha! Awesome.

Uncle Rico
03-18-2013, 06:59 PM
aww yeahh baby we poppin' champagne next year!! SPLASHHH!

Nawzer
03-18-2013, 07:05 PM
This would be a useful signing. Gotta be able to run in the red zone successfully specially for this offense.

Wolf6151
03-18-2013, 07:06 PM
If that happens I can take Mike Williams off my draft list.

I was thinking the same thing. At least we free up one of our late round draft picks.

Playoffs
03-18-2013, 07:26 PM
He's a solid blocker with solid hands..........brick solid.............career 42% catch rate............

Ha! Well played, sir! :bravo:

thunderkyss
03-18-2013, 08:11 PM
Well, we really don't have a blocking TE on the roster. If he can fill that hole for minimum, I'd much rather get him now than spend a late pick on one.

Yeah... that's true. But it would nice if we had a HC & QB who new how to take advantage of a MLB weak league. if only we had two Owen Daniels, a hybrid FB & maybe a freaky dynamic HB .
If

badboy
03-18-2013, 08:25 PM
I was thinking the same thing. At least we free up one of our late round draft picks.3rd, 4th & 5th for a high second?

Playoffs
03-18-2013, 08:26 PM
Maneri was rated 22nd out of 62 TEs overall by ProFootballFocus in 2012 for TEs taking >25% of team snaps.

He was 10th run blocking and 12th in pass blocking.

Honoring Earl 34
03-18-2013, 08:40 PM
Bring back Joppru .

Premier
03-18-2013, 09:01 PM
Take that need of your draft list

this makes the most sense, i cringe at the thought of kubiak wasting picks drafting a blocking TE..

bhsman
03-19-2013, 01:04 AM
Great! We replace Casey with Maneri = Championship......FAIL!:choke:

I'm thinking we'll draft Casey's true replacement; this signing is more of a depth thing if it goes through.

76Texan
03-19-2013, 08:33 AM
If we sign Maneri, we have the luxury of cutting a swing tackle like Gardner if he doesn't improve enough to keep on the roster. That is if we want to save a roster space for another spot; we could carry a 4th TE and a FB.
That means we only carry 3 OTs. Possible? Or too risky?

Rey
03-19-2013, 09:44 AM
Kubiak is pretty poor at using role players/back ups.

Doesn't pick his spots well and mis uses guys. Kubiak can pick up all the little role players and back ups with specialized skills that he wants to...won't matter...

ArlingtonTexan
03-19-2013, 09:53 AM
I am little shocked that we have actually (and semingly legitimate) Steve Maneri takes on this board.

Rey
03-19-2013, 09:56 AM
I am little shocked that we have actually (and semingly legitimate) Steve Maneri takes on this board.

He's potentially going to be our prized free agent. What do you expect?

SAMURAITEXAN
03-19-2013, 10:01 AM
If we sign Maneri, we have the luxury of cutting a swing tackle like Gardner if he doesn't improve enough to keep on the roster. That is if we want to save a roster space for another spot; we could carry a 4th TE and a FB.
That means we only carry 3 OTs. Possible? Or too risky?

We got Supernaw and Bryne on roster as well 76. For FB, I think we are giving Clutts a chance to start.

76Texan
03-19-2013, 11:06 AM
We got Supernaw and Bryne on roster as well 76. For FB, I think we are giving Clutts a chance to start.

Supernaw and Byrne both can be cut anytime.
They haven't done anything except in practice.
If the coaches like them, fine; but none of us knows what to expect from them.

76Texan
03-19-2013, 11:07 AM
He's potentially going to be our prized free agent. What do you expect?

Having played football, I'm sure you know a team needs more than a few players.

You guys can be so funny at times at putting words in people's mouth. :slapfight::choke:

Rey
03-19-2013, 11:37 AM
Having played football, I'm sure you know a team needs more than a few players.

You guys can be so funny at times at putting words in people's mouth. :slapfight::choke:

What are you talking about?

CloakNNNdagger
03-19-2013, 11:42 AM
If we sign Maneri, we have the luxury of cutting a swing tackle like Gardner if he doesn't improve enough to keep on the roster. That is if we want to save a roster space for another spot; we could carry a 4th TE and a FB.
That means we only carry 3 OTs. Possible? Or too risky?

With Newton coming off of " major" knee surgery, and Gardner anything but a question mark, we better not go into the season with only 2 1/2 OTs.

CloakNNNdagger
03-19-2013, 11:45 AM
Kubiak is pretty poor at using role players/back ups.

Doesn't pick his spots well and mis uses guys. Kubiak can pick up all the little role players and back ups with specialized skills that he wants to...won't matter...

If we keep on rotating the OL this year like we did last year, the OL will continue to be left with no continuity.........an eventual death knell for a ZBS.

76Texan
03-19-2013, 11:53 AM
What are you talking about?

Perhaps you were trying to be funny; I don't think anybody expects Maneri to be the greatest signing in the off-season (even if he ends up having a good-great season.)

Some of us think that a blocking TE is a good piece to have in this offense.
We didn't have a lot of success against Chandler Jones and Ninkowski on the edges last year, especially without Graham.

Rey
03-19-2013, 02:22 PM
Perhaps you were trying to be funny; I don't think anybody expects Maneri to be the greatest signing in the off-season (even if he ends up having a good-great season.)

You sound ridiculous. My comment wasn't directed at you or anyone else on here. It was directed towards the texans.

Get out of your feelings.

76Texan
03-19-2013, 02:27 PM
You sound ridiculous. My comment wasn't directed at you or anyone else on here. It was directed towards the texans.

Get out of your feelings.

I know your comment wasn't directed at me.

Just that sometimes I'm of the spontaneous kind; is all.

Wolf6151
03-20-2013, 04:15 PM
3rd, 4th & 5th for a high second?

Depends on who's available, who we're targeting. I really want to keep that 4th, could we go 3rd, 5th, and 6th for a mid 2nd? Maybe throw in a player or cheerleader to sweeten the pot.

Are we signing this guy or what? Come on Rick **** or get off the pot.

ChampionTexan
03-21-2013, 10:06 AM
Maneri signs with Bears
Sean Jensen ‏@seankjensen 12m

#Bears sign TE Steve Maneri to a two-year contract, team announces.

El Tejano
03-21-2013, 10:25 AM
Maneri signs with Bears

That's okay. I wanna draft Gavin Escobar from San Diego St.

Wolf6151
03-22-2013, 02:22 AM
Thanks for the info. CT, I want Michael Williams-TE from Alabama. Big blocking TE who still has good soft hands and can be a redzone target.

otisbean
03-22-2013, 08:57 AM
Thanks for the info. CT, I want Michael Williams-TE from Alabama. Big blocking TE who still has good soft hands and can be a redzone target.

He'd be awesome pick up for us. I'm keeping my fingers crossed

CloakNNNdagger
03-22-2013, 05:51 PM
Thanks for the info. CT, I want Michael Williams-TE from Alabama. Big blocking TE who still has good soft hands and can be a redzone target.

Great blocker for sure. The Senior Bowl made people notice his hands. He'd also probably do well in the short slot, but with his "speed," (more statuesque like Schaub) he isn't likely to get away or see mid field very often.