Watt lobbying to play Offense

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  1. JCTexan

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  2. Texn4life

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    I'm on the fence about this. On one hand I think he could be effective in Goal line packages, but with his elbow injury I don't know if I'd tempt fate.
     
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    michaelm vox nihili

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    I don't think the reward would be worth the risk. Stick to killin' QBs JJ!
     
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    Honestly, I think this could be very effective inside the 5.

    I'm also getting deja-vu, & I don't think this is the first time we've talked about it. Must've been a thread this time last year.
     
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    Not interested in having Watt's knees the target of some DBs spear-tackle. [​IMG]
     
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    I started to post this yesterday but was concerned I'd get booed out of town for being the messenger. I vote no way! The article indicates Watt joking and so was Kubiak's response
     
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    I hear ya, but what if it really IS effective and we need 5 yards to win THE SUPERBOWL?....or to get there...
     
  8. speedfreek

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    Honestly, if we need JJ to line up as a TE then we have truly selected our actual TE's poorly.

    Putting JJ in as a decoy would probably be effective once or twice only.

    TJ
     
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    Ain't happening.
     
  10. JCTexan

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    I'm not lobbying for Watt to play offense at all. I just saw this and I thought it was worth the discussion.
     
  11. eriadoc

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    Chuck Bednarik, on playing both ways:

    For anyone who has seen the movie, I always read this quote in Wally's voice from Necessary Roughness LOL.
     
  12. noxiousdog

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    Seems to me this would be fixing a problem we didn't have. Watt would likely only be used inside the 5.

    On all drives where we were inside the 5, they were converted into touchdowns as follows:
    Team Rate
    MIA 1/2
    JAX 2/2
    DEN 1/1
    TEN 1/1
    NYJ 0/1 (3rd goal from the 5)
    GB 2/2
    BAL 3/3
    BUF 2/2
    CHI 1/2 (failure was 3rd goal from the 5)
    JAX 3/3
    DET 1/1
    TEN 2/2
    NE 2/2
    IND 1/1
    MIN 0/1
    IND 0/0

    CIN 1/2 (3rd and 3 from the 4)
    NE 2/2 (one was a 4th down conversion)

    Overall 30 trips inside the 5 with 26 touchdowns. I don't know what the overall conversion rate is, but it doesn't seem like a problem.

    caveat: Assuming I counted right ;)
     
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    Well, assuming those numbers a right, and I don't really doubt it, you've got a very good point.

    PS-smartypants.
     
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    Get inside the 5, call a 2 FB package, have Greg Jones go in and block, then hand it off to JJ and let him punch it through!!
     
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    Obviously, JJ can also catch & block. JJ has quicker, faster (paler) Refrigerator Perry written all over him.
     
  16. Vinnie

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    LZ was talking about this subject this morning. I really don't see the need for it, but hey, I can clearly see it working as well. I wouldn't rule it out completely, especially if for some reason we're struggling on the goal line but, I don't see that happening either (knocks on wood).
     
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    Honestly, I see this as something to pull out in a playoff game against a very stingy D, not something to showcase every week.
     
  18. Scooter

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    it's not like it would be too unprecedented, watt played a little TE in college and star defenders get some time in goalline situations. haloti ngata is the first to come to mind. i dont think we'll see it, but the biggest thing adding watt to the offense does is create confusion. all of a sudden you have a "hey, he's not supposed to be there" problem on defense and it becomes a distraction ... is he the focus? a decoy? do we have to change cover assignments?

    that being said, we have 3 capable tightends already on the roster and two receivers who are effective in the redzone. it would be fun, but completely unnecessary.
     
  19. PapaL

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    Reminds me of Gronk playing ST. Let's just not.
     
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    Ugh no thanks, too big a risk to our BEST DEFENDER.
     

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