Year of the TE

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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/...7nov27,0,11912.story?coll=sfla-dolphins-front
     
  2. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    Nice post Vinny :thumbup

    The Texans cannot afford to sit idle & continue to ignore the TE as a weapon in their game planning. Miller needs to see the ball at least a couple of times every game, hopefully starting today.

    What is the issue thats caused our Tight Ends to disappear this season? Carr needs the blocking, but also a safety valve, how difficult can it be :confused:

    The article points to several excellent young Tight Ends one of whom is a free agent at the end of this year Alge Crumpler. This is his chance to really set his family up with a really big contract (coming off the intitial 3 year rookie signing) he has developed thru experience, is a proven playmaker and just coming into his own with his peak performing years ahead. Just do it.
     
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    Atlanta will probably put the Franchise tag on him. If not, it will be VERY expensive to get him, Atlanta will naturally want to keep him and other teams will have noticed also. It could turn in to a bidding war pretty easly. I don't see Charlie C. playing that game. If Bennie J. is deemed to be to big of a question mark, I suspect that they go and get a TE on the first day of the draft.
     
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    thankyou, thankyou Texans for throwing the ball to Miller & once to Brunner. Each play was positive & one for a very important touchdown.

    The Falcons would be making a mistake to franchise Crumpler they need to make a generous market value offer anything less & resulting in a franchise tag would be negative for the Falcons. I'm not sure how good the ownership group in Atlanta is? Are they cheap or willing to spend either way Casserly needs to force the issue. I've looked at the College TE ranks this year and nobody strikes me as first round material, in this situation free agency makes a lot of sense.
     
  5. nunusguy

    nunusguy Hall of Fame

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    I don't think any TE was ever drafted as high as Kellen Winslow was in this
    years draft (#6 overall ?). I don't know if that's the new emphasis of the TE in the offense, or that Winslow was perceived to be that much of a potential
    talent in the NFL. Maybe both.
     
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    He was drafted that high because he is considered the best TE prospect in a long time, maybe ever.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Seems like a top notch owner, I'm not going to give up all hope just 99% of all hope :heh:
     
  8. El Tejano

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    Well you can throw that last 1% away too because they signed him to a 6 year extension today.
     


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