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Stud TE?

frankmihs : 4/17/2017 9:42 pm
How important is a stud TE? Gates, Gonzalez, Whitten, Graham, Davis...0 rings. Gronk (and I am sure there are others) would be the exception. I know the open up the offense especially against a cover 2 defense and also can help out our OL, but is round 1 early?
the team is pretty set at WR  
Giantsfan79 : 4/17/2017 9:49 pm : link
having a big body who can occupy the middle of the field opens things up because it means they can only double cover one receiver.
Bavaro has a ring  
gtt350 : 4/17/2017 9:50 pm : link
Bavaro has 2  
SLIM_ : 4/17/2017 9:52 pm : link
shockey has 2
Football is very different  
frankmihs : 4/17/2017 10:09 pm : link
Since Bavaro. Good point for shockey. I'm not saying there aren't any....just food for thought.
Good TE is a great thing to have on a team  
mavric : 4/17/2017 10:11 pm : link
Witten has bailed out Romo for years while breaking the hearts of Giants fans. And Belichick has always built his offense around stud TE's. Gonzales and Gates have carried their teams on their backs and Bavaro did it for us back in the day.

A stud TE is great weapon. Personally, I think Shaheen is a game changing TE in this draft. Would love to see him on the team.

Are you really naming tight ends and rings  
Tuckrule : 4/17/2017 10:18 pm : link
Football isn't basketball. It's a team sport
frankmihs : 4/17/2017 10:25 pm : link
All of them were on some good/very good teams. I am not saying they caused the lack of rings, however they are pro bowl and HOF TE's without rings. Its an observation, not trying to state definitive facts.
gtt350 : 4/17/2017 10:26 pm : link
that's for Tuck  
gtt350 : 4/17/2017 10:27 pm : link
It's nice to have but nowhere near the need it's portrayed to be  
Ten Ton Hammer : 4/17/2017 10:29 pm : link
around here.

And who was the "stud TE" for the Patriots before Gronk? They won a handful of rings with Daniel Graham, Christian Fauria, and Rod Rutledge at TE.

I think the TE position could use more top end talent  
Rjanyg : 4/17/2017 10:38 pm : link
This draft has many good TE. So the argument could be made to wait to draft one in the mid rounds. Dave Te likes Hodges in round 4. I personally like Njoku in round 1, Engram in 2, Butt in rounds 4-5. Howard will be gone by pick 18 IMO.

Some say there are not enough catches for everybody and I say the more weapons the better.
I'm a fan of Howard  
allstarjim : 4/17/2017 11:14 pm : link
But one reason why is because you can line him up out wide and he'd still play very well out there.

But say the pick is between Shaheen and say, Zay Jones or a Kevin King or a Farrell Basham... I would take any of those guys over Shaheen because the position they play is so much more valuable, and if they are a great talent, it just is better for the team. Example, you can get by with a JAG at TE, we see it all the time. ATL made the Super Bowl with Jacob Tamme and Austin Hooper. But say you have pedestrian receivers, or guys that are mediocre corners... We see how bad that is in determining wins and losses. You have to have good corners to win a Super Bowl. You have to have playmakers at receiver, and you have to be able to get after the QB.
To sum up  
allstarjim : 4/17/2017 11:16 pm : link
It's a real nice to have.

But if Howard is there at 23, take him. I can envision him out wide one day with Jerrell Adams inline on the field together.
RE: Bavaro has 2  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 4/18/2017 6:33 am : link
In comment 13431978 SLIM_ said:
shockey has 2

Shockey has 1 and he didn't even play in the game.
RE: RE: Bavaro has 2  
Giantophile : 4/18/2017 6:45 am : link
In comment 13432127 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
In comment 13431978 SLIM_ said:


shockey has 2

Shockey has 1 and he didn't even play in the game.

He won in 2009 season w/ Saints.
If you find a guy,  
Doomster : 4/18/2017 8:26 am : link
that is a great blocker, and has the tools to be a good receiver, you grab him.....

A player like this, instantly improves the many run plays were immediately stopped because our TE's whiffed on blocks?

If we get a good blocking TE, we can go to a two TE setup on 3rd and short, and create all kinds of options for Eli.....

It just amazes me, that some guy, who may not be that talented as a receiving TE, does not sharpen his skills to become a devastating blocker, and create a career for himself in the NFL....
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