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TE in the draft?

Discussion in 'The Bill Nunn Draft Room' started by Badboy212, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Badboy212

    Badboy212 Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    Something to ponder....read an article last night that had us taking a TE in the first round? Forgot the guys name, but the point the writer made is that NE has Gronk and Hernandez, and those two open and add new elements to a playbook having a QB that can get it to them. The article said a pass cathcing TE such as those guys will make the O even better, and more dangerous as it will open things for the WR's. Thought?????
  2. steelersrock151

    steelersrock151 Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    We have a good pass catching tight end. The New England game this year proved that, and did in fact open up the passing lanes for the widee receivers. But if the OC never calls plays to him, or keeps him in to block because the line can't give the quarterback time, we could have tebow himslef at tight end and it wouldn't make a difference.
  3. Cbus Steelers

    Cbus Steelers Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    I think the OP is referring to having two threats at TE, similar to how NE has Gronk and Hernandez. It seems to me like Saunders can be the other guy if used properly...he has the skill set and the athleticism and that catch he made in KC in the endzone was a thing of beauty. So in my opinion, no need to waste a high pick on a TE.
  4. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Time to fortify the foundation. If the offensive line stinks it doesn't matter how good the skill positions are.
  5. TheSteelHurtin2188

    TheSteelHurtin2188 Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
  6. rukus4ever

    rukus4ever Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    :this!: Let's get the O-Line fixed first. That seems to be priority #1. Other than that , snag the best player at draft position.
  7. SC Gamecock

    SC Gamecock

    Oct 18, 2011
    *cough cough...* GAMECOCKS!!!!! :dancing:
  8. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    Kinda sounds like Belicheat has stolen his offensive philosophy from Bruce arians!!!!!

    Ya know what, that was fun to type that. I remember Bruce using many many two and three TE sets with a sure handed slot receiver in Ward ( our welker) and I remember fans hating it. Of course we didn't have the combined TE skillset that the patsies do.

    answer to your question,,,, NO. Saunders will have his coming out party next season. Our OL & DL & ILB needs addressing 1st.

  9. gpguy

    gpguy Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2011
    NO...if you really have to ask this question...wow.
  10. Homestead____Works

    Homestead____Works Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011

    I concur.
  11. SteelYourPoints

    SteelYourPoints Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    We don't even use the ones we have :-(
  12. HugeSnack

    HugeSnack Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
  13. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Apparently these people do not understand Steeler philosophy.
    TE would not be a high choice unless it is a steal to get a player that really excites them.
    OG,NT,ILB, OL,QB, Safety.
  14. Badboy212

    Badboy212 Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    Hey, dont shoot the messenger, go ask the writer. Makes sense though, BUT we have too many need first.
  15. numbah58

    numbah58 Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Coby Fleener TE Stanford in the 2nd would be fine by me.

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