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  • #16
    Originally posted by Dream
    Keeping as many tight ends as we have the past two years has been a huge mistake.

    Leach is needed for his long-snapping abilities. Thank God Denver has several youngsters who they're grooming right now who also play a position worthwhile to take over for him by the start of next season. Leach does deserve a roster spot.

    Alexander can be an effective blocking tight end, and Scheffler can be the receiving tight end. The only reason I can see Mustard making the team is because he's versatile and a good blocker, since we struggle in the redzone, he'll probably be in on goaline formations where someone else usually would be. A lineman playing tight end, really.

    Why's Jackson on the team again? Can anyone even tell me why he needs to be on the team? We have our long snapper, blocking tight end (Stephen Alexander) and Tony Scheffler as our receiving threat. That should be all we need. It's completely asinine and unorthodox to keep that many tight ends on the squad, especially for the limited action Jackson and Mustard are going to see.

    I guarentee if you go around the league, the other 31 teams will have better depth at defensive tackle and less people at tight end. It's a complete waste of two rosters spots to have more than three tight ends on a roster. Five tight ends on the roster, who does that?

    If you don't see the problem of only having three defensive tackles in on this team, it's nothing personal, but there has to be something wrong with you man. Since our line is basically crap in the first place, we can use all the help we can get. One thing is good out of this from the defensive line standpoint, is that Dumervil will probably get more looks on defense since he's the "fourth" defensive tackle on the roster. Hell, maybe two good things will come out of this. Maybe Shanahan will realize who we have competely suck and we'll do a whole revamp of the line next season.

    What happens if Warren, Myers or Veal go down? (Just one of them) Then we're really in a pickle. Bring up a guy like Burton from the practice squad?

    It's completely mind-boggling. A weak spot on the team is incredibly weaker as far as depth is concerned because we're using roster spots that could be used elsewhere (at true places of need, such as defensive line) on positions that we need not worry about. Not to mention, Warren and Brown are both coming off injuries and Chukwurrah injured himself in the last game of the season.

    For the past two seasons, Denver has carried an unecessary amount of tight ends on the squad, to what contribution? Very little. (Those outside Leach, Alexander and Putzier.)

    Why we bring in the DT we were supoosed to draft at 11. He is almost as strong as his Oline guys. cutler will be our backup of course this is Mikeys reasoning. :devil: made me do it.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by JRWIZ
      Why we bring in the DT we were supoosed to draft at 11. He is almost as strong as his Oline guys. cutler will be our backup of course this is Mikeys reasoning. :devil: made me do it.
      And we might have passed the point of little to no return. Brentson Buckner will retire any day now.

      He said if a team didn't pick him by the time the season started, he would retire and go into broadcasting.
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      • #18
        Alexander is a good blocker and can get open on the bootlegs and make a catch when needed. And Scheffler is very young with great hands and can move well down the field and will go down the middle. Plus he is on the perfect team to learn how to block. I see a good future for the rookie.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Lorcust
          And we might have passed the point of little to no return. Brentson Buckner will retire any day now.

          He said if a team didn't pick him by the time the season started, he would retire and go into broadcasting.

          MY comment was about Bunkley being avail @11. Sorry if I did not make my sarcasm clear.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by MyFav
            Alexander is a good blocker and can get open on the bootlegs and make a catch when needed. And Scheffler is very young with great hands and can move well down the field and will go down the middle. Plus he is on the perfect team to learn how to block. I see a good future for the rookie.
            He may be a good blocker down field but @ the LOS he whiffed more in the PIT game than I am comfortable with.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by JRWIZ
              MY comment was about Bunkley being avail @11. Sorry if I did not make my sarcasm clear.
              It's not that really... it's that he would have been better than Myers or Veal, IMO and now he's going to retire. We probably could have signed him Vet minimum too. Oh well, Shanahan passes up another oppurtunity....
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              • #22
                Originally posted by JRWIZ
                He may be a good blocker down field but @ the LOS he whiffed more in the PIT game than I am comfortable with.
                I won't argue with that.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Dream
                  .....Why's Jackson on the team again? Can anyone even tell me why he needs to be on the team? We have our long snapper, blocking tight end (Stephen Alexander) and Tony Scheffler as our receiving threat. That should be all we need. It's completely asinine and unorthodox to keep that many tight ends on the squad, especially for the limited action Jackson and Mustard are going to see......
                  damned.......when Shanahan wants to keep Jackson, so he would have his good reasons......He´s ready to do anything for the team. He goes trough so many painfull, pesky injurys the last years, but stands up again and again......he knows on his own where he has his weaks and he don´t give up to get better day for day, week for week. He gave us a TD catch on August 19 and I´m sure it will not be his last. And besides that he´s just good for the mood in the team

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by JRWIZ
                    Why we bring in the DT we were supoosed to draft at 11. He is almost as strong as his Oline guys. cutler will be our backup of course this is Mikeys reasoning. :devil: made me do it.
                    JR, you know I completely agreed with you about getting a DT with that pick. But I got over it and I sure wish you would, too. You're getting rather monotonous.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Dream
                      Keeping as many tight ends as we have the past two years has been a huge mistake.

                      Leach is needed for his long-snapping abilities. Thank God Denver has several youngsters who they're grooming right now who also play a position worthwhile to take over for him by the start of next season. Leach does deserve a roster spot.

                      Alexander can be an effective blocking tight end, and Scheffler can be the receiving tight end. The only reason I can see Mustard making the team is because he's versatile and a good blocker, since we struggle in the redzone, he'll probably be in on goaline formations where someone else usually would be. A lineman playing tight end, really.

                      Why's Jackson on the team again? Can anyone even tell me why he needs to be on the team? We have our long snapper, blocking tight end (Stephen Alexander) and Tony Scheffler as our receiving threat. That should be all we need. It's completely asinine and unorthodox to keep that many tight ends on the squad, especially for the limited action Jackson and Mustard are going to see.

                      I guarentee if you go around the league, the other 31 teams will have better depth at defensive tackle and less people at tight end. It's a complete waste of two rosters spots to have more than three tight ends on a roster. Five tight ends on the roster, who does that?

                      If you don't see the problem of only having three defensive tackles in on this team, it's nothing personal, but there has to be something wrong with you man. Since our line is basically crap in the first place, we can use all the help we can get. One thing is good out of this from the defensive line standpoint, is that Dumervil will probably get more looks on defense since he's the "fourth" defensive tackle on the roster. Hell, maybe two good things will come out of this. Maybe Shanahan will realize who we have competely suck and we'll do a whole revamp of the line next season.

                      What happens if Warren, Myers or Veal go down? (Just one of them) Then we're really in a pickle. Bring up a guy like Burton from the practice squad?

                      It's completely mind-boggling. A weak spot on the team is incredibly weaker as far as depth is concerned because we're using roster spots that could be used elsewhere (at true places of need, such as defensive line) on positions that we need not worry about. Not to mention, Warren and Brown are both coming off injuries and Chukwurrah injured himself in the last game of the season.

                      For the past two seasons, Denver has carried an unecessary amount of tight ends on the squad, to what contribution? Very little. (Those outside Leach, Alexander and Putzier.)
                      I think Ravage was asking for past examples to support your claim of a history of "stupid roster blunders" in regards to unnecessarily overloading a position.

                      I believe three tight ends is the minimum we should keep on the active roster. We essentially have four because Leach doesn't really qualify even though they list TE next to his name. He's a specialist and a lot of teams value long-snappers enough to keep a guy just for that purpose.

                      So, Scheffler and Alexander are givens. Mustard is apparently a young guy they like for blocking on beefy formations who can also catch the ball on occasion. I admit that Nate is a bit of a but I assume there is something the coaches see in the guy. I also would imagine that he contributes on special teams, which could make all the difference in earning a roster spot.

                      As for DT, I completely agree that going with only 3 true DTs seems really strange and risky. I would love to ask Shanny or Sundquist what their rationale is for doing so. Until then, I assume they know what they're doing since they've been doing it well for a long time (at least from a numbers perspective).

                      But I sure wouldn't have minded seeing Buckner come in to camp to see what he could offer. Oh, well.
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