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  1. jeffbiologist

    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Now I understand the purists, but if Troy Brown can play DB why not try one of our best athlete's at our weakest position now that he has lost his starting job? We all remember him running down Champ Bailey, he has the size and speed we look for at that position. I am not saying start him, but how many Pierre Woods/Bunta-Cains are we going to march out before trying him out?? His days of being a starting TE might be done, why not increase his playing time? OK, he should try ST first, just an interesting idea.
     
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    I'll give you a C for creativity
     
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    I give him an F for - well, you can figure it out.
     
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    Watson can't stay on the field as a TE. How is he going to hold up as an OLB?
     
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    Id be happy with watson on the sidelines getting the starters drinks.
     
  6. jeffbiologist

    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I think there is a difference taking vs recieving the blows. Again, just having some fun here,lol.
     
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    i wish the pats design something for watson where he has to run across the field and chase someone down .thats is his best playmaking ability.
     
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    I like Watson as a TE, he's FAR from great, his hands are average at best but he's still a top athlete for the position with decent hands and an overall solid player; although not as good as he should be.
     
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    As long as he could get a clause in his contract saying he wouldn't have to tackle anybody, I'm sure he'd go for it.
     
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    Seriously, a 180 lb cornerback easily battled the ball away from him in the end zone. He'd make Monty Beisel look like Butkus.

    I'm not down on him either, he's talented and is probably an above average tight end. Physicality is not one of his strong points, though. Probably fits the "looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane" tag as much as anyone does.
     
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    This idea has no merit, imo. It's not nearly as simple as you're making it. I sort of think it's an insult to boxes.
     
  12. Bring Back Antowain!

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    This is saying lets turn any 6-6 300 pound offensive tackle into a 3-4 defensive end because they have ideal size and strength. It just doesn't work that way.

    Creative thinking, I guess.
     
  13. Bring Back Antowain!

    Bring Back Antowain! Practice Squad Player

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    This thread sounds pretty ridiculous now, eh?

    Funny how quickly attitudes can change about a player.
     
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