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Old 05-12-2010, 09:20 PM   #31
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Forget Davis and Cooley -- we have ANOTHER tight end on our roster..

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As a kid in Louisiana, the rookie right tackle modeled himself after Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez. He was a three-year starter on his basketball team, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound leaper with self-described "great" hands and a nose for the end zone.

But after he arrived at West Virginia, he started adding weight. He also realized the Mountaineers' offense wasn't dialing up a lot of plays for the tight ends. Coaches suggested he change positions, and he agreed, at first reluctantly.

He said he has a 32-inch vertical and can still put down windmill dunks. And he said he'll change his body type once football ends.

"I never really tried to gain weight, it just happened," said Capers, whom the team lists at 6-4 and 308 pounds. "I don't know where it goes, to be honest. A lot of people say I've got all the weight in my legs. I don't even really know."

When he was at West Virginia, Capers told reporters that "I still watch the tight ends and think to myself, 'I can do that.' " So I asked whether he'd drop that message on Mike Shanahan's desk.

"No, indeed not," he said. "I've got to tell them I'm gonna block first and get that down pat, and then maybe we can discuss it."

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:42 PM   #32
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No love for Sean Ryan?!...or Logan Paulsen..who actually may end up being an OT it seems
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Alright fine, I'm not saying he's definitely going to be mediocre but you have to admit the circumstances are pretty similar to 2006 when Betts replaced Portis. Superstar goes down with an injury, gets replaced by second round pick that up to that point is a bust, and shines during a lost cause season. Maybe it'll work out, we have a smart Offensive Coordinator but my moneys on Davis being mediocre.



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Old 05-12-2010, 10:57 PM   #34
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No love for Sean Ryan?!...or Logan Paulsen..who actually may end up being an OT it seems
Has that last bit been explained yet? He's oging to have to put on 25 or 30 lbs.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:38 PM   #35
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Sheez, only if our WR's were as talented as our TE's.
It's making it or break it yr for our WR's I'm sure they will come thru with flying colours.
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:42 PM   #36
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Can't wait for the season to start to see how both TE's play. I'm glad we have both of them!
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:06 PM   #37
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I'm NOT happy to have both of them. I would have been much happier to have Cooley and some awesome Center or RG or LB or RB instead.

But now that we have them, I'm hoping that Shanahan finally actually uses two TE sets (and our O-line holds up without a blocking TE so that McNabb doesn't have to fight for his life). If that works, then yes, two top tier TE's is good. But at the end of the day I'm always going to say that I'm sad that we have two great TEs -- instead of a great TE and something else.
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:10 PM   #38
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Both Shanahan's make good use of double and triple TE sets.
And its a misconception that Zorn didn't run double TE sets.
But, Zorn often didn't pass to the TEs from those sets and in general Zorn's passing game as a whole was ineffective, based on the uptick in performance when Bingo Lewis took over.

But here are some of the types of double TE passing sets and play's i'm look ing forward to:


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But here are some of the types of double TE passing sets and play's i'm look ing forward to:

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Nice footage of Daniels. Well, the good news is we now have a QB that can have the vision and actually make most of those throws. Campbell has an arm but just didn't have vision. Then again, his vision was limited to the turf as DE's flew past Heyer....
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I hate to revisit this subject since I know it's not happening, but it would have been nice to traded cooley. Davis is so sick! I just dont know how we would use both. Although having a backup of that caliber is silly!
I COULDN"T AGREE WITH YOU MORE BOUT CC. Not really living up to it, falling into the overrated category to me. Also GET RID OF LeRON AS WELL.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:01 PM   #43
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watched the texans colts replay on nfl network last night. while schaub did things i havent seen a skins qb do since todd collins came in 3 years ago (deliver the ball on time in tight coverage), that offense and the routes they were running really opened up room for each other.

it was amazing to see how a finely tuned team can execute a well designed offense.
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I COULDN"T AGREE WITH YOU MORE BOUT CC. Not really living up to it, falling into the overrated category to me. Also GET RID OF LeRON AS WELL.
caps lock button stuck? also, its LAron landry.
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I COULDN"T AGREE WITH YOU MORE BOUT CC. Not really living up to it, falling into the overrated category to me. Also GET RID OF LeRON AS WELL.
You sure you're watching the same guy as the rest of us??
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