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Old 01-06-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
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Royal & McCants

yeah I'm from CA but I've been a big Redskin fan for a long long time ... can anyone tell me why Robert Royal is not more utilized on this team, especially as a receiver. This dude is awesome. Taylor Jacobs??? lose this Florida bozo product of Spurrier and stay with McCants, McCants is awesome and he showed it in the 2003 season.
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:59 AM   #2
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I think we may see Royal's role expand next year. He's definitely established himself as a great redzone target.

As for McCants sounds like he's on his way out and Jacobs will see more time next year.

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Old 01-06-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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McCants is far from awesome.....


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Old 01-06-2005, 12:42 PM   #4
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I was excited about Royal when he first came to the team. I think we'll look to replace Kozlowski and the newcomer may prove to be stiff competition for Royal as far as the starting position is concerned. Nothing's wrong with that. As far as McCants, goes, I got a feeling he'll be traded. We probably won't get much more than a fifth or sixth rounder though. Yes, everyone knows about his production as a red zone WR, but it's not to common to have a third string WR not chipping in on special teams. And that's just the reason Jacobs stays and 'your boy' doesn't.
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Old 01-06-2005, 12:44 PM   #5
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I also think that Royal is a valuable red zone target and in another thread I mentioned that McCants was a huge touchdown maker in 2003. I guess maybe I wasn't smoking something when I thought that.

On a side note, this has been a great use of my time during the work day. I believe that I've honestly been reading this for about 2/3 of my day at work. Thanks for having something worthwhile!
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Old 01-06-2005, 01:02 PM   #6
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I also think that Royal is a valuable red zone target and in another thread I mentioned that McCants was a huge touchdown maker in 2003. I guess maybe I wasn't smoking something when I thought that.

On a side note, this has been a great use of my time during the work day. I believe that I've honestly been reading this for about 2/3 of my day at work. Thanks for having something worthwhile!
I'm glad you don't work for me! LOL Oh, I'm at work to.
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Old 01-06-2005, 01:11 PM   #7
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Jacobs has some talent. Why call him a FL bozo?

Royal had 10 receptions this year and 4 TDs. So, he is being utilized. He's not the greatest blocker in the world, which keeps him out of certain formations (ie he's one dimensional).

McCants is a bad practice player, but seems to come up with some big plays when he's in the games. He's got to practice better AND find some way to contribute on special teams before he'll be put on the active list on a regular basis (if he's even around next year).
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Old 01-06-2005, 01:26 PM   #8
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Let's look objectively at Royal and Cooley for just a moment.

Neither of them is a great blocker by any stretch of the imagination.

Both of them have good hands and will catch just about anything they can get their hands on.

Neither of them is a "deep threat" kind of TE.

Both of them have shown an understanding of red zone offense and the ability to get open in that kind of constrained field.

What the Redskins have now is two tight ends that are pretty much the same player which means that there are dimensions of the game opened up by certain kinds of tight ends that will not be available to the Redskins when either of these guys is on the field.

Maybe - MAYBE - the team would be better off with one of these two guys (whichever you prefer) and another TE that offers something else to the offense?

Just a thought.
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Plain and simple they can only carry 4 wrs a game maybe 5 if they figure a way to stretch another position.

Coles-lock(starter)
Garnder-lock(starter)
Thrash-lock(decent 3rd or 4th with major ST contributions)
Jacobs(decent 3rd or 4th with major ST contributions)

late in the year auditioned Brown for what I assume to be Morton's role(doesn't look good for Chad does it?)

and early in the eyar they kepy an extra lineman sicne they were having problems there.

McCants doesn't contribute on ST and apparently dogs it in practice. Gibbs is never gonna play a guy like that and take away a game day spot from someone else.
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Let's look objectively at Royal and Cooley for just a moment.

Neither of them is a great blocker by any stretch of the imagination.

Both of them have good hands and will catch just about anything they can get their hands on.

Neither of them is a "deep threat" kind of TE.

Both of them have shown an understanding of red zone offense and the ability to get open in that kind of constrained field.

What the Redskins have now is two tight ends that are pretty much the same player which means that there are dimensions of the game opened up by certain kinds of tight ends that will not be available to the Redskins when either of these guys is on the field.

Maybe - MAYBE - the team would be better off with one of these two guys (whichever you prefer) and another TE that offers something else to the offense?

Just a thought.
Cooley and Royal don't play the same position really(well, really the same role not position). Cooley was more of a backfield and slot type guy while Royal made his noise from the tradional TE spot. I think you'll see Royal play the same role next year as the pass catching TE from the line while Cooley will may end up with 50+ catches next year from all of over the place. Royal is a nice option in the redzone and should continue. It'd be nice if we could find a guy who could block and catch from the line too.
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I'm glad you don't work for me! LOL Oh, I'm at work to.
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:36 PM   #12
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Plain and simple they can only carry 4 wrs a game maybe 5 if they figure a way to stretch another position.

Coles-lock(starter)
Garnder-lock(starter)
Thrash-lock(decent 3rd or 4th with major ST contributions)
Jacobs(decent 3rd or 4th with major ST contributions)

late in the year auditioned Brown for what I assume to be Morton's role(doesn't look good for Chad does it?)

and early in the eyar they kepy an extra lineman sicne they were having problems there.

McCants doesn't contribute on ST and apparently dogs it in practice. Gibbs is never gonna play a guy like that and take away a game day spot from someone else.
what makes you say gardner is a lock? havent we been talking about him possibly being replaced on just about every thread?
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:47 PM   #13
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havent we been talking about him possibly being replaced on just about every thread?
We are not the ones that dictate who stays and who goes, though. Joe Bugel emphatically stated that he expects 100% of the receivers to be back next year.
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:51 PM   #14
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before that i asked why he is a "lock". in the washington post they have also hinted he may be gone. that is my point.
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Old 01-06-2005, 05:35 PM   #15
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It'd be nice if we could find a guy who could block and catch from the line too.
Cooly is a rookie and blocking is much more coachable than catching. Both these young cats will be much better blockers next year after a year in the weight room and off season workouts.
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