Pitta is your third receiver. The two TE set is the new NFL offense. You can do anything out of the set and if you're not substituting you don't have to allow the defense to substitute either ...3. Wesley Saunders is suspended for the first 4 games and we have a bye Week 4 so he doesn't count as a roster spot until October 8th.
-Traditional (1 TE stays in to block, 1 releases)
-4 receivers (both TEs release)-Power run (2 TEs in line)
-Power run (1 TE as lead blocker)
-Spread (2 TEs, 2 WRs spread out wide - forces a LB to cover in space)
... and an offensive guru could give you about a dozen more sets.
Me - I'd rather keep an extra Big Ugly on the roster than a 4th TE.. 4th TE = LS = Tats on a bull.. Useless...Why? They only dress 7 linemen anyway (which I don't get).
Me - I'd rather keep an extra Big Ugly on the roster than a 4th TE
Beach, don't discount my WVU boy, Johnson.Could happen but unlikely. Can't remember the last time a futures signing made the team. Probably James Harrison. He looks more like a pure FB anyway. Don't see anyway he could play TE position in the NFL.
triple TE package but with lineman instead of TEs and a true fullback in the backfield.That's the goal line package.
Starks Adams Foster Pouncey Gilbert Colon Legursky Miller
That is my Goal LIne Package. ^
I know Todd Haley is the new OC, but 8 TE's on the 90 man is nucking futs when you are keeping 4. I disagree with the log jam at LB, I think there is twice as many spots for less than twice as many players. And don't they normally dress 7 LB and have 8 on the 53 man? I am not as excited about Morty Ivy as some, and until Chris Carter can hold the edge, I am not impressed.
Regardless, I can see them going Safety next year, Polamalu and Clark have marginal backups, not sure what to make out of Keenan Lewis yet or if DCS sticks. Ryan Mundy is a core ST player that can fill in at Safety but the talent drop off is a pretty wide margin. The CB's will be good competition in camp, I got my money on Cortez Allen winning the starting job opposite Ike Taylor.
I know Todd Haley is the new OC, but 8 TE's on the 90 man is nucking futs when you are keeping 4.And only three have ever seen the Steelers sideline. Unlike LB ...
Eight of the nine have been on the field and the other is a 3rd round pick. I just can't see how you think a 7th round LB would have a better chance at making the 53 than a 7th round TE.
I dont understand bringng in yet another little LB for this defenseI think its just part of the evolution of the game, breed. The league is going to more speed players on the field on offense. With the 3 and 4 receiver sets and the 2 TE sets that everyone is running, your ILBs absolutely have to be able to play in coverage now. Smaller, faster guys with good coverage skills are the way to combat that evolution. When the game changes you have to change with it. Drafting monster ILBs who can only stuff the run would be a bit silly in today's NFL, don't you think?
Next year look for an OLB to be 1st overall,unless the 4-3 comes into play, which would explain the smaller faster LB's.I wouldn't have an issue with that at this point, as long as he was worth the pick. You know, BPA and all that...