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Dawson Knox was a QB in high school, he switched to a TE at Ole Miss. This means he has been playing TE for 3 years.

 

Most players are different positions in High School...

 

Gronk was a freaking DE. Antonio Gates was a LB. Warren Sapp was DE.

 

This is not uncommon.

 

All players can be coached up and developed.

 

Wrong.

 

 

the person with the best technique beats the athlete playing with bad technique

 

Wrong.

 

Using Gronk as an example again, his technique sucks ball sacks. He has heavy feet and Brady used to bitch him out because his route running sucked. "I just used to run. Really no technique to it." - Gronkowski.

 

He was still great though.

 

Why?

 

Because he's big as fuck, and talented.

 

Adding technique helps, sure, but you can't replace talent and size. Period.

 

Just look at the OL at New England, they don't always have the best talent but because of the coaching of Dante Scarnecchia, they are consistently good. Dante Scarnecchia is one of the best OL coaches in the NFL and is great at developing and coaching up OL, regardless of the talent of athletism they have.

 

Scarnecchia wasn't with the Patriots for 2 of the last 4 years.

 

According to Pro Football Focus:

 

With Scarnecchia: #11 and #8 O-lines.

Without Scarnecchia: #7 and #11 O-Line.

 

2014 DeGuglielmo 28.9% 7 33.9% -5.0%

2015 DeGuglielmo 34.9% 11 35.7% -0.8%

2016 Scarnecchia 30.9% 11 33.7% -2.8%

2017 Scarnecchia 31.4% 8 34.9% -3.5%

 

PS, half of the Patriots O-line the past 3 years have been picks in the top 3 rounds...


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Most players are different positions in High School...

 

Gronk was a freaking DE. Antonio Gates was a LB. Warren Sapp was DE.

 

This is not uncommon.

 

 

 

Wrong.

 

 

 

 

Wrong.

 

Using Gronk as an example again, his technique sucks ball sacks. He has heavy feet and Brady used to bitch him out because his route running sucked. "I just used to run. Really no technique to it." - Gronkowski.

 

He was still great though.

 

Why?

 

Because he's big as fuck, and talented.

 

Adding technique helps, sure, but you can't replace talent and size. Period.

 

 

 

Scarnecchia wasn't with the Patriots for 2 of the last 4 years.

 

According to Pro Football Focus:

 

With Scarnecchia: #11 and #8 O-lines.

Without Scarnecchia: #7 and #11 O-Line.

 

2014 DeGuglielmo 28.9% 7 33.9% -5.0%

2015 DeGuglielmo 34.9% 11 35.7% -0.8%

2016 Scarnecchia 30.9% 11 33.7% -2.8%

2017 Scarnecchia 31.4% 8 34.9% -3.5%

 

PS, half of the Patriots O-line the past 3 years have been picks in the top 3 rounds...

 

So you are saying a former QB who has only played TE for 3 seasons, can't improve with NFL coaching? Dawson Knox was underutilized and under developed at Ole Miss, his best football is ahead of him.

 

Look at what Buffalo's coaching staff did with Robert Foster last year. He never reached his potential at Alabama but coached up and developed in Buffalo. He is an ascending player and will only get better.

 

If you want another example of a player improving in Buffalo look at Jordan Poyer. He was not playing to his potential in Cleveland. Coaching matters, the ability to develop players matters.

 

Gronkowski was an athletic freak coming out of Arizona and would have been drafted much higher if he didn't have back issue and coming off back surgery. His run blocking improved because of the coaching he received in New England, he improved his run blocking technique in the NFL.

 

Trent Brown was not consistently good blocker until he received the coaching of Dante Scarnecchia. Scarnecchia has regularly taken mid to late round picks and molded them to great OL, playing with near perfect technique. David Andrews was an undrafted free agent. Marcus Cannon was a 5th round pick. Joe Thuney was a 3rd round pick. In the 2012 season Ryan Wendell started at C for New England he was an undrafted free agent. It's common knowledge that Scarnecchia gets the most out of his OL, it's not something you can debate when it's a fact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


L*t is a loser

 

My adapt a Bill is Brandon Beane.

 

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Being we're talking TE's, why is Knox the last unsigned draftee/free agent, about 2 weeks after everyone else? I read there is slightly more wiggle room for 3rd rounders, but am curious if we should set an over/under on how long Beane takes to close him?

 

With whom Beane picked up on the waiver wire, he apparently looks confident with working with what we've got instead of getting someone named, like the fellow on the the Vikings. (Unless he really is considering a trade, and today's body was just to take up space until then so he isn't rushed).

 

When was the last great Bills hold out?

 

Aaron Maybine was last Bills holdout. Wish he was still holding out to be honest.

 

In modern rookie salary cap era only real holdouts were Bosa SD and Crabtree SF.


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Kroft is toast. He broke the same foot two years in a row and I personally wouldn't even save a roster spot for him at this point. He did do us a favor by getting the injury out of the way early so we can move on from him. Speaking of which, we're not the only team getting banged up. Behold this gem!

 

Nick Bosa exits practice with apparent hamstring injury, 49ers unsure of severity

 

Everyone in the 49ers organization will likely be holding their breath over the next 24 hours and that's because their top pick from the 2019 NFL Draft, Nick Bosa, left practice with an injury on Tuesday.

 

Although the 49ers are very aware that Bosa injured his hamstring, coach Kyle Shanahan admitted the team isn't sure how severe the injury is.

 

"It was a hamstring," Shanahan said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. "Don't know the severity of it."

 

According to Shanahan, the injury to Bosa's right hamstring happened while he was participating in a one-on-one drill. Although Bosa didn't leave the field after being injured, he did apparently walk around with a 'slight' limp for the rest of the practice.

 

Whenever a player gets injured during OTAs, it's always a concern, but it's especially concerning for Bosa, who has a long history with injuries. If Bosa had one red flag going into the 2019 NFL Draft, it was his inability to stay healthy. Of course, that red flag didn't end up scaring away the 49ers, who ended up selecting Bosa with the second overall pick.


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Didn't we give Kroft a fairly large contract? What would cutting him do to our dead cap space?


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Didn't we give Kroft a fairly large contract? What would cutting him do to our dead cap space?

 

It's a front loaded contract, so it doesn't make financial sense to cut or trade him this year. You could cut or trade him in 2020 or 2021 with substantial cap savings and smaller dead cap hit.

 

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/buffalo-bills/tyler-kroft-16809/

 

IMO Kroft can come back from this injury but I would be very conservative with his recovery and rehab and not push him to come back early and risk reinjuring the foot.


L*t is a loser

 

My adapt a Bill is Brandon Beane.

 

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So you are saying a former QB who has only played TE for 3 seasons, can't improve with NFL coaching?

 

Improve meaning from an 83 overall rating, to an 84?

 

Sure.

 

Improve from 83 to 95?

 

NO.

 

Dawson Knox was underutilized and under developed at Ole Miss, his best football is ahead of him.

 

His ONLY NFL football is ahead of him.

 

Look at what Buffalo's coaching staff did with Robert Foster last year. He never reached his potential at Alabama but coached up and developed in Buffalo. He is an ascending player and will only get better.

 

Huh?

 

He did nothing last year...

 

If you want another example of a player improving in Buffalo look at Jordan Poyer. He was not playing to his potential in Cleveland. Coaching matters, the ability to develop players matters.

 

Poyer was a good player in Cleveland too...


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Improve meaning from an 83 overall rating, to an 84?

 

Sure.

 

Improve from 83 to 95?

 

NO.

 

 

 

His ONLY NFL football is ahead of him.

 

 

 

Huh?

 

He did nothing last year...

 

 

 

Poyer was a good player in Cleveland too...

 

If you look at the OL play throughout the time that Dante Scarnecchia has been the OL coach in New England he has consistently gotten more out of less than any OL coach in the NFL. He is one of the best if not the best OL coach in the NFL and great at developing and coaching up OL. There is a reason why undrafted and middle round and late round draft picks have reached there potential playing at New England with Scarnecchia coaching them.

 

Ole Miss didn't develop and use Knox properly, he was not targeted in the passing game and was used as a blocker as a flexed WR, as a detached TE, as a FB, etc. Knox is very athletic as his 4.51 40 yard time at his pro day showed and once he improves as a route runner he will become a security blanket for Allen. The point is some player peak in college and others peak in the NFL. Knox will be a player that peaks in the NFL.

 

Foster struggled at first but came back a changed player after Buffalo cut him and signed him a 2nd time. He was averaging 20 yards per reception last year, which btw was the most in the NFL. Foster had 3 games with 100 receiving yards and one game with 94 receiving yards. Foster had chemistry with Allen and flashed greatness.

 

How come Poyer didn't put up the stats he has in Buffalo when he was in Cleveland? Maybe McDermott and Frazier had something to do with him reaching his potential in Buffalo.


L*t is a loser

 

My adapt a Bill is Brandon Beane.

 

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