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Is Hines our sixth receiver

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We have been debating whether we keep five or six WR. Maybe we do only keep five since Hines is such a good receiver. 

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At this point, it's too early to tell. The picture should clear up by the end of the second week of training camp. A lot depends whether you consider Funchess a TE or WR (or does it really matter)?

 

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I like this idea. I've said a few times I love when he lines up on the line. I think he's a great receiver and an ok RB. He certainly has better hands than Rogers. 

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Yeah we'll probably only keep 5 WR. Hines certainly could be used as a 6th WR, plus the use of our Tight Ends plays a factor also.

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He had the third most receptions and was targeted the third most times last season.  I think we have to assume he'll play that same safety valve 3rd down back roll this year.  Parris may take some of those quick out routes though, it was one of his specialties at THE...

 

He definitely gives them the option to only carry 5 WRs.  They could even go with 4 if Parris returns kicks, but I doubt they will go with less than 5. 

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2 hours ago, krunk said:

Yeah we'll probably only keep 5 WR. Hines certainly could be used as a 6th WR, plus the use of our Tight Ends plays a factor also.

One thing is for certain this year (on paper so far) we are going to either lose a talent on WR, RB or TE depending on what direction they lean on. If we keep only 5 wr’s thinking that Hines is interchangeable, we lose out on either Fountain, Pascal, Johnson or Rogers. If we think keep 6 WR’s, we sacrifice that by going 3 rb’s and give up on Ware, Williams or Wilkins. And at TE, you risk a cut to either Cox, Travis or Hetges. 

 

Now some of these guys could make it to the PS but not all of them. Highly unlikely we would run with 2 TE’s but if they view DF in a split type WR/TE role, anything is possible. Could either Williams or Wilkins make it to our PS, idk. Every time Wilkins runs the ball, he gets 5 yards it seems, you would have to think another teams seriously takes a look at that option and we all know how much praise CB has poured out on Williams RB abilities. As for the WR’s no way around it, we are going to lose a talent from this pool. Johnson, Pascal, Ishmail, Fountain, Hogan or Rogers, all of these have a talent ability to make several teams rosters and be an upgrade to several teams. DF better ball out at a 13 million product for us risking losing one of these young talents or some fans will never like DF regardless of what he does if he is just average and then off the team after this season. He would essentially become the teams flogging project if he isn’t a star imho. 

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54 minutes ago, braveheartcolt said:

Like always, injuries will help shape the final roster.....

 

Unfortunately.....

Very true. Can’t predict injuries or underperforming players. That’s why everything on this forum is in opinion only and not one of us has any better insight than the other. It’s the paper tiger right now, it’s looking great but we mostly all know that this team will only become shaped in the way they play and who is capable of playing because of health status at the time. I can’t imagine too many team pages who don’t have similar views to what we do about their teams. Passionate enthusiasm about how their team improved on paper. Hype is everything until the team actual plays a real game in the real season.  

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1 minute ago, Jdubu said:

Very true. Can’t predict injuries or underperforming players. That’s why everything on this forum is in opinion only and not one of us has any better insight than the other. It’s the paper tiger right now, it’s looking great but we mostly all know that this team will only become shaped in the way they play and who is capable of playing because of health status at the time. I can’t imagine too many team pages who don’t have similar views to what we do about their teams. Passionate enthusiasm about how their team improved on paper. Hype is everything until the team actual plays a real game in the real season.  

That about covers it !

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On 6/20/2019 at 5:36 AM, CoachLite said:

At this point, it's too early to tell. The picture should clear up by the end of the second week of training camp. A lot depends whether you consider Funchess a TE or WR (or does it really matter)?

 

 

Funchess is a WR.

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2 hours ago, CurBeatElite said:

 

Funchess is a WR.

And Brayden Smith was drafted as an offensive guard - except he plays right tackle.

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1 hour ago, CoachLite said:

And Brayden Smith was drafted as an offensive guard - except he plays right tackle.

Oline switch positions all the time, especially guys drafted as guards.  lots of guards out there can also play center or RT

 

Devin is only 225, that would make him the smallest TE in the league... hes a WR

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13 hours ago, CoachLite said:

And Brayden Smith was drafted as an offensive guard - except he plays right tackle.

 

And Brayden Smith played his rookie year at tackle. Funchess has been a receiver from the day he switched jerseys before his Junior year at Michigan. He is not a tight end. Period. He won't be replacing a tightend on this roster. What he does is bring a versitility that will help as injuries occur and gameplanning alters. Hines does this as well. Have an injured tightend? Ok, Funchess can be mixed around. Have an injured receiver? How about Hines and Ebron split out and you gameplan for more tightend involvement to minimize the impact of depth at receiver? 

 

Ballard has repeatedly said he likes versatility specifically on defense. Linebackers that can play all 3 positions. Defensive lineman that can move inside and out. He's drafted versatile/athletic football players. On both sides of the ball. New England does this well. It's necessary for a 16-19 game season. 

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