Well I guess there is just no avoiding the inevitable effects of a violent sport.
Warriors go down. We pray for their souls and then someone else has to carry on.
So far 2013 has been tough for me as I am a Yankees fan as well. Talk about adding insult to injury. They are a med unit disguised as a MLB franchise.
Griese went down in '72 and Earl Morrall carried on.
Luckily for us, its still week 3 of preseason. So we have a couple weeks to try to straighten out the TE position.
Short of a trade, free agent acquisition or waiver wire pick up, we have a few guys who may have to platoon at TE.
Michael Egnew looks better this year catching the ball but can't seem to keep his hands inside while blocking so the wingman official on his side will probably throw his arm out flagging Egnew for holding on running plays. With that said, Egnew will be delegated to passing situations only until he can prove he can block without a penalty.
Charles Clay has been HBacking. He has been developed as a combo Full Back and TE. He doesn't have the speed necessary to run the deep seem route. So let's forget about him as a TE.
Dion Sims, the rookie, actually started last night's game. Sims, drafted in the 4th round out of Michigan State, is quite a physical specimen. He is 6'5", 270 lbs and runs a 4.7 40. Not too shabby.
Sims actually walked on as a freshman for the MSU basketball team after his football season ended. So we know he is athletic. But can he reliably catch the ball?
Recently signed Evan Rodriguez was drafted by the Bears in 2012 out of Temple. He is 6'2", 240 lbs and caught only 4 passes for 21 yards last year. Since he is a bit behind, I doubt he will be in the mix for the near future.
I guess it's gonna be Sims' job to lose at this point. Hopefully he can hang onto the ball or he certainly won't be hanging onto this starting position.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971