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    Starks as back up/3rd TE

    From Coach Tomlin's PC yesterday:

    "Bruce Arians has said he’s a three-tight end guy. Is that still the case?

    We’ve got some schematic flexibility to fit what we believe our strengths are. Ideally, you’d like to have a third tight end. We’ve got some candidates and we’ll be watching those guys closely. But that’s a position that’s still in development.

    Might Max (Starks) play some tight end?

    Yes, and of course he did that for us some last year. "

    Would seem to make sense since the 3rd TE seems to be the blocking TE. Having Starks back up at both Tackle positions plus TE is definitely positional flexibility.

    Also saves a roster spot which is always good. I hope we sign Boyd back as he gets healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    From Coach Tomlin's PC yesterday:

    "Bruce Arians has said he’s a three-tight end guy. Is that still the case?

    We’ve got some schematic flexibility to fit what we believe our strengths are. Ideally, you’d like to have a third tight end. We’ve got some candidates and we’ll be watching those guys closely. But that’s a position that’s still in development.

    Might Max (Starks) play some tight end?

    Yes, and of course he did that for us some last year. "

    Would seem to make sense since the 3rd TE seems to be the blocking TE. Having Starks back up at both Tackle positions plus TE is definitely positional flexibility.

    Also saves a roster spot which is always good. I hope we sign Boyd back as he gets healthy.
    For $7 mil, he should be able to play LT, RT, TE, waterboy, groundskeeper, bus driver, assistant to the equipment manager, etc.


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    $7 Mil to play 3rd string TE, I'm definitely in the wrong profession...

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    Spaeth, Miller, Vickers, and a rookie.

    Didn't we have 3 top notch tight ends last year (i.e., another big name besides Spaeth and Miller)? I remember being all excited about the 3 TE set with 3 beasts.

    Maybe just the fog of the offseason playing havoc with the memory


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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
    Spaeth, Miller, Vickers, and a rookie.

    Didn't we have 3 top notch tight ends last year (i.e., another big name besides Spaeth and Miller)? I remember being all excited about the 3 TE set with 3 beasts.

    Maybe just the fog of the offseason playing havoc with the memory
    Don't remember you guys having a good 3rd TE last season. Maybe you're thinking about a RB lining up as a TE or something in the 3 TE sets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
    Spaeth, Miller, Vickers, and a rookie.

    Didn't we have 3 top notch tight ends last year (i.e., another big name besides Spaeth and Miller)? I remember being all excited about the 3 TE set with 3 beasts.

    Maybe just the fog of the offseason playing havoc with the memory
    We had Tuman I think as #3. They brought back Cody Boyd and he looked close to locking down the #3 spot until he hurt his shoulder. They Waived him in the "waived/ injured" status. Tomlin mentioned in his PC about resigning him to the PS. Apparently Tomlin said his surgery was not as bad as expected so maybe we see him back by mid season.

    I still want my "redwood red zone offense" with Miller (6'5"), Spaeth (6'7"), Boyd (6'8") and Sweed (6'4").

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
    Spaeth, Miller, Vickers, and a rookie.

    Didn't we have 3 top notch tight ends last year (i.e., another big name besides Spaeth and Miller)? I remember being all excited about the 3 TE set with 3 beasts.

    Maybe just the fog of the offseason playing havoc with the memory
    We had Tuman I think as #3. They brought back Cody Boyd and he looked close to locking down the #3 spot until he hurt his shoulder. They Waived him in the "waived/ injured" status. Tomlin mentioned in his PC about resigning him to the PS. Apparently Tomlin said his surgery was not as bad as expected so maybe we see him back by mid season.

    I still want my "redwood red zone offense" with Miller (6'5"), Spaeth (6'7"), Boyd (6'8") and Sweed (6'4").
    Thanks jom112 and oviedo

    Don't forget Big Ben at 6'4 or 5" also !


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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
    Spaeth, Miller, Vickers, and a rookie.

    Didn't we have 3 top notch tight ends last year (i.e., another big name besides Spaeth and Miller)? I remember being all excited about the 3 TE set with 3 beasts.

    Maybe just the fog of the offseason playing havoc with the memory
    Yeah, Tuman started out on our active roster, but when he was injured, Starks filled in as the de facto 3rd TE in short yardage/goal line situations. Looks like it may be a whole lot of the same this season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
    Spaeth, Miller, Vickers, and a rookie.

    Didn't we have 3 top notch tight ends last year (i.e., another big name besides Spaeth and Miller)? I remember being all excited about the 3 TE set with 3 beasts.

    Maybe just the fog of the offseason playing havoc with the memory
    Yeah, Tuman started out on our active roster, but when he was injured, Starks filled in as the de facto 3rd TE in short yardage/goal line situations. Looks like it may be a whole lot of the same this season.
    Yeah, Max did this on 04 too when he was a rookie. Heck we might as well get something out of him. Have we ever checked his hands, maybe Ben can throw him a couple of TD's this year, at least then he will be worth a couple million. Well maybe not!

    What a terrible waste of $!
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    Max should play the backup anywhere we can get some of that $7M guaranteed out of him. Perhaps he can cook too? As big as he is..........
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