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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I think you are right. But, when you get a chance to draft a possible prototypical NFL franchise QB in the 4th you do it. Landry has all the tools to be great. I only wonder about his love for the game.
    I agree. I think that Landry was a great pick. He has huge upside potential but like anyone else he now has to deliver. Getting him in Round 4 could prove to be a steal in a couple of years.
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    I'm in the Pittsburgh Airport, waiting for the flight we were bumped to, and I am sure it was Matt Spaeth that walked by me. The dude is so very tall, and I cannot fathom why he has not been a red zone TD machine. He also looked lean, much more than the bulk he seemed to carry during his previous time with the Steelers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukieBoy View Post
    I'm in the Pittsburgh Airport, waiting for the flight we were bumped to, and I am sure it was Matt Spaeth that walked by me. The dude is so very tall, and I cannot fathom why he has not been a red zone TD machine. He also looked lean, much more than the bulk he seemed to carry during his previous time with the Steelers.
    Gronk, Graham, Gonzo, Spaeth....they're all one in the same....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukieBoy View Post
    I'm in the Pittsburgh Airport, waiting for the flight we were bumped to, and I am sure it was Matt Spaeth that walked by me. The dude is so very tall, and I cannot fathom why he has not been a red zone TD machine. He also looked lean, much more than the bulk he seemed to carry during his previous time with the Steelers.
    Arians didn't value TEs and Ben never threw to Spaeth preferring to force the ball to a "smurf" like Hines
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Arians didn't value TEs and Ben never threw to Spaeth preferring to force the ball to a "smurf" like Hines
    "Smurf" or no, Hines was a beast in the red zone...moreso than any of our current WRs or Mike Wallace...perhaps even as much as Plaxico in his prime, though in a different way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    "Smurf" or no, Hines was a beast in the red zone...moreso than any of our current WRs or Mike Wallace...perhaps even as much as Plaxico in his prime, though in a different way....
    I always thought of Ward as more of a TE than a WR. He'd seal the edge and block linemen on running plays. He'd often be blocking LBs. He ran a lot of his routes in the short middle zone of the field.

    I think he was the one holding the Steelers back from using a TE because he caught all the balls that would typically go to a pass catching TE. And then as soon as he was gone, Heath finally got his chance to shine. If Ward wasn't around, Heath would have probably got all those balls early on in his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Gronk, Graham, Gonzo, Spaeth....they're all one in the same....
    Except for Spaeth's stone hands of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain QB View Post
    I'm not sure if the Steelers could've done this, but I would've preferred to see a TE out of the draft over Landry Jones.
    Here are the TE's who were drafted after Landry Jones:

    4.133 ATL Levine Toilolo, Stanford
    5.158 SEA Luke Willson, Rice
    6.172 OAK Nick Kasa, Colorado
    6.184 OAK Mychal Rivera, Tennessee
    6.201 HOU Ryan Griffin, Connecticut
    7.211 DET Michael Williams, Alabama
    7.219 ARZ D.C. Jefferson, Rutgers
    7.222 BUF Chris Gragg, Arkansas
    7.254 IND Justice Cunningham, South Carolina

    Any of those guys float your boat? The next two TE's off the board, picked in the 4th and 5th round, were actually backups on their college teams (Stanford TE Zach Ertz and Rice TE Vance McDonald were both picked in the 2nd round by the Eagles and Niners, respectively).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Paulson is not a front line TE. He is more an H-back. He lacks the size to do what we ask our TEs to do. That is why they brought Spaeth back.
    Heath is listed as 1 inch taller and 10 lbs. heavier than Paulson (6'5" 256 vs. 6'4" 246). Is 1 inch and 10 lbs. the difference between a TE and an H-back? With a full year under his belt in a professional weight room, Paulson has probably even closed a bit of that 10 lbs. gap already. Look at the two of them standing next to each other...does it look like much of a major difference to you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Here are the TE's who were drafted after Landry Jones:

    4.133 ATL Levine Toilolo, Stanford
    5.158 SEA Luke Willson, Rice
    6.172 OAK Nick Kasa, Colorado
    6.184 OAK Mychal Rivera, Tennessee
    6.201 HOU Ryan Griffin, Connecticut
    7.211 DET Michael Williams, Alabama
    7.219 ARZ D.C. Jefferson, Rutgers
    7.222 BUF Chris Gragg, Arkansas
    7.254 IND Justice Cunningham, South Carolina

    Any of those guys float your boat? The next two TE's off the board, picked in the 4th and 5th round, were actually backups on their college teams (Stanford TE Zach Ertz and Rice TE Vance McDonald were both picked in the 2nd round by the Eagles and Niners, respectively).
    I would have picked Toilolo or Kasa over Justin Brown.
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