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  1. Goldfinger007

    Bump Brandon Bostick? TE - GB

    I'm curious where you get that he is a purely blocking TE. Is that your observation or have you heard or read that somewhere? I've always thought that, while he is a pretty good blocker, he is also a capable receiver with good hands and decent speed. IMO, Quarless is probably the safe play here. Admittedly, I don't know much about Bostick. He may indeed have the higher ceiling, but he also has the much lower floor. For one thing, Quarless will for sure be getting playing time. He's a good blocker and knows the system well, both of which will keep him on the field. I don't think he's a purely blocking TE either. While he is definitely a step back from Finley as a receiver, I've seen him play and he does have pretty decent hands and speed. I don't think he has the speed to make big plays down field, but I do think he'll do pretty well on intermediate routes and may actually put up some points in a ppr.
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    Cole Beasley - WR Dallas

    Anyone else thinking this guy may be a sneaky ppr play? I have to agree with the OP, he does kinda remind me of Welker.
  3. Goldfinger007

    Bump Brandon Bostick? TE - GB

    FWIW http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/andrew-quarless-reluctantly-accepts-promotion-b99126796z1-229033111.html
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    Vernon Davis

    Yep. I'd say there's a chance...
  5. Yes it does look like he has screwed us all. Or at least the ones that benched him. Looks pretty healthy out there...
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    Tavon Austin

    If they had any sense, they would. It would create all kinds of good mismatches. Green Bay did it with Cobb last year with great success. NO does it with Sproles every week. If they're just going to stubbornly try to use him the way they have been, I don't either. The play calling is horribly unimaginative.
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    Anyone not like Eddie Lacy?

    False. Again, 13 touches from the 4th string back who showed nothing in camp and struggles in protection is not going to cause McCarthy to change his MO and use a RBBC. All kinds of room. I'm sure Lacy would have made those plays. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1785928-johnathan-franklin-deserves-credit-for-breakout-performance-in-week-3
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    Anyone not like Eddie Lacy?

    He's the third string RB on a team that likes to use one guy. Are you sure Lacy is going to be "the guy"? Perhaps you're right, but I don't see it being clear cut. I saw the 49'er game. Lacy looked okay, but definitely nothing special. He lost a critical fumble which may have lost them the game as well. So you can't make the argument that he has proven to protect the ball any better. I didn't see the game Starks had, but he clearly put up better numbers than Lacy. Whatever that's worth. Then there was Franklin's half against one of the best front 7's in the league. He didn't just look good, he looked special and it was all him making the plays. They had him hemmed up several times and he showed excellent vision and patience to set up his blocks for the cutback. Turned losses into big gains. I don't see how that gets ignored when the coaches go back and watch that game film. I don't pretend to know who McCarthy is going to roll with, but I don't see how its cut and dry at all and I certainly don't think Lacy will now have a long leash. Whatever happens, let's just all hope it doesn't turn into the hot hand situation. Lacy didn't look special because he didn't have room to run. Franklin did. Franklin was the 4th string back before 3 injuries put him in a game that - while looking good (like Starks the week before) - he lost with an untimely fumble. McCarthy doesn't use a RBBC. He likes to have one guy. They liked Lacy more as a prospect, they liked him more during camp, then preseason, etc. I don't think 13 carries are going to change that. Franklin had room to run? If you're saying that, you didn't watch the game. That was what was so impressive. He didn't have room. Several times the Cincy LBs had their gaps filled, Franklin waited for his blocks found a cutback crease and showed nice burst threw it. Turned nothing into big plays. Once again, the fumble argument is nil. Lacy's fumble wasn't any less significant. They were backed up inside their own 20, on the road, in a tied ball game, playing the defending NFC champs. A game that could have very significant playoff implications. Thats exactly the kind of position and point in a game when a coach calls a nice safe run up the middle, which is exactly what McCarthy did. Lacy didn't protect the football, coughed it up, the niners go up by seven and GB ultimately loses the game by 6. Sorry, but that was a pretty big fumble too. Especially when it very well could be the difference between playing in GB or in San Fran come December.
  9. Goldfinger007

    Anyone not like Eddie Lacy?

    He's the third string RB on a team that likes to use one guy. Are you sure Lacy is going to be "the guy"? Perhaps you're right, but I don't see it being clear cut. I saw the 49'er game. Lacy looked okay, but definitely nothing special. He lost a critical fumble which may have lost them the game as well. So you can't make the argument that he has proven to protect the ball any better. I didn't see the game Starks had, but he clearly put up better numbers than Lacy. Whatever that's worth. Then there was Franklin's half against one of the best front 7's in the league. He didn't just look good, he looked special and it was all him making the plays. They had him hemmed up several times and he showed excellent vision and patience to set up his blocks for the cutback. Turned losses into big gains. I don't see how that gets ignored when the coaches go back and watch that game film. I don't pretend to know who McCarthy is going to roll with, but I don't see how its cut and dry at all and I certainly don't think Lacy will now have a long leash. Whatever happens, let's just all hope it doesn't turn into the hot hand situation.
  10. Goldfinger007

    Vernon Davis

    Assuming he's going to come back soon 100% from that hammy, why would he obviously be in the tier below? Its evident that when healthy, Kaep is going to give him a ton of looks and can easily turn in multi TD 100+ yd games, as in the GB game. You can't judge him on the Seattle game. That defense may be one of the best ever. None of the other guys you listed would likely have a good game against them either.
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    Tavon Austin

    I guess I'm seeing things a bit differently than some of you guys. I'm scratching my head a bit with how they've been using him actually. Where are all the creative plays to get him the ball? It doesn't look to me like they have been focusing on trying to get him the ball in space at all. I see him mostly just running boring little check down routes. Bradford will look downfield and Austin seems to be 2nd or 3rd in the progression. Of course he is open a lot since he is drawing a mismatch, but his routes are very unimaginative. After all the talk in training camp, I was expecting him to be used kinda like GB used Cobb last year. Where are the screens, wheel routes out of the backfield, slants and double moves out of the slot, etc.?
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    Vance McDonald

    I'd feel a lot better about starting him if I had a better idea how his ankle is. He's talented.
  13. Goldfinger007

    Vance McDonald

    Anyone else going to try and roll with McDonald with Davis out this week?
  14. Goldfinger007

    ***David Wilson Bandwagon***

    Wow, he'll be lucky to see the field again.
  15. Goldfinger007

    4(102) Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland

    Oh I beg to differ. Weeden lighting up a vanilla (preseason) Detroit defense is one thing. Doing it twice each against the the Bengals, Baltimore and Pittsburgh in midseason with each conference game meaning the difference between going to the playoffs or not; that's another story all together. The Cincy and Ravens D both look like they could be plain nasty this year and the last time i checked Dick LaBeau, who happens to know a thing or two about applying pressure on defense, was still employed by the Steelers. I'll give you that Cameron looks very athletic and made some nice catches, but theres's plenty of athletic TE's that can make nice catches in the league. The difference in Cameron being just a decent TE start and truly breaking out will rest squarely on the play of Weeden. Call me a sceptic, but I'm not yet sold that Weeden is going to look like a pro bowler against those three teams when it really matters.