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Baylor's 410 lb TE

Discussion in 'Sooner Football' started by deweydw, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. deweydw

    deweydw Well-Known Member

    Make one touchdown catch in a bowl game and now he may be in the rotation as tight end.

    Probably only see him in short yardage situations.
  2. EatLeadCommie

    EatLeadCommie New Member

    Hey at least they use their tight ends.
  3. rock on sooner

    rock on sooner SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    I'm not so sure..a guy that big catch a pass 3-4 yards into the
    secondary and turn up field...how many 200# safeties and/or
    corners gonna get in front of him....I'm guessing not many so
    he'd have to get tripped up from the side or behind...might gain
    some yardage....maybe run a play like that once a game....
  4. SicEmBaylor

    SicEmBaylor Baylor Ambassador

    Love the big guy. The Athletic Department issued a press release on April 1st naming him the starting QB.
  5. KantoSooner

    KantoSooner SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Now that's funny!
    Seriously, I can see this guy having success. He's 6'7", so although 410 is a huge amount of weight, he could probably carry at least 300 and be mega fit. So he's more like a natural 180 guy running at 225 or so.
    Whether he catches the ball or not, he's going to provide problems for defenses on running plays around the end. You're simply going to have to pick inside or outside, because you're not going to move him around.
  6. 8timechamps

    8timechamps Administrator

    It's a gimmick.

    He did have a TD catch last year, but it was out of a trick play (he lined up over tackle). The dude is a mountain of a man, and I'm kinda looking forward to seeing him in action.

    Here's the problem though; it's not going to catch anyone off guard. Sure, he can be punishing to tackle, but there's not a LB or CB in the conference that couldn't cover the guy. So, the first problem is getting him the football. After that, it's going to be all about hitting him as low as possible, because nobody is going to 'blow him up'.

    Even with the downsides, I'm anxious to see what he can do....not so much against us though.
  7. 8timechamps

    8timechamps Administrator

    That's going to be a tall task on his part. Now that everyone knows, he's going to be treated as a TE when he lines up in that position, and that means he'll be covered by either a linebacker or defensive back. That's going to make it awfully hard to catch the ball on his part.
  8. Jacie

    Jacie SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    The trick play value has been realized already. They should use him as a FB in short yardage situations.

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