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TBD Vote: TE

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Poll: TBD Vote: TE (70 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you currently rate our starting TE Situation?

  1. Good (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Above Average (4 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  3. Average (43 votes [61.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.43%

  4. Below Average (17 votes [24.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.29%

  5. Bad (6 votes [8.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

How do you currently rate our depth at TE?

  1. Good (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Above Average (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Average (7 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  4. Below Average (32 votes [45.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.71%

  5. Bad (31 votes [44.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.29%

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#1 Numark

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:20 AM

So let's do something a little fun gang.  I'm going to create a topic (every day or so) for each position until free agency.  As a community we can rate how well off we feel the Bills are at the position.  Then we can do this after free agency, and then we can do this after the draft.  This way we can see where our holes really are at, what we need to address, and to see if the bills address these needs.  Please be rational/honest with your voting.  Also please post as well as vote, that way we can say I told you so in a few months!



Current Situation
Please feel free to correct me if you feel I have made a mistake here.  This is based on what I believe would be the starters/backups if the season started today.


Starter: Scott Chandler
Depth: Lee Smith, Mike Caussin, Doris Dickerson, Derek Buttles




Previous Polls (Please vote in these polls if you have not done so already, they are still open!  No need to post in them but vote away):  QB | RB | WR

Edited by Numark, 01 March 2013 - 12:38 AM.


#2 Cash

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

Voted "below average" for starting only b/c of Chandler's injury and the likelihood that he'll miss all of training camp/preseason and significant time in the regular season.  If Chandler was healthy, I'd probably say average or maybe even above average.

I initially voted "bad" for depth, but upon further review, I'm upgrading it.  Lee Smith is a good blocker and if we're counting Dickerson here, I like him a lot.

#3 Dean Cain

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

Dickerson was a 2010 combine freak outperforming guys like Hernandez & Gronk, Smith was in that same combine and did okay.

Chandler is a pure pass catcher and competent run blocker.

I gave us average on both due to the Chandler ACL question mark.

#4 KOKBILLS

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

View PostCash, on 28 February 2013 - 10:21 AM, said:

Voted "below average" for starting only b/c of Chandler's injury and the likelihood that he'll miss all of training camp/preseason and significant time in the regular season.  If Chandler was healthy, I'd probably say average or maybe even above average.

I initially voted "bad" for depth, but upon further review, I'm upgrading it.  Lee Smith is a good blocker and if we're counting Dickerson here, I like him a lot.

I think the Bills will look to upgrade from Dickerson...But I agree about Smith...He's definitely not a bad blocking TE, and he can catch a few too...It's hard to say the depth is bad with Smith...Still need at least one TE to contribute though... B-)

#5 Cash

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

View PostKOKBILLS, on 28 February 2013 - 10:46 AM, said:

I think the Bills will look to upgrade from Dickerson...But I agree about Smith...He's definitely not a bad blocking TE, and he can catch a few too...It's hard to say the depth is bad with Smith...Still need at least one TE to contribute though... B-)

The other thing to keep in mind when voting on depth is that you're comparing it to depth league-wide.  Aside from the Patriots, how many teams have a really good backup TE?  Ed Dickson in Baltimore is decent, but not exactly a game-breaker (neither is the starter Dennis Pitta, for that matter).  There are a couple others, but for the most part, backup TEs are very anonymous, and for good reason.

#6 RyanC883

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

I think we need to pickup a TE in this years draft, or by FA.  A top TE really helps out a young QB, or a QB with limitations like Fitz.  (Rudolph in Minn has helped Ponder).

#7 Billsrhody

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

Definitely need to address the TE position in the next 2 offseasons..

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

I don't feel that I can vote on this poll.  Our current TE situation is.......starter is injured and had surgery.  We have no idea when he may return.  Caussin?  exclusive right FA.  Dickerson? exclusive rights FA. Lee Smith?  How many snaps has he played?   We need to address this ASAP.  Because right now.........we really have none

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

I had to look at Pro Football Focus's Premium Stats to get info on Lee Smith.
He started 7 games this year .According to their analytics looking at every snap, he had 3 positive games, all when Chandler was there, and 4 negative games, 2 of which were when Chandler was out.

Smith is the 46th-ranked TE in the league out of 62.

IMHO, we're getting at least one new TE in the draft and possibly one in FA.





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