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#1 JTO

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:19 PM

In looking at WR Brandon Kaufman I realized that he is 6'5" @ 215 pounds. He also runs a 4-58 40 yard dash. He's got magnet hands and an impressive vertical should he need to jump up and catch overthrown balls. If he is able to gain an additional 10-20 lbs of muscle he may be able to covert into a TE.  Do you guys agree?  

  

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:24 PM

He used to be a TE and was converted to WR.  Now convert him back?  Maybe but a TE is not just a tall, broad WR.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:33 PM

I say leave him exactly the way he is... I think Kaufman's presence in an offense could represent true innovation. Let those tiny DB's out there figure out how to cover something that BIG, and that FAST. -Especially in the red-zone.

He needs work, but I feel Kaufman can be fashioned into an original, deadly, weapon. Sure hope he makes the roster.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

View PostJTO, on 12 May 2013 - 04:19 PM, said:

In looking at WR Brandon Kaufman I realized that he is 6'5" @ 215 pounds. He also runs a 4-58 40 yard dash. He's got magnet hands and an impressive vertical should he need to jump up and catch overthrown balls. If he is able to gain an additional 10-20 lbs of muscle he may be able to covert into a TE. Do you guys agree?
10-20 pounds of muscle lol??? Good thing for HGH!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

View Post#34fan, on 12 May 2013 - 04:33 PM, said:

I say leave him exactly the way he is... I think Kaufman's presence in an offense could represent true innovation. Let those tiny DB's out there figure out how to cover something that BIG, and that FAST. -Especially in the red-zone.

He needs work, but I feel Kaufman can be fashioned into an original, deadly, weapon. Sure hope he makes the roster.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:02 PM

I'll be happy if he can be the next Nelson and I think he can but competition will be tougher this year.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:11 PM

View Post#34fan, on 12 May 2013 - 04:33 PM, said:

I say leave him exactly the way he is... I think Kaufman's presence in an offense could represent true innovation. Let those tiny DB's out there figure out how to cover something that BIG, and that FAST. -Especially in the red-zone.

He needs work, but I feel Kaufman can be fashioned into an original, deadly, weapon. Sure hope he makes the roster.

That whole idea of "original, deadly weapon" is one I like.  That is something that stood out to me after the draft, this offensive coaching staff is looking for "types" of players to create mismatches - and both the T.J. Graham / Goodwin mold of small and lightning quick, and the Kaufmann mold of huge and fast makes for terrific situational versatility for this offense.  I love that our coaches are thinking about this stuff - and I can't wait to see how they eventually work all these "weapons" into the offense.

Think about it - we now have one of the few QB's in the league who is both a gifted passer and a capable runner - in other words, a dual threat QB, which by itself causes teams problems.  Add to that Spiller, a dynamic weapon who also needs to be specifically game planned for.  Add to that these special type weapons at reciever in Goodwin and Graham, coupled with Johnson and Woods (who, incidentally looks quite fast himself!) and I just can't wait to see how we attack our opponents this year!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:52 PM

View Post#34fan, on 12 May 2013 - 04:33 PM, said:

I say leave him exactly the way he is... I think Kaufman's presence in an offense could represent true innovation. Let those tiny DB's out there figure out how to cover something that BIG, and that FAST. -Especially in the red-zone.

He needs work, but I feel Kaufman can be fashioned into an original, deadly, weapon. Sure hope he makes the roster.

You know, we have so many WR this year that are good, but only one tall WR that is past 6'3". All I know is that some will be cut. However, we can always list Kaufman as a TE/WR to just add another reason to keep him on. Of course, we can always send him down to the practice squad. But then risk losing him to another team that covets him. Lets think about this for a moment.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

I think he is a role player and if he is the real deal can make a solid contribution to the team.    Great red zone target throw it to the corner where only he can go up and get it = 6 points.    You don't want to bring a guy like that over the middle in the center of the field where a hard hitting safety can lay him out.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

Poor mans David Nelson.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:18 PM

View PostBillsWatch, on 12 May 2013 - 04:24 PM, said:

He used to be a TE and was converted to WR.  Now convert him back?  Maybe but a TE is not just a tall, broad WR.
And I hate all those failed experiments of the Jauron and Gailey era of converting players out of position.  If you are a WR, then you are a WR.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

I suppose you could have asked the same question about Brandon Marshall, Vincent Jackson, or Marques Colston when they were rookies.

The guy is a wide receiver who's had success at the position so it would be weird to try to convert him to another position.

Anyways he seems to fit the profile of the guy who's open even when he's covered.

Hope he's a player.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

Great link.  He owned Trufant.  He has the size we need at WR, and seems to have Larry Fitzgerald type hands where he catches anything within his reach.  He should make the team.  I'm thinking our WR's are: SJ, Woods, Rogers, Goodwin, Graham, Kaufman.  Easley on Practise squad.  Imagine lining 5 of those guys up 5 wide, Spiller or Freddie in the backfield, and having to account for Chandler as well.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

View Postyoungjebrey, on 12 May 2013 - 04:45 PM, said:

10-20 pounds of muscle lol??? Good thing for HGH!

Get that boy on HGH, Trenbolone and Testosterone.  He needs to beef up fast!!!!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

View PostOverseas Bills Fan, on 12 May 2013 - 08:40 PM, said:

Get that boy on HGH, Trenbolone and Testosterone.  He needs to beef up fast!!!!
too bad merriman is gone...

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:53 PM

View PostBangarang, on 12 May 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:

Poor mans David Nelson.

Agree. Still wish we had kept Nelson, but maybe this dude can be an okay plan b.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:56 PM

Clearly a man among boys at that level.  I guess we'll see how it translates... Amazing how quickly the new regime targeted and overhauled wr.

Nelson, jones and the others wouldn't have made this team.

Edited by over 20 years of fanhood, 12 May 2013 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:01 PM

View PostRyanC883, on 12 May 2013 - 08:30 PM, said:

Great link.  He owned Trufant.  He has the size we need at WR, and seems to have Larry Fitzgerald type hands where he catches anything within his reach.  He should make the team.  I'm thinking our WR's are: SJ, Woods, Rogers, Goodwin, Graham, Kaufman.  Easley on Practise squad.  Imagine lining 5 of those guys up 5 wide, Spiller or Freddie in the backfield, and having to account for Chandler as well.

that's 8 skill position players, with one QB, a center to hike the ball, and we're down to one o-lineman . . . something has to give.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:44 PM

View PostBangarang, on 12 May 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:

Poor mans David Nelson.

He could be a David Nelson with speed.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:45 PM

View PostGreen Lightning, on 12 May 2013 - 09:44 PM, said:

He could be a David Nelson with speed.

He could be a James Hardy, too.