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saxoneagle 26-04-2010 03:16 AM

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Originally Posted by zonin2000
So we acquired a 6'3" wide receiver who is a RZ threat because of his height. Which got me thinking, why don't teams sign 7"+ players (with no basketball ability) and use them as RZ WRs?


Or sign a fat kid who takes up the whole end zone. You only need to visit a McDonald's in most US states to find a hundred of those :D

saxoneagle 26-04-2010 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Welker went undrafted to Miami.


Yes, Paul - I gave a link to the list of Pro-bowl players who were undrafted. We don't need to list them all individually per post, do we?

Swanny32 26-04-2010 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by zonin2000
So we acquired a 6'3" wide receiver who is a RZ threat because of his height. Which got me thinking, why don't teams sign 7"+ players (with no basketball ability) and use them as RZ WRs?

I don't think 7 inch players are going to do much at all to be honest. ;0)

pauldrulez 26-04-2010 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by saxoneagle
Yes, Paul - I gave a link to the list of Pro-bowl players who were undrafted. We don't need to list them all individually per post, do we?

Yes we do :D

Especially BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

I didn't see the link.

Shitty phone.

pauldrulez 26-04-2010 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by saxoneagle
Yes, Paul - I gave a link to the list of Pro-bowl players who were undrafted. We don't need to list them all individually per post, do we?

Adding on to Swanny and Zonin's conversation, Antonio Gates was drafted as a Basketball player.

Basketball players make very good Tight-ends.

Latvian Eagle 26-04-2010 11:38 AM

Actually Gates didn't get drafted in the NBA. He was told he was too much of a "tweener" to make it, and then he got asked to go to try outs by NFL teams.

pauldrulez 26-04-2010 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Latvian Eagle
Actually Gates didn't get drafted in the NBA. He was told he was too much of a "tweener" to make it, and then he got asked to go to try outs by NFL teams.

That was what I meant.

I'm just not very good with the English Language. :o

Swanny32 26-04-2010 01:56 PM

What's a tweener? I have seen that phrase used a lot this weekend.

Latvian Eagle 26-04-2010 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Swanny32
What's a tweener? I have seen that phrase used a lot this weekend.

Well in NBA sense it means that he played more than one position but he wasn't outstanding in either to really warrant being picked. His favoured position (Gates) was Power Forward but those guys are usually 6'10" + and he's only 6'4".

"A tweener in basketball is a term, sometimes used derisively, for a player who is able to play two positions, but is not ideally suited to play either position exclusively, so he/she is said to be in between. A tweener has a set of skills that do not match the traditional position of his physical stature."

Another way to look at it in Antonio Gates circumstance is that he had the height of a Guard, but played as a Forward. Typically a Point Guard in the NBA is around 6' plus, a Shooting Guard about 6'3" plus, a Small Forward about 6'6" plus, Power Forward 6'10" plus and usually Centres are 7' plus, although Dwight Howard is arguably the best Centre in the NBA and he's only 6'11". :p

Vince Hilaire's Afro 26-04-2010 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Latvian Eagle
.....although Dwight Howard is arguably the best Centre in the NBA and he's only 6'11". :p

I think the 6'11" refers to the distance between his shoulders, rather than his height? ;)

saxoneagle 26-04-2010 02:58 PM

And isn't Shaq about 8 foot around the waist these days? :D

Swanny32 26-04-2010 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by saxoneagle
And isn't Shaq about 8 foot around the waist these days? :D

Pffft, midget! :p

pauldrulez 26-04-2010 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Swanny32
What's a tweener? I have seen that phrase used a lot this weekend.

Following on from Latvian Eagle's post,

In NFL, a tweener can be a DE/OLB. Like Brandon Graham. He's a DE in a 4-3, but in a 3-4, does he put on weight to be a DE or does he become an OLB.

Swanny32 26-04-2010 03:30 PM

Makes sense to me, tweener = utility man (kind of)

pauldrulez 26-04-2010 03:31 PM

Or betweener. Between 2 positions. :p

Latvian Eagle 26-04-2010 03:32 PM

Although it seems unless you're outstanding, being a tweener or utility man isn't going to get you very far in US Sports.

Latvian Eagle 27-04-2010 08:50 AM

I saw highlights of the draft last night. Funny how they made such a big deal of the Browns getting Colt McCoy in the third... "Biggest QB signing this team has made in years"...

Sorry is this the same team who took Brady Quinn in the First round like 3 years ago? I bet they were saying exactly the same then too! :eek:

Swanny32 27-04-2010 09:15 AM

I think the pick was good for them because of the value of a third round pick

Swanny32 28-04-2010 01:25 PM

I'm bored lads so to keep me entertained and hopefully to spark off some form of conversation I have a question for you all:

If your team/2nd team didn't exist who would you support? And Why?

jazman 28-04-2010 01:32 PM

I wouldn't support another team. I assume you mean in similar circumstances that Palace face, extinction?

I would continue to follow the sport but enjoy it for what it is rather than follow a single team. Rather the same view as if Palace disapeared.


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