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    Why is Jeron Mastrud still starting?

    This guy is slower than most of our oline and he NEVER gets open! Why is he still starting and WHY IS HE EVEN ON THE ROSTER?

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    Because he can do this thing called blocking


    The other guys cannot do that, it's kind of important.

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    One thing for sure, we definitely need a TE in either free agency or the draft in 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishedz View Post
    Because he can do this thing called blocking


    The other guys cannot do that, it's kind of important.
    It's in no way more important than having a receving threat on the field. The lineman need to block, the TEs need to get out in routes and be weapons in the offense. I see no reason why Kasa isn't playing and I am really starting to question Olsen. Let's not act like anyone knew who the ***** Mass Turd was until a few months ago. I believe Kasa can block as well if not better than Mass Turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishedz View Post
    Because he can do this thing called blocking


    The other guys cannot do that, it's kind of important.
    Yes. And he can't do this called GETTING OPEN or CATCHING THE BALL. Which is kind of important too. But let's give his 4 catches this year a break because he can block. Yes. Logic. I love it.

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    With all of the problems our linemen are having staying healthy, especially the tackles, I can understand why having a TE who can block could be helpful. Seems rather logical to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themadstork View Post
    With all of the problems our linemen are having staying healthy, especially the tackles, I can understand why having a TE who can block could be helpful. Seems rather logical to me.

    -Stork
    He doesn't play tackle, he plays TE. His blocking is not at some mystical level that excuses his inability to get open or run faster than a 6.5 40. He left a first down on the table because he is freaking slow as molasses. Put the 6'6", 270 pound Kasa out there from blocking and receiving. TP was hooking up with him on seem routes late in the preseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pillage Idiot View Post
    He doesn't play tackle, he plays TE. His blocking is not at some mystical level that excuses his inability to get open or run faster than a 6.5 40. He left a first down on the table because he is freaking slow as molasses. Put the 6'6", 270 pound Kasa out there from blocking and receiving. TP was hooking up with him on seem routes late in the preseason.
    You're being deliberately obtuse, which precludes further discussion.

    That said, the professionals who make these sorts of decisions disagree with you.

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    He's starting for his blocking ability, period. Our OL has been decimated by injuries, and at this juncture, keeping TP in the game rules the roost. Look, Veld goes down, and in steps Watson. Watson goes down, and slide Barnes to LT(who's been a stalwart) and insert Pashos. Pashos goes down and insert McCants. Wiz goes down, move Guroude to C(who had been playing LG since Nix wasn't doing good at all). Gurode goes down, slide Brisiel to C, and insert Mady. Now we have Barnes, Nix, Wiz(back now), Brisiel, and McCants. Now you know why he's starting at TE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pillage Idiot View Post
    He doesn't play tackle, he plays TE. His blocking is not at some mystical level that excuses his inability to get open or run faster than a 6.5 40. He left a first down on the table because he is freaking slow as molasses. Put the 6'6", 270 pound Kasa out there from blocking and receiving. TP was hooking up with him on seem routes late in the preseason.
    If we watched this one close, both Mastrud (85) and rivera (81) were held in to block most of the day. Pryor really does make a patch-work, 3rd string line look serviceable. If you go back and watch, 81 blocks and has to move with his guy, using leverage and technique, he gets thrown around. when 85's guy hits him, he hits a wall. I liked Gordon a little bit better than Mastrud. Kasa whiffs on blocks, He's been a TE for 2 years, same with Aus, wasn't a TE his HS/college years, so the nuances of the position get exposed, They don't learn all of the position lessons along the way. A good TE does far more than catch first downs.

    I like Rivera, but don't fell he will be effective until the line picks up.

    Kasa fell way behind the curve this year, this offseason is his best chance for improvement.

    I think they will develop, but am not opposed to signing a FA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pillage Idiot View Post
    It's in no way more important than having a receving threat on the field. The lineman need to block, the TEs need to get out in routes and be weapons in the offense. I see no reason why Kasa isn't playing and I am really starting to question Olsen. Let's not act like anyone knew who the ***** Mass Turd was until a few months ago. I believe Kasa can block as well if not better than Mass Turd.
    Tony Gonzales, statistically one of if not the best tight ends in the history of the game is a great blocker and say's that to be a complete tight end you have to be a great blocker. The receiving part comes next. Mastrud has to assist in the blocking scheme more often than not because of a weak offensive line. The tight end traditionally is a blocker and a receiver for short routes, occasional long ones. The recent evolution of some TE's like Gronk, Graham, and Davis makes it seem like receiving is all they do, this is far from the truth, blocking is just as, and in our case more, important to being a good tight end.

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    Based on what this offense is currently predicated, blocking is a significant consideration from the TE position. I'd like to think Mastrud wouldn't be playing so much if his receiving weren't deemed a necessary liability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N. Cog Neato View Post
    He's starting for his blocking ability, period. Our OL has been decimated by injuries, and at this juncture, keeping TP in the game rules the roost. Look, Veld goes down, and in steps Watson. Watson goes down, and slide Barnes to LT(who's been a stalwart) and insert Pashos. Pashos goes down and insert McCants. Wiz goes down, move Guroude to C(who had been playing LG since Nix wasn't doing good at all). Gurode goes down, slide Brisiel to C, and insert Mady. Now we have Barnes, Nix, Wiz(back now), Brisiel, and McCants. Now you know why he's starting at TE.
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    Mustrad can block. As the line improve and Pryor starts seeing the whole field he will get a receiving TE. For now, the position is better utilized shoring up the offensive line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themadstork View Post
    You're being deliberately obtuse, which precludes further discussion.

    That said, the professionals who make these sorts of decisions disagree with you.

    -Stork
    I'm agreeing with the person who started the thread. As a moderator are you telling me that I'm not allowed to do that?

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