Speaking Of Depleted Positions...

...what exactly is the plan at tight end?

Tyler Bohms has a good post up over at the Lounge in regards to the play of Lee, Humphrey and Finley last year in comparison to the play at the position in 2007. I tend to agree with most of what Tyler has to say. I would only add that it's a real shame Thompson couldn't find a way to keep Joey Haynos in the fold, as I think he would be the perfect complement to Lee and Finley this year. As it stands now, my guess would be they end up resigning Humphrey sometime this offseason. I also wouldn't rule out a rekindling of trade talks with the Chiefs in regards to Tony Gonzalez, especially as they now have a sane, non-egomaniac calling the shots in Kansas City. 

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Aaron Rogders's picture

March 18, 2009 at 02:51 pm

Maybe we will get lucky and get Beckum.

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Ron La Canne's picture

March 18, 2009 at 03:16 pm

Finley's role is likely to be a field spreader like Keith Jackson was. Only Jackson could block a bit too. Lee is a good receiver and a fair blocker. It would be nice if they could get someone that couold do both well. That way the defense would have to guess a little more often.

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Pack93z's picture

March 18, 2009 at 03:19 pm

With this TE class coming out, we will have another player with potential at TE.. this is a truly loaded TE class. In a loose order..

Brandon Pettigrew,Oklahoma State
Chase Coffman,Missouri
Shawn Nelson,Southern Miss
Cornelius Ingram, Florida
Jared Cook,South Carolina
James Casey,Rice University
Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
Bear Pascoe, Fresno State (Absolute Beast of a Blocker)
John Phillips, Virginia
Anthony Hill, North Carolina State

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jerseypackfan's picture

March 18, 2009 at 04:59 pm

Wow...if the Pack took Paul Coffman`s kid that would be fantastic. Could you imagine Finley and Coffman? We would be set at the TE position for years to come.

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PackerBacker's picture

March 19, 2009 at 07:27 am

jersey,

Wasn't there an article awhile back about Coffman not being a very good blocker? I would prefer that they pick up a tight end with good hands, but great blocking skills. That way we are set with a young TE who can catch (Finley), and one that can block (new guy).

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