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So on BOB's radio show last thursday he was saying how Kyle Carter was bigger than the prototypical "F" tight end, and that, I'm trying to remember exactly what he said, but he said something along the lines of, KC could play both the Y and F and I thought it kinda sounded like he was hinting KC could someday evolve into the Y tight end. With AB coming in next year do you think KC ends up making the switch? I know it's a long way out but it would be sweet to think about those two together for 3 years possibly and the matchup problems they would cause...
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by blackshoes 18 months ago
The F TE is the smaller "move" TE- where he is now. I highly doubt he will be moved to the Y. Jesse James, at 6'7, 268 is the Y. KC is 6'3-6'4 and 240... Hes an F
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My bad... RMJ did you hear the part of the interview I'm talking about? I know he was talking about KC being bigger than the prototypical F tightend and he was kind of insinuating KC could evolve into a Y. I could see this happening. IMO you don't need to be 6'6 or 6'7 just to be the Y. KC is plenty big enough to run the Y, especially if he gets bigger in the wight room. Jesse James is never going to give you the dynamic catching the ball KC gives you. IMO KC is at the F right now because he is the best option there, if AB is just as good as KC at the F I can see KC making the move and giving you the true mismatches BOB wants.
Nah. I didn't hear the interview, but I highly doubt that Carter will be moved... He is shorter than the typical Y TE, and he isn't that good of a blocker (something that the Y traditionally is). I also heard BOB say that KC is more of a basketball player/athlete playing TE... And talking about how athletic his is. James I think can develop into a heck of a Y. He's only 18... Keep that in mind. He is going to get a LOT better at his position, is a true Y, and can get a lot better blocking (his frame is redunk). I just don't agree with that assessment... AB is longer than Carter and has a bigger frame to fill out and play both (a la Lehman). But KC is a straight F IMO. I just don't believe that BOB said that. Or meant that KC would move to the more traditional blocking TE. He would have to improve his blocking A LOT in order to do that. Maybe if BOB wanted to give a straight receiving look, he could have AB and KC on the field at the same time- entirely possible, and would be a matchup nightmare... But to think that KC would play the Y for an extended period or other than a select package in specific situations, I don't agree with and can't see... KC is a prototypical undersized, athletic F...
OB's said he is a little taller than normal F. He is athletic and tall and can actually play Y, which he does. He specifically mentioned that he's taller than Hernandez (who's only 6'1") but not as quick. Also, during the pre-Temple PC he said, "He (Carter) plays two or three different positions. One snap he's a Y, one snap he's an F, one snap he's a Z."
At 6'3" he could play the Y and as OB says, he does in some sets already. I didn't get the sense that he was hinting at a pure move, but I certainly got the sense that he can and will move around depending on where he is needed. If there is a void at the Y and other guys that can play the F, he can step in.
Jesse James making the Nate Cadogan-like switch to OT?
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This is the part I don't understand about the Y and F, I get one moves and flexes but at New England the better receiving tight end was the Y with gronk, the F hernendez was very effective also but you make it seem if Carter starts primarily playing the F that he will be relegated to a Mark Bruener 3rd tackle role. I thought the whole premise of this offense was to created mismatches and I don't think guys like Lehmen, although he has been good, james and gilliam give you that added elite pass catching dynamic. In the NFL maybe you need that Y guy to be 6'6 but in college He'll be going up against smaller players. I just don't think the offense is anywhere close to what BOB wants and he truly is making chicken salad out of chicken s***.
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