One of the things the Skins did well during their great years was block well from the TE position. Don Warren was not an elite, flashy receiver. Don Warren, however, was a great blocking TE for us, and we won a lot of games with him out there. Didier and Walker were also qualify blockers, but not in Warren's class.
JP Holtz is a truly great blocking TE from Pitt who is a bit faster and more dangerous as a receiver than Warren. JP made a terrible error signing with CLE as an undrafted, and spent the last two years there on and off trying to convince Hue Jackson that blocking matters for TEs. JP was unsuccessful. TEs in CLE are 100% about receiving and 0% about blocking.
Welcome to DC, JP Holtz. Jay Gruden undoubtedly appreciates blocking TEs more than Hue Jackson. Best of luck.
This is JP's final year at Pitt vs ND, JP is #86...
Well he has his work cut out for him to make the team. I would think best case would be PS if he shows signs of what Gruden wants. TE's already seem to be 3 deep with Reed, VD and Sprinkle....then talk of potentially turning one of the WR's into a TE....though think that is just board speculation vice reality based....
I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game. Tom Landry I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game. Bear Bryant
rskin72: Wonder who else was injured today. Schreff….
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:09 GMT -5
Carnack: Dunbar lost his mind
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:20 GMT -5
Carnack: still very much a WIP
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:44 GMT -5
rskin72: Yep....we are. But we need to beat Dullass and NY. The Fecals will be a tough nugget.
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:54 GMT -5
Carnack: we match up wel and play the eaglestough every year. Its teh Cowboys we have a hard time getting by
Oct 14, 2018 15:09:19 GMT -5
rskin72: AS still has some growing pains with his receivers. Just not totally in synch. And God only knows it seems like every team musters a rush against us
Oct 14, 2018 15:10:04 GMT -5
rskin72: Yea, I will agree with you about the fecals and turds....the Gits also seem to have our number
Oct 14, 2018 15:10:34 GMT -5
rskin72: Or KC's number to be specific
Oct 14, 2018 15:10:44 GMT -5
Carnack: we will at the least split with the boys and the giants this year, though I think we will sweep the giants..the Eagles are the best team in the division and we will have to bring our A game to beat them.
Oct 14, 2018 15:11:50 GMT -5
rskin72: And hopefully have some folks back from injury. Need to be at full strength....or close to it
Oct 14, 2018 15:12:33 GMT -5
Carnack: we just need to get this secondary some experience without losing....its obvious they are very raw
Oct 14, 2018 15:13:34 GMT -5
rskin72: we should sweep the Gits. Manning has looked bad. But he does have OBJ...and their rookie RB looks very good
Oct 14, 2018 15:13:35 GMT -5