April 7th, 2010 at 7:55 PM ^

I assume he is still the starting TE. I don't think Webb is that good. But Koger had some bad games last year too. Koger needs to step up this year as a TE.


April 8th, 2010 at 9:26 AM ^

It was like every time somebody made an electrifying play, the refs said, "Well, I've never seen a guy capable of doing that before, so it must not have happened."

Yeah, that's because other conferences have ACTUAL ATHLETES.


April 7th, 2010 at 10:06 PM ^

Tuman ended up being the best, but he was also fortunate enough to play at a time when we used a lot of TE in the passing game. The reason Ecker didn't stand out more is because we had great WR's for his entire tenure.


April 7th, 2010 at 8:07 PM ^

All the TEs took some snaps during pass pro drills, but after trying them out, they decided to only have Webb keep on playing a little DE, and that is only in pass rush situations.


April 7th, 2010 at 8:46 PM ^

Spring practice is the time to try these kind of position switches as there is really nothing to lose. It's his 3rd season as a TE in RR's offense so he doesn't need to spend all his time taking reps at TE (even though he still is practicing there).
Who knows, maybe he ends up being a natural at DE. It looks like he has the size and speed necessary to do so.

Hard Gay

April 7th, 2010 at 11:27 PM ^

Remember the last TE that was converted to DE?

That's right, Carson "I'll Beat The Shit Out Of Your Skinny White Nerd Ass...WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING GET BACK HERE YAARRRGHGHGG" Butler.

Mr. Koger, you do not want to go down this road.


April 8th, 2010 at 9:46 AM ^

I'm all for getting athletes on the field. Koger definitely has a ton of athletic ability, but it would be nice to see our TE's practicing on catching the ball. I think they were a valuable weapon early in the season and it seemed like once Tate lost confidence they were very rarely used. It'd be nice to see Koger get more involved with the O.


April 8th, 2010 at 11:45 AM ^

I think Koger and the TE group will see more looks if Denard gets more PT like is suggested. A TE drag or some other short route would be a great dump off for Denard, just enough to keep the D honest. Koger's a big target, and should be either QB's best friend if they aren't making the big throws.


April 8th, 2010 at 3:03 PM ^

I think you'll find that young quarterbacks utilize the middle of the field less than more experienced quarterbacks. Tight ends typically operate in the middle of the field.

With a quarterback who's not very adept at reading defenses, throwing over the middle could be disastrous. Denard will probably be looking for slots and wideouts. Koger et al. will be more dangerous when Forcier is in the game, IMO.