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    Projecting the Vikings' 53-Man Roster: Tight Ends

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    by Gonzo on Jun 2, 2008 7:42 PM CDT
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    Here's what the Vikings' TE group currently looks like:

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    Re: Projecting the Vikings' 53-Man Roster: Tight Ends

    Probably the first one of his I have real heartburn with.......

    Typically (not alof of past history to go on) this staff likes to keep 4 TE's.
    I see the following making the team......

    87 Jones, Braden TE 6'3" 260 4/20/1983 1
    40 Kleinsasser, Jimmy TE 6'3" 272 1/31/1977 10

    45 Mills, Garrett TE 6'1" 235 10/12/1983 3

    81 Shiancoe, Visanthe TE 6'4" 250 6/18/1980 6


    a.
    If the staff is gonna save a roster spot for an extra WR or a OL this is the group that will lose out on a position.
    b.
    Because the organization likes TE/FB's that can act in a H-back role we have alot of versatility here with respect to how many FB's/TE's can be carried.
    c.
    Mills make the roster but I believe he will line up as a H-back because of his size more than he does on the line.
    d.
    Regardless of what the author and most on here think about Shanc he will make the roster.

    If for some reason they do want to use one of these roster spots for a WR or OL, I believe the two possible candidates might be either Brandon or Jimmy T.


    I know alot of you will be upset with that but look at the bigger picture here.
    He has 10 years of wear on his body, we are in a CAP semi-crisis next year when we start to look at signing some key Vets on the team.

    As for Brandon, he might be practice squad fodder again this year (I don't know if that is feasable or not) allowing Jimmy to stay one more year.

    Long story short, the staff typically keeps 4 TE's.
    If they don't sacrifice a roster spot Jimmy T stays another year to help out in blocking schemes.
    If they don't he could be gone as Brandon is amost as big and could fill the bill (with alot less experience).

    Marrdro stands by for all the Jimmy T supporters to slash him to bits for mentioning his name and cut in the same sentence.
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    Re: Projecting the Vikings' 53-Man Roster: Tight Ends

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Probably the first one of his I have real heartburn with.......

    Typically (not alof of past history to go on) this staff likes to keep 4 TE's.
    I see the following making the team......

    87 Jones, Braden TE 6'3" 260 4/20/1983 1
    40 Kleinsasser, Jimmy TE 6'3" 272 1/31/1977 10

    45 Mills, Garrett TE 6'1" 235 10/12/1983 3

    81 Shiancoe, Visanthe TE 6'4" 250 6/18/1980 6


    a.
    If the staff is gonna save a roster spot for an extra WR or a OL this is the group that will lose out on a position.
    b.
    Because the organization likes TE/FB's that can act in a H-back role we have alot of versatility here with respect to how many FB's/TE's can be carried.
    c.
    Mills make the roster but I believe he will line up as a H-back because of his size more than he does on the line.
    d.
    Regardless of what the author and most on here think about Shanc he will make the roster.

    If for some reason they do want to use one of these roster spots for a WR or OL, I believe the two possible candidates might be either Brandon or Jimmy T.


    I know alot of you will be upset with that but look at the bigger picture here.
    He has 10 years of wear on his body, we are in a CAP semi-crisis next year when we start to look at signing some key Vets on the team.

    As for Brandon, he might be practice squad fodder again this year (I don't know if that is feasable or not) allowing Jimmy to stay one more year.

    Long story short, the staff typically keeps 4 TE's.
    If they don't sacrifice a roster spot Jimmy T stays another year to help out in blocking schemes.
    If they don't he could be gone as Brandon is amost as big and could fill the bill (with alot less experience).

    Marrdro stands by for all the Jimmy T supporters to slash him to bits for mentioning his name and cut in the same sentence.
    ;D
    ??? Jimmy T?
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    Re: Projecting the Vikings' 53-Man Roster: Tight Ends

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Probably the first one of his I have real heartburn with.......

    Typically (not alof of past history to go on) this staff likes to keep 4 TE's.

    I see the following making the team......

    87 Jones, Braden TE 6'3" 260 4/20/1983 1
    40 Kleinsasser, Jimmy TE 6'3" 272 1/31/1977 10

    45 Mills, Garrett TE 6'1" 235 10/12/1983 3

    81 Shiancoe, Visanthe TE 6'4" 250 6/18/1980 6


    a.
    If the staff is gonna save a roster spot for an extra WR or a OL this is the group that will lose out on a position.
    b.
    Because the organization likes TE/FB's that can act in a H-back role we have alot of versatility here with respect to how many FB's/TE's can be carried.
    c.
    Mills make the roster but I believe he will line up as a H-back because of his size more than he does on the line.
    d.
    Regardless of what the author and most on here think about Shanc he will make the roster.

    If for some reason they do want to use one of these roster spots for a WR or OL, I believe the two possible candidates might be either Brandon or Jimmy T.


    I know alot of you will be upset with that but look at the bigger picture here.
    He has 10 years of wear on his body, we are in a CAP semi-crisis next year when we start to look at signing some key Vets on the team.

    As for Brandon, he might be practice squad fodder again this year (I don't know if that is feasable or not) allowing Jimmy to stay one more year.

    Long story short, the staff typically keeps 4 TE's.
    If they don't sacrifice a roster spot Jimmy T stays another year to help out in blocking schemes.
    If they don't he could be gone as Brandon is amost as big and could fill the bill (with alot less experience).

    Marrdro stands by for all the Jimmy T supporters to slash him to bits for mentioning his name and cut in the same sentence.

    ;D
    ??? Jimmy T?
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    Re: Projecting the Vikings' 53-Man Roster: Tight Ends

    Keeping 4 TEs, especially when you have a fifth listed as an FB, is a waste of a roster spot.

    I really don't know what is so hard about the TE position. Sauce, Shank, and Mills will all be on the team, and Jones will either be practice squad or cut.
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    Re: Projecting the Vikings' 53-Man Roster: Tight Ends

    Very surprising that he thinks Shank will not be on this team. I think he gets this year to improve his game. If not I would like to see us somehow snag Travis Beckum in the draft.

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    Re: Projecting the Vikings' 53-Man Roster: Tight Ends

    No way does Shank get cut. Talking about reception production as a measure of Shank's worth does not take into account how our TEs were used last year: primarily as blockers.
    I usually like Gonzo's opinions, but if it comes down to Sauce or Shank, Shank makes the team.


    For one, i believe Gonzo underestimates Shanks blocking ability, two he is easily "NoDak" biased towards Sauce , and three, (most importantly) Shank was brought in under this regime. I don't think Shank goes anywhere.

    Assuming Dugan (Sauce Jr.) is on the team as FB, and assuming they carry 2 TEs, I think Shank and Mills make the team.
    If they go with three TEs, Sauce, Shank and Mills make the 53 man roster IMHO.

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    Re: Projecting the Vikings' 53-Man Roster: Tight Ends

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Probably the first one of his I have real heartburn with.......

    Typically (not alof of past history to go on) this staff likes to keep 4 TE's.

    I see the following making the team......

    87 Jones, Braden TE 6'3" 260 4/20/1983 1
    40 Kleinsasser, Jimmy TE 6'3" 272 1/31/1977 10

    45 Mills, Garrett TE 6'1" 235 10/12/1983 3

    81 Shiancoe, Visanthe TE 6'4" 250 6/18/1980 6


    a.
    If the staff is gonna save a roster spot for an extra WR or a OL this is the group that will lose out on a position.
    b.
    Because the organization likes TE/FB's that can act in a H-back role we have alot of versatility here with respect to how many FB's/TE's can be carried.
    c.
    Mills make the roster but I believe he will line up as a H-back because of his size more than he does on the line.
    d.
    Regardless of what the author and most on here think about Shanc he will make the roster.

    If for some reason they do want to use one of these roster spots for a WR or OL, I believe the two possible candidates might be either Brandon or Jimmy T.


    I know alot of you will be upset with that but look at the bigger picture here.
    He has 10 years of wear on his body, we are in a CAP semi-crisis next year when we start to look at signing some key Vets on the team.

    As for Brandon, he might be practice squad fodder again this year (I don't know if that is feasable or not) allowing Jimmy to stay one more year.

    Long story short, the staff typically keeps 4 TE's.
    If they don't sacrifice a roster spot Jimmy T stays another year to help out in blocking schemes.
    If they don't he could be gone as Brandon is amost as big and could fill the bill (with alot less experience).

    Marrdro stands by for all the Jimmy T supporters to slash him to bits for mentioning his name and cut in the same sentence.

    ;D
    i didnt know bernard berrian played TE lol

    ok, Braden Jones cannot make the team over another OL or WR or even LB, id rather see one of our undrafted rookie FAs make the team over him

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