Re: re: SMITH; does he make the roster, we try and hide him "injured" or is he gone.
posted at 8/26/2011 11:32 AM EDT
In Response to Re: re: SMITH; does he make the roster, we try and hide him "injured" or is he gone.
it would also be interesting for those who feel Smith or Yeatman do make the team, who do you think does not make the team? For instance, if 3 TE's are on the roster, are 4 or 5 RB's on the team? 3 QB's? How many DL are on the team? Is Warren on the team? Is Mike Wright on the team? Etc....
Posted by rkarp
Well I do think it ends up with 4 RBs with Faulk on the PuP
I also see only 5 WR's on the team. How you can justify it is that Hernandez is essentially a large WR so you're really carrying 3.5 TEs and 5.5 WRs. Players like Tate who hasn't shown proficiency like Price, lost Brady's trust at the end of last season, and his KR role has been impacted by the rules changes you have to look at would he as a 6th WR be a bigger contributor then a high potential TE for the run game in 2 and 3 TE sets. Given the more balanced attack approach a run blocking TE is more important then Tate's role at this point. When looking at Slater he's a great STer and could still keep that role but if Ihedigbo can provide the same gunning ability then his value as a STer and depth at S is more important then as a 7th WR.
With Wright I think he's a tragic casualty of his concussion. He hasn't practiced yet so he could end up on the 6 week PuP but Haynesworth, Pyror, Love, Ellis, Warren, and even Carter (he has flexed inside on a couple plays) fills the same role as Wright with less injury risk. He gets squeezed out simply because of the amount of depth for his role and his inability to practice. I think he ends up on the PuP as insurance for injury
if you want a brakedown here's how I see the roster breaking down, as of today:
O - 25
3 - QB's Brady, Mallett, Hoyer
5 - WR's Ocho, Branch, Welker, Price, Edelman
4 - TE's Gronk, Hernandez (TE/WR), Smith, Yeatman
4 - RB's Vereen, Ridley, Woodhead, BJGE
4 - T's Maneri, Solder, Vollmer, Light
2 - C's Koppen, Wendell (C/G)
3 - G's Mankins, Connoly, Ohrn (G/C)
D - 25
5 - CB's Bodden, Ras, McCourty, Butler, Arrington
5 - S's Meri, Chung, Sanders, Brown, Ihedigbo
6 - LB's Spike, Cunningham (LB/DE), Fletcher, Nin, Mayo, Guyton
9 - DL's Anderson (DE/LB), Carter, Haynesworth, Wilfork, Ellis, Pyror, Love, Warren, Moore (DE/LB)
ST - 3
1 - K Gost
1 - LS Katula
1 - P Mesko
6 week PuP - Brace, Wright, Deadrick, Faulk
If you want another LB then you might only carry 4 S's or one less DL.