Sebastian Vollmer as goal line third tight end?

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    Sebastian Vollmer as goal line third tight end?

    Just wondering.  He'd be a tremendous blocker as a third tight end on the goal line, just like having another tackle on the field.  He can't really run, but he has a 36 inch leap, he's 6 foot 8 and he has long arms on top of all that, so the average 6 foot 2, 240 pound inside linebacker would have to leap 45 inches to match his leap.  If he's 9 yards deep in the endzone, Brady can hit the target.  He can play way above the goal post crossbar.  He comes with some tight end experience.
     
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    Re: Sebastian Vollmer as goal line third tight end?

    He has good speed for a tackle, 5.13.

    I'm sure the flexibility and athleticism to fill that role was part of the reason for drafting him.
     
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    Re: Sebastian Vollmer as goal line third tight end?

    [QUOTE]Just wondering.  He'd be a tremendous blocker as a third tight end on the goal line, just like having another tackle on the field.  He can't really run, but he has a 36 inch leap, he's 6 foot 8 and he has long arms on top of all that, so the average 6 foot 2, 240 pound inside linebacker would have to leap 45 inches to match his leap.  If he's 9 yards deep in the endzone, Brady can hit the target.  He can play way above the goal post crossbar.  He comes with some tight end experience.
    Posted by Paul_K[/QUOTE]

         Forget about the french pastry. For where the Pats drafted him, Vollmer better develop into a decent starting RT...at a minimum.
     
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    Re: Sebastian Vollmer as goal line third tight end?

    The general consensus seems to be that the Pats reached for this kid -- which is fine; I'm not going to start second guessing Belichick -- but Tex is right on the money here. The Pats need Vollmer to learn how to block NFL headhunters (kneehunters?) before we start touting him as Mike Vrabel, Jr.
     
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    Re: Sebastian Vollmer as goal line third tight end?

    [QUOTE]He has good speed for a tackle, 5.13. I'm sure the flexibility and athleticism to fill that role was part of the reason for drafting him.
    Posted by KyleCleric2[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Sebastian Vollmer as goal line third tight end?

    Are you kidding me? The Patriots reached on this guy big time and he had better turn into a Pro Bowl tackle, not a nice project. We had the best goal line tight end in the league, and traded him (he could also play a little LB) and a franchise QB for a college safety who "has trouble in coverage, but is a big hitter." I am more concerned about another revamped secondary and questionable LB play than whether this big guy can play tight end one or two plays a game. And who backs up Brady now?
     
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    Re: Sebastian Vollmer as goal line third tight end?

    [QUOTE]Are you kidding me? The Patriots reached on this guy big time and he had better turn into a Pro Bowl tackle, not a nice project. We had the best goal line tight end in the league, and traded him (he could also play a little LB) and a franchise QB for a college safety who "has trouble in coverage, but is a big hitter." I am more concerned about another revamped secondary and questionable LB play than whether this big guy can play tight end one or two plays a game. And who backs up Brady now?
    Posted by BostonBobBlowhard[/QUOTE] I think a HOF coach has more credibility with his talent evaluation than a new born troll like yourself.
     
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    Re: Sebastian Vollmer as goal line third tight end?

    how did they pats reach for a guy in the draft, isn't every player in the draft a reach at some point? keep getting your news from mel kiper and espn, have a thought on your own?
     
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