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Who is the healthy scratch for Sunday?

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3 minutes ago, Virgil said:

I think Foster gets the start over Williams as he's better on special teams and can run block better.  I could see a very similar gameplan this week to last, running the ball and controlling the clock

I don't know bro. Daboll calling them,anything is possible.

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1 hour ago, John from Riverside said:

I am really hopeing they DONT sit Duke

I don't think they are. I'm guessing they like him better as a blocker over Foster and also listed him above foster in the depth chart this week.

 

I think it was him still nursing his shoulder why he was out last week.

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I’d actually like to see McKenzie be inactive.  Let Foster try the sweep plays.  He has enough speed to be respected 

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21 minutes ago, Virgil said:

I’d actually like to see McKenzie be inactive.  Let Foster try the sweep plays.  He has enough speed to be respected 

Seriously?!? Foster never makes plays. I don’t think we will see another game without McKenzie. We may see Duke and Foster flip flop but McKenzie played 68% of the snaps last week. He’s a critical piece of the offense at this point.

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38 minutes ago, Virgil said:

I’d actually like to see McKenzie be inactive.  Let Foster try the sweep plays.  He has enough speed to be respected 

Even though McKenzie has shown he is good at it?

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2 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:

Even though McKenzie has shown he is good at it?


My concern with McKenzie is that he’s too small to block or contribute well on special teams.  We rarely throw to him and he’s more of a decoy.  
 

Since Foster can contribute on special teams as well as run block, I’d like to see him try those plays one week.  
 

I like Duke as the #3 out there.  
 

Honestly, we aren’t hitting on the deep balls and Brown is out there. 

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42 minutes ago, Virgil said:

I’d actually like to see McKenzie be inactive.  Let Foster try the sweep plays.  He has enough speed to be respected 


I’d pile on here but that seems excessive. I’ll just say “umm, no.”

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12 minutes ago, Virgil said:


My concern with McKenzie is that he’s too small to block or contribute well on special teams.  We rarely throw to him and he’s more of a decoy.  
 

Since Foster can contribute on special teams as well as run block, I’d like to see him try those plays one week.  
 

I like Duke as the #3 out there.  
 

Honestly, we aren’t hitting on the deep balls and Brown is out there. 

The problem is Robert Foster hasnt shown he can do ***** this year (well I take that back...he has shown to be a good gunner for ST)

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11 hours ago, Ethan in Portland said:

 Could Murphy go from making zero impact on the field to zero impact on the inactive list?

 

No for he made an impact on the field.

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29 minutes ago, Virgil said:


My concern with McKenzie is that he’s too small to block or contribute well on special teams.  We rarely throw to him and he’s more of a decoy.  
 

Since Foster can contribute on special teams as well as run block, I’d like to see him try those plays one week.  
 

I like Duke as the #3 out there.  
 

Honestly, we aren’t hitting on the deep balls and Brown is out there. 

He had 3 targets and 3 catches last week. He has 10 catches on 11 targets this year. If anything they should be using him more. His motion and quickness opens up the running game. He’s quick. McKenzie is the only guy on the team that stretches the defense horizontally. That opens lanes for Singletary to run inside. That’s not done with pure speed. It’s done with speed AND elusiveness. That’s why teams employ “jitterbug” slot guys. It’s the quick feet.

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33 minutes ago, Virgil said:


My concern with McKenzie is that he’s too small to block or contribute well on special teams.  We rarely throw to him and he’s more of a decoy.  
 

Since Foster can contribute on special teams as well as run block, I’d like to see him try those plays one week.  
 

I like Duke as the #3 out there.  
 

Honestly, we aren’t hitting on the deep balls and Brown is out there. 


Don’t underestimate the value of being a decoy: the opposing D HAS to keep someone home to protect against him. 

9 hours ago, Kirby Jackson said:

Smith is the guy I’d have out as well. I just don’t think that they will.


I believe they value his veteran leadership. 
 

As for his holding penalties, at least two that I recall were completely phantom. With that being said, he’s still a penalty problem/magnet. 

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2 hours ago, Virgil said:


My concern with McKenzie is that he’s too small to block or contribute well on special teams.  We rarely throw to him and he’s more of a decoy.  
 

Since Foster can contribute on special teams as well as run block, I’d like to see him try those plays one week.  
 

I like Duke as the #3 out there.  
 

Honestly, we aren’t hitting on the deep balls and Brown is out there. 


foster’s done ZERO this year. I’ll take McKenzie’s occasional contributions over Foster’s lack of any all day every day. 

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To me it's stupid they don't use Duke in the red zone. He's their biggest WR target, take advantage of it. Keep him active in games 

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13 hours ago, Ethan in Portland said:

With a capable rushing attack and the rush defense woes, I can’t see Corey Liuget not dressing this week. And while it would blow this board up, I can’t see Oliver not dressing either. My guess is they will dress all five DTs. 
Could Lawson go further into this regime’s dog house and not dress? Could Murphy go from making zero impact on the field to zero impact on the inactive list?

Furthermore, with the inclement weather prediction will they dress three or four tight ends?
I have a feeling, they will only dress four WRs - Brown, Beasley, Duke, and Roberts. Also with a healthy Nsekhe and Ford, they might opt to sit a linemen to get Yeldon or Sweeney active. 

 

Lawson isn't in the doghouse at all...the dude has played well

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Wind is supposed to be in play Sunday if Foster is on the active roster over Williams or McKenzie I will be scratching my head.  McKenzie puts the better pressure on the D and Williams adds the value at blocking.  

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22 hours ago, Ethan in Portland said:

With a capable rushing attack and the rush defense woes, I can’t see Corey Liuget not dressing this week. And while it would blow this board up, I can’t see Oliver not dressing either. My guess is they will dress all five DTs. 
Could Lawson go further into this regime’s dog house and not dress? Could Murphy go from making zero impact on the field to zero impact on the inactive list?

Furthermore, with the inclement weather prediction will they dress three or four tight ends?
I have a feeling, they will only dress four WRs - Brown, Beasley, Duke, and Roberts. Also with a healthy Nsekhe and Ford, they might opt to sit a linemen to get Yeldon or Sweeney active. 

I am 100% on dressing McKenzie. Jet sweep package is important in calming the heavy pass pressure and pursuit the Browns have. Doubt Sweeney dresses again this year without injury. 

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12 hours ago, Steptide said:

To me it's stupid they don't use Duke in the red zone. He's their biggest WR target, take advantage of it. Keep him active in games 

Has Duke been open? When he’s out there?

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23 hours ago, GunnerBill said:

 

I am not generally as down on Smith as I know you have been but actually the tape the last two weeks shows me Kroft blocking pretty well and Dawson (while he has some room to go as a pass blocker) has been a beast in run blocking and has outperformed Smith there. I just don't know at this stage if his blocking is so much ahead of theirs that he is worth a specialist spot.

Especially with the penalties 

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22 minutes ago, JoPar_v2 said:

Has Duke been open? When he’s out there?

Dont know honestly. They tend to run alot once they get close to the goaline. He's really only played one game healthy, and the other he was coming off injury 

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7 minutes ago, Steptide said:

Dont know honestly. They tend to run alot once they get close to the goaline. He's really only played one game healthy, and the other he was coming off injury 

Well i can tell you: no, he ain’t open and that’s his problem. We have no NFL caliber WRs beyond brown and beasley. 

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2 hours ago, JoPar_v2 said:

Well i can tell you: no, he ain’t open and that’s his problem. We have no NFL caliber WRs beyond brown and beasley. 

He was open on the TD catch he made. Seems like he is a good guy to have when we're in the red zone.

2 hours ago, JR in Pittsburgh said:

They have to activate Foster. 
 

if they don’t, who will be on the weekly play where Josh overthrows the bomb by 10 yards? 

Meh, the ball will just hit him in the back of his helmet.

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