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6 hours ago, bmur66 said:

The angry run was good stuff. Needs to work on catching the ball first. Makes hard catches but drops the easy ones

 

this.  he made a bunch of crazy catches (caught one with his bicep).  He also runs angry when he has the ball and hunts for extra yards.  He was a rookie, and his numbers (esp. if he had less drops) were on-line with some TE 1's rookie numbers.  

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30 minutes ago, buffalojedwardo said:

I can’t believe how harsh some of you guys are on a rookie. He’s a star in the making if you ask me! 

Knox did a lot of good things you’d want to see out of a top tight end. But as far as “love” goes, he’ll get the love when he cuts his drop rate in half. Not gonna rep for this guy like he’s the second coming of tony gonzales yet.

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19 hours ago, DrDare said:

No one wants to hear it but it's a technique problem

 

The way the high schools teach you to catch is wrong

 

He need to become more natural

 

Well, he didn't get much H.S. training on catching... Knox was a QB coming out of high school. See bullet point #1:

 

https://www.buffalobills.com/news/5-things-to-know-about-tight-end-dawson-knox

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12 hours ago, Jerome007 said:

Yes, I know he has a REALLY high % of drops. But damn, I just looked at this highlight clip. Some of the catches he did make are awesome. Like Josh, he came out of college a lot more raw than most other draftees. Anyway, he is on the roster, a Bills, will play for the team next year, so... GO KNOX

 

 

 

The thing is, he only needs to make 3 more catches last year to increase his catch % to match John Brown... Now he has a lot further to go to match someone like George Kittle, but I expect growth this year from Knox in the catch %. Especially on the easy ones that hit him in the hands. 

 

 

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23 hours ago, ChevyVanMiller said:

Love for Knox? You got it.

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I wish Buffalo would go back to that shade of blue.

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Honestly, I don’t think Knox earned the right to be the starting TE this season, and I wish there was a better option. He has potential, but I’m not comfortable with him as the starter before he learns a little more. This quarantine madness has allowed me the opportunity to rewatch the 2019 season. Knox was very detrimental to this offense. Championship teams don’t have players who make the same blunders every game. Knox dropped critical passes on a regular basis, and we would have been a much better offense without that liability. I recognize the fact that he made a few big plays, but I’m not convinced they come close to making up for all the drops. 

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12 minutes ago, SirAndrew said:

Honestly, I don’t think Knox earned the right to be the starting TE this season, and I wish there was a better option. He has potential, but I’m not comfortable with him as the starter before he learns a little more. This quarantine madness has allowed me the opportunity to rewatch the 2019 season. Knox was very detrimental to this offense. Championship teams don’t have players who make the same blunders every game. Knox dropped critical passes on a regular basis, and we would have been a much better offense without that liability. I recognize the fact that he made a few big plays, but I’m not convinced they come close to making up for all the drops. 

They struck out on a guy from Carolina so they roll with what they have. I agree with you. I don’t like their TE group. Although Knox does have potential, his drops and mental mistakes were head scratching.

 

That play against Houston was ridiculous. What the ***** was he thinking?

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6 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

They struck out on a guy from Carolina so they roll with what they have. I agree with you. I don’t like their TE group. Although Knox does have potential, his drops and mental mistakes were head scratching.

Yep, he has the potential to be a beast, but much work needs to be done to get there. It seems that Daboll wants the TE to be a big part of his offense, but you need a competent one to run such an offense. I hope that he improves this season, because another year like last will hold this team back. 

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On 3/25/2020 at 9:52 AM, TigerJ said:

I'm eager to see what kind of improvement Knox makes this season.  He has made it his personal goal not to drop any passes this season.  I'll believe that when I see it, but I do think one can improve in that area with work.

The fact that he is self aware show plenty for me to cheer him on.

 admittedly i have bias here. i like him and Sweeney both looking forward for the Bills

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On 3/25/2020 at 10:57 AM, Rubes said:

I'm not worried about Knox. He made some filthy catches last year, he has the hands. I think it's more of a concentration issue. He'll work it out. If he does, he could be special.

Yes, 90% of draftniks here last year said he was a beast 🏈. He is an example of the rookie doldrums and validates why we did better than drafting a WR at 22.  I don’t understand the knocks on Knox.  Go Bills! 

 

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He had quite a few concentration drops.  Overall, he wasnt really a focal point of the offense.  Where I'm optimistic, his biggest plays came in the big spots.  He becomes more consistent, he has a chance of being a real difference maker.

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On 3/26/2020 at 2:57 AM, buffalojedwardo said:

I can’t believe how harsh some of you guys are on a rookie. He’s a star in the making if you ask me! 


He reminds me of a young Jeremy Shockey. I think he is going to be a star as well. He’s young and raw. 

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39 minutes ago, MrEpsYtown said:


He reminds me of a young Jeremy Shockey. I think he is going to be a star as well. He’s young and raw. 


Shockey didn’t drop balls that hit him right in the hands. I like Knox but he really missed some easy ones consistently last year. 

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On 3/25/2020 at 7:06 AM, BisonMan said:

I think the primary reason Knox didn't get any targets in college was due to the WR corp at Ole Miss. He was playing with DK Metcalf and AJ Brown and Ole Miss ran a vertical passing game focused on those guys. Knox we just a decoy. Both WRs appear to be studs in the NFL already.

Also, Knox played QB in high school, so Ole Miss likely had low expectations for his receiving abilities.

 

I am excited for what this kid can be. Drops can be overcome with training - lots of repetitions.

 

We saw his Rambo persona on a few catches. Against Cinci (I think), he trucked 2 DBs. Didn't Knox win the GMFB Angry Runs award this year for that run?

 

Besides, we apparently snatched him just before Belichek wanted him.

 

I thought I heard Knox would be training with Josh in the off-season (before virus changed things).

 

EDIT: Knox played WR and QB in HS. He joined Ole Miss as a walk-on full back in 2015.

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I love the Juggerknox, as long as he learns to catch, then run.

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On 3/25/2020 at 9:48 AM, hondo in seattle said:

 

 

I get what you're saying about Know not having a lot of opportunities at Ole Miss but then again maybe they didn't throw to him much because they knew he had hands of stone.   

 

The problem might simply be that he lacks hand-eye coordination and that's virtually impossible to teach.  I'm not going to rush to judgment on a rookie but the drops are concerning.  He's not getting any love from me - beyond the love I give all players in a Bills uni - until he proves he can be a reliable target for Josh.  

If he had hand-eye coordination problems he wouldn’t be able make the spectacular catches that he makes. His problem is he tries to run too much before securing the catch. That’s coachable

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