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Time for Tyler Kroft to step up EDIT: He Did!!!

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Kroft restructured his contract earlier this year and is essentially on the last year of a two year $10.5 million contract that is fully guaranteed.  Since he arrived in Buffalo at the beginning of the 2019 season he has had 6 catches for 71 yards and 1 TD.  You can do the math about how much money that is per catch.  He has battled injuries and has had limited availability.  Beane brought him in because he flashed some pass catching skill in Cincinnati in the 2017 season before being injured there.

 

Kroft is healthy right now, and with Knox and Sweeney out, he is the Bills' primary pass catching TE.  This game on Sunday has all the looks of a shootout, especially if we don't get both Edmunds and Milano back on the field.   The Rams' defense is going to be focused on Diggs, Smoke, and Beasley and Kroft could end up being Daboll's sneaky X factor in the game plan.  One thing is certain though, with Knox out, now is time for Tyler Kroft to finally step up and justify that contract.  

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It would be fantastic if he does but I’m not really sold on him: he just hasn’t shown it, unfortunately. 
 

With that being said, I’m a glass half full guy so will enter tomorrow believing it’s his day. 

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He sucks.  The end.  
 

but you are right.  I was never a fan of the signing but it would be a great time to earn his money.  Also, I’m not sure if he will ever be fully healthy.  Foot injuries are a killer for skill players.  Luckily, we have 3 very good receivers but man a good TE could eat on this offense.

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1 minute ago, Inigo Montoya said:

Kroft restructured his contract earlier this year and is essentially on the last year of a two year $10.5 million contract that is fully guaranteed.  Since he arrived in Buffalo at the beginning of the 2019 season he has had 6 catches for 71 yards and 1 TD.  You can do the math about how much money that is per catch.  He has battled injuries and has had limited availability.  Beane brought him in because he flashed some pass catching skill in Cincinnati in the 2017 season before being injured there.

 

Kroft is healthy right now, and with Knox and Sweeney out, he is the Bills' primary pass catching TE.  This game on Sunday has all the looks of a shootout, especially if we don't get both Edmunds and Milano back on the field.   The Rams' defense is going to be focused on Diggs, Smoke, and Beasley and Kroft could end up being Daboll's sneaky X factor in the game plan.  One thing is certain though, with Knox out, now is time for Tyler Kroft to finally step up and justify that contract.  

To be a "primary pass catching" TE, he has to be on the field and actually catch passes

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Just now, TroutDog said:

It would be fantastic if he does but I’m not really sold on him: he just hasn’t shown it, unfortunately. 
 

With that being said, I’m a glass half full guy so will enter tomorrow believing it’s his day. 

Half full means it’s time to get another drink. 😉

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Hopefully he can stay healthy through warmups

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We will finally get a chance to see what he can do.  If the Include him in the game plan and give him opportunities fair judgement can be made.  Till now he has not had a chance to prove that he is good or bad.  

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4 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

Hopefully he can stay healthy through warmups

Also, when Kroft has 2 tds on Sunday, our reverse jinx will have totally worked. 

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Honestly his health has been his hold up, when healthy he is a starting caliber TE. This is the time for the signing to payoff, we need a good game out of Kroft. 

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3 minutes ago, atlbillsfan1975 said:

Honestly his health has been his hold up, when healthy he is a starting caliber TE. This is the time for the signing to payoff, we need a good game out of Kroft. 

Is he?  https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/K/KrofTy00.htm
 

my man has 700 yards in his 6 years in the nfl. 

 


 

 

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Didn't like the signing for the money at the time. But he should be able to fill in for Knox. I expect to see Lee Smoth active this week and playing the #2 TE role more than Gilliam for his run blocking.  Oddly Kroft might lose out snaps to Gilliam if he has shown pass catching ability in practice. 

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Agree with all, for all you Fantasy Football freaks he is a real good sneaky play this weak if hurting at that position.

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To my untrained eye, he looks out of shape. Or as CBiscuit said, maybe hasnt fully recovered from the foot. I think they typically go with Knox because hes the better all around athlete, but I feel like Kroft still has good hands a decent route running ability. If he can make his presence felt early, that would really open things up for the playmakers. 

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I think Kroft, now that he is healthy, will be a pleasant surprise to a lot of Bills fans on Sunday.  I’m not suggesting he should supplant Knox but he is a very capable TE in this league.

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6 minutes ago, Real McNasty said:

Agree with all, for all you Fantasy Football freaks he is a real good sneaky play this weak if hurting at that position.

Drew Sample on Cincy is my super deep sleeper. He is now their starter and Burrow went to him a lot in the 2nd half

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2021 is setting up to potentially be a good draft for TE with a couple worthy of going in the 1st round/early 2nd
 

i would love to see Kolar or Freirermuth in a Bills uniform

 

Allen is showing he is the franchise. Its time to keep adding tools to his toolbox - continue adding talent to the OL to protect him and pass catching weapons. Those two positions should be our focus rounds 1/2, then we can get a LB or CB rounds 3/4

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Just now, bobobonators said:

2021 is setting up to potentially be a goid draft for TE with a couple worthy of going in the 1st round/early 2nd
 

i would love to see Kolar or Freirermuth in a Bills uniform

 

Allen is showing he is the franchise. Its time to keep adding tools to his toolbox - continue adding talent to the OL to protect him and pass catching weapons. Those two positions should be our focus rounds 1/2, then we can get a LB or CB rounds 3/4

I’ve wanted a monster TE forever.  Such a weapon for any qb, especially a young one.  I don’t trust Knox ever getting there but if he does, 2 TEs sets can do so much damage.

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I’m expecting little to no impact from Kroft on Sunday. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Gilliam finished the game with more yards and catches.

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