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Every year, it seems like one of our career backup/ST guys end up playing in games where they really shouldn’t.

 

2023 was this phenomenon on overdrive in the playoffs, as we had Baylon Spector playing some LB, Siran Neal trying to cover Travis Kelce, Trent Sherfield alligator arms etc etc.

 

So who is going to be the patsy in 2024?  Hard mode: No Mack Hollins.

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8 minutes ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

What is the point of this thread?

 

Injuries are a fact in the NFL and by season end every team ends up with special teamers or "career backups" in starting roles.

Because I hate special teams players and signing B+ STers that are F- WR’s/LB’s/DB’s instead of C STers that are D WR’s/LB’s/DB’s is bad strategy 

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1 hour ago, FireChans said:

Every year, it seems like one of our career backup/ST guys end up playing in games where they really shouldn’t.

 

2023 was this phenomenon on overdrive in the playoffs, as we had Baylon Spector playing some LB, Siran Neal trying to cover Travis Kelce, Trent Sherfield alligator arms etc etc.

 

So who is going to be the patsy in 2024?  Hard mode: No Mack Hollins.

That’s why they are STers, there aren’t many league wide that one would want to see in a starting role, special teams is the red headed step child of all NFL teams, is what it is..,

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31 minutes ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

What is the point of this thread?

 

Injuries are a fact in the NFL and by season end every team ends up with special teamers or "career backups" in starting roles.

It’s just an incognito “Mack Hollins- our WRs suck” thread. Don’t get it twisted 

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47 minutes ago, FireChans said:

Because I hate special teams players and signing B+ STers that are F- WR’s/LB’s/DB’s instead of C STers that are D WR’s/LB’s/DB’s is bad strategy 

 

If you are down to D or F WR's, it's not going to make a difference at all....difference between a 3rd and 4th stringer is neglible.  You don't want to be in position to have any of them on the field.

 

Both strategies aren't good but it's what you have to deal with.

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, FireChans said:

Neal was paid $3M AAV

 

Yes but in the playoffs he barely played defense. He was paid for his gunner skills. He wasn't as good at it last year though, no doubt. If last year proved anything it eas how good Taiwan Jones was.

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26 minutes ago, GunnerBill said:

Spector was fine and Neal hardly played.

 

I'll go further than that. 

Neal played a handful of defensive snaps in 6 regular season games.  All 6 were wins, and none were against KC

Neal played 3 snaps in the div. round playoff game vs. KC

 

If the OP "2023 was this phenomenon on overdrive in the playoffs, as we had Baylon Spector playing some LB, Siran Neal trying to cover Travis Kelce, Trent Sherfield alligator arms etc etc." wants to blame our division loss on those 3 snaps Neal played, he's really got an uphill climb to make that case.

 

Baylon Spector was inactive for the division round game vs. KC.  He played 19 defensive snaps vs. Miami and 17 vs Pitts (both W's).  C'mon OP, you can't really complain about a "phenomenon on overdrive in the playoffs" when 1) he played OK during a W 2) he was inactive during the loss

 

Sherfield had 3 targets and caught 1 pass in the KC games, so I guess he could be made into a scapegoat, but then Stefon Diggs had 8 targets and caught 3 passes for 21 whole yards and 2.63 yds per target, so methinks that's laying the blame in the wrong bed raising a grand fuss about Sherfield.   We do know Sherfield was playing as much as he did because Gabe Davis went out with a knee injury in Week 18, right?

 

5 minutes ago, GunnerBill said:

Yes but in the playoffs he barely played defense. He was paid for his gunner skills. He wasn't as good at it last year though, no doubt. If last year proved anything it eas how good Taiwan Jones was.

 

We can find out how good Siran Neal is or isn't as a gunner, twice this season when we play Miami

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