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Since Austin Hooper obviously isn't ready for the limelight maybe we can bring a veteran TE in that has actually been at the top of the game within his position to learn behind. With, that Martellus Bennett is available and I think he'd be an upgrade over what we have now. We know there's little Toilolo can teach Hooper that he can't already learn from Matthews or Mack. Our lack or willingness to go after known names hurts us almost every year... at this point why not just bring him in to finish the season. How much could it impact seriously?

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2 minutes ago, WisFalcon said:

He had serious drop issues and questions on his motivation/work ethic. GB went out and got that name like you mention we don’t do.. here we are half way through the season and he’s cut.

and doesn't he have a shoulder injury? but yeah, a guy who is coasting after getting a ring, signs with a team who signed him for his name only, gets his pay day and a shoulder injury, then gets cut from the team, is a waaayyyyyyy better option than our only played a year and a half TE. 

now, I'm not putting that in purple, the igits too silly to realize that was sarcasm don't deserve it if they can't figure it out on their own.

Hoopers had his issues. He's dropped some catches he should have made. Isn't necessarily all that great a blocker....

I wonder if the people who are ready to give up on him already are the descendants of the people who were ready to give up on Tony G his second year.

Also, before anyone makes any rididuculous assumptions there, no, I'm NOT saying Austin is the next Tony, because we can't possibly know that yet either way  ;)

 

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6 minutes ago, papachaz said:

and doesn't he have a shoulder injury? but yeah, a guy who is coasting after getting a ring, signs with a team who signed him for his name only, gets his pay day and a shoulder injury, then gets cut from the team, is a waaayyyyyyy better option than our only played a year and a half TE. 

now, I'm not putting that in purple, the igits too silly to realize that was sarcasm don't deserve it if they can't figure it out on their own.

Hoopers had his issues. He's dropped some catches he should have made. Isn't necessarily all that great a blocker....

I wonder if the people who are ready to give up on him already are the descendants of the people who were ready to give up on Tony G his second year.

Also, before anyone makes any rididuculous assumptions there, no, I'm NOT saying Austin is the next Tony, because we can't possibly know that yet either way  ;)

 

Not sure why this OP couldn't go in the other Bennett thread but w/e

I'm not giving up on Hooper.  I would bring in Bennett for no other reason than this offense does so much better with 3 TE sets and I think we are really missing Tamme more than some would lead on.  Bennett does seem to be coasting, and he does seem to be struggling with drops this season, but he is an outstanding inline blocker and has shown he can be an above average TE.  I don't know how bad the injury is, that obviously would change the scope a bit, but as a flier for a team that is struggling to find it's way especially on the offensive side of the ball, he may be worth a look.  Barnidge would have been worth a look.  I just don't get how the position as a whole has gone unaddressed after Tamme's departure.  I hope it is addressed this upcoming offseason.

As I have said, Hooper has potential, but I don't know about #1 TE potential at this point.

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4 minutes ago, papachaz said:

again tho ahell, isn't bennett battling a shoulder injury? why would we want to bring in someone who's injured?

Yeah, I don't know the extent of it.  If he is that damaged, then no don't bring him in.  I don't know the specifics.  My point remains though that we need SOMEONE at the position opposite Hooper.  It still baffles me Barnidge is a FA and not in black and red.  idgi

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2 minutes ago, kelvin31063 said:

Maybe I didn't see the other thread sheesh

Not your fault, it fell off front page.  I wish these boards had some sort of topic filtering though where it would notify you if your thread title matched in anyway other threads before posting.  There is so many duplicate threads.

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