5 NFL WRs

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Hearing PJ said we may have 5 NFL WRs (Drafted, free agent) on the team may have been the most encouraging new thing I heard from him this past week.

Fleck not shy about saying how good he thinks this team is.
 

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Number sounds a bit high but I love the confidence! After CAB and Wright, and maybe MBS, I'm not sure there's another wr at the NFL level that I have seen.
 





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CAB, Dylan Wright, Daniel Jackson, MBS, and Ike White. That's a pretty damn good 5 WRs. That's not even including the true underrated recieveing threat, Clay Geary.
 







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Dylan W is the thoroughbred, but the other 4 all have what it takes. Jackson is actually the no. 2 guy for me from a pure physical abilities standpoint. And CAB certainly has an NFL shot; great possession receiver. BSF has an NFL shot a TE, too. If our newly-fashioned OL can pass block (meaning handle blitzes and stunts w/o confusion), Tanner could have a big year. JMS’s sticking around for his last year, to anchor and coordinate the new OL, makes me think it could happen.
 





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Dylan W is the thoroughbred, but the other 4 all have what it takes. Jackson is actually the no. 2 guy for me from a pure physical abilities standpoint. And CAB certainly has an NFL shot; great possession receiver. BSF has an NFL shot a TE, too. If our newly-fashioned OL can pass block (meaning handle blitzes and stunts w/o confusion), Tanner could have a big year. JMS’s sticking around for his last year, to anchor and coordinate the new OL, makes me think it could happen.
Thanks for explaining what pass blocking is.
 

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Dylan Wright is certainly putting in the work to get more reps. Fleck has said his consistency still needs work but I think this year is his year.
 

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I would love for our guys to get better separation in coverage, would make TM’s job much easier. We certainly have some talent at the WR position, they are really good at making the tough catch, as PJ says, the consistency needs to be there in making the routine plays time and time again. Gonna be a fun year of Gopher football.
 

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I think PJ plays a little fast and loose with these statements. It's kind of like the 5 OL drafted talk last year. I would absolutely be doing the same thing if I was in his shoes, but I wouldn't get too distracted by the details of these statements.

The important point is that CAB and Wright are NFL caliber WRs. Physically, Wright is probably the best WR we've had here. He has moments where he looks that good. I love the fact that he finished the year so well. For some guys who have all the talent but might have a maturity/mental thing holding them back, it really feels like they find their groove after they push through adversity (many of them for the first time ever). We saw this with guys like Michael Carter and Hageman.
 

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Dylan W is the thoroughbred, but the other 4 all have what it takes. Jackson is actually the no. 2 guy for me from a pure physical abilities standpoint. And CAB certainly has an NFL shot; great possession receiver. BSF has an NFL shot a TE, too. If our newly-fashioned OL can pass block (meaning handle blitzes and stunts w/o confusion), Tanner could have a big year. JMS’s sticking around for his last year, to anchor and coordinate the new OL, makes me think it could happen.
The QB also has to do his part to beat blitzes. No OL can hold up for long against multiple blitzes, our QB needs to burn them for sending the extra guy too many times.

With blitzing, there is a risk/reward analysis, and if our QB isn't burning them, it's all reward for opponents.
 

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Thanks for explaining what pass blocking is.
It is the coordination of OL effort that is the aspect of pass blocking I was referring to. Not individual technique, but collective communication—which comes from, among other things, game day experience. South Dakota State exploited our inexperienced OL’s lack of effective communication, even though all the OL, as individuals, knew how to pass block. But, whatever.
 

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It is the coordination of OL effort that is the aspect of pass blocking I was referring to. Not individual technique, but collective communication—which comes from, among other things, game day experience. South Dakota State exploited our inexperienced OL’s lack of effective communication, even though all the OL, as individuals, knew how to pass block. But, whatever.
Ahh yeah. That game from many seasons ago. Very crucial to point out.

Everyone knows what the OL is supposed to do. This is a football board after all. Communication is key in sports? Email the coaches!
 




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Ahh yeah. That game from many seasons ago. Very crucial to point out.

Everyone knows what the OL is supposed to do. This is a football board after all. Communication is key in sports? Email the coaches!
I take your point. Because this is a football board, it is tiresome and inappropriate for me to discuss an aspect of OL play--especially using an historical example of what happened the last time the Gophers entered the season with an inexperienced OL. My apologies.
 

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I take your point. Because this is a football board, it is tiresome and inappropriate for me to discuss an aspect of OL play--especially using an historical example of what happened the last time the Gophers entered the season with an inexperienced OL. My apologies.
No apology needed. What is more tiresome is our superior intellects frequently jumping on micro issue corrections as if Pelosis had lost money.
 




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