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    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    Disagree. Preseason is teaching season; coordinators don't have much to coordinate at this time of year. Castillo is by all accounts a superb teacher & evaluator of talent for the OL & he should be doing exactly that through August.

    Now, once the season starts, I'm with you--Juan should be glued to Caldwell's hip & picking up on everything he does, prepping for eventual elevation to OC if/when Jim gets another HC gig.
    i can agree with that. Come september their futures better be pretty clear.
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    Devin Hester is a prime example of a guy who's efficiency as both a returner and a receiver was hampered by splitting his focus. I personally hope one of the young guns steps up as a receiver to move Jones down to the third spot where he'll be under less pressure to perform on the offense so he can continue to excel on STs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    Devin Hester is a prime example of a guy who's efficiency as both a returner and a receiver was hampered by splitting his focus. I personally hope one of the young guns steps up as a receiver to move Jones down to the third spot where he'll be under less pressure to perform on the offense so he can continue to excel on STs.
    That's where I was coming from. If Jacoby plays a lot of snaps there's a good chance they relieve him of KR duties to save his energy and prevent injury. They can use him for both, but most return guys aren't full time starters.

    I agree, I hope one of the young receivers step up and become the #2; use Jacoby as the #3 so he can still be utilized as a KR.




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    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/b...#ixzz2WT4sng6r

    The Royal Rumble at the wide receiver position figures to be the most interesting battle of training camp, and Doss, a third-year wide receiver, left a nice impression heading into the summer. Doss has looked quicker than when we last saw him, and he appears to be playing with more confidence. It felt as if he had the ball in his hands more often than any other wide receiver during minicamp, Torrey Smith included. If he continues to make plays during training camp, he could push for the vacant starting spot.
    Hadn't heard much about Tandon so that's good to read.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Justlovemybirds View Post
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    Hadn't heard much about Tandon so that's good to read.
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    That's good, he just needs to keep it up in camp. The knock on Doss previously was that he's great until the threat of contact is introduced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justlovemybirds View Post
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/b...#ixzz2WT4sng6r



    Hadn't heard much about Tandon so that's good to read.
    Everything Ive been reading says Doss continues to run with the first team and the ball rarely, if ever, hits the ground. Since Thompson is a home run threat, it seems Doss has been getting lost by simply not having splashy plays, outside a few one handed grabs that writers warranted publication. I have a feeling hes going to separate himself in TC. Maybe Thompson continues to as well. we need 1 to step up, having two step up is a problem i dont mind having.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    Everything Ive been reading says Doss continues to run with the first team and the ball rarely, if ever, hits the ground. Since Thompson is a home run threat, it seems Doss has been getting lost by simply not having splashy plays, outside a few one handed grabs that writers warranted publication. I have a feeling hes going to separate himself in TC. Maybe Thompson continues to as well. we need 1 to step up, having two step up is a problem i dont mind having.
    Best case would be if Doss and Thompson beat out Jacoby. Have Doss in the slot and Thompson as the number 2 guy, that would be perfect IMO. You could let Jacoby do what he does best, while still coming on for certain offensive plays too.




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Best case would be if Doss and Thompson beat out Jacoby. Have Doss in the slot and Thompson as the number 2 guy, that would be perfect IMO. You could let Jacoby do what he does best, while still coming on for certain offensive plays too.
    This would be ideal. No matter who is "technically" #2 and #3, Doss would be best in the slot where he can avoid the press and move the chains, Thompson is much more of a field-stretcher out wide. Jacoby can stick to kicks and punts, and come on for a package of plays a game for streak routes and such.

    I like to hear Doss is doing well, but he needs to impress in padded practices before I buy his stock.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    Devin Hester is a prime example of a guy who's efficiency as both a returner and a receiver was hampered by splitting his focus. I personally hope one of the young guns steps up as a receiver to move Jones down to the third spot where he'll be under less pressure to perform on the offense so he can continue to excel on STs.
    Jacoby Jones initially did very well as a returner for Houston. However, once they tried to make him a starting WR AND returner, he struggled.

    Here, again, he was asked to be a third WR and returner.

    He'll get the chance to show that it will be different this time if he is named a starter.
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    http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/...8-446197d823d6

    You could see why the Ravens felt comfortable going with rookie Kyle Juszczyk over veteran Vonta Leach as a receiving threat. Juszczyk lined up in a variety of spots and exhibited nice hands. It appears he could be a plug-and-play target. But you can’t tell in a minicamp whether he’s going to be effective enough as a blocker. A judgment on that will have to wait until training camp, when the pads go on. Juszczyk can’t match Leach there, but he needs to be solid or the Ravens might have to sign a veteran blocker.
    Joe Flacco looked like the accomplished veteran he has become, very much in command. And there’s no doubt his favorite target is tight end Dennis Pitta. Pitching the ball to Pitta almost seems to be Flacco’s default mode now. The two are best friends off the field and have a keen rapport on it. You can’t manufacture that, but it would be nice to see Flacco develop the same caliber of rapport with another downfield target.
    Juan Castillo is having a big impact in his role as run game coordinator. He’s a major figure in the offensive line drills and can be seen (and heard) counseling the linemen throughout practice.


    There’s a lot of talk about the qualities that the various candidates to replace Anquan Boldin bring to the table. None are more explosive after the catch than David Reed. He hasn’t been mentioned as much as Doss, Jones and Deonte Thompson, but he’s one of the team’s best athletes and could be a playmaker.




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    You know, two off-seasons ago, David Reed was looking like he could emerge as a hell of a slot receiver.

    Injuries can derail a career big time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    You know, two off-seasons ago, David Reed was looking like he could emerge as a hell of a slot receiver.

    Injuries can derail a career big time.
    I remember how pumped people were with him. I would love to see him emerge as a slot. I don't think we're going to get one solid guy to play the slot so we're going to need an assortment of guys to make big plays
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    Quote Originally Posted by runrayrun27 View Post
    I remember how pumped people were with him. I would love to see him emerge as a slot. I don't think we're going to get one solid guy to play the slot so we're going to need an assortment of guys to make big plays
    I don't give Reed much thought because he disappears when the season starts. He has flashed some explosiveness, but injuries have limited his play. This has to be a make it or break it year for him.

    We're going to find out about Doss. You can train and train to do something, but everyone is not going to react the same way under pressure. I used to train emergency procedures. Some folks forget everything they know when fear attacked them. It's a mental thing. Playing in the slot puts you into traffic so you need to be physical. Hopefully he's ready to go.




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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    You know, two off-seasons ago, David Reed was looking like he could emerge as a hell of a slot receiver.

    Injuries can derail a career big time.
    Some of us still think that. Good hands, quick, shifty, and despite injuries i dont think he has a reputation for being soft when it comes to playing the middle. If it werent for injury we could already have our 3rd/STR and never even picked up jacoby to begin with.

    I like how our WRs compliment each other, as well as having youth/depth within those. Torrey, Doss, Jacoby, Thompson, Reed, Streeter. doubt we go 7 so i have Williams out and Mellette on PS. Im completely confident in that group and i think all of them will see the field in various packages.
    -JAB




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