October 10, 2018 02:37PM
Yeah, I pretty much see it that way too. Could they upgrade from Higbee? Sure. But are they desperate to have a TE that could have 80-100 targets? Not at all.

Like others, when McVay was hired I sort of assumed he wanted to use TEs a lot and find his Jordan Reed. And when they drafted Everett that idea was reinforced. But given how smart and adaptive he is I think at this point is is FAR more about wanting to use what are huge strengths at WR and RB rather than trying to cover up for weakness at TE.

Higbee can block well and catch occasional passes. I still think there is more to come with Everett. But the odds those two combine for 8-10 targets per game are just really, really low. They are role players.

And again, I am on board with the idea of upgrading the TE spot in 2019 if it presents itself. Woods, Kupp, Cooks and Gurley are all going to be together through at least 2020 which is great. But offenses have to constantly evolve. Defenses will start catching up eventually. So may as well make one of the next iterations of the McVay offense be one where the TE is more prominent. Or at least have that option.
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  Our TEs

jemach512October 10, 2018 01:32PM

  Re: Our TEs

Speedball89160October 10, 2018 01:41PM

  Your response is the only one...

jemach137October 10, 2018 11:11PM

  Re: Your response is the only one...

Speedball8968October 11, 2018 09:51AM

  Re: Our TEs

RinconRam125October 10, 2018 01:48PM

  That is not...

jemach113October 10, 2018 02:59PM

  and name a team that has 3 WRs on pace for 1400+ yards?

Speed_Kills91October 10, 2018 07:18PM

  Oh...

jemach124October 10, 2018 10:38PM

  Re: Again

Speed_Kills87October 11, 2018 01:25AM

  Re: That is not...

RinconRam74October 11, 2018 07:04AM

  Exactly. McVay again proves how smart he is....

RAMbler64October 11, 2018 07:19AM

  Re: The Rams run 3WRs as a base offense

Speed_Kills121October 10, 2018 02:17PM

  Re: The Rams run 3WRs as a base offense

LMU9395October 10, 2018 02:37PM

  It is a problem...

jemach111October 10, 2018 03:02PM

  Re: we just don't agree

Speed_Kills101October 10, 2018 06:42PM

  Rams WRs v KC Kelcee, Watkins, & Hill

Speed_Kills109October 10, 2018 06:59PM

  Here's the deal...

jemach111October 10, 2018 10:36PM

  Re: No I don’t know that he’s a bust

Speed_Kills78October 11, 2018 01:37AM

  Kupp is 6-2, 208......hardly smallish nm

21Dog84October 10, 2018 08:55PM

  Re: It is a problem...

LMU9381October 11, 2018 02:55AM

  Re: It is a problem...

zn82October 11, 2018 05:17AM

  Re: It is a problem...

Rams4378October 11, 2018 06:21AM

  Re: my only disagreement

Speed_Kills76October 11, 2018 06:49AM

  one thing about Everett's draft position

LMU9388October 11, 2018 03:02AM

  the worst position on the team is OLB

zn82October 11, 2018 05:27AM

  Re: the worst position on the team is OLB

bigjimram2182October 11, 2018 06:18AM

  Re: the worst position on the team is OLB

zn45October 11, 2018 12:05PM

  You know, I can't take this seriously until ...

RFL70October 11, 2018 08:02AM

  Re: Sure it's interesting to discuss but also 34.6...

dzrams115October 10, 2018 02:39PM

  So...once again...

jemach109October 10, 2018 10:37PM

  on their stats

LMU9373October 11, 2018 03:08AM

  Re: So...once again...

dzrams63October 11, 2018 10:17AM

  Re: So...once again...

RamsFanSinceLA78October 11, 2018 11:39AM

  Higbee had a TD v Arizona. Nm

stlramz77October 10, 2018 08:12PM

  ...and Everett got right up to the goal line Sunday. nm

RAMbler83October 11, 2018 07:20AM

  Re: Our TEs

Classicalwit80October 10, 2018 11:16PM

  If the TE's average 24tds a game, I will take it! (nm)

baraw68October 11, 2018 01:32AM

  Correlation and Causation

baraw121October 11, 2018 01:39AM

  My problem with this thread: assessing half of the role

RFL90October 11, 2018 07:22AM

  ....just adding one small thing.

RAMbler81October 11, 2018 07:42AM

  Indeed. That's a really good thing.

RFL72October 11, 2018 07:55AM

  Re: I partially agree...

dzrams82October 11, 2018 10:10AM

  OK.

RFL95October 11, 2018 10:18AM

  You would think that the topic would be natural to us...

JamesJM88October 11, 2018 11:42AM

  6 sacks Jimmy

Hazlet Hacksaw76October 11, 2018 12:02PM

  Thanks... I knew that couldn't be right...

JamesJM83October 11, 2018 12:17PM