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I just realized that Mix also made a guy fumble against the Vikings. If he can do that more often, he may even make Thrash expendable, allowing us to keep Mix and McMullen.

Not this season though. Thrash is the only WR we have with decent WCO experience in the NFL. Moss is the only other WR we have with that WCO experience, but it was only for one season. Honestly, Thrash will probably start the season as the flanker given his experience.

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Honestly, Thrash will probably start the season as the flanker given his experience.

I honestly cannot see Thrash starting at flanker over Moss.

ARE is the slot receiver and most likely Kelly will be the Split End on 3 WR sets.

Even with his experience, I cannot see Thrash having the athletic skill left at 33 years old to beat out Randle-El for slot.

http://www.extremeskins.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238034&page=1&pp=15

Slot: The newer versions of the West Coast offense often use a third receiver placed in the slot instead of a second tight end. Slot receivers are generally smaller, speedier players that have trouble beating press coverage. However, some teams may use bigger players to offset this.

That is ARE to the letter.

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Everything that I have read about Kelly sounds promising. I agree with the assessment that Thomas has more physical ability, but all the accounts that I have read from various magazines and other articles is that Kelly runs great routes and has great hands and also is a hard worker. I will take that any day of the week vs. someone who has talent and thinks that because they were the first pick of that team automatically slots them to start. Look at players like Chad Johnson and Hines Ward. They were both third round picks and look at how well they turned out.

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I honestly cannot see Thrash starting at flanker over Moss.

ARE is the slot receiver and most likely Kelly will be the Split End on 3 WR sets.

Even with his experience, I cannot see Thrash having the athletic skill left at 33 years old to beat out Randle-El for slot.

http://www.extremeskins.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238034&page=1&pp=15

That is ARE to the letter.

The terminologies I saw, and just double-checked, have the SE on the left side of the field, in a WCO it's the speedy guy, which is Moss. The flanker is on the right, which is the possesion WR, ala Thrash or Kelly. ARE is the slot.

I imagine Thomas will back-up Moss, and Mix will back-up ARE, given the WCO creates mismtaches with either a speedster or possesion WR in the slot.

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The terminologies I saw, and just double-checked, have the SE on the left side of the field, in a WCO it's the speedy guy, which is Moss. The flanker is on the right, which is the possesion WR, ala Thrash or Kelly. ARE is the slot.

I imagine Thomas will back-up Moss, and Mix will back-up ARE, given the WCO creates mismtaches with either a speedster or possesion WR in the slot.

Split End, by definition is hardly ever a "speedy guy". A Split End is the possession receiver in the offense with slot and flanker being smaller, faster receivers.

Whoever thinks that a SE is generally a speed receiver doesn't know jack about the WCO or at least how it's generally run.

Flanker is the only position other than SE where a larger receiver can be used, but again I don't see Zorn not going with ARE and Moss on the field at the same time over Thrash and one of the others.

Look at it this way:

Flanker: Moss (Starter), Thrash, Thomas

Slot: ARE (Starter), Thrash, Thomas

Split End: Kelly (starter), McMullen, Thrash, Mix (if he makes the cut)

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Split End, by definition is hardly ever a "speedy guy". A Split End is the possession receiver in the offense with slot and flanker being smaller, faster receivers.

Whoever thinks that a SE is generally a speed receiver doesn't know jack about the WCO or at least how it's generally run.

Flanker is the only position other than SE where a larger receiver can be used, but again I don't see Zorn not going with ARE and Moss on the field at the same time over Thrash and one of the others.

Look at it this way:

Flanker: Moss (Starter), Thrash, Thomas

Slot: ARE (Starter), Thrash, Thomas

Split End: Kelly (starter), McMullen, Thrash, Mix (if he makes the cut)

http://www.kffl.com/article/1790/204

Yeah, I double checked with some other articles, and I did have flanker and SE switched. Moss would be on the left side of the field, at flanker, and ARE in the slot. I still think Thrash starts out as the starting SE, with Kelly being the back-up and replacing him as starter a few games into the season. Thomas I think backs-up Moss, and Mix backs up ARE.

McMullen has promise, but generally the safe bet is to go with guys already on the roster, not the PS.

I say look at it this way:

Flanker: Moss, Thomas

Slot: ARE, Mix

SE: Thrash, Kelly

Of course the difference between your's and mine is just opinion.

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:dallasuck Before we put Moss on the shelf lets look at the O. When was the last season we really used the passing game. Moss has down field speed. Regardless its useless if you don't get any help. Look at Steve Smith in Carolina. Yeah he has good seasons and puts up some decent numbers but minus Delhomme this season he was nothing. One you gotta have somebody to throw you the ball. Then you gotta have an offense thats going to at least try to get the ball to you. I noticed that under Joe(HTTR) we really only tried to go down field when we were down late in the game. Look at when Collins started starting. The staff had more confidence in him and we actually tired to get down field. I think we have a good passing game. Between Moss, Cooley, and ARE preferrably in the slot you have to like the passing game. As far as these two new big targets go. I could care less which one had the breakout season first. I just want one of them to provide a reasonable threat that the defense has to respect. That opens things up for Moss, Cooley, and Poris. Given one big reciever threat the redzone would be huge. Whats up w/ Davis? Does he have his head on straight yet?

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