View Full Version : Putz - 2nd String?
08-12-2005, 01:59 PM
Jeb Putzier, TE DEN
News: DenverBroncos.com updated the Broncos' depth chart, putting former starting TE Jeb Putzier as the No. 2 tight end on the team.
Analysis: Putzier has no value in drafts if he remains the No. 2 TE. If he moves back up to No. 1, which is likely, then he deserves some late-round consideration.
08-12-2005, 02:11 PM
What we've been hearing is that Alexander has proved to be a lot better blocker than Putz. He might not be quite as good a receiver, but he's close enough to make the blocking differential the decisive point.
At the same time, the Broncos have been working lots and lots with two TE sets.
They would be throwing frequently out of those sets, and Putz would still figure to be an attractive target. Regardless of who wins the starting tag, the other should see a lot of action.
08-12-2005, 02:15 PM
well if these dumbasses ever watched the donks they'd realize there could be 4-5 te's on the field at the same time.
Alexander, Hape, Putz, Carswell and Jackson.
08-12-2005, 02:32 PM
There is nothing to this IMO. We run lots of 2 TE sets so Putz is more like 1/1/2 lol.
Alexander is a better blocker also so i would rather have the vet out there paving the way and let putz prove himself in pre season.
08-12-2005, 02:46 PM
I like the idea of running two TE's against a 3/4 that can still catch the ball. If an OLB comes, someone is there, if not, they release and run their pattern. Jackson and Putz are both former WR's, and Alexander is a fine if quite mature TE that has battled alot of injuries. I also think Carswell can replace Hape in that goal line offense where we mass an small out that made Hape a one hit wonder 4 times last year. Carswell has hands. I think they have to consider him a redzone threat, especially if he simply reports in tackle eligible. At least they have to watch it. It's a good combination. He can pound or go into space at the goal line. I say keep Jackson, Putz, Alexander and Carswell, Leach if Meyers isn't polished enough yet to snap. You would think that Hamilton could of practiced snapping on kicks. I guess Nalen is too old a dog to teach new tricks, so that's probably nothing to look at for the future.
Jason in LA
08-12-2005, 03:04 PM
Whether Putz starts or not, he'll still be on the field a lot, and he'll lead the TEs in catches and yards. Like it's been said, the Broncos run a lot of two TE sets. They always have. Carswell got a ton of playing time with Sharpe on the roster. The two years Sharpe was gone the Brocnos went with three TEs (Carswell, Chamberlain, and Clarke).
orange 4 life
08-13-2005, 02:58 PM
its the same thing as vanpelt being placed as #2 qb.
shanny has always toyed with the depth chart in preseason.
it means nothing.
vanpelt needs extra reps and kanell doesnt, so FOR NOW van pelt is #2.
we know what putz can do in the offense, and putz has a firm grasp on the system.
alexander needs more reps and needs to be more comfortable in the offense and with the 1st team (lots of 2 tight sets), so he gets promoted FOR NOW to the #1 tight end spot.
dont pay much mind to a shanahan depth chart until the regular season starts.
remember who was the #1 tight end last year for most all of camp?
a guy who didnt even make the team.
the current depth chart in certain positions just reflects the need (or lack of need) for reps for certain players.