Illini Football 2019

#76
Lubbock, TX
I think everyone needs to disassociate TE with Luke Ford...he wont have his hand in the ground he will be split out wide or in the slot.
Wait, as in he will not play TE? Or rarely play TE? Not sure I see that as wise. I LOVE the idea of him doing some mix of 75% traditional TE set, 25% split out wide.
 
#77
Wait, as in he will not play TE? Or rarely play TE? Not sure I see that as wise. I LOVE the idea of him doing some mix of 75% traditional TE set, 25% split out wide.
I would think he would be in motion a lot and be in the slot. But the guy is a real good blocker as well, I see them utilizing that.
 
#78
Wait, as in he will not play TE? Or rarely play TE? Not sure I see that as wise. I LOVE the idea of him doing some mix of 75% traditional TE set, 25% split out wide.
How you going to have a traditional tight end set when the offense doesn’t use tight ends? Might see a tiny bit of TE sets. Dude is a really good pass catcher...Rod will figure out ways to get him the back just doubt it’s out of traditions TE looks.
 
#79
Lubbock, TX
How you going to have a traditional tight end set when the offense doesn’t use tight ends? Might see a tiny bit of TE sets. Dude is a really good pass catcher...Rod will figure out ways to get him the back just doubt it’s out of traditions TE looks.
Agree that they don't use a traditional TE set often, more speaking to the H back set up they are traditionally using for their TEs.
 
#80
Ford wasnt going to start for UGA. Dont make stuff up. He was 4th string last year and 2 guys ahead of him return. He also wasnt a 5* on any recruiting service. 4* everywhere.

Yes, he's talented, and I'm guessing he'll be pretty good here. But Dorsey had a great freshman year (with atrocious QB play) and will be in the NFL if he gets his head on straight.

So If Ford outproduces Dorsey, that'd be awesome
Yeah, I got your PM, thanks for the correction! You note that Ford was rated #51 overall, which is a 4*.....#50 would be a 5*, so yeah, thanks again for the correction!!!!
 
#86
Rod Smith did not have a complete TE last season and the only one he really threw the ball to was a frosh, who could not block. Hopefully that one adds blocking and the new guy is able to play. TE would then be legit.
 
#97
I really don't get why someone would want to be so negative in a forum like this, this is supposed to be for "super fans". I get that we need to be real about the team but damn, can we have some more positivity?