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Oh, goody! Saints sign wide-out Benjamin Watson. We need Rosario


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:15 AM

I am not sure that we need to look beyond our own Practice Squad for a Pass-catching TE. We have a Rosario who had over 1000 yards at UCLA his senior year. 6-5, 230. He ran a 4.62. Jacksonville, however, cut him. I seriously wonder what it is about him that no team liked? He has huge hands and is considered a leaper.

In addition to Rosario, there is Lamont Bryant, listed as a WR after playing TE in college. He too is 6-5, 230. He ran a 4.39 and a 4.5 at his pro day (Morgan St.). He has a 43" vertical.

If it is a pass-catching WR/TE/Hback we need, I am hoping one of these guys steps up.


Nelson Rosario has had a questionable work ethic ever since his college days. Neither he nor Bryant are really considered traditional TEs, but more WRs. Their body types and weight scream out WR, so it's not a surprise as to why they're overlooked as real possibilities at TE. Dante Rosario is a true TE at 6'4" and 250lbs. He has been less than stellar as a blocker, but he is closer to mediocre than not. He is a journeyman TE who is a nice safety valve for a QB to have, especially in the red zone where big, reliable targets are at a premium. He'd be cheap, has displayed good talent, played here before (becoming expendable with the signing of Shockey), and is still young enough to stick around a few years if that's what's warranted.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

Rosario Dawson has had a questionable work ethic ever since his college days. Neither he nor Bryant are really considered traditional TEs, but more WRs. Their body types and weight scream out WR, so it's not a surprise as to why they're overlooked as real possibilities at TE. Dante Rosario is a true TE at 6'4" and 250lbs. He has been less than stellar as a blocker, but he is closer to mediocre than not. He is a journeyman TE who is a nice safety valve for a QB to have, especially in the red zone where big, reliable targets are at a premium. He'd be cheap, has displayed good talent, played here before (becoming expendable with the signing of Shockey), and is still young enough to stick around a few years if that's what's warranted.

I think you meant Nelson, but I see your point--I recall reading something like that about him--maybe he grows up. If you added 15 pounds to Bryant's frame, he could stll run in the 4.6 range easily. a 6-5 TE/WR hybrid with a 40" vertical would be nice in the red zone.

Having said that, I liked Barnidge. He was underutilized here, IMO.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

Dante Rosario is a true TE at 6'4" and 250lbs. He has been less than stellar as a blocker, but he is closer to mediocre than not. He is a journeyman TE who is a nice safety valve for a QB to have, especially in the red zone where big, reliable targets are at a premium. He'd be cheap, has displayed good talent, played here before (becoming expendable with the signing of Shockey), and is still young enough to stick around a few years if that's what's warranted.


I forgot about Dante Rosario. So he's been with 4 teams in 5 years, one of those teams being the Dolphins whom he stuck with a whopping 15 days. Why are you building this guy up again Top Dawg? We could get his production and more out of a mid round draft pick for mere peanuts if we wanted one so badly.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:04 AM

Are we honestly talking about how we're going to offset the threat of Ben Watson?

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

Are we honestly talking about how we're going to offset the threat of Ben Watson?

i was shaking in my slippers when i read it.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

I miss Barny.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

is rosario dawson supposed to cover watson? if not, what does bringing in rosario have to do with the saint signing watson? must be another knee-jerk thread

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:57 PM

is rosario dawson supposed to cover watson? if not, what does bringing in rosario have to do with the saint signing watson? must be another knee-jerk thread


Because he's the counter-measure against the dynamic force that is Ben Watson!

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#25 Herbert The Love Bug

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

kaybe we'll bring back shockey for real cheap

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:46 PM

I miss Barny.


Thing is, that he was never ever consistently used (for whatever reasons I don't know). The same can be said of Rosario, really. It's like they brought in Shockey and said to hell with everyone else. He was the only one other than Olsen that was used on a consistent basis. All the others were really in Never-Never Land somewhere. Who knows how or if two-TE sets will be used going forward with Shula at the helm.






Shockey is probably enjoying being on the couch somewhere. I don't think he is coming back at a deep deep discount. Last time we heard from him regarding playing (last year) he was apparently throwing feelers out to Big Blue that wasn't feeling him.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:22 AM

He is a 33 year old TE with no speed. Let's not freak out about this signing please.


Watson can flat out ball. Don't care about his age. You obviously haven't seen the guy play much lately.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

We should be talking about the DT's we need to sign to stop Steven Jackson from running the ball down our throat.


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