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Geer's Return: How important is he for this offense?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Sep 16, 2008.

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How Important is Riar Geer to this Buffs Offense?

  1. Very Important

    62 vote(s)
    77.5%
  2. Not Very important

    15 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. Unimportant

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I think he is hugely important. He is at least as good a pass catcher as Devenny and in another world in the blocking game. Deehan is a frosh and obviously isn't all there yet either.

    My example: look how important the great TE's Mizzou has to their offense both in the running and passing games. Its hard to get great running when your TE's are not punishing those LB's.

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  2. BuffSax

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    Even at the EWU game, I think we were hurting for a decent TE for our 3rd and 5+ plays. We definitely need Geer for over the middle passes and less of Patrick Williams' curl routes. Geer is definitely a better receiver than Devenny.

    Although I really do miss Klop. Great blocking TE and good receiver. He could swallow DB's whole back in the day. I think Hawk would have used him extensively in his offensive schemes.
     
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  3. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    I think Geer will be a huge addition to the O-Line more than anything....If he is 100% healthy and ready to go, then it's as important as Daniel Graham to the ground game for the Broncos
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    A good tight end in college football is indispensable. The vast majority of college defenses are simply not equipped to properly defend the TE. Teams that have a good TE have an automatic advantage over 90% of their opponents.
     
  5. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    I think his blocking will be the biggest added benefit. Devenny has done fine as a receiver but having an experienced TE to block the scraping OLB on run plays is huge.
     
  6. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Props to Devenney for stepping in for his first full-time action at TE. He gained some valuable experience in the process.

    That said, I think Geer provides another weapon that the defenses have to account for. Hope he's really jacked up for his first game back and has a huge day against the 'neers.
     
  7. Hugegroove

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    A good two TE set against WVU may be just what the doctor ordered. A good way to wear any team down. It's nice to see that Devenny has good hands, just in case Geer is rusty.
     
  8. SJBuff

    SJBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I love having him back but I don't think one TE will directly make that big an impact.

    My guess is he will be the difference maker on 3-6 plays for the whole game. It's likely those plays will be relatively inconsequential to the overall outcome of the game with the chance that one or two will be important (key 3rd down catch for a first down on a scoring drive or the key block that springs the TB for a TD). Maybe those one or two plays are the difference makers for the whole game but I doubt it.

    The main thing I like is having a seasoned (relatively) player up on the line. It may help calm down all the youngsters we have on the Oline and keep them from getting rattled so easily.
     
  9. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    A good TE in the Buff offense can get open 20 yards down the middle of the field 5-7 times a game.

    This is a play that has been missing in the offense the first two games.
     

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