Tony Scheffler

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  1. Freedom

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    I'm surprised that Tony Scheffler has not come up on this board a little more. I just saw him score a touchdown.

    He's got 4.6 speed and excellent size. If he manages to get a little faster we could be looking at another Matt Jones, except with Jay Cutler throwing the ball.

    He's already caught 4 TDs this season, a Bronco rookie record.
     
  2. Thunder

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    Cutler to Scheffler can be an unstoppable combination unless the white hating NFL, Mike Shanahan's outpost in this case, stops it which is what will probably happen. NFL coaches can't deal with white superstars at ball catching positions.
     
  3. backrow

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    man, this can be a great duo for years to come. Scheffler might be the fastest TE in pro football right now. [​IMG]
     
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    Vernon Davis runs a 4.5
     
  5. backrow

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    yes, but from what i have seen, Scheffler plays faster than his measureables, while Davis isn't even the best TE on his team (that would be underused Eric Johnson) and doesn't look all that fast. I would even say that Gates is faster than him.
     
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    Dallas Clark plays recever/tight end would be the fastest tight end.
     
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    Clark was times 4,73 i believe, so slower than Scheffler.
     
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    Dallas hed to be faster than that, and were talking game speed. If we were talking combine speed Vernon Davis is the fastest by far.
     
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    that's true, of course. i just remarked on the fact that Scheffler's combine time was faster than Clark's. Dallas is very quick, whereas Scheffler has more of a straight line speed, imo.
     
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    Clark excels at running after the catch. He's made a lot of big plays for a tight end. I don't know if Scheffler has the same running skills or notbut he sure looks impressive so far.
     
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    for what it's worth, Mike Shanahan has stated that he thinks Scheffler will be better than Tony Gonzalez (who many feel is the best tight end in the game) in the very near future, and that Scheff is probably the fastest tight end in the league.

    he specifically singled out Antonio Gates, whom he said Scheffler would outrun any time they raced. most caste zealots feel that Gates is the fastest tight end in the league (facts aside, of course. [​IMG] )
     
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    The tight ends coach for the Broncos has left the team. I hope the replacement isnt a caste zealot.
     
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    Broncos decided to throw the ball to Tony again and it pays off. here's his crazy acrobatic catch. enjoy! [​IMG]
     
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    Hell of a catch. That's just White men's concentration. Kept trying all the way..

    Thanks much backrow,

    Tom Iron...
     
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    Michael Silver who recently wrote that he enjoyed Chad Johnson's end-zonetheatricsis not happy to see -other- players drawing attention to themselves. Typical hypocrisy of the lame stream press.


    Silver:However, I could do without the exaggerated first-down signals and other showboating from Denver's tight ends, Tony Scheffler and Chad Mustard. Dudes, I know you just caught the ball, but your team is 7-9. And Mr. Mustard, have you stopped to consider that hot-dogging is a tad obvious given your surname?
     
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    Michael Silver... Another Jew in the Media who adheres strictly to the caste regardless of issues of consistency, surprise, surprise.
     
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    Scheffler is very good, but he could have put up much better numbers if Denver hadnt thrown all that money at Daniel Graham. I was just puzzled when they announced that signing. Why would you sign another TE to come in and take the majority of the snaps when you have a good young one that is obviously already developing a nice repore (sp?) with your young franchise QB. its also nice to see them get rid of Walker. Hes a good reciever (albeit injury prone), but he would never have been happy in Denver, because it was obvious that Cutlers favorite target from the get go was and is Brandon Marshall. hope you guys get used to seeing Cutler to Marshall, its gonna be a succesful connection for a long time.
     
  18. backrow

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    what i want to get used to is Cutler throwing it to Scheffler, who could easily break 1k barrier each season.
     
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    well i wouldnt mind marshall sticking around as well and getting 1200-1400 yards a year with double digit tds. but if shanahan wises up and gets sheffler on the field more often and relegates graham to backup statis, then sheffler will get 800-1000 yards a year easy. the guys just flat out a great athlete. he might be the best athlete at TE the broncos have ever had. sharpe was great, but i dont think he was as much of a natural athlete as sheffler is.
     
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Ai___pn8KVHkQjMIpbkFO9r.uLYF?slug=teamreports-2009-nfl-den&prov=sportsxchange&type=team_report

    Offseason Standout: Tight end Tony Scheffler started his offseason wondering what his role was with the team. As OTA practices went on, it became very apparent that McDaniels will find a big role for him. The Patriots weren't tight-end friendly with McDaniels calling plays, but Scheffler is the kind of talent McDaniels has to utilize. He is fast and has great hands, and is a matchup problem for most teams. Also, Scheffler had a healthy offseason, and could have a breakout year if he avoids injuries this season.

    Thoughts? Seems as though his talent is recognized, and withholding any disasters, he'll get good time, passes his way, etc.
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    Ive read that Shockey ran in the 4.5's

    "Prototype: Jeremy Shockey, selected 14th overall in 2002, had instant impact. With 4.58-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Shockey (6-5, 252) gave the New York Giants a big, speedy, athletic weapon in the middle of the field."

    "Others to watch:

    * Dallas Clark, Iowa, 6-3, 257, junior, first-team All-American won John Mackey Award as nation's top tight end last season. Speedy pass catcher (4.55 40-yard dash) has soft hands and makes big plays downfield. True vertical threat who can stretch the safeties. Tough former linebacker. A little light to be big blocker. Seems like good fit for West Coast offense. "


    "Witten has an attractive combination of size, speed and athletic ability, with good hands to boot. He has run a 4.67 40-yard dash has proven he can run past defenders to make big plays downfield. He's a tall receiving target with long arms and he is tough enough to be good blocker.

    Witten must improve his blocking technique in the NFL. Based on his potential, he could go to the Saints"

    Dallas Clark a 4.7 listed now hah
    Funny how over time these recorded times are changed, but yet they are still written on paper somewhere, this was in usa today in 2003


    here are the other prospects from that year

    Bennie JoppruMichigan6-4272Looks like H-back in NFL offense.
    L.J. SmithRutgers6-3258Athleticism helped haul in 122 receptions in college.
    Aaron WalkerFlorida6-6252With more polish, can grow into big-time target.
    Rising stock
    Robert JohnsonAuburn6-5278Best blocker in SEC; clutch near goal line.
    Sleeper
    Vishante ShiancoeMorgan State6-4251Soft hands; averaged 19.3 yards a catch.

    Witten and Clark were definetly the best out of that draft class

    Edit: now Clark's listed time is 4.82 on ESPN's page, they must slow him down every year. Just like Peyton Hillis's 4.58 time got changedEdited by: dwid
     
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    Well if Brandon Marshall gets traded like they said they would not too long ago he should have a breakout year, he could easily be the teams best receiving threat. Either way he should have a good year.
     
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    I really hope Marshall gets traded. That would benefit not only Scheffler, also Stokley. He'd hopefully emerge from the slot position (not that his being there is necessarily bad, but...) and get more time and looks too. Eddie Royal would probably become #1 and Stokley #2. Unless they just kept him as the slot and move Jabar Gaffney up, even though I think Stokley is better than Gaffney in all regards.

    And with a new QB in Denver, hopefully the versatility and continued steady play of mainstays would help out, rather than childish behavior, complaining, and the suspensions that seemed to define Marshall.
     
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    That is great news! He went to Western Michigan and he nowhas a young talented quarterback in Matt Stafford to throw to him! They could be a great QB\TE combo if they develop the right chemistry.
     

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