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Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentW_KSR

12 responses to “Expect the Tight Ends to be More Involved in the Passing Game this Season”

  1. MontyCats

    2 games into the season Terry’s extreme limitations will be apparent and we will go back to running the ball all the time. That’s the most predictable part of this season.

    1. kjd

      Didn’t see anything more than wishful thinking in your article. Our TEs are just as inexperienced as our WRs. We didn’t utilize CJ in the passing game. You can’t simply ignore past trends.
      To be successful this year, we definitely need an improved passing game. I hope we see it.

    2. kjd

      Quite possible.
      Coaches were scared of TOs last season with a stout defense. With a now unproven defense, the coaches will be totally terrified of TOs.

  2. WKY Cat

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  3. ClutchCargo

    The TE involvement in the passing game is the basketball full court press of football for UK fans. People get worked up about the dumbest things.

  4. ScoggDog

    I think it can happen. Here’s why.

    Play calling was effective, and the team moved up and down the field, until the second half against SC. Something changed during that halftime, with Kentucky up big. That’s when the offense got throttled back – and it stayed that way most of the rest of the year.

    Play calling also got aggressive after that game, whenever Kentucky found themselves down. Then the willingness to accept risk got greater – because it had to, I think.

    So – if Wilson shows that he can hold onto the football while running, and just throw incompletes rather than interceptions, I do think the offense opens up.

    And I think Gran does know how to use some of his sets with more than one TE, without going as bland as a seven-man line. I’ve seen him put a TE in the slot, a TE in the backfield. He can do it. I think he might have to, given the depth at WR.

    But believe me – I understand the skepticism. Most of my comments never make the live blog for a reason.

  5. Tango98

    Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you. Fool me three times, Fire Stoops! Kidding!!! But seriously, I’ll believe it when i see it. Go Cats!

  6. runningunnin.454

    Yep, that’s an old joke; and, we’ve heard it before. For a couple of years, I actually thought we didn’t know we could throw to the TE.
    I would be happy if, with a lead in the 2nd half of the 3rd quarter, we would continue to mix it up; little 6-8 yard passes would be better than running into the line three times, punting, and only killing 45 seconds off the clock. We could stay ahead of the chains, and kill clock by keeping possession.

  7. ArmyCatFan

    Mizzu and Iowa both have proven if you have 2 athletic and pass catching tight ends, it’s hard to stop. I’m excited to see it.

  8. east-ky-boy

    You said stop you so…..stop!

  9. JASUN74

    For all the “ I’ll believe it when I see it” folks, I don’t understand how you don’t understand we had a once in a lifetime Running Back named Benny Snell!! It’s not that hard to see that he ran what he did because it was the best play!! If you’re out of kindergarten, The objective of playing Football, or any other sport is to WIN THE GAME!! We won 10 out of 13 that we played by using the once in a lifetime Benny Snell!

    Now this year we’ll not have Benny Snell and we’ll do things differently. So believing when you see will only be a couple weeks away. Go watch Eddie Grans teams at Cincinnati and come on back and discuss with us. Football is a hard game. To win A SEC Football GAME is something that Only very few Humans in the world can do.

    I know I’m sounding like a butt hole. Lol. I’m sorry about that to, but my goodness, do you know how hard those guys work, the practices, injuries, sweat and time and then getting a couple hundred people on board with your vision to actually win?? The odds of that happening, It’s almost impossible.

    I’m all in and 100% behind Coach Stoops and this staff, and if they run every play, so be it, but this year we have a second year SEC starting Quarterback and some great players around him. Our tight ends will quadruple their catches this year.

    As long as we’re being competitive and playing smart Football is really all we should be concerned with, Not if a certain player gets enough catches for his numbers!!

    Trust in this Staff!! I’m telling you, they know how to win, and whatever style we need to do that is the way we will play. I hope I didn’t sound harsh and I know you all are some smart sons of guns, I just wanted to put that out there. GO CATS

  10. Paw

    Justin Rigg is our go to guy !! Throw him the ball !! Record Breaking Season!!