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Rosario's Breakout Season??

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by ThunderHorse17, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000...ario-primed-for-breakout-years?module=HP11_cp

    In the midst of a recent, wide-ranging conversation about the San Diego Chargers, coach Norv Turner caught me off-guard. We were talking about players he thought could emerge as unsuspecting contributors and he brought up tight end Dante Rosario. Rosario's biggest claim to fame was the touchdown he caught against San Diego as time expired in the 2008 season opener.

    Since then, he's been just a guy, so to speak. He had a career-high 32 catches in 2009 with the Carolina Panthers, where he spent four seasons before splitting time with the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos last season (seven catches combined). Turner thinks that Rosario, entering his sixth season, could do some things in San Diego's system to really diversify an offense that's adjusting its skill position personnel.

    "We really think he can help us, and really be a red-zone threat because (Antonio Gates) gets doubled in the red zone so much," Turner said.

    Rosario isn't being counted on as a high-volume receiver, but he is expected to be an option who could benefit from the attention paid to Gates -- or serve as a distraction to free up Gates. After losing standout wide receiver Vincent Jackson in free agency, the Chargers are going to have to figure out something to concern opposing defensive coordinators.

    Rosario is a decent blocker with decent speed and good hands. Now is the time to see if, as a total package, he can be someone who occasionally grabs our attention.

    He's not the only player a few seasons into his career who is at the crossroads of stalling out or breaking through as a significant contributor.
     
  2. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Not surprised, this guy was big time at UofO a few years ago, good size, good speed, good hands, decent enough blocker.
     
  3. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Makes you wonder what really is the long term future plan for LG? (or rather at what position on Offense)
     
  4. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    Alternatively, it makes me wonder how long they think the tread on 85s tires is good for.
     
  5. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

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    I like the potential of Rosario. He and Vincent Brown might just be the biggest surprises this year. I expect Meachem to be ok but Royal better. Can't wait to see what Royal can do with Philip thowing the darts.
     
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  6. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Fortifying the walls is never a bad idea, might Norv be installing the old "H-back attack" in the red zone?
     
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  7. Moses

    Moses Can You Stand The Rain?

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    Well, despite losing some big pass-catching pieces in Jackson and Tolbert, we seem to have added some good depth in the receiving corps. 4 TEs who should all be able to catch if needed (Gates of course, McMichael, Roasrio and Green), to go with a 4 deep WR crew (Floyd, Meach, Royal and Brown), looking pretty decent.
     
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  8. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Are we all just being teased or is there actualy something to the idea of doin more HB formations?? We deffinatly are already as stacked as you can get on guys that can block/catch/rotate.

    Doyle signed, leaving Taylor's position in jeopardy
    by Dan McLellan, CBSSports.com
    The Chargers signed former USD TE-FB Patrick Doyle to a three-year contract late Tuesday afternoon. It is not immediately clear if San Diego has plans for Doyle at FB or TE. The Chargers already had six TEs on their roster prior to signing Doyle. However, Brad Taylor and Ladarius Green (round four, 110th overall pick), are the only two with practice squad (PS) eligibility. Taylor, who was on the PS last season, limped off the field at the end of practice on Thursday. He was clearly angered by the injury and did not participate in OTAs on Tuesday.

    Chargers sign former USD player Patrick Doyle
    by Dan McLellan, CBSSports.com
    The Chargers signed former USD TE-FB Patrick Doyle to a three-year contract on Tuesday. The 6-3, 240-pound former Torero caught 49 passes for 628 yards and five TDs during his career. Doyle was a team captain as a junior in 2010 and the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player as a sophomore in 2009. The Chargers, however, already have quality depth at both positions. Doyle will likely provide insurance against injuries in training camp, but his best chance of sticking around beyond that will likely be on the practice squad.


    A 3 year contract sounds like more than just a camp fodder commitment. Dunno another IP guy...
     
  9. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    I believe a 3 year deal is now standard for UDFAs.
     
  10. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    I still like to see more talk of the H-back formations gettin used. Since I still miss Legs, he was soo good for that whole FB/TE hybrid position.
     
  11. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Well, we didn't have a true slot receiver back then either, and we have Royal now. I'm sure Norv will make the most of his personnel, regardless.
     
  12. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Actually, I think we had a then on his last year and broken down Eric Parker. Who kicked *** in the slot, er while gettin his *** kicked.
     
  13. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Three TE's, two split out and one in the backfield with Mathews. Norv is an alien.
     

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