Dennis Pitta or Dustin Keller

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  1. Chubby

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    What type of $$ you think these 2 guys will be asking for? I am a big fan of both and would love to address our TE need right away with one of these 2.

    I believe Pitta is RFA though, wonder what the asking price is?

    Your thoughts?
    Chubbs
     
  2. TheWalrus

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    They're pretty similar. Keller has more straight line speed but they're both good athletes who just can't stay healthy. Both of them play with underachieving quarterbacks who look for the home run ball then the check down and therefore under use their tight ends.

    I'd rather roll the dice on Jared Cook personally. A bigger talent than either Pitta or Keller, imo. But if forced to chose between them I'm probably going with Keller. He's shown more and if you can show anything playing with Mark Sanchez you're probably pretty good. :lol:
     
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    Both are pretty good but I'd take Keller. And it's a double whammy because not only do we get a more talented receiving target than Fasano (who'd still be a nice backup at the right price) and the Jets lose one of their best Offensive players..... Sorry Rex.
     
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    Good point.
     
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    Jared Cook or Jermichael Finley
     
  6. ChrisJNelson

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    Pitta is going to cost you a first-round pick in addition to the contract, so no thank you.
     
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    Honestly, I would take Pitta. Keller is a little too one-dimensional. Having said that, I agree with The Walrus. Jared Cook would be my top choice.
     
  8. phinfoot

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    No thanks on Finley.
     
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    Jared Cook is the only choice
     
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    Pitta or cook.
     
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    FWIW I should have said that my top choice is Jermichael Finley. I just think he's going to be the priciest tight end on the market (though less than he should cost based on his talent and achievements). Cook and Keller will fetch comparable money, at least in my opinion, which is why I said I prefer him more than Keller or Pitta (who, as Nelson points out, will also cost a pick, though I'm not convinced it'll be a 1st round tender).
     
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    Keller would be good... finley would be better.
     
  13. ChrisJNelson

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    I'm hoping Finley's market could be weak after a few down seasons. He has a lot of ability but he's had real struggles so he might not get that big deal he would've been in line for. In that case, he could be a bargain.
     
  14. hoops

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    dennis pitta is not sniffing a first round tender...come on guys...he's a nice complementary finesse te but first round tender...nah
     
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    He's at least getting a second-rounder tender because they cannot tender him at the original round level or he'll get plucked. He absolutely could get a first-round tender.

    Level 1: 1,323,000 $ (ROFR)
    Level 2: 1,323,000 $ or 110% of 2012 salary (Original Round Pick)
    Level 3: 2,023,088 $ or 110% of 2012 salary (Second Round Pick)
    Level 4: 2,878,628 $ or 110% of 2012 salary (First Round Pick)
     
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    Underachieving suggests that there is something there to achieve to or a higher level that can be reached. I dont think Sanchez should be considered to have a higher level of play. I dont think he was underachieving. he is just bad. Flacco on the other hand, I think the statement would be accurate.

    With that being said Im not as familiar with Pitta and Cook as I am with Keller. I think Keller is a very good TE and would love to have him here... Not saying Cook or Pitta are better or worse, I just am not as familiar with them.
     
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    Jared cook for TE
     
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    Jared Cook is the most athletic one. would take keller but cook would prefer.
     
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    Cook but don't stop there, take Eifert/Ertz in the draft as well. Two athletic tight ends would do wonders for our offense. Add in Jennings in free agency and there is no excuse for Tannehill.
     
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    i agree 3rd round he'd get plucked...the smart play is a 2nd round tender if you're balt...no ones coming for that guy having to give up a 1st round pick to do it...not happening...they may decide to tender him as a first rounder if your numbers are correct just cause it only cost them another $800k to retain him...
     
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    There was a time I thought I'd want Finley. Not now, he drops too many....headcase.
     
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    I would love cook and finley.we than get jennings and bring heartline back then go heavy on the D side in the draft
     
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    I wouldn't mind getting Cook and Jennings in Free Agency then Allen and Ertz in the draft.
     
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    If it was between the two I would have to go with Keller. He has burned us enough on defense. Perhaps he could not only help our TE's, but help linebackers get better in coverage with all the times they would have to face each other in practice. Pitta would be great to have as well.
     
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    I live in Maryland & listen to 105.7 the Fan with Vinny Cerato everyday I can & Pitta is definitely gonna get the first round tender. First off it's not that much more than a second round tender & secondly he's Flacco's favorite target. The Ratbirds may have some cap issues but are hoping that will be solved by signing Flacco to an extension & not franchising him. They won't risk losing Pitta by placing a second round tender on him & not being able to match the contract due to a difference of $800K in tenders.
     
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    Nice to see you brother.:brewskis:
     
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    Pitta would be great!!
     
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    NEITHER! Draft EIfert or ERTZ
     

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