Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

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    Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

    I am curious to hear if fans have insights on status of Steve Maneri. 

    The Patriots have him listed as a Guard at 6-6 290.  In a way, he has the build of  a super-sized Gronk and if he can add 30 lbs or so, he could very well make a good lineman.  He did play TE at Temple so it will be interesting to see if he can make the transition.

    what do you guys think?
     
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    Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

    Well, they need to bring him for a game and see what he has to offer at TE, if hernandez is still out.
     
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    It looks like both Hou and NE thought he'd be a better lineman then TE so it's going to take time to switch positions. Now switching from TE to T might not seem like a huge move but it could be a challenge and he is still really young so maybe they wanted to keep him down in the PS and let him just get use to the position and get as many reps at a new position as possible before trying to move him up. The good news is if they didn't like him he wouldn't be on the team so they must see something they like but we'll see if he develops into a T or G and can play on the field every Sunday. Who knows he could become another Neal and just needs time to learn a new position
     
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    Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

    I think they brought him in as a developmental tackle, but I could be wrong. Not sure what he does in practice.
     
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    In Response to Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri:
    [QUOTE]It looks like both Hou and NE thought he'd be a better lineman then TE so it's going to take time to switch positions. Now switching from TE to T might not seem like a huge move but it could be a challenge and he is still really young so maybe they wanted to keep him down in the PS and let him just get use to the position and get as many reps at a new position as possible before trying to move him up. The good news is if they didn't like him he wouldn't be on the team so they must see something they like but we'll see if he develops into a T or G and can play on the field every Sunday. Who knows he could become another Neal and just needs time to learn a new position
    Posted by PatsEng[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

    They've done a lot of TE conversions to tackle in the past with good success.
     
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    [QUOTE]They've done a lot of TE conversions to tackle in the past with good success.
    Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE]

    Examples?
     
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    Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

    I agree,

    very interested to know which players, past and present, have  made successful transiton from tight end in college to offensive line in the NFL
     
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    [QUOTE]I agree, very interested to know which players, past and present, have  made successful transiton from tight end in college to offensive line in the NFL

    Posted by carbonflow[/QUOTE]

    Only one that comes to mind is the guy in Buffalo, Jason Peters. But he was an exceptional athlete and was over 300 lbs as a TE as I recall. I don't know that Belichick tried it with anyone.  But wasn't Vollmer a TE before he changed positions in college?

     
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    Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

    In Response to Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri : Only one that comes to mind is the guy in Buffalo, Jason Peters. But he was an exceptional athlete and was over 300 lbs as a TE as I recall. I don't know that Belichick tried it with anyone.  But wasn't Vollmer a TE before he changed positions in college?
    Posted by Muzwell[/QUOTE]
    He was.
     
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    Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

    He has excellent feet as you would expect, very smart player and strong.  If any coaching staff can make this guy into a tackle is NE's.  He has all the tools, might take another year but he should be able to make that transition.

     
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    Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

    there is some video of him on youtube.  Apparently he is an outstanding blocker.  Set the bar on pancake blocks at Temple.
     
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    Re: Belichick's plan for practice squad member Steve Maneri

    Schlereth was a TE before he was  a pro-bowl guard with Denver
     

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