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Broaddus: Film Shows Smooth Athleticism In Newly-Signed TE

Posted Jun 3, 2013


On Monday, I went into the film room and took a look at some of the work of newly-signed tight end Dante Rosario, who replaces Paul Freedman, who was placed on waivers.
 
Games Viewed: Oakland, Tennessee, Atlanta, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Kansas City
 
Strengths: Is smooth up the field….really moves well for a player of his size….can get in and out of his breaks…can redirect and find space…will get his head around quickly for the ball…was a problem for the Titans in the red zone, once on a crossing route and the other, vertical against the linebacker….can get separation…stick nod…can make the high adjust for the ball in the air (Oakland)…dependable hands….will catch the ball behind him…only observed one clear drop when he tried to body catch…is used on several different route combinations…can work inside between the hashes or outside the numbers…has lined up all over the formation…used as a wide receiver, flex tight end on the front side and wing on the backside….will line up at times as the inline “Y” but more times than not he is off the ball…knows how to push off…has the movement skills to be a zone blocker….feet and his athletic movements are good…not slow footed…will stay in for pass pro and was not beaten for any pressures…
 
Weakness:Thought he could have done a better job of finishing his blocks…is not the type of blocker that is going to hammer you off the ball one-on-one and get movement…wasn’t as strong as he needed on the backside cutoff…will catch and work for control with his hands and upper body…tries to keep his feet moving to get push…doesn’t always extend on the defender….tends to try and work his hands inside….blocks the defender very
close….will get overextended when he gets in space…this is when you see him struggle with his balance…you see this more when he tries to pass block…wide base…will try and turn his man out at the point of attack and position block…tries to work his man out of the hole with his hands and feet….seemed to show better effort when he knew the ball was going behind him…
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