troupe vs. witten

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by mrfatface, Sep 28, 2006.

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  1. mrfatface

    mrfatface Guest

    2005 stats

    troupe = 15 games, 55 catches, 530 yds, and 4 td's

    witten = 16 games, 66 catches, 757 yds, and 6 td's

    Also consider that troupe was just winning the starting spot and was on a bad team. Witten was on a better team and played one more game. So to say that witten is soooo much better, I would disagree and take troupe anyday. Maybe witten has made the pro bowl because of being in a weaker confrence.

    Troupe = The Man:notworth:
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  2. Dcowboys#1

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    Lemme see, in that 1 game, Witten had 11 more catches for 227 more yards and 2 more TD's.....not to mention he was used mainly for blocking because of the injuries to our offensive line last season.


    Witten is a Top 5 TE in this league right now, and is only a 3 yr pro (just started 4th year of career)

    Troupe is not even top 10


    Witten's receiving totals led the NFC(2004) and were second in the NFL to Kansas City Chiefs perennial All-Pro Tony Gonzalez. Witten's 87 catches(2004) are the 11th-most in NFL history for a tight end. Only five tight ends have ever caught more passes in a season than Witten, and two of those players, Ozzie Newsome and Kellen Winslow, are in the Hall of Fame. The others are Gonzalez, Todd Christensen and Ben Coates. Witten's evolution as a clutch receiver can be seen in the fact that 62 of his 122 career receptions(as of 2004, before 2005 season) have gone for a first down, including 25 on third down to convert first downs. Regarded by many as one of the best pass catching tight ends in college football, Witten's love of contact as a former high school linebacker shows up in his desire to search out defenders and deliver key blocks for the ground game.


    The same cannot be said about Ben Troupe.
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  3. Blazing Arrow

    Blazing Arrow The 12th man

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    This is Troupe first season as TE#1. He backed up Kinney the rest of the time. Witten has had no competition at TE and is in most TE sets.
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  4. RyansTitans

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    stats might not show but troupe is a way better TE then Witten. end of story
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  5. Laserjock

    Laserjock South Endzone Rocks! Staff

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    Witten is very good...not doubt about it. I think he will give us trouble. I imagine Hope will be shadowing and hitting him as much as possible.

    Troupe definitely could have had those same numbers or better if he had been the featured TE in even a decent offense...at least that is my opinion.
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  6. Dcowboys#1

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    You have never ever seen Jason Witten play, that is the only conclusion one can come to when seeing such an ignorant statement. I am pretty sure i can get a fair amount of titans fans to agree with me that Witten is better than Troupe, hands down...

    Witten had the 11th most receptions in NFL HISTORY in 2004. He is among the top 5 best TE's in football, Troupe is not. This is Tropue's first season as a #1 TE, Witten has been a #1 since he got here.

    The only valid conclusion that i can draw for the above quote, is that you have never seen Witten play, ever....
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  7. Ewker

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    I was hoping and praying the Titans somehow could have gotten Witten. He is one of the best TE's in the league hands down.
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  8. Dcowboys#1

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    thank you.
    :yes: :yes: :yes:
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  9. Ewker

    Ewker Starter

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    no need to thank me it is the truth. When I saw him outrun Florida's DB's in college I knew he was going to be a good one. Speed, good hands and he can block.
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  10. Dcowboys#1

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    I know, the kid has some serious talent. I thanked you because some people fail to realize the skill he has, and post nonsense such as this post below.
    Ekwer, I was glad to have a you agree with me about how talented Witten is.
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