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Week 16 Mini-Report: TE Kahale Warring, HOU vs. CIN

Date:
January 1, 2021 6:11 PM
January 2, 2021 9:55 AM

Week 16 Mini-Report: TE Kahale Warring, HOU vs. CIN

 

I went back through some of the ‘of interest’ game tape/performances from Week 16, took scouting notes, and am sharing some of what I saw this game week – with an eye on Week 17 or long-term/Dynasty/2021.

 

I was excited to see Warring get 3 targets in this game…a season high. However, looking at his game numbers deeper…just one catch for three yards…and only 8 snaps played.

Things are not really developing /progressing well with Warring since his return to the active roster from I.R. Just 8 snaps in this game…seriously?

I watched all his targets/snaps Week 16, and I have some notes to share…

 

1) I can’t tell the difference between Chad Hansen and Kahale Warring.

This is good and bad.

Watching this tape, looking pre-snap for Warring...and if Kahale wasn’t lined up at pure TE, if he was split out as a flanker – when I couldn’t see the jersey clearly, at a glance, I sometimes thought Hansen was Warring or vice-versa.

Good = Warring is getting split out as a flanker type receiver a bunch…that’s positive.

Bad = He looks like he’s down 10-15 pounds. He does look more like a WR than TE…not good for a team that likes bigger, bulky TEs. He can add that back this offseason…hopefully. It could be he’s just a leaner tight end and is still 250 +/- pounds. He was 6’5”/252 at his 2019 NFL Combine. He’s got the size…it just doesn’t look like it right now.

 

2) Maybe it is some reduced bulk, but Warring is really moving well. His cuts on his pass routes are higher end. For weeks, I’ve been minorly captivated with how nimble/quick his footwork has been for a TE.

 

3) One of his targets here was a designed play into the end zone, from 3 yards away, but Warring got caught in a pick play and couldn’t escape to get to the back of the end zone in time for the pass.

 

4) Warring seemed to be in the games on 3rd-downs…a passing game weapon, of sorts. BUT…late in the game, in a deficit – nowhere to be found on the field.

 

5) Any hope for Week 17? Probably not. Romeo Crennel seems to have little interest ion pushing him more.

Any hope for 2021+? There is hope with the new regime coming in, but we’ll have to see who the head of that new regime is and decipher it all out.

 

6) It’s pronounced ‘Wear-ing’. I have tended to call him ‘WAR-ing’ on video or in podcasts, etc. My mistake.

 

 

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