Vols ask plenty of tight ends in Butch Jones' offense

Downs wears many hats while playing tight end

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Tennessee tight end Brendan Downs, left, scores a touchdown against Western Kentucky defensive back Jonathan Dowling  during the second half against Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

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ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee tight end Brendan Downs, left, scores a touchdown against Western Kentucky defensive back Jonathan Dowling during the second half against Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

Tight end is the title Brendan Downs is given on Tennessee’s football roster, but that doesn’t begin to describe his very taxing job.

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johnlg00 writes:

I had hoped Quinn might be one of those undiscovered diamonds in the rough, but I guess it is hard to move from being a JC volleyball player to being an SEC football player in one year(;-P)! Still, one wonders why, even if he doesn't have the skills to meet all the demands of the position in Jones' system, they wouldn't put him in on the goal-line offense where he can use his 6'6" height and jumping ability against a safety in the end-zone. How could anybody defend a corner fade or a quick out pattern to a guy that big? Who knows, maybe they found out that he doesn't have any hands.

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