For me, it's just so blurred due to the OL's piss poor protection and blocking. It's really hard to tell what you've got when the team surrounding said player doesn't help.
My hope is that the CS chooses to not make any knee jerk reactions until ALL of the preseason games have been completed. Try to get a RT and a blocking TE. Then, audition these players when they actually can get some support from their teammates.
Until that happens, I think these discussions of bubble players is really absurd.
I've seen Baker whiff on as many blocks as Connor has. Baker has better hands though and can line up at TE. Its a tough call on this one. The short yardage stuffs from Connor in Giants game wasn't really all his fault, the O line got no push and the Giants are pretty dam good at stuffing short runs. Just ask Mike Smith. He's probably making the 53 by default but if someone better gets cut from around the league, I'd hope Tanny doesn't hesitate to show him the door.
You neglected to mention that Baker also has value on ST's. Conner does not.
To this point, I've been disappointed in Connor. He has been no where near the player T-Rich was. Also with Sparano now our OC, the fullback position may not be quite a significant as it was when Schotty was here.
... I've been disappointed also; shows that PERHAPS Rex is not the judge of talent we thought he was or he Thinks he is. JC was one of his projects ; he also was in love with Plax Burress and Derrick Mason and those moves cost us a lot last year.
... With a quality H-back type , plus Tebow= it makes John Conner expendable for sure.
What's dumb is suggesting that Rex is a talent evaluator on the offensive side of the ball.
Coples plays defense.
Pretty sure Conner wasn't scouted for his offensive ability only, Rex had some interest because of his ability to blow people up, which I would agree by some in this thread, Conner has not yet lived up to the traditional role of the type of FB he is.
Even DUMBER, is you jumping into yet another thread, throwing out your two cents, and completely **** up the conversation.