- Apr 19, 2006
- Reaction score
. I don’t see the blocking improvements to a degree where he can be used in that way without being a liability, he’s flailing and unbalance consistently, def not trustworthy imo..He'll never be that "pure TE" whatever that means for the game now. Teams just don't have traditions TE's anymore. The Gronks are rare types.
Gase did hurt his development to some degree. But having him work on his blocking in year 1 was critical for him. His year 2 as a blocker is so much better than last season. I have no doubt he'll continue to work on his core, get even stronger, contact balance, and overall fundementally sounder in the offseason.
He already has the skillsets to be a top "pure" catching TE in the entire league. That's a given..Once he gets some play strenght and contact balance in his game...Look out!
I also see weaknesses in route running, there is a glaring lack of precision in that Dept, run after catch worries me, as well as ball security..
But there is a space up high that he can own, no one that tall in the NFL has that vertical and if that can be exploited then at least it’s something.