Sep 25, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
6. Will The Tight Ends Produce?
Speaking of tight ends…
I’m reluctant to say the Giants aren’t “getting enough” out of their tight ends—really, two thirds of the NFL doesn’t “get enough” production from the tight end position. And Larry Donnell has caught 29 passes—tied with Coby Fleener for 14th in the league—and that’s while not being a full-time player.
However, Donnell has averaged just 7.7 yards per catch, and he isn’t particularly a good blocker. Will Tye has shown flashes of potential, but not enough for me to believe he’ll be a consistent contributor on offense.
I don’t think production from this position will be the catalyst to their success, but I do think it’s important to get something out their tight ends. And I just don’t think they’re getting enough right now. They need a little more if they’re going to compete with the more elite teams.
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