Fun With Tight EndsJune 6th, 2014
With the possible exception of running back, the Bucs’ deepest position may be tight end. Shoot, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the best tight end last year, who as a rookie never playing the position before finished in the top half of receiving yards for tight ends, could be the No. 3 tight end this year.
That’s not because the Bucs don’t like Tim Wright — they very much do. It’s just that the team is well stocked. Hearing Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford talk this week to the Tampa Bay pen and mic club, he spoke of using two-tight end sets.
“It is a personnel group that allows you to do a lot of things, lot of flexibility,” Tedford said. “When you have tight ends who can do those type of things, who can block at the line of scrimmage and get into space and athletic enough to stretch the field, you can put them in a lot of places and create match-ups and things like that. I think right now, our tight ends are doing a fantastic job of provided some of those things. A tight end is weapon in both the pass game and the run game.”
Just reading that gets Joe excited. Sending Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Wright deep. Send ASJ long while throwing to Charles Sims in the flat with Brandon Myers throwing crushing blocks.
Again, no one has seen the full Jeff Tedford offense short of the players and coaches. But adding up all the nuggets we are getting drip by drip, it seems like this offense can be, in a word, unpredictable.
Or maybe, a better word is “fun?”