Asking in ignorance, are there any TEs in Heath's or Gates' league that ARE good blockers?
And also, can't that skill be taught? I mean, things like foot and hand technique, leverage, combined with film study of that week's opponents - can't someone become at least a decent blocker?
I've always been surprised how little practice time there is in the NFL for the next week's opponents ... Monday off, Tuesday book learning, maybe on the field Wed and Thursday, slow walk through on Friday, off on Saturday, or something kind of like that. Maybe there's just not enough time for that kind of coaching/training, so either you got it or you don't. Incredible.