CJ is only the answer if you think Matt Spaeth is the type of starting TE you want after Heath. CJF is very much Matt Spaeth II.
Personally, I think we need more of a weapon at the position to help Heath and eventually step in as a replacement.
- Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
- Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
- Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
- John Johnson-S, Boston College
- James Conner-RB, Pitt
- Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
- Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State
1.30) Zach Cunningham, OLB, Vandy
2.62) Josh Jones, SS, NC State
3.94) Sidney Jones, CB, Wash
3.105) Anthony Walker, ILB, Northwestern
4.124) Mack Hollins, WR, UNC
5.156) Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova
6.187) James Connor, RB, Pitt
7.219) Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, DT, USC
The referee said that you hit Brian Sipe too hard. Did you hit him too hard?
I hit him as hard as I could - Jack Lambert
Amazing how much intelligence is involved in the career of a Tight End (or any position for that matter). Rob Gronkowski is an incredible physical talent. He's big, fast, great hands, fearless...all you'd want in a player. He's also a bit of an idiot who plays with wild abandon. He's also constantly injured. Some is just bad luck, sure, but not all. Gronk seeks contact on the field.
Look at Tony Gonzalez. Probably the greatest TE the game has ever seen. One of the reasons he's played for so long and had such a great career is that he's consciously tried to avoid the big hits as much as possible. This might mean going to the ground a yard early, or getting out of bounds a yard early. Yet in the NFL, people often look at this as being soft or not a man. It's as they say, a "business decision."
Who would you rather have over the course of his career? A guy who avoids big hits or a guy that seeks them out? I know my answer. Give me a smart player like TG every day.