Tight end’s the future of the Chicago Bears.
What is positive about having Lazor and Castillo now with this team is the players are on the roster. As good as an offensive line coach that Harry Heistand was, he might not be able to get away from his power scheme design. Nagy and pace have drafted and selected more zone-based players. James Daniels, Cody Whitehair, and U-tight end’s use their speed and agility to block defenders as opposed to overpowering them.
A lot of people will share how Jimmy Graham isn’t a blocker, which he isn’t. That doesn’t mean that he won’t be asked to block. It’s more about how he blocks in the run game. Slowing down a player can be just as effective as mauling on when down correctly. It makes more sense on why the Chicago Bears have been excited to bring in a tackle Germain Ifedi to play guard. Unless Alex Bars can gain a lot of agility, it might not be looking too good for him.
The production that Jimmy Graham has done in the NFL was the biggest key to him being brought to this team. While he was expensive and not even my optimistic self is expecting anything more than 500 yards this upcoming season, maybe its more about usage and experience for Graham.
Graham will be 34 in November, but a lot are very down on him but high on Ted Ginn Jr. I feel that’s unfair because Graham catches 64% of his passes each season. What has Ginn Jr done to show he can play at a higher level than Graham?