Originally posted by BrianGO:
The nostalgia on this website for men running fast in their underwear never fails to amaze me.
Tell me what is wrong with a #2 TE who gets wide open on seem routes down the middle? Tell me what is wrong with a #2TE that blocks as well or better than any other TE his size in the NFL?
IF the ball comes his way, that is a big "if", Delanie Walker is as talented as any other #2 TE in the league.
Will Fleener be better? Probably. Do we desperately need him? Absolutely not.
There is NO OTHER TE HIS SIZE. There's a reason why there's no other 6 foot tall tight-ends in football. He's the best 6 foot tight-end and the only one.............doesn't mean the position shouldn't be upgraded. f**k it, you could probably find a guy that would be the best 5'4" running back the NFL has ever seen, doesn't mean its optimal.
"If the ball comes his way." That's not the easiest thing in the world considering he struggles to get separation on everyone but linebackers. There's slower TE's who manage to get open simply due to their body-size but once again, the only 6 foot tall tight-end in football......Walker is a guy really without a position.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Apr 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM ]