-His career high of 330 yards receiving?
-His career total of 5 touchdown's?
-The fact that he's 6 feet tall, considerably shorter than just about every other tight-end in football?
-The fact that up until this season he had fumbled the ball away more times than he had scored touchdowns?
-After the Giants game he went the rest of the season without a reception and dropped a few key passes during that time.
I just don't get the hype. Yeah he's a good blocker and a so-so receiver, but he's also extremely under-sized, seeing how frequently the 49ers use 2 TE sets, I think its rather foolish to say "oh no, they don't need to improve" when you've got a rather ordinary 2nd TE by all accounts.
I'm just trying to figure out where the hype is coming from. He's a solid player and a good stop-gap but to go out and say "no, we're good, we don't need anymore" when New England had 2 tight-ends with basically 1000 yard seasons, when Carolina has 2 TE's going 6'5", is very short-sighted.
Yet I keep hearing on the Webzone and pretty much everywhere else "oh, no, we're good, we have two good tight ends, we don't need anymore", like this self-perpetuating mythology that has built up.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 15, 2012 at 1:50 PM ]