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    SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    "With training camp at the end of the month, spotlight focuses the tight end
    position -- sure to be one of the most watched competitions in training
    camp.


    SPOTLIGHT: The tight ends


    THE COMPETITION: Bear Pascoe, Martellus Bennett, Travis Beckum,
    Adrien Robinson, Christian Hopkins, Ryan Purvis
    and Larry
    Donnell
    .

    THE 411: Last year, the Giants
    replaced Kevin Boss with Jake Ballard. This
    year, the Giants hope to find another big target over the middle for Eli
    Manning
    .


    Pascoe has the most experience of all the
    healthy tight ends. Beckum is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the
    Super Bowl and might not be ready to play when the season starts.


    Bennett is the guy the team hopes will step into the role after signing
    him in free agency. But Bennett has to adjust to a new offense and show he can
    handle a bigger role and fulfill his potential. Bennett missed some time in OTAs
    due to a hamstring issue as the coaching staff wanted to see the tight end shed
    some pounds.

    The Giants drafted Robinson in the fourth round, but he is
    raw and missed OTAs to finish up in school. He may be at least a year away from
    contributing, but if he is really the "JPP of tight ends" -- as Jerry
    Reese
    described him -- he'll show flashes and get better as the season
    progresses.

    The Giants like Hopkins, who has been on the practice squad.
    He has shown flashes of good hands and is a big body at 6-5, 277 pounds.


    WHAT THE COACHES ARE SAYING: "Except for Bear, there is
    nobody that has done it before," offensive coordinator Kevin
    Gilbride
    said. "You are hoping to have Bear as a swing guy, a second
    tight end -- he could motion back and play the fullback position, give you what
    he has always given. you which is unbelievable toughness and somehow making
    plays that maybe you don't think that he should be able to make.

    "He
    always seems to make [those plays] for you -- not necessarily as your starting
    tight end," Gilbride continued. "But right now he is the starting tight end.
    Martellus was out and just barely got back. Adrien Robinson missed [OTAs]. So
    right now we have a long way to go at that spot."

    Gilbride, though,
    acknowledged that he thought Ballard could be a good blocker and perhaps an
    underneath target in the passing game before Ballard exceeded his expectations
    and became a bigger threat.

    "You are hoping Martellus [steps up]. ...
    That is why he was brought here," Gilbride said. "You are hoping that Adrien
    Robinson down the road would be the guy. If not, Bear is going to be the guy.


    "We have been able to do it in the past. We have to do it again.”


    CAMP PREDICTION: Pascoe enters camp as the starter and
    may be used more in the passing game out of necessity if Bennett isn't able to
    get comfortable in the new system by the time the season opener rolls around.


    Pascoe displayed an ability to catch balls down the middle in OTAs and
    minicamp, and the Giants could lean on him early on until Bennett works his way
    in and earns Manning's trust. Robinson might need this year to develop before
    becoming a factor.

    Beckum's impact all depends on his health and when he
    will be able to come back. Also, it remains to be seen how much the Giants use
    Beckum. When he was healthy last season, he wasn't utilized a ton as they leaned
    more on Ballard and Pascoe with blocking in mind as well. The Giants might also
    bring Beckum along slowly off his knee injury –- as they should with an ACL
    injury suffered in February -- so he might not start contributing until a few
    weeks into the season, if not later.

    Hopkins could be a dark horse since
    tight ends coach Mike Pope has been able to develop guys like
    Boss, Ballard and Pascoe. And because of that, you can't discount Purvis or
    Donnell either, but they could potentially end up on the practice squad.


    While Pascoe may be the guy Manning trusts in the passing game early on,
    the Giants also can use fullback Henry Hynoski as a
    short-yardage passing option if Bennett needs more time to get comfortable with
    the offense.

    Hynoski showed the ability to catch out of the backfield
    late last season. I think Manning will look to Pascoe early until he develops a
    rapport with Bennett or another tight end, and that gives Pascoe a step up on
    the competition and the opportunity to seize the job."
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    Re: SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    There seems to be one common theme with our TEs, that we can hang our hats on. Bennet, Pascoe,Robinson are all very good blockers. We do not really need them so much in the passing game right away. We have WRs and RBs who can catch passes. Two blocking Demons with the added muscle of Hynoski will move the sticks.

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    [quote user="BlueBlitzer"]There seems to be one common theme with our TEs, that we can hang our hats on. Bennet, Pascoe,Robinson are all very good blockers. We do not really need them so much in the passing game right away. We have WRs and RBs who can catch passes. Two blocking Demons with the added muscle of Hynoski will move the sticks.[/quote]




    Pascoe is not a very good blocker.


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    Re: SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    [quote user="GMENAGAIN"]

    [quote user="BlueBlitzer"]There seems to be one common theme with our TEs, that we can hang our hats on. Bennet, Pascoe,Robinson are all very good blockers. We do not really need them so much in the passing game right away. We have WRs and RBs who can catch passes. Two blocking Demons with the added muscle of Hynoski will move the sticks.[/quote]




    Pascoe is not a very good blocker.

    [/quote]

    He blocks well enough for Gilbride.
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    Re: SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"]


    [quote user="BlueBlitzer"]There seems to be one common theme with our TEs, that we can hang our hats on. Bennet, Pascoe,Robinson are all very good blockers. We do not really need them so much in the passing game right away. We have WRs and RBs who can catch passes. Two blocking Demons with the added muscle of Hynoski will move the sticks.[/quote]




    Pascoe is not a very good blocker.




    [/quote]

    He blocks well enough for Gilbride.
    [/quote]




    I don't know . . . if you read that article it seems like Pascoe starting is like a last resort option for Gilbride.


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    Re: SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    [quote user="GMENAGAIN"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"]


    [quote user="BlueBlitzer"]There seems to be one common theme with our TEs, that we can hang our hats on. Bennet, Pascoe,Robinson are all very good blockers. We do not really need them so much in the passing game right away. We have WRs and RBs who can catch passes. Two blocking Demons with the added muscle of Hynoski will move the sticks.[/quote]




    Pascoe is not a very good blocker.




    [/quote]

    He blocks well enough for Gilbride.
    [/quote]




    I don't know . . . if you read that article it seems like Pascoe starting is like a last resort option for Gilbride.

    [/quote]


    I got a totally different impression. I think this comment is all about his ability to block.

    "Except for Bear, there is
    nobody that has done it before," offensive coordinator Kevin
    Gilbride
    said. "You are hoping to have Bear as a swing guy, a second
    tight end -- he could motion back and play the fullback position, give you what
    he has always given. you which is unbelievable toughness and somehow making
    plays that maybe you don't think that he should be able to make.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    [quote user="GMENAGAIN"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"]


    [quote user="BlueBlitzer"]There seems to be one common theme with our TEs, that we can hang our hats on. Bennet, Pascoe,Robinson are all very good blockers. We do not really need them so much in the passing game right away. We have WRs and RBs who can catch passes. Two blocking Demons with the added muscle of Hynoski will move the sticks.[/quote]




    Pascoe is not a very good blocker.*




    [/quote]

    He blocks well enough for Gilbride.
    [/quote]




    I don't know . . . if you read that article it seems like Pascoe starting is like a last resort option for Gilbride.

    [/quote]Of course you want that breakout star at the position like a Whitten, gates or Davis. Those type TEs are few and far between. We may have one on the staff right now and not know it yet. However Pascoe made plays for us last season when asked to.
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    In the midst of this losing season, we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, New England
    4-New York Giants!!!!!

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    Re: SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    [quote user="miked1958"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"]


    [quote user="BlueBlitzer"]There seems to be one common theme with our TEs, that we can hang our hats on. Bennet, Pascoe,Robinson are all very good blockers. We do not really need them so much in the passing game right away. We have WRs and RBs who can catch passes. Two blocking Demons with the added muscle of Hynoski will move the sticks.[/quote]




    Pascoe is not a very good blocker.




    [/quote]

    He blocks well enough for Gilbride.
    [/quote]




    I don't know . . . if you read that article it seems like Pascoe starting is like a last resort option for Gilbride.

    [/quote]Of course you want that breakout star at the position like a Whitten, gates or Davis. Those type TEs are few and far between. We may have one on the staff right now and not know it yet. However Pascoe made plays for us last season when asked to.[/quote]

    We really do get all wrapped around the axle with "names" at every position. This is also the one position we seem to forget about what the organization wants from these players.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="miked1958"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"]


    [quote user="BlueBlitzer"]There seems to be one common theme with our TEs, that we can hang our hats on. Bennet, Pascoe,Robinson are all very good blockers. We do not really need them so much in the passing game right away. We have WRs and RBs who can catch passes. Two blocking Demons with the added muscle of Hynoski will move the sticks.[/quote]




    Pascoe is not a very good blocker.




    [/quote]

    He blocks well enough for Gilbride.
    [/quote]




    I don't know . . . if you read that article it seems like Pascoe starting is like a last resort option for Gilbride.




    [/quote]Of course you want that breakout star at the position like a Whitten, gates or Davis. Those type TEs are few and far between. We may have one on the staff right now and not know it yet. However Pascoe made plays for us last season when asked to.[/quote]

    We really do get all wrapped around the axle with "names" at every position. This is also the one position we seem to forget about what the organization wants from these players.
    [/quote]




    I like Pascoe and always have. I thoguht he would have done what Ballard did last year. I think now that he is not resposible for FB duties he will have more of the time he needs to get the TE job done. I also like Hopkins too from the few reports on him. There is a gem in that group somehwere. Up to Pope and TC to find him.

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    Re: SPOTLIGHT: TIGHT ENDS - GIANTS

    [quote user="GameTime"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="miked1958"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"]


    [quote user="BlueBlitzer"]There seems to be one common theme with our TEs, that we can hang our hats on. Bennet, Pascoe,Robinson are all very good blockers. We do not really need them so much in the passing game right away. We have WRs and RBs who can catch passes. Two blocking Demons with the added muscle of Hynoski will move the sticks.[/quote]




    Pascoe is not a very good blocker.




    [/quote]

    He blocks well enough for Gilbride.
    [/quote]




    I don't know . . . if you read that article it seems like Pascoe starting is like a last resort option for Gilbride.




    [/quote]Of course you want that breakout star at the position like a Whitten, gates or Davis. Those type TEs are few and far between. We may have one on the staff right now and not know it yet. However Pascoe made plays for us last season when asked to.[/quote]

    We really do get all wrapped around the axle with "names" at every position. This is also the one position we seem to forget about what the organization wants from these players.
    [/quote]




    I like Pascoe and always have. I thoguht he would have done what Ballard did last year. I think now that he is not resposible for FB duties he will have more of the time he needs to get the TE job done. I also like Hopkins too from the few reports on him. There is a gem in that group somehwere. Up to Pope and TC to find him.

    [/quote]

    We typically develop someone just in time it seems
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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