Eisen's Mailbag: Contribution from TE's

Posted Jun 5, 2013's Michael Eisen answers your questions!

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It seems the GMen have had a tough go of it at tight end the past couple of years. We lost our best resource in Jake Ballard and I figured they would go after a big tight end in the draft but they didn’t. What will Big Blue do in the TE department this year? Who is the best option to step up?

I disagree with your premise. Every year, the Giants have had one or two tight ends play well. Why should it matter that they’ve been different players each season? Kevin Boss was the primary starter from 2008-2010. When he left as a free agent, Jake Ballard stepped up. Last year, Martellus Bennett was the man. Despite a shifting roster of contributors, the Giants have had good production at the position. Credit tight ends coach Michael Pope for that. I don’t understand why fans can’t let go of Ballard. Yes, he played well in the last Super Bowl year. But he’s still not recovered from the knee injury he suffered in Super Bowl XLVI. This year, the Giants signed Brandon Myers to replace Bennett, who is with Chicago. Myers caught 79 passes last season in Oakland, so the high productivity from the Giants’ tight ends should continue.

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