The tight end can be extremely productive in new Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel’s offense. Just look up what George Kittle did the past few years in San Francisco.
But through two weeks of training camp, Dolphins tight ends have been largely invisible as pass-catching targets. While there have been numerous highlights and chunk plays from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throwing to his new flashy receiving corps, the tight end unit has been mostly absent from those opportunities in the passing game.
Some of it has to do with a focus on run blocking at the position, which is emphasized in McDaniel’s outside-zone scheme that Miami is transitioning to, but with that also comes a hope it leads to more chances off the play-action pass.
Mike Gesicki, who has a prove-it season on the…
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