Hob, TE's, FJM-style.
The Bengals want more consistency from their tight ends,
I don't think consistency is the word you're looking for there. The ability to not suck? That works better.
but they aren’t ready to exile Dan Coats or J.P Foschi or activate third-rounder Chase Coffman
I think Marvin's making fun of our fair county, because if Coffman can't get time with these two buffoons ahead of him, then all-Hamilton County must not mean much. Or it means Coffman could absolutely walk on at Elder and start right away.
“They’re our tight ends.” offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said Monday. “The only other option is to put an offensive lineman at tight end which we’ve done this season. The whole reason we did not have success was not strictly the tight ends.”
Translated: Mike Brown knows we are extremely thin at TE and does nothing about it because he's a cheap jackass. Also, I'm a bad play caller, which doesn't help things.
Clearly the Bengals are still battling the impact of the loss of their top two tight ends in training camp, Reggie Kelly and Ben Utecht. Kelly and Utecht have played a combined 203 NFL games. On Sunday against the Bears, Foschi plays his 25th NFL game and Coats his 22nd as a tight end.
GAHHHH!!! Don't blame injuries from MONTHS ago, Hob. This team could have figured out something more suitable than having two retreads getting all the snaps. Geathers has those swiveling hips Mikey Boy likes, maybe he could play both ways?
The Bengals do have Coffman sitting on the bench as the NCAA’s all-time prolific pass-catching tight end, and it figures he can at least catch it and hold onto it. But he’s never been asked to block until this season, although it’s a bit of a surprise it’s taken this long to get him acclimated to the scheme.
Who would have thought that a TE that played 100% out of the spread in college (That means he never had to block anyone ever) would have a tough time blocking Linemen and LB's in the NFL?
Mikey Boy's thought process - But he has those swiveling hips, and Whitlock swears by him. Whitlock would never steer me wrong, unless of course Jeff George is involved, then things get a little delusional even by my grade A insane standards.
When Coffman does start playing the indication is he won’t replace either Coats or Foschi.
How does he not replace Coats or Foschi? Is he actually being groomed to be our next long snapper?
I have a novel idea, why don't the Bengals just put Brian Leonard out there and let him play RB and TE at the same time. His gritty complexion will trump the laws of physics and maybe tear a whole in the fabric of our universe, but I'll be darned if he doesn't just flat out get the job done.