- Feb 12, 2021
It always does seem to come at the expense of Kupp, very frustrating! Unfortunately I caught about 15 seconds of the Rich Eisen show and he called Pitts a better version of Gronk. I watched some of Pitts highlights and he is a great player but he doesn’t break tackles after the catch and cannot block. He’s to skinny and should be moved to wide receiver. No comparison at all to Gronk who is a dominant run blocker and devastating after the catch. I would bet Freirmuth turns into a better all around tight end than Pitts https://www.google.com/amp/s/draftw...-pat-freiermuth-penn-state-playing-style/amp/Just about all the highly drafted Black TEs over the past decade-plus haven't met the expectations for them, while White TEs usually exceed the limitations the hive mind "experts" predict for them. I always enjoy when a team takes two tight ends, one Black and one White, in consecutive rounds or close to that, and as always the Black guy is "more athletic," has a "higher ceiling," etc., etc., while the "athletically limited" White guy almost always turns out to be better. A good current example is the Rams, where Gerald Everett moved on to Seattle after being mediocre for four seasons (never exceeding 417 yards), while Tyler Higbee is still there. I'm expecting big things from Higbee this season now that Everett is finally gone, perhaps close to how dominant he was down the stretch in '19 -- as long as it doesn't come at the expense of Cooper Kupp.
Tight end has become a lot like quarterback -- the black ones are always hyped but good old overachieving Whitey keeps coming through in most cases.