Were you happy for former Giant Jeremy Shockey, when you saw him win the Super Bowl or were you hating on him? (Congrats Jeremy) The New York Giants have become a more calmer and methodical team in recent years. The fire that Jeremy Shockey brings to a team is missing. That doesn’t mean it is a bad thing either, it’s just the way it is. TE Kevin Boss has stepped up and become a reliable tight end. He has made many terrific catches, some in heavy traffic, to keep the Giants in close games. I would love to see Boss get more balls thrown his way. He has proven to be willing and able. The Giants currently have five tight ends on the roster.
Travis Beckum is a different story. He is a TE with a lot of promise but someone who didn’t get much playing time last season, which was his rookie year. Some have said that he plays like a WR and could even be thrown into certain situations as such. Giants fans are curious to see Beckum have a great game and prove he call ball at the next level. His lack of playing time wasn’t his fault though, the coaches were having a field day with the productivity of the wide receivers in 2009. The other tight ends are brought in mostly for blocking situations. One of them will surely be off the roster by the time the season starts. This is one area that I expect to see a genuine competition brewing, once training camp begins.
What do you think about the current New York Giants Tight End situation? Is this an area of the team that might still be addressed in free agency or the draft?
Here is a list of the current 2010 New York Giants Tight Ends:
1. Kevin Boss #89
2. Travis Beckum #47
3. Bear Pascoe #86
4. Carson Butler #49
5. Scott Chandler #85
RD – NYGReporter.com