|Sees the field… In shotgun on most plays and his only running option is a draw… his offensive line is poor. Red-shirt freshman left tackle. Eli doesn't trust his protection. Can't. No way he can take any form of a deep drop and look downfield. With no running game (10 yards rushing the first half) and no real top receivers, he's stuck with the three-step drops and waiting til the last second to see if a receiver can get free. No tight end either. No flaring back. So he's taking some big hits. Taking them well.
Except for the "no real receiver" part, I think it's quite similar.
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OBJ. Sheppard started to drop the ball after the first few games. The dead body of Victor Cruz on the other side.The retired Jennings at rb. Larry Tye and a green rookie.
Then in two games the recievers fumbled the ball away on the first series Balt/Rams. Those fumblers were OBJ and Leaping Larry.
Eli did not have much to work with last year.
A high-wire act. Marshall is such a huge upgrade. Cruz was useless, and Shep is a slot guy.
Perkins will make yards and break big plays where Jennings could not.
Ellison is huge upgrade. All of these things are + for the OL.
for an abysmal 88 yards a game.
"Best" Receiving TE: 395 yds and 1 TD
Great catch on the old scouting report.
Has always been the safety valve for Eli when in trouble
Eli made TEs look better then they are
Boss , Ballard , Bennet , Donnell (to a lesser extent)
but he wasnt the problem. Eli never looked his way last year. Every time Tye got theball, something good happened.
Im fine with him as a receiving TE. Only one i want is Shaheen
Only TE i would want in the draft is Shaheen in the 2nd.
With the exception of OBJ, that report was pretty on point for 2016