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Rumors swirling around Dolphins shopping TE Mike Gesicki. McDaniel was approached about this rumor and didn’t shoot it down. I’ve been watching him for a few years and he’s been underutilized. He’s currently on a franchise tag so we’d have to sign him to a new deal. If he’s asking for top TE money I would immediately nix that idea. However if we can sign him to a reasonable deal he would be an absolute asset to the team.

Pitts receiving yard breakdown from last season based on position:

Tight End: 71 yards

Slot: 391 yards

WR: 564 yards

Of Pitts 1,026 yards, 955 yards came from a position other than TE. That’s about 93%. Now I’m not saying to move Pitts from TE, however it would benefit us greatly if when we do move Pitts around the field, that we have another mismatch nightmare still at the TE position. Not to mention a two TE set nightmare with the ability of both TEs being able to be split out wide.

Mike Gesicki:

6’6”

249lbs

4:54 forty

41.5 vertical jump (higher than Pitts)

22 reps at 225 (same as Pitts)

 

https://youtu.be/Es7bJJpGusU

 

 

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I’d rather see us sign a more traditional TE who plays inline and blocks if we are trying to add another to that group. We already have Kyle Pitts who is basically the same skill set and better than Gesicki. But who knows, maybe the staff wants another hybrid TE who plays outside rather than in three point stance.

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11 minutes ago, Sidecar Falcon said:

My bad,had heard he was 3.

would like to see what franks has at TE before exploring a trade however.

have also heard OJ Howard mentioned.

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2 minutes ago, Lionzblade said:

My bad,had heard he was 3.

would like to see what franks has at TE before exploring a trade however.

have also heard OJ Howard mentioned.

Not sold on Franks being a TE and honestly I think it’s a last ditch effort for him. Howard does intrigue me but Bengals are already in talks with him and have had him in building. 

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2 minutes ago, Lionzblade said:

My bad,had heard he was 3.

would like to see what franks has at TE before exploring a trade however.

have also heard OJ Howard mentioned.

Not sold on Franks being a TE and honestly I think it’s a last ditch effort for him. Howard does intrigue me but Bengals are already in talks with him and have had him in building. 

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31 minutes ago, Faithful Falcon said:

With pretty good hands too, but the OP has a good point. 

Thank you for being one of the few people to stay on topic. I think people forget how integral Pitts is to this offense. Being that he’s the only established pass catching weapon, if he were to go down then our offense would fundamentally be changed.

None of our TE depth can do what he does; heck not even Gesicki could do what he does. However, Gesicki would be a much better alternative than Hesse, Franks, or Fitzpatrick by a wide margin. As well as Gesicki’s athleticism would make him viable in this offense.

More than likely Pitts stays healthy so we’re still looking at mismatch nightmares for opposing defenses with the ability to move either TE. This in turn would open up London a decent bit. 

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5 minutes ago, Mister pudding said:

Anybody who gets franchise tagged, knows they at least deserve top 5 dollar at the position, so he wouldn't be cheap

McDaniel wanted to see what he has. My guess is that McDaniel wants to see at least a George Kittle type of effect with him. Not to mention Dolphins have 20m left in cap space. Compliment that with Dolphins fielding the fastest WRs in the league and some of the fastest RBs in the league and Gesicki doesn’t have much leverage.

There’s also buzz going around Lamar Jackson liking a photoshopped post on social media of him in a Miami Dolphins jersey. Not that it means anything at all but if Tua isn’t up to snuff and Ravens aren’t going to pay Jackson. That could be something to keep an eye on. 

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1 hour ago, Randomfalcon12 said:

I’d rather see us sign a more traditional TE who plays inline and blocks if we are trying to add another to that group. We already have Kyle Pitts who is basically the same skill set and better than Gesicki. But who knows, maybe the staff wants another hybrid TE who plays outside rather than in three point stance.

I’d like a “do it all” type of TE but there may not be a premium spot on the team for them. If a Tommy Tremble type was available, I’d say go after him; but there really isn’t. If we’re looking at pure blocking TE, those can be found pretty easily if we choose.
 

My main issue is that the offense relies heavily on Pitts. If for any reason he goes down then we don’t have any established pass catching weapons on offense. Our biggest gun then becomes a rookie Drake London. At least if we have Gesicki our offensive playcalling could stay relatively the same while not forcing London to be the primary target. 

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