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Sometimes I wonder if people evaluate a tight end's blocking ability solely on how few catches he gets. Like, he wasn't a passing option, ipso facto, he's a good blocker. I thought they'd give him more time to get coached up, but I can't think of anything that actually happened in the game that made me think he was even an average blocker.
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He had about 10 days to learn the playbook and get going. I think he could have been given a little bit more time to figure it out.
The thing is, he wasn't generally out of position or hesitant, he just got physically beat. It's hard to put that on a lack of opportunity to learn the system.
Exactly on those Wham! block plays Sony was the one getting whammed by the Defenders.
I dunno, a lot of blocking is timing and rhythm. Not getting a quick first step because you're thinking too much and not playing on instinct can absolutely put you at a physical disadvantage. Look, Tomlinson did himself no favors, and like I said before he didn't do anything to force the Patriots to give him more time. But there's a reason Belichick and Brady have both said tight end is one of the hardest positions to learn on offense. Expecting him to come in after 10 days and block like Dwayne Allen is being a bit unrealistic.
It's not that Tomlinson was not up to speed on the playbook. It's that he showed no heart in his effort. To be a good blocker you have to have a will to agress. Tomlinson was soft as a feather pillow. What good is that?
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