So, the draft has come and gone, and a few things came to mind as I watched the final day's coverage on NFL Network. First thought being, man am I glad Steve Young's not on this channel too (sorry Steve, one of my favorite players to watch is almost unlistenable to me on TV). Second thought was, with all these tightends being drafted, I wonder if anyone will give Arians the credit to hold off on drafting his favorite toy, or if anyone will give him a hard time for not picking one. Then, as I got a cold chill, most likely from the new layer of ice coating Hell, I wondered aloud:
Is the NFL following the example set by our own offensive, um, guru, Bruce "Eleven Tightends" Arians?
Over the three days that made up the 2010 NFL Draft, twenty tight ends were drafted. That's a lot. That's even more tightends drafted then letters in Michael Hoomanawanui's name. This league has seen many very talented tightends pass through it, and the position is one that has changed from players considered blocking receivers to a players considered receivers... and that's about it. Of course, there are some solid tightends with all around games still in the league, a fact exemplified by our own Heath Miller, but, their numbers grow less and less each passing year. So I have to ask, tongue in cheek, is this the face of the man who is changing football?
I mean, look at the twinkle in his eyes. He clearly knows something we do not. Right?