(Editor’s Note: Over the next two weeks, football analyst Bryan Broaddus will take a closer look at each position, highlighting the standouts and players who need more production. Today, we will focus on the Tight Ends position.)
Tight Ends Breakdown
It’s no surprise that Jason Witten continues to play at the level at that he has. Despite all the battles that this veteran has seen, there still is that skill when it comes to route running and securing the ball when it is thrown in his direction. What all these seasons in the league has done for Witten, it has allowed him to become crafty of a player. If you ask me who I look forward to visiting with when it comes to the ins and outs of offensive football, Jason Witten would be that guy for me. He has such an outstanding working knowledge of what teams are trying to do to him and how he needs to combat them.
Jason Garrett has told us many times, there is nothing new of Witten having to fight through these defensive schemes that are trying to take him out of the game. Where Witten has been at his best, is when he does get those opportunities to work against single coverage and find that space. What I have liked from these offensive coaches, is the way they are working the ball to Witten in the red zone. I have never thought it was a bad situation to put your best player when it comes to catching the ball in tight spaces in that role because Jason Witten has proven, he can consistently deliver which he has all season.
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I am being to sound like a broken record when I keep asking for these offensive coaches to get James Hanna more involved in the offense but I just don’t believe that will be the case. Like
These games down the stretch are going to be tough and tight which requires your players to be at their absolute best when it comes to executing plays. The safest route when trying to control or finish games is how you use your tight ends in certain situations.
Despite the fact that we have really only seen Jason Witten as that go to guy, I believe that James Hanna and even