Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/18/12
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Arizona Cardinals, that player is tight end Rob Housler. For years and years, the Cardinals have been known as a team that doesn’t use the tight end position very much. In fact, not since Freddie Jones’ final season in 2004, excluding last season, have the Cardinals had a tight end have more than 270 receiving yards in a season. When the Cardinals used a 3rd round pick on Rob Housler in the 2011 NFL Draft, it signaled the start in a shift in offensive mentality, not coincidentally at the same time that the league as a whole is passing to the tight end more often. Housler was the 69th overall pick, the earliest they had drafted a tight end since they used th...
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