Originally written on Dolphin Shout  |  Last updated 11/10/14
The Last year a Miami Dolphin Tight End made a Pro Bowl appearance was in 1993. His name was Keith Byars and he was a running back playing out of position. Miami was a team known for great tight end play during the times of plenty. Marv Fleming, Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich, Joe Rose, Bruce Hardy, Ferrell Edmunds, Keith Jackson, Randy McMichael, even names like Howard Twilly and Jim Jensen are associated with the position. And then, the drought...The skid of the Miami Dolphins runs parallel with the drought at the TE position. The inability to make critical plays in the redzone where great TEs live comes to life in the stats from the 2012 season. Consider the following graphic.These are the top twenty passers in the NFL and the top twenty tight ends from 2012 as compiled by www.footballoutsiders.com. All those arrows are not coincidence, TEs are a QB’s best friend on the football field. Anthony Fasano may not have been an awful TE, but he is is not to be confused with the players on thi...
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