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Do the Philadelphia Eagles Really Need a Blocking Tight End?

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Apart from the clamor that comes up every season for a No. 1 receiver here in Philly, the other need on everyone's list was a blocking tight end.

But is it necessary? Is a blocking tight end an absolute need?

Quite simply, no.

While they are definitely a breed of tight end more suited for teams like Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Baltimore, etc., they are by no means a necessity.

Take a team like Tennessee for example. Bo Scaife and Alge Crumpler are both primarily receiving tight ends. Not to take anything away from Scaife's ability to block—he's a decent edge blocker—but his real talent comes in catching the ball.

Heath Miller in Pittsburgh and Todd Heap in Baltimore are also...

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