Originally Posted by burmafrd
I tried to explain it to you- you are just too messed up to understand. With 3different QBs, and a very different set of circumstances - 2004 there were no real good WRs with Glenn injured and Key with a bad leg the second half of the season, not to mention Vinny as QB; 2005 Glenn was back and Key was there so the load was much less; 2006 With TO and GLenn and MB3 getting the call inside the 10. But through all that Witten was incredibly steady and reliable. Not to mention a MUCH BETTER BLOCKER then COOLEY or SHOCKEY. WItten is the complete TE that Cooley and SHockey are not.
As for better blocker, the only thing I remember about Witten was that hideous hold on Daniels in the first Boys-Skins game. Cooley has been reliable in the run game and we don't keep him in in the pass game.
As for Cooley, he hasn't had the easiest road either. He was the only other target in 05 and was great then. And in 06 he had to deal with Mark Brunell (and his spent arm) and Jason Campbell coming in and learning. Still VERY productive.