Originally Posted by BrAinPaiNt
New England has...but it was only recently with Gronk and Hernandez...prior to that they were drafting TEs like wild fire over the years. So I guess it is the idea that sooner or later they get it right which seems to be what the cowboys are trying to do...sooner or later get it right. But let's not act like New England is getting it right all the time concerning drafting TEs for the two te set when in truth they just got it right after many tries.
From 2000 to last year they have draft 10 TES. They have drafted two TEs in the same draft at least twice. Have spent 4 picks in the first 3 rounds for TEs and until the Gronk/Hernandez draft they have pretty much missed on the TEs they have drafted. The only other known names from those 10 TEs they have drafted is Ben Watson and Daniel Graham and they both have a combined total of 496 Recs for 5765 yards and 50 TDS....while Gronk/Hernandez already have a combined total of 256 rec for 3346 yards and 40 TDs.
[View Full Quote]Not exactly a model of drafting genius with Two TE sets until they finally did it with Gronk and Hernandez recently.
Very true, excellent points. And great job with that research!
But, I would say that New England has done it without short-changing themselves at other positions as they have maintained a high level of success during that time.
I would not consider the current Cowboys as having that luxury.