Tight End changes the game.
The Tight End in many ways has revolutionized the offense. These athletes have recently become taller, stronger, faster and more explosive than the players who are defending them.
The Tight End used to be the run blocker of the eligible receivers and occasionally be an outlet for the quarterback when he had no one else open to throw the ball to. The Tight End is now an integral part of the passing offense. They’ve become much more than run blockers. They are more receivers than blockers in the current game.
Most teams will substitute an offensive lineman when they need a run blocker. You’ll see tight ends aligned anywhere on the field to gain a matchup advantage. They will align as a wide receiver, in the slot, or in the backfield.
The position is so revolutionary now because of the Tight End’s size and speed. You will see Tight Ends range from 6’5” to 6’8” and 240 to 270 pounds. These players look more like professional basketball players than professional football players.
With that size, speed, and agility there is no defender that presents a suitable challenge. The Tight End position has become one of the most intriguing positions on the field!