The Eagles know that TE Brent Celek matured before their very eyes last year, and that he is going to be fed even more from the offensive trough in 2009. "I don't think there is any question that he is ready for the role. He has proven that," said Mornhinweg. "He has developed very well. Tom Melvin (TEs coach) has done an excellent job and all the TEs who play for Tom play at a high level. He does a heck of a job coaching that position. Every time we gave Brent a little bit more last year, he succeeded. We would give him a little bit more and he would succeed. A little bit more, a little bit more. That's the way it went all season. "Brent is a player who is a consistent performer. I think it is important to know what Brent's strengths are and you work him there. He produces. He is consistent. He is dependable. You call his number and he's going to get it done. You call a run to his side and he's going to get it (block) done. You call a run away from him and he is going to get the cutoff block. He is just so consistent and dependable, and there is a trust factor that goes into it. Coaches and the rest of the players naturally trust the man to get the job done, and that is so very important."
Eagles TE Brent Celek
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