Q: Are we seeing the signs of what possibly this offense in the first year was missing a dual threat TE that stays on the field all 3 downs?
Indeed. Now, it’s all Durham Smythe. He played all but two offensive snaps in Sunday’s win over the Patriots, after playing every single one in the opener.
As the story said, and we witnessed last year, McDaniel always seemed uncomfortable having to work in Mike Gesicki last year, when his blocking didn’t fit everything the coach wanted to do with the tight ends, especially with the outside-zone runs.
The story added Smythe has six receptions for 67 yards in two games this season. While those are fantasy stud numbers at the position, Smythe could be an option in deeper leagues, or as a TE2, with a hope for improvement.