When we need to convert a short yardage situation and we show a run formation to the defense we have been absolutely terrible. Tolbert is not a true full back and struggles as lead blocker. He's also lost his burst to convert carrying the ball himself. We'd be better off lining up in the shotgun every time letting Cam keep the ball on a draw. What's the point of having a "full back" that doesn't do full back duties?
I saw him make some good catches at opening day and fan fest. It's not like he screamed amazing or anything, but he wasn't bad either. We have to place hope in someone. If none of our receivers are capable to produce at least 800 yards and around 8 TDs we are screwed. Boykin put up almost 700 and 3 TDs in 11 games. That's pretty respectable. Someone has to step up. No matter how much our coaches want it, it's not going to be Bersin, Cotch, or Tolbert (LOL). I just don't see it with Philly. It's like he's scared to catch with his hands. He just doesn't look comfortable out there. Boykin seems to have confidence. He knows how to use his size and can make people miss even with mediocre speed. He looks sure-handed and seems to be cool, calm, and collected out there.
Definitely would not risk putting Funch out there. He can get a series or two in against the Steelers. I want to see Boykin catching some balls from Cam on Friday! The guy just seems like a gamer to me.