I never realized there was such a strong link between an OC, who's in charge of a whole side of the ball, and whether or not a blocking tight end is being used enough.
Dickson's OK. PFF calls him their second lowest ranked free agent. He is, outside that one season he started because of injury, a blocker.
Greg Olsen received 123 targets on a team that was 19th in attempts (so, 13th from the bottom), so it's not like they don't use the TE. Dickson played more snaps than all but Olsen out of the FB, TE groups - 47.3%, which isn't a small feat given that the league in general spends about 60% of the time in 3+ WR and Olsen missed under 4% of total snaps. So, I don't think Shula isn't using him enough, it feels like he's been using him about as much as possible.
Well, maybe it's Cam, right? same stat - Olsen got 123 targets. A massive volume when you're hardly throwing the ball, so Cam will throw to a TE (some of those targets are Anderson's, absolutely). Again PFF has him rated low, so sounds like he's not getting open (if anyone who pays for PFF wants to throw out his run block v/s receiving grade v/s pass block grade, or yards per route run or anything like that, would be neat.
So, maybe Ed Dickson isn't a super star and that has nothing to do with anyone else (like internet goobers trying to further agendas)? Just a thought.
Pass Blocking: -6.7
Run Blocking: -8.1
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