"He just has
that blend of size and speed and catching ability that's unique. There's
only a handful
in the NFL that really, truly have that combination. His talent is off
new breed of tight end. The athleticism of this kid is beyond what
people are used
to seeing out of that position. This is not the old rumbling, bumbling
There are going
to be high expectations, and his biggest problem is probably going
to be his relationship
with the media.
This guy has a motor, theres
We did not
draft a tight end. We drafted a playmaker.
the sort of guy who tilts the field. He changes everything."
seen a rookie looked like this in the locker room.
"He's contagious. The
guys on the team love him. They respond to him. Just the way he competes
out there — he's a rare breed."
"The best thing
about Shockey is he has the opportunity to be himself. He plays football
a city that embraces that. He's the heartbeat of the offense. He inspires
the whole team."
he's doing, you have to love. He's got a great spirit. You just wish
would have the same get-up-and-go he has."
makes it look easy because he works at it when no one's looking."
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