CBS Houston – The Houston Texans tight end position has been a sore spot on the team for quite a few years. Last year the duo of Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz combined to catch 37 passes for 418 yards.
That production also came with four different quarterbacks throwing the ball. This offseason the team went out and spent big on free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler and he is hoping to have a little more production from that unit.
“I see a playmaking group. I see a group of tight ends that are hungry to produce and work extremely hard to do that,” Brock Osweiler said, “I don’t know if you guys saw, but we stayed after as quarterbacks with the tight ends and we threw some extra routes and we’re really working hard to incorporate those guys in the offense.”
The Texans have a very talented group of wide receivers, they have a lot of playmakers running back.
A strong tight end group is keeping the Texans from having a very solid offensive unit from top to bottom.
Ryan Griffin who is entering his fourth year with the team is hoping this year he can produce for the team more regularly.
“Just become more of a consistent player,” Ryan Griffin told sportsradio610.com when asked what he wanted to improve on for this upcoming season, “it’s really frustrating with my game sometimes, watching film where I’ll have a great play and then follow it up with a bad one, that’s what (Bill O’Brien) talks about every day just coming out here and being the same guy.”
Last year was Griffin’s best season catching 20 passes for 251 yards, despite only playing in nine games after being placed on short-term injured reserved early in the season.
While the team did not get much production from their tight ends. The Texans also did not go out in the offseason seek an upgrade at the position.
With a consistent quarterback, the Texans could see consistent play for their tight ends.
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