Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – One of the biggest surprises this season has been the way the tight end position performed and of that group C.J. Fiedorowicz has shined the brightest.
While the offense as a whole has been up and down, Fiedorowicz has been one of the most consistent players. Over the past 5 games, he and DeAndre Hopkins lead the team with 24 catches.
The was Fiedorowicz has become a receiving threat is a welcome sight, considering he was only able to haul in 21 catches in the two years prior.
While only this year he seems to be catching everything in sight, tight ends coach John Perry isn’t shocked at all by this recent development.
“He has made the plays when they’ve presented themselves,” Perry said. “He had 21 targets last year and 17 catches, that’s an amazing statistic, he’s caught the ball when it’s come his way, and he’s going to continue to do that.”
On the offense, no one player has made more growth.
“We talk about that as a staff, he’s a guy for us whenever we are relying on him he’s come through,” offensive coordinator George Godsey said.
In just one offseason, Fiedorowicz has gone from pretty much run blocking only, to now becoming a life saver to Brock Osweiler and the Houston Texans offense.
Perry shared that understanding coverages and how to get better releases off the line of scrimmage has helped Fiedorowicz reach the next level.
At the half-way mark for the team, they have discovered they have a much bigger weapon in Fiedorowicz than they might have originally counted on.
Osweiler seems to have great trust in Fiedorowicz and that should continue out of the break.