Can Coby Fleener Be the Breakout Tight End of 2016?

June 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A word comes to mind when you think about New Orleans Saints tight end Coby Fleener and his body of NFL work so far. It’s not necessarily a bad word in this context, because despite the negative sting, the implication is there are greater heights still to be achieved.
That word? Disappointing.
Fleener’s four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts were often disappointing because he’d show flashes of natural skill. But the 27-year-old teased when he didn’t use all of the items in his football toolbox at the same time for a prolonged stretch. He couldn't elevate himself far enough above tight end platoon mate Dwayne Allen.
But of course, if we’re disappointed by three straight 50-plus-catch seasons and a single-year high of 774 receiving yards (2014), then attaching that word to Fleener becomes a backhanded compliment.
Even with his early-career sputtering, there’s so much more that can be squeezed out of the talent platter he off...

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