Expect Ben Watson to Be a Force in the Cleveland Browns’ West Coast Offense

May 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During the height of San Francisco tight end Brent Jones' career, he averaged four receptions and 45 yards per game in the West Coast offense.
John Carlson, tight end for the Seattle Seahawks, had 51 catches for 574 yards and seven touchdowns last year. Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons had 83 catches for 867 yards and six touchdowns. Brent Celek of the Eagles had 76 catches for 978 yards and eight touchdowns.
All four of these tight ends play or played in a West Coast offense. Tight ends are a huge part of any successful West Coast offense, and that is why Mike Holmgren went out and made Ben Watson his second free-agent signing.
The Browns' Steve Heiden, Robert Royal, Evan Moore, Greg Estandia, and Michael Gaines combined for 40 catches for 469 yards and three TDs. Watson had 29 catches for 404 yards and five TDs in a Patriots system that did not emphasize the tight end very much.
Expect Watson to start and Evan Moore to be the primary backup...

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