Time for John Carlson to Be Dallas Clark in Seattle’s Two-TE Offense

August 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Few teams make extensive use of two tight ends in the NFL anymore, but the Seahawks plan to make it their base offense under new coordinator Jeremy Bates.
They opened with it against Tennessee and ended up throwing to tight ends nine times, with six completions, in 37 attempts. That’s a quarter of the passes to tight ends.
Although top tight end John Carlson was thrown to only once, the eight other passes to his position are a sign of things to come.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh thinks he should be the Hawks’ top receiver, but the reality is that Carlson should be that guy. He should be Seattle's Dallas Clark.
Entering his third season, Carlson already is the best tight end the Seahawks have ever had. He set the team record with 55 catches as a rookie in 2008. In 34 years, no other Seattle tight end had ever caught 50 balls in a season. Then, in what many considered a disappointing sophomore season, Carlson still caught 51 (ranking 14th in the league among tight ...

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