Giants would like to use Brandon Myers as a vertical threat

New York Giants tight ends coach Mike Pope is looking forward to seeing if Brandon Myers can be a vertical threat for their offense.

“I think at the Raiders he was more of an intermediate receiver,” Pope said, ESPNNewYork.com. “And now our passing game does allow the tight end to get more vertically down the field -– flag routes, double seam routes, post routes. And he appears to have the skills to get those balls. He has a little bit of a jet that can accelerate and go get a ball that is a little deeper. You may not think he is going to reach it, but he has that little bit. So we are very interested to see him in pads.”

Myers had a very impressive season for the Raiders in 2012 by racking up 79 receptions, 806 yards and four touchdowns last season.  I think he can be a big upgrade for the Giants over Martellus Bennett.

 

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  1. keith says

    Upgrade as a Pass Catcher Yes… Overall as a TE No Bennett was great at blocking and catching. Myer’s was the only option for Palmer in Oakland in NY Manning will be looking at his usual targets Nicks Cruz Randle then checking down. Blocking just doesn’t get talked about anymore but teams like the Giants need Blocking TE’s.

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