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.