After a breakout season with the Oakland Raiders in 2012, many expected tight end Brandon Myers to join the New York Giants, jell quickly with tight end coach Mike Pope and the Big Blue offense, and put up huge numbers. But, for a variety of reasons, that hope never materialized and Myers ended up having a rather sluggish year.
When all was said and done, Myers would end the season with 47 receptions for 522 yards and four touchdowns. And for General Manager Jerry Reese, that sort of production left a lot to be desired.
"We brought Myers in, he caught a bunch of balls out in Oakland. We thought he'd be quarterback friendly. He gave us the same production we've had for the last couple years," Reese said on Thursday. "We hoped he'd be an improvement for us, but that didn't happen for whatever reason. It's disappointing"
To Myers' credit, as Reese would allude, he got stuck doing a lot more blocking than originally planned. With injuries riddling the offensive line and depth at tight end, he became more of a blocking tight end than a receiving tight end — something that was far from his strong suit.
"He had to stay back and block more because of the problems on the offensive line," Reese added.
To add to his disappointing season, Myers had a bit of a Twitter blow-up near the end of the year, claiming he had been "cussed out" by some of his teammates for offering encouragement following a loss. He later recanted, saying his tweets were misunderstood and that he was "not good with words."
As a result of poor production, it would not come as any surprise if the Giants voided Myers' contract and sought out yet another new starting tight end. It would be their fifth in five years.
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