lionsjjg wrote:From a Lions fan I'd say absolutely hold on to Hockenson. In wk 2 against the Chargers, he was held in to block for most of the game due to Taylor Decker being out and Tyrell Crosby making his first career start at LT. Crosby was absolutely terrible in the preseason and protecting Stafford was the priority.
Hock is getting more redzone looks than anyone. He should have had two tds against the Eagles this week. On one catch, he was called for stepping out of bounds and coming back in to make the catch in the back of the endzone. I think it was a BS call but very close on the line. On the second, the ball was ripped out at the last second by an Eagles defender making a great play in the endzone. I can think of at least one other play in the first three weeks where he would have had a td with a better throw from Stafford.
The Lions will be getting destroyed against the Chiefs in wk 4 and will have to air it out. I think TJ is in for a huge game next week and will continue to get redzone looks. If someone is getting impatient and drops him, pick him up immediately. He is going to have a monster second half of the season and already has Stafford's trust. He was not drafted at 8 overall to not be a huge part of the offensive game plan. We could have definitely used defensive help instead.
If you have him, keep him; If you don't, pick him up!
OarChambo wrote:It's September 23rd and this is the talk involving a rookie tight end.
endzoneview wrote:if the dude is giving halfass effort on TD targets, can we just dismiss it as ‘just a rookie’?
endzoneview wrote:With all that said I’m still giving him another week.
I wasn’t expecting week 1 every week. I just wanted a bad Delanie Walker game out of him.
endzoneview wrote:Umm, I wasn’t directly comparing them per se, just saying I wanted 3 and 40 yards, ie a “bad Delanie Walker” day.
You can pick a different tight end if it suits you better
OarChambo wrote:endzoneview wrote:if the dude is giving halfass effort on TD targets, can we just dismiss it as ‘just a rookie’?
If you put the microscope on any player then you will find evidence like that. The difference is a rookie has not had an opportunity to develop a track record. And the microscope is being applied because of what he did week 1, the unrealistic expectations that followed, and that he didn't do anything the last 2 weeks.
Rookies are not consistent. The ones that are? Unicorns. Expect them not to be though.