The Miami Herald reports Mike Gesicki's pass protection has been a "concern" in training camp.
Gesicki has apparently missed some key blocks in practice. Gesicki has generally drawn good reviews for his summer pass catching, but poor blocking would complicate his rookie playing time.
Source: Miami Herald
Aug 2 - 5:03 PM
Friday was the final training camp practice for the Miami Dolphins before their scrimmage on Saturday morning at Hard Rock Stadium. There were many takeaways from practice, and one of them was the play of tight end Mike Gesicki.
During red zone drills, Gesicki used his size and athleticism to box out defenders as he made a number of catches over his defenders. Gesicki, who also started on the first team offense again, also caught a few balls from Ryan Tannehill during 11-on-11 drills.
After practice, head coach Adam Gase complimented Gesicki’s work in the red zone.
“He just has unique timing, he knows how to box a guy out, he knows how to get in position,” Gase said.
I wonder if those who listened to Mr. Alphabet in the other thread and faded Gesicki in their rookie drafts because "If he was really any good he would have been drafted in the 1st round instead of the 2nd" are starting to regret that now.
I’m a big fan of Mike and I hope he does well but he would have been flagged for Offensive interference on that play. I increased the size of that video to get a better look and it looks like he pushed off twice. Once before he turned and then to separate himself to catch the ball.
Dolphins second-round TE Mike Gesicki was listed fifth on the Dolphins' tight end depth chart.
The rookie was listed behind MarQueis Gray (the nominal starter), A.J. Derby, Gavin Escobar and Thomas Duarte. Training camp depth charts should always be taken with a major grain of salt, especially this early. Gesicki has reportedly drawn rave reviews at camp, impressing with his trademark athleticism while also making strides as a blocker. Despite this conservative listing, the Penn State alum still warrants consideration as a TE2 in most formats.
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Aug 5 - 11:31 AM
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First-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick all over second-round pick Mike Gesicki in end zone 1 on 1. Great coverage. And still Gesicki makes the catch for a TD.
Adam Gase: Mike Gesicki at 5th string I wouldn’t look too deep into this depth chart.
I'm honestly thinking he might be fill landry targets vacated. but you're right it depends on how they want to use him. crossing my fingers because I traded down trying to get someone else and ended up with him instead. gamble didnt pay off.Watched him a bit at PSU and wasn't sure how his game would translate to the NFL. Either they let me run routes all day and he's going to be very good or instead of being a pseudo WR he has to be a legit TE an results will be slow to come.
Hoping for the former and watching him much more closely since I became an owner today.
I can easily see him filling the Landry role with the added bonus of being a redzone threat. I just dont trust Gase. Gesicki seems like he would fill that role well, but then he's really a slot wr with a TE designation. That a perfect world and honestly we all know he cant block so i hope Miami sees it the same way. But i remain skeptical.I'm honestly thinking he might be fill landry targets vacated. but you're right it depends on how they want to use him. crossing my fingers because I traded down trying to get someone else and ended up with him instead. gamble didnt pay off.
100% sameI can easily see him filling the Landry role with the added bonus of being a redzone threat. I just dont trust Gase. Gesicki seems like he would fill that role well, but then he's really a slot wr with a TE designation. That a perfect world and honestly we all know he cant block so i hope Miami sees it the same way. But i remain skeptical.
While I agree, he is an excellent red zone target, but 10 TDs is absurd.I see no reason why he can’t have a Gronk like rookie year. In gronk’s rookie year he had about 530 yards rec and 10 tds.
Remember last year no Tannehill. The year before Tannehill season was lost as well if I remember correctly?While I agree, he is an excellent red zone target, but 10 TDs is absurd.
Miami threw 24 touch downs last year, 27 the year before.
In Gronks rookie year, NE threw for 37 touch downs.
There is no way Gilsicki gets over a third of this offenses touch downs
Sure if he throws for 30 TDs, possibly 8-10 to gilsicki but...Remember last year no Tannehill. The year before Tannehill season was lost as well if I remember correctly?
Tanny ain’t no Brady that’s for sure. But if thy make Gesicki a focal pt of the offense in the red zone 10 is a possibility. If Tannehill throws for 30tds why can’t 10 go to his best red zone target?
Whats a better number. 8? I can still be happy with 600 yds and 8 tds from my te2
The major reason he isn't likely to have a Gronk like rookie year is that he doesn't have Brady throwing the ball. That being said, I agree that he has the most potential at the GL and am hopeful he can have 500 yards and 8 TDs.I think most rookie TEs don’t do much BC either 1) not enough playing time behind a starter or 2) they don’t block well enough.
With Gesicki, He is the starter. And MIA knew he was a bad blocker and drafted him anyway. They want to use him as a Receiver. Specifically in the red zone.
I have Gronk in one redraft league and dropped Doyle to p/u Gesicki today after hearing the starter reps stuff from Gase today. Gase likes throwing to the TE. so does Tannehill. They tried to force the issue with Julius Thomas at times last year but Thomas sucked.
I see no reason why he can’t have a Gronk like rookie year. In gronk’s rookie year he had about 530 yards rec and 10 tds.
What other major red zone options does Mia have on the team? Stills, Parker, Amendola, Wilson...all decent in their own right, but none have proven to be amazing red zone targets.
Kets not forget that Gase loves throwing it at the GL
I think this is where Gesicki will eat most this year. He’ll get some work bw the 20s but I don’t expect huge yardage numbers. Just the occasional move the chains type stuff.
Tried to draft him in dynasty too but was sniped right before my pick.
I think you picked the worst of the 3. I like Hooper this weekend and Seals-Jones could be a flyer with the QB change.Anyone liking him this weekend if AJ Derby is out?
I have Reed on a bye, so picked him up, pickings were slim. Choice between him, Seals-Jones, and Hooper.
Mike Gesicki - TE - Dolphins
Mike Gesicki caught 3-of-3 targets for 44 yards in the Dolphins' Week 7 loss to the Lions.
Gesicki was also evaluated for a concussion but thankfully cleared. The 44 yards were a new career high. He could break that number again in Week 8 if neither Albert Wilson (hip) nor Kenny Stills (leg) can get cleared for Thursday Night Football against the Texans. That being said, Gesicki will remain a last-gasp TE2.
Oct 21 - 5:41 PM