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Nearly a month after Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride told ESPNNewYork that Giants tight end Travis Beckum has a long way to go until he reaches his full potential , tight end coach Mike Pope told Inside Football that he plans to use Beckum in a "Dallas Clark" role .

 

 

"Travis is going to be more of a space guy so if he and Kevin are in there simultaneously, he's going to have to be enough of a blocker so that Kevin just doesn't leave the point of attack all the time, and people figure, 'Oh this is where they're going to run.' "If that happens, that enables us to use Beckum more like the Colts have used Dallas Clark, and we can get more production from the passing game and not just five-, six-, or seven-yard gains."

 

Pope told Inside Football that injuries forced the Giants to use Kevin Boss as a blocker more in 2009. With a healthier offense in 2010, expect Boss to get some more receiving yards than he did in 2009.

 

Here is what Gilbride had to say about Beckum in June:

 

"He has got a long way to go in terms of utilizing that athleticism and doing things right and doing it in a consistent way," Gilbride said. "We are not asking him to be a point-of-attack prototypical tight end. That is not his forte. But when we put him out in space, he has some special abilities. But you still have to block out there and run the routes the right way and still get open. He has made some spectacular catches but he is not necessarily doing the things that you have to do to get open on a consistent basis."

 

It seems like Beckum will be strictly a player used on passing downs until he can develop some blocking ability. Until then expect Bear Pascoe to see more time on the field.

 

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i just hope he contributes.

 

we've got so many guys with potential that it'l be next to impossible for them all to put up big numbers.

 

I think there is a lot of potential

 

The front office is very high on Beckum, perhaps he could develop into a Dallas Clark or Chris Cooley style player.

 

 

 

I think the front office would ideally prefer to use a higher ratio of 2 TE sets instead of using a traditional full back. It certainly opens up a lot more possibilities in the passing game.

 

The key will be how well Beckum improves his blocking this offseason.

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But a 2 TE Set takes "The Devastator" off the table ie. the Hedgecock Swing Pass.

 

Perhaps, but Hedgecock doesn't have great hands, he doesn't have great speed and you are realistically looking at a 5yd to 7yd play. He certainly isn't a big play threat.

 

whereas Beckum is a legit weapon as a receiver who is a genuine big play threat.

heck, I would take a 10yd+ pass every time

plus it means defenses have another legitimate weapon to cover in the passing game.

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Perhaps, but Hedgecock doesn't have great hands, he doesn't have great speed and you are realistically looking at a 5yd to 7yd play. He certainly isn't a big play threat.

 

whereas Beckum is a legit weapon as a receiver who is a genuine big play threat.

heck, I would take a 10yd+ pass every time

plus it means defenses have another legitimate weapon to cover in the passing game.

 

 

Tree is being very...very ....facetious....in this posting BigPete.... ;)

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