Dallas Goedert displays full package against the Colts

Goedert showcased talent in win vs Colts 

There were many questions about Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert through two weeks. Why was he not on the field vs Tampa Bay? Why is Josh Perkins getting more snaps than him? Those questions would be answered immediately. The rookie tight end put on a show on Sunday against the Colts as Goedert showcased his blocking and receiving ability and just how dangerous he will be in this offense.

First career touchdown

With the Eagles, receiving core basically decimated the Birds turned to more two and three tight end sets on Sunday. In Carson Wentz’s long-awaited return his first touchdown pass of the season would be Goedert’s first career touchdown. A beautiful route up the seam left the South Dakota State alum wide open for six.

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The South Dakota native would finish his day with seven catches for 73 yards and the touchdown. He actually led the team in receptions and tied for the lead in yards on the day.  Alshon Jeffery has been medically cleared to return and this will add another weapon. With Jeffery and Ertz already elite targets you have to focus on them. Add in Nelson Agholor who has been reborn in the slot and then Goedert Wentz has a plethora of options to go to. As the weeks go on expect Goedert to get plenty of looks from Wentz.

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Blocking and receiving threat?

Many questioned Goedert’s blocking ability. As with Ertz who has also struggled with blocking. With Brent Celek, retiring and Richard Rodgers hurt it appeared the Eagles were lacking a blocking tight end. However, Goedert seems to be the answer.

Playing in his third career game look at the discipline and understanding here. Also getting help from an All-Pro in Jason Peters doesn’t hurt either. But blocking like this is a sure way to find more playing time. Anyone could run through that lane. If you need another example I have one for you.

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To take a starting defensive end in Zaire Franklin and push him back like that is extremely impressive. With Goedert blocking like this and the ability to stretch the field Dallas is sure going to be loved here in Philadelphia.

A star in the making

As Wentz gets rid of the rust look for him and his tight ends to start to dominate. The Eagles ran 13 personally on 33 of the 77 snaps on Sunday. Even with Ajayi and Sproles out the ground game did not lose a beat. Collectively the Eagles ran for 152 yards. Goedert showcased to everyone and especially the Colts just how great he can be. While it remains to be seen if Jeffery is cleared to play Sunday the Eagles certainly have found a star in the second round tight end. At 6’6 he’s also a threat in the red zone. Once this team gets healthy and clicking look for Goedert to establish himself as a premier tight end and the duo of him and Ertz to be the best in the league.

Building Momentum

After just one catch through the first two games, Goedert will look to build on his strong showing. Let’s see how Doug Pederson utilizes him against a tough Tennesse defense.

Featured image via Bobby Cool
All stats via ESPN.com and Rotoworld

 

 

 

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