Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has discussed the importance of protecting himself with head coach Doug Pederson and members of the offensive staff, he told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on Wednesday. And while he plans to remain aggressive, Wentz is taking his self-preservation seriously and acknowledges that he’ll have to pick his spots a bit more moving forward.
We’ve talked about it quite a bit, Wentz said, speaking of conversations with Pederson, offensive coordinator Mike Groh and new quarterbacks coach Press Taylor. I think we’re all on the same page.
Witten served as a reliable target at a variety of depths, finishing with the fourth most career receptions in NFL history (1,152). He also finished first in Cowboys history in career receptions (leading Michael Irvin by 452 grabs) and receiving yards (12,448, the second most of a tight end in NFL history), and third in receiving touchdowns with 68. Witten’s 11 Pro Bowl appearances were bested only by Gonzalez, who finished with 14.
He was a huge part of that success… you can ask those running backs who played with him how valuable he was, Gonzalez said. This is why he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. I think without a doubt I’d put him in the top three, top four tight ends. He could be at the top if you’re talking blocking and catching for all [of what you want] out of the tight end position.
His toughness was matched by few in his era, best captured in his catch and helmetless run for a 53-yard gain during a prime-time game against Philadelphia in 2007 (0:50 in the above video). And as excellent as he was on the field, he was just as good off it, serving as a great Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal teammate and winning the 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. A former Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys longtime teammate and fellow future Hall of Famer paid his respects via Twitter on Thursday.