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December 05, 2016

Eagles need Zach Ertz to start playing like a tight end, Part II

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About a month ago, we pointed out that Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz had the second-lowest yards after catch average in the NFL among tight ends, mainly because he's often content to give himself up after he makes catches.

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On the season, Ertz now has 47 catches, and does not yet have a single broken tackle. That seems nearly impossible considering Ertz is a 6'5, 250-pound tight end.

Since we published our initial post on Ertz, he has slid to avoid being tackled by a defensive back and has gotten out of the way of a linebacker chasing down Carson Wentz instead of blocking him.

We'll be more brief this time around, because really, these images need no explanation:


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Ertz is a talented receiver, but that is absolutely terrible.

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