The story on the main Bengals website has Jermaine Gresham criticizing his game and not even putting himself in the same league as the top tight ends in the NFL. He notes that in order to be called a top tight end, he has to mirror the numbers of Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, and the youngsters drafted after him, (Gronkowski, Hernandez, and Jimmy Graham). Can you disagree? I can’t, the truth is Gresham has had average numbers. He’ll have a huge play per game but then have a boneheaded drop or fumble. He gets a slight excuse because he blocks like a hoss.
And when you train so hard in one aspect of your game, you lose some ability in others, including receiving, running, etc. But I truly believe that this will be a breakout season for him, he’ll have a year under his belt in the offense and he picked the brains of the top veteran tight ends in the game when he played in Hawaii for the Pro-Bowl. Greshams humble attitude and will to get better is very impressive. I really think that we as Bengal fans will be well pleased with Jermaine Gresham if he can break 800 yards and have 8 touchdowns. With his blocking ability and our running offense I think that will put him in the conversation as a top of the line NFL tight end. Jermaine Gresham is just another reason to be extremely excited for this season.