The Facts: HC Reich has made no secret about his affinity for the tight end position, and a week into training camp, we’re starting to see slivers of how much the new head coach envisions using the likes of Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron, Erik Swoope and Ross Travis in the coming weeks and months. For starters: a lot.
Diehards Line:According to Star staffer Zak Keefer, Doyle and Ebron might’ve been the two most active pass-catchers in Tuesday’s workout, and expect Ebron -- the free agent signing from Detroit -- to work all over the field. He has lined up on the end of the line, in the slot, out wide and has even joked about begging Reich for handoffs out of the backfield. Ebron is athletic enough to look like a wide receiver; don’t be surprised if Reich uses him like one come the regular season. An advantage Reich sees: Doyle and Ebron are two very different tight ends who can attack defenses in two very different ways. Expect a heavy dose of Doyle over the middle, with Ebron in the slot and out wide, a la Dallas Clark back in the day. That’s where they’ve done most of their damage during camp.