Originally Posted by Texian
Shannon Sharpe was not a blocking TE, Sharpe is the same size as Andre Johnson. Alex Gibbs blocking TE for Denver during the time period was Dwayne Carswell. In Atlanta Alge Crumpler was the TE in the mold of Sharpe and Daniels. Alex Gibbs blocking TE for the Falcons was Eric Beverly. These TEs were not much in the way of receiving TE but were top notch and some of the best run blocking TE. Ask Terrel Davis and Warrick Dunn if they weren't a main reason for them being some of the best. With Joel Dreessen Arian Foster was either #1 or #2 in rushing. Foster hasn't rushed for a 4.4 ypc since Dreessen departed.
Carswell went 290 lbs. The Texans have never had a big TE in that mold The closest they have had to a primarily blocking TE was Mark Bruener who was let go while Gibbs was here. Carswell was also already with the Broncos before Gibbs got there.
Not sure who you are thinking of in Atlanta. Eric Beverly was a 300 lb C/G.
Foster hasn't reached 4.9 ypc since Leach departed. He is at 4.5 ypc this season. So basically you are only talking about 2012 which also includes getting rid of a traditional FB.