Originally Posted by infantrycak
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.
Beverly was a 300 lb G/C for Detroit he was 300 lb Blocking TE for Atlanta always lining up outside shoulder of the LT or RT. Just because Carswell was there doesn't mean that Gibbs didn't use him as his Blocking TE which is exactly what he did. Leach has been replaced by Vickers and Jones. Dreessen's quality and value has never really been replaced.