Originally Posted by infantrycak
Sure Beverly was part of the base offense. That's why he had 7 starts in 3 years with Gibbs. Dreessen in contrast had 11 starts with Gibbs in 2009. Dreessen and Beverly share little more than where they lined up.
starts vs number of snaps played are two completely different categories and while you would expect Daniels to start every game that he's not injured you wouldn't think that of a #2 or #3 TE. If you have the number of snaps played that may or may not support the # of starts discussion. You also have to take in to consideration that Beverly was injured and that Alge Crumpler besides being a very good receiving TE was also a good Blocking TE. During the time that Beverly was injured the Falcons run game suffered.