Miami Dolphins TE coach Godsey says little about Mike Gesicki
By Brian Miller
As the Miami Dolphins venture towards the start of a new regime, new tight-end coach George Godsey is saying little about his position.
Miami Dolphins fans wanting to hear about George Godsey being high on Durham Smythe and especially Mike Gesicki they were a bit disappointed when Godsey spoke with the media and made little mention of any players currently on the roster.
Throughout his interview, Godsey tended to reference evaluations and the process being clear that it is in the early stages of that process. It wasn’t until he was directly asked about Mike Gesicki that he mentioned him at all.
Godsey stuck with canned answers about how the position has evolved and how no single trait for a tight-end is as important as another meaning that each trait, ie..blocking, passing, etc… has their own place. He didn’t really say what he wanted and he didn’t say what he didn’t want.
When asked about the familiarity he has with the tight-ends on the roster, Godsey didn’t mention anyone by name.
"“That’s part of the deal right now – evaluations. It’s hard to watch every game all the time, install playbook, get ready for the draft, look at the free agents, so that’s part of the daily deal right now. I’m looking forward to working with them, that’s for sure.” – VIA released transcripts from the Miami Dolphins"
Later another question was asked regarding the current roster and what Godsey’s impressions of the guys on the team are. Much like the first time, Godsey gave a general impression without naming anyone by name. Different traits, different talents, the same response you might get from a Bill Belichick.
To his credit though he is right. He is evaluating and all of the TE’s on the roster have differing strength and weaknesses. It is his job to figure out what those are and how best to use them. Eventually he was asked directly about Smythe and Gesicki.
"“They’re typical rookies right now. They’re just trying to get to know the NFL, get to know the personnel and get to know the schemes that may be different from college. Those guys will grow, those guys will get better. I’m anxious to work with them.”"
Clearly the future for Mike Gesicki is in Miami but you wouldn’t know it by Godsey’s media time. Godsey was very clear that he is here to work with his OC, Chad O’Shea and Brian Flores. It was also clear that he really doesn’t seem to like being behind a microphone. No one will care if he can turn the Dolphins tight-ends into something special. Whether that is a one or two TE set isn’t clear because if Godsey knows, he isn’t saying.
What he is saying is that everything is under evaluation and that is fair considering he has only been in Miami a couple of weeks.