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Tight ends Visanthe Shiancoe and Kyle Rudolph have combined for 90 yards and a touchdown on eight catches through three 2011 games.
It’s been difficult to watch the Minnesota passing game the first three weeks of the season. Quarterback Donovan McNabb through for a pitiful two yards in the second half of Minnesota’s Week 1 24-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
While things have improved, the passing game is still weak. It needs improvements.
One way to do that is to improve the talent level of the receivers available for McNabb to throw to. Other than Percy Harvin, and maybe Michael Jenkins, no one in Minnesota’s receiving core is worth much.
Tight ends Visanthe Shiancoe and Kyle Rudolph are better passing options than any other wide receiver not named Harvin or Jenkins—an argument could be had for Shiancoe over Jenkins.
Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave told everyone he wanted to show many two tight end sets throughout the year…and everyone’s still waiting.
Shiancoe and Rudolph have combined for one touchdown and 90 yards receiving on eight catches. The pair has been targeted only 15 times in three games.
It’s time for a change. Make it happen Musgrave.