He is mentally tough, which is why he is starting. He has starting TE hands, and he is getting the experience to learn to block.
Barry Jackson wrote:
Rookie tight end Mike Gesicki, who’s continuing to work with the starters, said no one outside the Dolphins’ building believes he can block.
“It’s not like, ‘Oh my God, Mike blocked somebody,’” Gesicki said. “’ I know that that’s what everybody thinks, but that’s not what it is.... That’s my job and I will do it to the best of my ability.”
Gase said: “I am always killing on him anyway the thing I appreciate about Mike is he wants to get better at it. He doesn’t want to be a receiver. He will get crushed a couple times but you don’t see him shy away from it the next time. I’ve seen tight ends who don’t part to be a part of it because they don’t want to be embarrassed. He doesn’t want to get taken out and everyone thinks he’s on the field, it’s pass.”
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