Mandatory minicamp is behind us, and the Philadelphia Eagles locker room is giving high praise to second-year tight end Dallas Goedert. Year two should be fun.
It started as a joke. The Philadelphia Eagles fan base that has always had a disdain for the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t stand that their rookie tight end’s first name shared that of one of their most bitter rivals. They even asked that Dallas Goedert changed his name to ‘Philly’.
Let’s not get serious about this one ladies and gents. It was a joke, and it was a joke born out of the venom that sometimes comes from rival fan bases.
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Then, Goedert took one to the house in last year’s overtime thriller at AT&T Stadium, and everyone just seemed to forget that they hated his name so much.
Fast forward, and Philly’s excitement about ’88’ hasn’t worn off. Word is they’re of the belief that they could just substitute Goedert in for Zach Ertz at any time, and there would be no drop off in production if they did so.
To be honest, Goedert may even be a better blocker than Ertz is. That provides another dynamic to what may be an explosive offense in 2019.
According to The Athletic’s Bo Wulf, Goedert’s teammates all agree that they’re impressed with the job he’s done and the steps he’s taken this offseason. Spring is gone. So is a rookie campaign where Goedert impressed with 33 receptions for 334 yards and four trips to the end zone, but it appears Dallas has found a home in Philly.
It’s funny how things work out sometime huh?