One of the things that drove me nuts about Schotty was his dogged refusal to use a guy's natural gifts to our advantage. I remember vividly all of the little "WTF" conversations we had about Joe McKnight. McKnight was a bit on the skinny side, but he was a dynamite return man who was pretty good in space. So what was Schotty and Anthony Lynn's plan? To start trying to bulk him up and to slam him up the gut with his every carry to "learn him" how to run between the tackles. Remember that whole eating Micky Dees to gain weight fiasco? Yeah, Joe McKnight was a jackass and I don't miss him. But sweet jesus did Schotty (aka Captain Oblivious) mess that up. Instead of using the guy to our advantage in the mean time, Darren Sproles style, he used him in the most completely useless way possible. I hope Marty doesn't do the same thing to Amaro. I hope he doesn't try to learn him how to block in-line.
Jace Amaro just had the most prolific season for a TE in college football history. He did that by being flexed out and moved around a lot. That's how he's used to operating and he does it well. He's used to seeing creative defensive schemes designed to stop him. He's used to seeing double and triple coverages. He knows how to read it and beat it. Lets let him do what he does. Lets let him learn to play in-line as he matures as a player at his own pace. Right now, lets use his talent to our advantage. He won't have the coverages rolled at him at the start of his NFL career that he got in college. He'll shred one-on-ones. Lets not waste the guy by trying to teach him how to block in-line. Lets weaponize him.
Don't Joe McKnight Jace Amaro!!