It was mentioned during the Eagles/Bills broadcast that Sunday was National Tight End Day. I thought they were kidding, but twitter told me otherwise with lots of trending tight ends…In celebration, we will focus on tight ends, so many in fact you will wish it was national loose end day (how does that sound so much worse?). I have no idea how or why this is a thing and who convinced all the NFL social media to lean into it, but here we are, so let’s break it down with a lil Tight End Roundup:
Let’s start in Philadelphia with Dallas Goedert, who was 3-22 and a TD in a much-needed Eagles victory! Goedert is the 2 in the 1-2 punch of TEs in Philadelphia, but with Ertz struggling (and drawing focus) away from Goedert, he has been a surprisingly consistent player over the last few weeks:
Dallas Goedert now with at least 9.5 points for a 3rd straight game 👀— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) October 27, 2019
But I like Dallas Goedert for reasons like this:
Dallas Goedert doing a handshake with himself, while Ertz and Hollins do theirs, has me rolling!! 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/ipmu1RHlA1— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) October 27, 2019
Next, we have George Kittle and the red-hot San Francisco 49ers! Was Sunday National Tight End Day? LOL
Guys. Is it #NationalTightEndDay? I am watching this #49ers game and I just can’t tell.— daisy barringer (@daisy) October 27, 2019
Only on #NationalTightEndDay!— Christopher Reiss (@NFL_ChrisReiss) October 27, 2019
The NFL even let Cincinnati get in on the action, with Tyler Eifert rising from the depths of forgotten to catch a pass!
We may be abroad, but @tylereifert— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 27, 2019
is still celebrating National Tight Ends Day! pic.twitter.com/qm0kqVEO7U
Sam Darnold can see tight ends as well as he sees ghosts here:
Ryan Griffin having himself a day on #NationalTightEndsDay!— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 27, 2019
(and he added the two-point conversion)#NYJvsJAX | #TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/d2u8yDPJe5
Surprise fantasy stud Darren Waller got in on the fun, bringing a little NBA to the NFL:
Darren Waller scores on the Houston Texans, then pulls out the James Harden stepback and celebration and throws up the H. pic.twitter.com/1WXqJwGh6k— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) October 27, 2019
Where are my Evan Engram fantasy owners at? This one’s for you!
Evan Engram with an easy 6 🙌 #NationalTightEndsDay pic.twitter.com/aU4GMJrtM6— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 27, 2019
These are my favorite tweets from #NationalTightEndDay because why not?
Hey @markschlereth is it #NationalTightEndDay ? Haven’t heard you mention it yet.— Kaleb Combs (@KalebCombs) October 27, 2019
Upset I had to work on this national holiday. #NationalTightEndDay— Ryan (@Ed_Rooney44) October 27, 2019
Nullifying a @gkittle46 Touchdown on #NationalTightEndDay ??? That’s not in the National Tight End day spirit!— Taylor Count Chocula Dartt (@taylordartt) October 27, 2019
And lastly, you can’t ignore the truth here. Happy National Tight End Day everyone!
Every day was #NationalTightEndDay in New England from 2010-2019. #Gronk— KraigMcMuffin (@KraigWith_A_K) October 27, 2019
Other Week 8 Notes:
I watched this clip 100 times and I still can’t figure out what is happening here…
Zay Jones just stood up like he was a glitch in Madden 20…👀🤔pic.twitter.com/I1tDoS721y— MyBookie Sportsbook (@betmybookie) October 27, 2019
Aaron Rodgers continued his other-worldly play with this gem:
Aaron Rodgers turned this into a touchdown pic.twitter.com/2TNJqqbNRK— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 28, 2019
This is RB David Montgomery (the title story in my week 7 post) running over my dreams of fantasy championships…as me and many of his devoted fantasy owners finally had the courage to bench one of the best and underused weapons on a limping Chicago Bears offense:
David Montgomery breaks one.pic.twitter.com/ioZKxHJwao— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 27, 2019
And this just further confuses things going forward:
Reminder, David Montgomery has the second easiest remaining schedule for fantasy RBs.— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) October 27, 2019
His breakout is refreshing but it only reinforces how moronic Matt Nagy has been. Inexcusable misuse.
Saints QB Drew Brees returned from his thumb injury and threw 3 TDs for those of us who started him after his long absence, you were indeed rewarded! On the other side of the football, Texans DE J.J. Watt tore his pectoral muscle and will once again miss the rest of the season. A real bummer for a guy that has ended his season on IR 3 times in the last 4 seasons. The 49ers (with the terrifyingly good Nick Bosa) and Patriots remained undefeated for another week, and Colts HC Frank Reich did what very few have been able to do, win a pass interference coach’s challenge, another feather in Frank’s illustrious cap!
And finally, the trade deadline is today (Oct 29) at 4 pm (ET). A few moves have been made- Jets DE Leonard Williams to the Giants and Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is headed to Arizona, but NFL reporters all over the twittersphere suggest more chaos will surely ensure prior to 4 pm. Stay tuned!