Reich: “Without a doubt” DGB is a “big-play guy”
21 October 2016 Eagles News
On Thursday, Eagles’ offensive coordinator Frank Reich commented on Dorial Green-Beckham’s ability to be a “big-play guy” for the Eagles offense.
“DGB is playing very well. I think he looks fast; he looks strong. We see it every time he gets the ball in his hands, he’s hard to tackle,” said Reich. “He’s a big man who can run fast. He’s gaining more and more confidence. He’s another guy that when you sit down, you say, ‘How do we continue to get him the ball more and more?’ Without a doubt, he’s a big-play guy.”
When the Birds traded away backup tackle, Dennis Kelly, they we’re banking on DGB’s raw talents to blossom. As a rookie for the Titans, the 2015 second-round pick recorded 32 catches for 549 yards and 4 touchdowns, but yet the Titans we’re willing to trade him away after just one year.
The knock on Green-Beckham while at Missouri and the Titans, was his inconsistent hands and route-running, which has been the one thing that has been consistent throughout DGB’s career. While he’s shown flashes in his short time with the Eagles, the staff is patiently waiting for a breakout game, now that he has a better grasp of the offense.
While DGB has not received more than 4 targets in a game, perhaps things may be changing on the horizon. So far this season, DGB has 11 receptions for 131 yards on 18 targets. If the Birds are looking to be successful through the air, they’ll need someone to step up on the outside in order for that to happen.