Season in Review: Kyle Rudolph's Best and Worst Games in 2011
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Let's break up all the Percy Harvin talk a bit, shall we? -Chris
ESPN called 2011 "The Year of the Quarterback." While it's hard to argue that a focus on quarterbacks was wrong, one could hardly complain if ESPN had instead dubbed it the "Year of the Tight End." Yes, quarterback records were broken left and right, but the evolution in the game almost made that shift predictable. It was the tight end position, rather, that has evolved the most in recent years. And surprisingly so. Called to block, catch, and even run on occasion, the tight end is the most versatile and ambiguous position in the NFL.
As the Vikings evolve towards multiple tight-end sets in Musgrave's offense, it's important to see what can be expected of the tight ends on the Vikings' roster. In the 2011 season, we saw two tight ends break Kellen Winslow's 1980 record of 1290 yards (Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski), one tight end break Tony Gonzalez's and Vernon Davis' touchdown record of 13 (Gronkowski, wi
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