Is there an encore that can possibly top what Brent accomplished in 2009? Probably not, but his numbers aren’t likely to drop at all either. With Donovan McNasty traded out of town, it will be interesting to see what Celek can do with QB Kevin Kolb for a full season. Interestingly good for a couple of reasons: First, when Kolb stepped in to start those two games early in the season last year, Celek and he hooked up for 8 catches and 104 yards in each contest with a combined 20 targets coming his way. Second, tight ends tend to be the safety valve for new QB starters in the NFL, which should benefit Celek greatly. Add to these points that the Eagles didn’t do much at all in the offseason to change either their running game or offensive scheme, and there’s no reason to believe that Celek can’t at least duplicate his numbers from the year before. Being a redzone animal as well has us betting on a top-5 fantasy TE finish again in 2010.
~ Kolb and he have a great rapport will now have a full season to let it develop even more
~ The addition of RB Mike Bell, who happens to be a good goal-line back, might snake a couple of TDs away from Celek
~ The speed an field-stretching ability of both DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin will keep the middle of the field open for a tight end to roam
~ Celek won’t be sneaking up on anybody this year, and with the lack of a strong running game, he might be one of the key points in defensive schemes