Mike Gesicki – Will he be the Dolphins Franchise All Time Best?

Before this season begins, there are currently 8 TE’s that have more career receiving yards than Mike Gesicki. Of those TE’s, only 5 of them were drafted by the Dolphins. I’m sure you guys know who the leader is, he was the first TE to come to mind when I woke up and decided to write this article. Randy McMichael is the all time leading TE and he was drafted and played 5 seasons for the Dolphins. McMichael totaled 3096 receiving yards on 283 receptions and 18 TD’s. To me, those are very reachable numbers for Gesicki, but only if he gets a new contract. He’s on the last year of his 4 year rookie contract after being drafted #42 in RD 2 in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The other TE’s, if you’re wondering who are at the moment ahead of Mike Gesicki are Bruce Hardy (Drafted by Miami), Anthony Fasano, Keith jackson, Charles Clay (Drafted by Miami), Ferrell Edmunds (Drafted by Miami), Troy Drayton and Joe Rose (Drafted by Miami). Each season, Gesicki has increased his receiving yards and there’s no reason to expect that trend to stop this season. Throw out the rookie season where he was scarcely used, in his 2nd season he was targeted 89 times and had 51 receptions for 570 yards. In his 3rd season Gesicki’s targets went slightly down from 89 to 85 but he had 2 more receptions and 133 more receiving yards. I think a fair expectation for Gesicki this season would be 100 targets, 60 receptions and 800 yards. That would Mike as #3 All Time for the Dolphins. To me, the most important issue is re-signing Gesicki. Dolphins fans talk about how great our depth is at TE with Gesicki, newly drafted Hunter Long, Durham Smythe, Adam Shaheen, Chris Myarick etc., but no other TE is in the class of Gesicki here, not even close. He’s the guy we have waited for, the guy that has the size, speed, leaping ability and catch radius to beat any player trying to cover him.

If you think I’m blowing smoke, let me compare Gesicki to the best of the best. Travis Kelce was targeted 145 times last season, nearly 2 times more than Gesicki (89). Darren Waller was also targeted 145 times. If Gesicki was targeted that many times this season he would easily surpass all the other TE’s on the Dolphins All Time receiving list and would also make it impossible not to re-sign him. I’m not advocating for Gesicki to be targeted as much as those guys but I do think 100 targets wouldn’t be crazy. I would absolutely hate to see Gesicki move on from the Dolphins. I’m hoping we try and get him a new contract early on, because if he plays to his potential and we feed him enough targets, his next contract is going to be a huge one. Even if that’s the case, keep the best players on your team, especially when you draft them.

He’s worked on his blocking, and while he’s not the best in line blocking TE, the best never are. Travis Kelce doesn’t spend much time blocking and either does Darren Waller. The biggest exception to this would San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle who may be the best all around TE in the NFL. That guy is a tenacious blocker and also has the receiving talent to break a game open. Kittle regularly gets more than 100 targets in a season, and that’s where I feel Gesicki should be as well. I think Gesicki brings the same qualities to the table that Kelce, Waller, Kittle, Pitts, Goedert and Andrews bring. Kyle Pitts was drafted #4, Gesicki #42. Pitts is faster but Gesicki trumps Pitts with his superior vertical ability. I’m looking forward to seeing Gesicki join the ranks of the best this season with more targets and more production. Pay that man his money!


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1,136 Responses to Mike Gesicki – Will he be the Dolphins Franchise All Time Best?

  1. Rockphin says:

    BBM, I have not heard about the proposed tax yet, but just from what you outlined I agree that is a tax on everything and everyone. I am more apposed to the proposed enforcement of the law which encroaches on my right to privacy than actually paying for our infrastructure. We live in one of the most advanced countries in the world but our bridges and dams are falling apart and are becoming a danger. Both parties have ignored the infrastructure of our country for too long. However I don’t want ANYONE tracking me. I turn off location service on my phone because I want to make it harder for “them” to track me. I certainly don’t want the government tracking my movements too. (Big brothers google and apple already do)

    The problem must be fixed and it must be paid for. HOW it is paid for and WHAT is fixed is what needs to be argued about.

    • Rockphin says:

      an inflationary tax because it will drive up the price of ALL material items.

      Everything is delivered on the roads, bridges and train tracks.

      Saw a bumper sticker on a semi truck that said “You don’t like driving behind me? Stop buying shit”

    • stangerx says:

      Sounds like you should be for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. It may or may not pass but pretty impressive that it still there and kicking.

      Think I missed about this whole tracking everyone though. Does it include a proposal to put a government GPS sensor in every car? Been following it closely but haven’t seen that one.

      • Rockphin says:

        I think everything should be bipartisan Stanger. Each issue should be weighed and evaluated independently of political affiliation IMO. Again, what should be included, who should pay for it and how? those are the big questions.

        You and I live in one of 9 states that the US government collects 55% of it’s tax income from. There is more income tax collected from Miami/Broward/Palm beach than 22 states!

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Using a 3rd party, requiring insurance companies and auto manufacturers to provide mileage data amounts to the same as a government GPS in every car.

      • stangerx says:

        phelon — get that how many miles you drive each year is a something. Don’t see it as the same as where your car is each minute of the day though.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Slippery slope, just like the Patriot Act. What is stopping them from tracking your location? How are going to dispute the mileage if you think it is wrong? And I’m against any new taxes until the government starts using what they already get efficiently. Downsizing the government would be a good start.

      • stangerx says:

        Phelon — I pretty much figure if you have a cell phone they can already track your location. Not real worried about what else they will do based on knowing how many cars each year on my car. But just me.

    • steveccnv says:

      The problem with infrastructure is the politicians can’t just pass a bill for anything exclusively, they have to include everything under the sun, that they get kickbacks on

      • stangerx says:

        So then you are against all legislation based on that. I like the idea of infrastructure (as did Trump) and really like that a group of bipartisan Senators are setting up the deal. To me this is a bright light in how things should be. Not willing to bash based on general fears and complaints about the political system.

      • steveccnv says:

        I didn’t say I was against all legislation based on that, because 99% of legislation has some form of kickback in it

        Obama was given a 100B infrastructure and he used less than 5% on infrastructure

        You seem to have no problem with an inflation raising 3T budget for infrastructure for some reason

        You’ve said you don’t have a problem with govt corruption, so this really doesn’t surprise

      • stangerx says:

        “You’ve said you don’t have a problem with govt corruption” Sometimes wonder how what I write registers in your mind. Please point out where I said that.

      • steveccnv says:

        When biden was running for president I asked you about his corruption and you said you didn’t have a problem with it

      • stangerx says:

        Cause I didn’t think there was corrrptioon…..see the difference there?

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Stanger – I can turn the location off on my phone and do.

      • stangerx says:

        Seems you have that part covered. If the mileage on your car being reported is a problem how about some other way? Could just tax value on all cars whether gas powered or electric. Could be done either at purchase or each year.

      • steveccnv says:

        I got a novel idea, let’s stop passing 3T bills, and stop giving people money to stay home, then we wouldn’t need to implement this tax

      • stangerx says:

        What 3.2 trillion measure were we talking about there? Not the bipartisan one on infrastructure for sure.

      • steveccnv says:

        Bipartisan doesn’t make it any less corrupt

      • stangerx says:

        Doesn’t make it $3.2 trillion either. About one-third of that.

  2. Rockphin says:

    Should there be a bridge to nowhere in Alaska?

    • Rockphin says:

      If you own a construction company that builds bridges in Alaska you will say yes and happily suck the government teat!

  3. pheloniusphish says:

    Cav – Game Pass is up and running.

  4. Ken says:

    I don’t give a shit if anyone tracks me it’s not like I am doing anything that bad anyways

  5. Ken says:

    In case the government is looking for me right now I am Aruba at an all inclusive resort about to hit the beach. My dinner reservation is at 6. If Amazon wishes to use this information to identify my spending habits then please find me some good deals Amazon please

  6. ocalarob says:

    D says:
    August 5, 2021 at 11:25 am
    There is another chain from over your ways that varies pretty significantly in quality across the US, and thats Sonny BBQ.

    i don’t care for sonnys, maybe there pulled pork sandwich on occasion, there chicken & hamburgers are overpriced and suck

  7. bailbondmike says:

    Could just tax value on all cars whether gas powered or electric. Could be done either at purchase or each year.
    South Carolina is one state that already does that. For every newly purchased, leased or newly registered vehicle in SC, you get charged an “Infrastructure Maintenance Fee” of up to $500 per vehicle. This is separate from the SC state property tax on vehicles. Every year when you register your vehicle you have to pay a property tax on each vehicle based on the value of the vehicle and what county you live in. I don’t think the property tax is for infrastructure though.

    The vehicle property taxes in SC are quite high. I am sure other states do the vehicle property tax also.

    • stangerx says:

      Really like the idea of taxes on using the roads being tied to how much you use them, but if people have privacy concerns about their mileage being reported that would be a way to go.

      Laughing a bit that all the bill includes is a pilot program with voluntary participants that would be reported to Congress in 3 years about what could be done and would then have to be approved for general use. But if the reaction on that is so severe , maybe not the way to go.

  8. Rockphin says:

    Here in Florida they are installing toll lanes on interstate highways that are existing. It is reducing the amount of travel lanes and creating traffic tieups that are “easily solved” by jumping over into the new toll lanes just to the left. Except the toll lanes toll varies depending on the time of day and congestion. I got dinged for $10 to travel 8 miles last week!! On I-95 which was built and maintained with federal interstate program $. (I already paid for this fucking road!!) They are installing these lanes in “blue” counties to pay for improvements in “red” counties. It really pisses me off because it was never put to a vote, it was just instituted and it fucks with traffic tremendously!

    • stangerx says:

      Been going on down my way since lived here. Certain roads where only way off is to have a SunPass….. even will let you off and send a bill later if don’t. Those express lanes can be a game changer on I-95 though.

      But then grew up with toll rolls in the Northeast. So been used to it for 30 years. If anything glad don’t have lines at the toll booth. Just keep driving.

      • steveccnv says:

        There’s no toll roads in NV, will miss that when I go back to FL

        Plenty of other bs here though like highly inflated sporting events

  9. Tim Knight says:

    The Garden State Parkway in NJ has had tolls forever but until they eliminated some of them, added EZ Pass, more lanes and then the Express lanes it was a brutal ride. It can still be a brutal ride especially at specific times in the summer along with the volume of vehicles.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It takes some time when you draft your OL over 3 years with young guys. Could end up working out long term though.

    • stangerx says:

      LOL — but that form is missing a box. Should include “That’s what ORob said.” 🙂

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a 2nd year QB get so much flack after not having a bad rookie season, but a an but up and down one. I even hear chatter that this is a make or break season for him. What does that mean?

  10. pheloniusphish says:

    Re-watching the ARI-MIA game. Great game.

  11. Krishna says:

    I read the article about our existing CBs not on par with X and quite probably true.

    However, one of my takeaways was that our QB v WR connections are far superior to last year’s, both in talent and practice.


  12. manitobafinfan says:

    Woot woot football is back !!! HOF game and Bombers Season opener both tonight

  13. manitobafinfan says:

    Preston Williams activated from COVID list , does that mean also off PUP list ??

  14. Randy says:

    Deiter was a bit of a project when he was drafted. That year was not a great year for OL, if you guys recall. We discussed him around here. I liked his potential and development at WI and am pretty much always glad to draft a WI OL, but we did talk about the possibility that he would need to get stronger and may need to move to Center. The kid has a good foundation to build on. Maybe it just took him a few years to get stronger and develop. Let’s hope for the team’s sake he grabs the position and runs with it. It’s not like we have a lot of great C prospects on the team. Getting a third round guy to turn into a solid starter would be nice.

    • steveccnv says:

      Well the guru has spoken, as you know better than the rest of us, and it makes sense, so I’ll go with that

  15. Krishna says:

    If you practice against the best (hopefully that’s your own team) shouldn’t you get better?

    Only for those that believe in practice….lol.

  16. steveccnv says:

    Najee looks good, better than anything they has last year

    He seems to get as much as he can

  17. steveccnv says:

    Lol Claypool alligator arms

  18. wyoming85 says:

    ▪ The Dolphins made six roster moves Thursday, removing receiver Preston Williams and tight ends Cethan Carter and Adam Shaheen from the COVID-19 list — five days after being placed on the list. Tight end Mike Gesicki remained on the COVID-19 list.

    The Dolphins also released three tight ends who joined the team recently: Gabe Holmes, Sal Cannella and Kalif Jackson.

    Durham Smythe and Hunter Long have received much of the first-team work at tight end in recent practices. Carson Meier and Chris Myarick are also on the roster.

    As for Williams, he remains on the physically unable to perform list as he works his way back from foot surgery last November. The team hasn’t offered a timetable for his return.


  19. steveccnv says:

    If Cower is an HOFer, you’d think Tomlin also will be

    Sometimes the franchise you coach matters

    Don’t think he’d be an HOFer otherwise

  20. steveccnv says:

    Hated Peyton Manning, when he played, but I’ve grown to like him, seems ever since Marino talked favorly of him🥱

  21. manitobafinfan says:

    Yeah Rudolph has Happy Feet

  22. steveccnv says:

    Remember Archie Manning being a big deal in the 70s, so wondered if he was in the HOF, since he’s presenting Peyton, but…

    But because the Saints had few other offensive weapons, he was battered by pass rushers and logged a record of 35-101-3 as a starter in his NFL career. But don’t feel sorry for Archie. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Saints Hall of the Fame and Ring of Honor.

  23. steveccnv says:

    Now if that ain’t offensive PI…

  24. manitobafinfan says:

    Pearson is a bit annoying

  25. steveccnv says:

    Wow Drew Pearson sounds like AL Bundy

  26. steveccnv says:

    Practicing everyone’s favorite horse…

  27. steveccnv says:

    Just a little bit outside

  28. manitobafinfan says:

    Underwhelming 1/2 by both teams .. but football is back !!

  29. steveccnv says:

    Can’t remember the last time I saw kickers this bad, not even in college

  30. manitobafinfan says:

    Kenyan Ballage still playing…

  31. steveccnv says:

    FG it’s a miracle

  32. manitobafinfan says:

    TD Bombers

  33. bookman11 says:

    Where are most staying for the Fest?

  34. Krishna says:

    Have you heard about the delta + variant in Korea?

  35. Florida governor Ron DeSantis earned a new moniker this week as the resurgent coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on his state: the “Pied Piper of Covid-19, leading everybody off a cliff”.

    Dan Gelber, the mayor of Miami Beach, coined the term as Florida continued to set records for new cases and hospitalizations, recorded worrying increases in both deaths and rates of positivity, and led the nation in pediatric Covid admissions.

    Bonnethead sharks were among the species seen in the Florida canal.
    Sharks fleeing toxic red tide take refuge in Florida canal
    Read more
    With the highly contagious Delta variant spreading, a state comprising little more than 6% of the US population was accounting for one in five of the country’s new cases, recording 50,997 in the three days to Tuesday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    DeSantis says the spike is “seasonal”


    seasonal? please eat shit and die desantisnocchio, its NOT seasonal , that is junk science

    • didnt mean to put the sharks in the canal in the post, lol

      but thats another problem , desantis is in charge of destroying tampa bay as fast as possible, dead fish and marine life are littering the beaches from piney point red tide

    • Rockphin says:

      just can’t help yourself.


      Try to control your urges to post political crap on here!


      My scrolling finger gets tired.

      • fuck u, ill post what i want too

        i have never asked u to not post what ever u want too

        this is a safety issue, desantis is the one politicizing it and killing us, not ME

      • others have posted lies about desantis, saying hes a great governor

        at least i tell the truth about it, so ill always feel free to post truths on any subject

        but ill make a deal, if the lies stop about it, ill stop posting the truth

  36. i would say to tourists, dont come to FL unless you are prepared to be hospitalized and possibly die, or you enjoy red tide breathing issues and dead animals. there are very few tourists here now

  37. Krishna says:

    I’m with Rockphin! Please stop David, it’s enough to see/read about it without the political rants. Please!

  38. Rockphin says:

    Love hearing stories about players who engage with the community and share their fortune. (as in fortunate, not fortune in treasure, even if in this case it is both)


  39. Rockphin says:


  40. sb7mvp says:

    I remember one time DeSantis tried to send most of California into the ocean by detonating a nuke along the San Andreas fault and it would have worked too if Superman hadn’t reversed the earth’s rotation to go back in time in order to stop the nuke from detonating in the first place.

  41. Rockphin says:


  42. Rockphin says:


  43. Rockphin says:


  44. sb7mvp says:

    The greatest trick Desantis ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.

  45. bailbondmike says:

    Wooooo Hoooo!!! It’s Fucktard Friday!!

    Sticking to football for me y’all.

  46. Rockphin says:

    I think the turnover has had a lot to do with our poor showing on the O-line for years. Hoping that Jeanpierre can end that trend too.


    Coach Brian Flores, who has cycled through offensive line coaches like some cycle through paper towels, believes Lemuel Jeanpierre is up to the task.

    “I think the world of Lem. He was here a year ago, and his energy in practice and his acumen about the game [stand out],” Flores said. “When you walk into his office and you ask a question, be ready for a dissertation and be ready to get educated on football.

    Flores has had four offensive line coaches in less than three seasons on the job. Pat Flaherty lasted only four days of training camp in 2019 before being dismissed.

    Dave DeGuglielmo took over in August of 2019 but wasn’t retained after one season. Steve Marshall was hired, on the recommendation of Chan Gailey, and coached the group last season but was dismissed after one season, a few weeks after Gailey left the organization.

    Jeanpierre has the best chance to be a long-term solution. He played in the league — primarily center — as a backup for the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 through 2015, then became a coach as an offensive assistant for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll in 2017.

  47. Rockphin says:

    Thanks Krishna. LOL

    • Krishna says:

      Lol….to be clear, I loved what you said! I was just trying to have a little fun with your passion!

      Spelling “aggrandizing” was off the charts….I had to look that up!

      • lol i just thought it funny that he triggered himself, with bad spelling to boot

        rule number one, dont get angry until AFTER grammar school graduation, otherwise its just funny

      • Krishna says:

        David….to be clear, I didn’t see what you saw. Everyone mis-spells, at least everyone here. And, sometimes it’s all about the thumbs….lol!

  48. bailbondmike says:

    They have us in the middle of the pack. I think we were more tier 2 based on scoring defense but hey more fuel for the fire. Please keep underrating us.


  49. Ken says:

    Covid Sharks

  50. ocalarob says:

    Ron Desantis is the best gov in the US, why do you think people are flocking to FL?

    now let’s look at the real POS! Andrew Cuomo!

    • wow orob, desantis is screwing the pooch on this one

      cuomo IS a piece of shit, you see it, but are blind to desantis

      • ocalarob says:

        how is he screwing the pooch, fl is thriving, all these other states leftwing that locked down are in misery, covid is here and happening, you cant beat it by hiding, those dem states have racked up worse infections by locking down, look at NY!
        desantis doesn’t want to infringe on your right to make your decisions in life,

  51. orob, if desantis gets control of red tide and covid, I will be first in line touting the great job he did, but if he destroys people and the environment, its fair game to call him out on his shitty job

    just like its fair game to call out cuomo on the shit job he is doing also

  52. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!! Let’s lay off the fucking politics on the new one please!

  53. ocalarob says:

    how about the 1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill the left is trying to get thru congress to build roads and bridges?
    sounds great right?
    wrong! the roads and bridges only account for 100 billion of that spending package!
    it’s a spending spree by the dems on ludicrous bs!
    and look to china to borrow the money to do that.

    we are headed for financial disaster!

    Biden will go down as the worst president in US history.

  54. D says:

    sb7mvp says:
    August 5, 2021 at 11:50 am
    Hey D,
    You ever see that Alabama leprechaun?
    No but i remember when that happened, and was covered on the news down here. LOL

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