THUNDERING BLURB » Eric Boland ANDREW GARDA'S ENDLESS TAKES ON NFL AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:30:31 +0000 en hourly 1 Interesting Dustin Keller stat Thu, 04 Dec 2008 17:49:00 +0000 admin So, now this is not turning into a Jets blog, despite my interview with Eric Boland of New York Newsday on the Blurb last night and now this story.

This morning, Eric posted this story on his blog at regarding rookie TE Dustin Keller. Here’s the link but the gist of it is that Keller is having a ridiculous rookie season, only trailing Shockey for production by the recent era of guys at the position.

Yes, better than Gates, Witten and Gonzalez. In fact, according to the article (given to Eric by a reader with even more time on his hands than I have) it lookes like only four tight ends in the history of the position have had better first seasons.

Shockey – 74 receptions, 894 yards, 2 tds
Keith Jackson – 81 receptions, 869 yards, 6 tds
Mike Ditka – 50 receptions, 1076 yards, 12 tds
John Mackey – 35 receptions, 726 yards, 7 tds

I haven’t fact checked these but damn. I’m not ready to crown him or anything, but he has played very, very well. Certainly worth what they paid to move up and grab him. On a side note, how often do we forget what Ditka did on the field? I forget he played sometimes, as if he sprang from the earth wearing a sweater vest and yelling. But that’s some damned good numbers for Iron Mike and we forget about that at times.

Should have a fairly good end stretch here as well, as Favre definitely loves his rookie target.

Check out the article – the guy who hooked Boland up with it did a good job.

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Special Guest on The Thundering Blurb podcast tonight! Wed, 03 Dec 2008 20:00:00 +0000 admin Hey folks,

As I mentioned on the Thundering Blurb News Stampede this morning, I was able to get ahold of Eric Boland, Jets beat writer for Newsday and I said I would let you know when it was a go, and it’s a go!

Very excited to have Eric on – I enjoy his Jets takes daily and have heard some excellent interviews with him in the past when he was on The Audible with Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom. Great guy, great writer and fantastic insight.

Check it out daily at

So make sure you check out The Thundering Blurb Fantasy Football Show on tonight, at 9pm eastern/6PM pacific and we’ll get some great Jets takes as you prep for the fantasy playoffs.

We will also cover the Chargers/Raiders game, news and notes as well as your questions on the phone and in the chat room.

See you there!

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