Though he had what could be consider a disappointing 2012 season, Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener will have a breakout 2013 after getting more familiar with the game speed of the NFL. and he will have another familiar face on the sidelines in new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.
Hamilton was at the Stanford University Cardinal offensive coordinator so it will be beneficial to Fleener and also quarterback Andrew Luck.
Fleener is 6′ 6″ 250 lbs, with large bear claw like hands. Despite this, in nine starts this past season he only had 26 catches for 281 yards and two touchdown receptions. However with Hamilton calling the offense, that number could shoot up like old faithful in Yellowstone National Park to maybe double digit touchdowns with 800 yards receiving and 70 catches.
With Fleener catching a lot more balls, Andrew Luck’s completion percentage should break 60 percent at least. Having Fleener become a legit catching threat and have defenses become forced to prepare for him will be difficult because of the mismatches caused by Fleerer’s size and speed. Linebackers won’t be able to keep up with him, and DBs will be pulled out of coverage.
What else will help Fleener in 2013 is more and more opposing team’s defenses will focus first on the other tight end that broke out this year in Dwayne Allen as he had 45 catches, 521 receiving yards and three touchdown. Frankly with all these improvements in 2013 including becoming more experienced, the sky is the limit for Coby Fleener and nothing will stop him.