Patriots TE Ben Watson Improving as a Blocker

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  1. Cletusaurus

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    Source: Christopher L. Gasper, The Boston Globe [ Full Story ]

    When it comes to physical ability, few tight ends can match Benjamin Watson. Just ask Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, who is still trying to figure out how the 6-foot-3-inch, 255-pound Watson caught him from behind and belted him out of bounds in the Patriots' 27-13 loss to Denver in the 2005 AFC Divisional playoffs. One area in which Watson could add more is as a blocker. The caveat to Watson's ability to run with the speed of and catch passes like a wide receiver -- last year he was second on the team with 49 receptions for 643 yards and three touchdowns -- is that at times he blocks like one, too. That's been the knock -- fair or not -- on Watson since he entered the NFL.