Issue 74 – Digital



The TIGHT END edition

Issue 74 of Gridiron focuses on football’s unheralded skill position, looking at the hybrid stars that offenses can’t do without:

  • In an exclusive excerpt from Ty Dunne’s book The Blood and Guts: How Tight Ends Save Football, former Cardinal and Cowboy Jackie Smith explains how he overcame five seconds of Super Bowl infamy.
  • Neil Reynolds talks to San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle about his rise amongst the NFL’s elite tight ends.
  • Neil Dutton examines Dallas Goedert’s contribution to the Eagles offense.
  • In The Read Optional, Nicholas McGee explains how Mark Andrews allows the Ravens to forget receivers and focus on the run game.


  • The Jump Cut homes in on Tight End University.
  • Tom Kislingbury’s Moneyball profiles TE usage over time.
  • Si Clancy prepares us for the future, in the shape of high school tight end Duce Robinson.
  • ‘Iron’ Mike Carlson delivers a history lesson through 35 tight ends.


  • Melissa Jacobs’ Afterlife talks to former NFL linebacker Chris Borland and his decision to walk away after one stellar season.

Issue 74 is out on November 24th. You can check your shipping cost before checkout.