Andrews stated Boyle and his household (spouse and two youngsters) spent a lot of the offseason in Arizona, hanging with Andrews and coaching collectively. Boyle hasn’t been the identical since struggling a serious knee harm halfway by the 2020 season. He returned to play in 5 video games final 12 months, however he was nonetheless hobbled and caught only one move for two yards.
Boyle’s bread and butter is obstructing, however he was a precious and dependable move catcher when wanted prior to the knee harm. Now he is wanting to get again to being a mauler on the road who also can transfer nicely sufficient to complement within the aerial assault.
“We had a good time out there [in Arizona],” Andrews stated. “But I saw how hungry he was. And if you see him right now, he looks like a different person. He’s ready to go.”
Kolar and Likely come to Baltimore wanting to present improved depth and the potential to chip in as receivers. They might be known as on greater than the typical fourth-round rookie contemplating Baltimore misplaced a pair huge receivers this offseason and did not draft one to exchange them.
Kolar is in the identical mildew as Andrews – an enormous goal over the center and within the pink zone who has a superb really feel for locating open spots and making contested catches. Likely is quick with big-play potential and might be used throughout the formation to create mismatches as a receiver.
“It feels like they’re lightyears ahead of where I was [as a rookie], or how I felt,” Andrews stated. “They’re very confident, they understand the offense, they’re running great routes, they’re catching the ball well. The moment is not too big for them, which is great to see for them.
“I feel they each have a pure, form of, knack for soccer [and] understanding the sport – which is particular. I feel each of these guys are going to (be) good gamers for very long time.”
For Andrews, the goals remain the same after turning in a monstrous 2021 season. He wants to win a Super Bowl. That’s part of why he reported for the start of organized team activities. He also wanted to work with the rookies, helping them to learn the ropes quicker as a mentor.
Kolar, who grew up in Norman, Okla., loved watching Andrews play at Oklahoma and emulated him. Kolar joked after being drafted that he planned to “annoy” Andrews with so many questions.
“It’s humbling,” Andrews said. “For me, after I got here out of the league, there’s sure guys that I actually checked out and regarded up to. So, for me, to form of be that sort of man [and] position mannequin, I’m going to (do) all the pieces I can to assist each of those younger guys – each certainly one of these tight ends – in any means I can, share my information, share what I can do.”