Tight End University has kicked off in Nashville, Tennessee, and is being led by two of the position’s greatest players — Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen. On Thursday, all of the tight ends hit the practice field as Kelce and Olsen mentor the younger generation, providing valuable insight.
.@te_university at its finest.
Doesn't get better than learning from @tkelce and @gregolsen88. pic.twitter.com/iJyNXupZD8
— NFL (@NFL) June 24, 2022
Cameras caught a pretty interesting exchange between Kelce and Kyle Pitts discussing releases at the line of scrimmage.
“You always want to be moving forward,” Kelce said. “There’s always a time and place to dance with somebody at the line [of scrimmage], but you want to gain ground with [that first step] instead of just coming sideways because that’s not going to threaten anyone.”
It started with pass rushers, then was quickly followed by offensive linemen. Now, tight ends around the league gather each year for a summit to share tips and tricks of the trade. It’s pretty interesting to see these competitors imparting knowledge at this level. Kelce spoke about the importance of TEU and working with these players.
“To be honest, I don’t even see it as mentorship,” Kelce said. “I’m like a little kid at Tight End U, man. It’s just so much fun being around guys who all are working for the same thing. We’re all trying to do the same thing — we’re all trying to get better at the same craft. It’s fun just passing around the knowledge that I have, but also absorbing everybody else’s stories, and what they’ve been through in their journeys. Hopefully, we get some new faces to speak this year and it’s going to be a blast, I already know it is. It was last year.”
Photographer: David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire
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