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|Tight end Tyler Eifert adds another receiving threat to the Bengals' passing attack.|
"For years we tried to find a well-rounded tight end like we've got in Jermaine. ... In Jermaine, we feel like we got the total package. That's why we selected him when we did (10th overall in the 2010 draft). Tyler, when we were selecting (21st overall in 2013 draft), we felt like we were gaining a guy who already had incredible receiving skills and who would grow into the physical part of playing tight end. Coming in, he was better at that than I even expected, and that's a good thing. The game's not too big for him, he understands things and he does a great job of it. He's probably a little bit ahead of his time with things that he's very natural at. They've been a good compliment to each other. It's been great. In some ways, they both have learned things from each other.
"When you try to put a pick on a No. 1 draft pick, he's got to be the whole thing. And he's got to be a guy that strives to get your team where it needs to be, and that's to play championship football. He's got those qualities in him, and they keep coming to the forefront. For him, he's trying to make them more consistent, and we're trying to coach him through that."