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New breed of tight ends surfacing

Gronkowski, Hernandez and Davis force a need for bigger defensive backs

Originally Published: January 25, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Flying back and forth between playoff games the past two weeks, I had a chance to watch "Moneyball," the Brad Pitt produced story of Billy Beane during his time with the Oakland Athletics.

Though baseball purists point out how the storyline was adjusted to build interest in the movie, I still was fascinated to see how a baseball movie centered on stats can be a success. Statistical scouting has no doubt changed the game of baseball, but to six Oscar nominations? That's ...

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