Bear Pascoe will open training camp, and possibly the regular season, spending most of his time out of position at fullback for the New York Giants due to Henry Hynoski's injury. Let's look at the veteran Pascoe as we continue oour player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
2012 Season In Review
Pascoe caught only four passes for 35 yards and one touchdown, but was far more valuable than that as a blocking tight end and occasional lead blocker in the running game. Pascoe has now been filling the role of blocking tight end and occasional fullback for four seasons now in New York, and doing it well.
Pascoe will be the Giants' primary fullback until Hynoski returns from knee surgery, or until the Giants sign someone else to do that job. "We're very confident that Bear, no matter what role we place him in, he does an outstanding job," head coach Tom Coughlin said shortly after Hynoski was injured during OTAs.
It is possible that the amount of time Pascoe is spending at fullback will open the door for second-year man Adrien Robinson to steal some of his playing time at tight end. Whether or not that happens, Pascoe will still be a valuable player for the Giants in 2013.