Mookie4ever wrote:I don't get it. St. Louis has the easiest schedule for wide receivers but the toughest schedule for Tight ends?
How is that possible?
This has been answered already, but not necessarily correctly. There are many teams who have defensive schemes that do a lot of line pressure and show a ton of different blitz packages. In these cases the Offensive Coordinator hangs the TE back in order to add protection instead of sending them out. TEs usually get a lot of looks in teams that generally play back and double up on the WRs, as they can block and release hoping to get out where no LB has picked them up.
Of course, this is just one of many different reasons why a TE could be rated lower than a WR's schedule. I would also say that the Rams often use 3 WR sets that take the TE out of the pass play again.
Anyway, my main point is that the TE has a dual role and it depends on how the team will generally attack the defense.