Dustin Keller's injury issues pressed Jeff Cumberland into bigger duty than the team originally planned. In what amounted to his first full season in the NFL, Cumberland had 29 catches for 359 yards, and 3 touchdowns. His most memorable plays were probably the ones that took place during the team's final winning streak of the year. In consecutive weeks, Cumberland had the game-winning touchdown reception from a yard out against the Cardinals and then a clutch 37 yard grab against the Jaguars.
Overall, however, I thought Cumberland's performance was pretty underwhelming. There was not much of his game that really jumped out at me. He didn't seem like a great blocker. His route running and hands seemed inconsistent. A ball he did not come up with in the end zone in Tennessee cost the team dearly. He also looked slower than his 4.4 timed speed on the field, possibly due to his continued recovery from a serious Achilles injury that ended his 2011 season three games in.
Jeff Cumberland: Stay or Go?
Gang Green Nation | Feb 12