While the defensive overhaul in Seattle received most of the attention this offseason, the Seahawks offense has undergone change as well.
The main changes came on the sidelines where Brian Schottenheimer takes over as offensive coordinator and new offensive line coach Mike Solari looks to improve a perennially disappointing group. On the field, Seattle used its first-round pick on running back Rashaad Penny, an addition that signals a return to http://www.dolphinsshopfootballonline.com/Jermon-Bushrod-Jersey the run-first mentality.
The Seahawks lost receiver Paul Richardson and tight end Jimmy http://www.officialcardinalsfootballauthentic.com/David-Johnson-Jersey.html Graham in free agency. Their main pass-catching addition was taking a flyer on an aging Brandon Marshall. The loss of passing weapons coupled with the addition of Penny to a potentially deep backfield — if everyone stays healthy — signifies the Seahawks attempting to get back to their Beast Mode-days.
All the noise out of camp this season indicates a big role for Penny out of the gate. Taking the pressure off Wilson, with an improved offensive line and running game, was the key heading into 2018. Britt believes Seattle is on the way to accomplishing that goal.
Just getting down to the core of things and digging deep into the David Johnson Jersey attitude of who we are and what we’re about, and Schotty and Solari coming in, and kind of re-introducing us to our old attitude and what we got away from is all we need, he said.
The Lions, like the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans, have deep ties to the Patriots, where several of their key decision makers got their start in the NFL.
General manager Bob Quinn spent 16 seasons in a variety of roles with the Patriots, and has consummated six trades with his old team in just over two years in his current job. First-year Lions coach Matt Patricia has a known soft spot for Gronkowski, and spent the last six seasons as Patriots defensive coordinator.
It’s unclear how deep the trade talks went, or what the compensation would have been, but the Patriots ultimately decided against trading their All-Pro tight end, who was a no-show for most of the offseason program.
Gronkowski, at 6-6 and 265 pounds, is one of the most unique players in the NFL, and a game-changer when healthy.
He caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns last season, has five Jermon Bushrod Jersey seasons of double-digit touchdowns in his eight-year career, and at 29 now appears to be in line for a new contract in New England.