Jon Gruden Jersey looks forward to joining forces with Marshawn Lynch
March 3, 2018
Jon Gruden gave a hint as to his plans for Marshawn Lynch next season, but the returning Oakland Raiders coach would not fully commit to Lynch coming back to the team.
Not with the CBA prohibiting most contact between coaches and players at this point — Gruden, who is returning to the sideline for the first time since 2008, can start working with players on April 9 — and with Gruden and his staff still wading through the roster and the front office analyzing the salary-cap situation.
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He’s still a beast that’s hard Joe Greene Youth jersey to bring down, Gruden said of Lynch at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday. And one of the reasons I’m excited to be with the Raiders is to join forces with Lynch. But we’ll see what happens. Obviously, we have to take a look at the entire roster. But I’m counting on him. I’m counting on him being a big part of our football team.
I would like to have a fullback. They’re a dying breed in football, but I think it does give your running game a lot of deception. And if Marshawn Lynch is the feature back, I think it would be nice if we serviced him with a fullback.
Gruden also talked about how Michael Robinson served in that role for Lynch in Seattle.
And you need a blocking tight end if you’re going to slam the ball with a beast, added Gruden, who could re-sign Lee Smith, who is a free agent this offseason.
So those are two things that I’m looking for.
Elite Michael Raffl Jersey Carroll’s comments on Thursday also marked his first since he fired several assistant coaches, including offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, offensive line coach Tom Cable and defensive coordinator Kris Richard. At least eight assistants from last season will not return in 2018, marking the largest overhaul of Carroll’s staff since he took over in 2010. Carroll spoke only in vague terms about the decisions to fire Bevell, Cable and Richard, who had all been on staff since at least 2011.
You just have to pick out the right [quarterback] that’s going to help your football team the best. And where you can still do things at other positions. You don’t want to go crazy here.
Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said he doesn’t expect the team to use the franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins for the third straight season.
Zimmer praised all three Vikings quarterbacks for their contributions but pointed out the uncertainty with each option. Keenum posted a career-high passer rating (98.4) and led Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game in 2017. The small sample size Minnesota has to work with in determining whether Keenum can replicate his success from last season remains the biggest question.