Rob Gronkowski may not have been available for a trade, but that didn’t stop the Patriots from exploring their options.
According Kyle Quincey Jersey to NBC Sports, which cited league sources, the Patriots were calling teams about a potential exchange involving the tight end as recently as three days before last month’s draft.
In recent years, it hasn’t been a who’s who at the position, but rather a who’s that?: Jeff Cumberland, Kellen Davis and Kellen Winslow have taken snaps for the Jets, while second-round pick Jace Amaro was both ineffective and injured before being waived a couple years after he was drafted. Austin Seferian-Jenkins turned in a pedestrian performance in 2017; though compared to the production of previous tight ends, he seemed like the second coming of Rich Caster.
No, Shanahan answered. There isn’t anything to figure out. It’s a very sound scheme.
So why don’t we see as much of that style of football as we saw in 2012? Shanahan said the issue is it’s hard to find a quarterback who can run that offense — and hard to keep that quarterback healthy if you’re using him as both a runner and a passer.
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Shanahan said that in 2012, Washington’s offense was incredibly hard to stop, and Shanahan said it wasn’t so much the zone read as the threat of the zone read.
People talk about that 2012 year but our running game was 70 percent outside zone. It was one-third zone read, but everyone was scared of it, so they played for it every play, which is why Alfred Morris [was second in the league in rushing], Shanahan said. It was because of the threat of zone read that allows you to do a ton of other stuff. It’s not your base offense but if you’re in pistol or shotgun you can run it every time.