Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Aaron Rodgers, Ace Sanders, Chip Kelly, Denard Robinson, Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Johnathan Franklin, Maurice Jones-Drew, Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
Vick learns how to hold football: Echoing comments he made several weeks ago, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick reiterated that new head coach Chip Kelly has taught him the proper way to hold a football. This time, he added in the extra nugget that it was something he’d never paid attention to previously. That certainly explains the seven lost fumbles during the 2012 season. Hopefully this helps alleviate one of the big red flags surrounding the talented quarterback. Now if only Kelly could do something to prevent injuries…
Rodgers want Pack to run more: Sure, it’s great being one of the league’s top quarterbacks — and a fantasy stud to boot — but Aaron Rodgers knows that in order to have long-term success, the Green Bay Packers will have to run the football more effectively. That means a heavier burden could fall on rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin. Not to worry, there’s very little chance the Packers won’t let Rodgers throw the football in the neighborhood of 500 times in 2013. But if Green Bay can move the football on the ground, some of those throws might get a little easier.
Jags planning “offensive wrinkles”: After displaying the NFL’s third-worst offense in 2012, the Jacksonville Jaguars are understandably looking to shake things up in 2013. Coach Gus Bradley is reportedly considering some new things, including using Ace Sanders in multiple spots and Denard Robinson as a slash-type player who could see 10-15 touches out of the backfield. The team would be foolish to completely go away from Maurice Jones-Drew as its primary offensive weapon, but if the offense can create enough multiple looks to keep opposing defenses off guard, it should bode well for everyone in teal and black.
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