Jordy Nelson hasn’t played in a game for the Raiders yet, but a couple of months of practice has been enough for quarterback Derek Carr to understand why Aaron Rodgers was so fond of the wideout.
Carr said Nelson wants to do everything exactly how you want it done and that attention to detail has left Carr feeling like he knows why Aaron loved throwing him the ball. Carr is looking forward to doing the same and he’s also noticed the impact that Nelson is having on the rest of the receiving corps.
Mara knows that even though Justify is a heavy favorite, there are many factors which could complicate things.
Spence, who made 6.5 sacks over his first two seasons, already sees a difference in what he can do with a healthy shoulder.
I can do a lot more moves, he said. I can hold the edge a lot better — just a lot more power stuff.
While things will certainly change under new management, one thing that is set to remain the same is the team’s belief in building the offense around a two-fisted running game. The Titans signed Dion Lewis to go with Derrick Henry in the backfield and LaFleur said Tuesday that the team views them on the same level when it comes to putting together their offensive plan.
Until you get the pads on and really get going through preseason, I look at them both as 1A and 1B, LaFleur said, via the Tennessean. I feel confident in both of those guys. They both bring a little bit different qualities to what they do. But I think we’ve got two really good backs that we’re excited about.