Broncos second-year RB Devontae Booker admitted that his “head was spinning” last year trying to learn the team’s offense.
“It’s different, way different,” Booker said of entering his second offseason with the Broncos, via ESPN.com. “Last year, there was a lot of thinking with me being out there. I was nervous just thinking about the whole offense. My whole head was spinning … this year it just feels different for me.”
- Over the weekend, a report surfaced that the Chiefs were interested in interviewing ESPN analyst Louis Riddick for their GM vacancy. However, Riddick quickly denied the report.
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk mentions that it’s possible Riddick simply hadn’t been contacted yet at that time.
- A media source tells Florio that the Chiefs hadn’t directly contacted Riddick, but they had reached to his representation.
- According to Florio, Riddick is “definitely is a candidate for the job.“
The Ravens hired former 49ers and Bill offensive coordinator Greg Roman as a senior offensive assistant in charge of the run game this offseason and the general expectation has been that Roman would overhaul the team’s rushing attack.
“I don’t think there’s any of that,” Roman said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I just think we want them to really refocus, retool, and just come up with a plan that we felt suited us best moving forward and the whole organization. I think a lot of staffs do it every year, but this kind of gave us an opportunity to really start at ground zero and see what we want to do.”
Roman says he wants to build on the team’s zone-blocking scheme they’ve used the past few years.
“I thought they did some really good things here,” Roman said. “There are some things we want to keep and build on, and I think we’re definitely going to try to expand on that. Some weeks will be a little bit more of this and some weeks will be a little bit more of that. But we’ll come together on a week-to-week basis and figure out where we want to draw from. As we get to know the players even better, that will kind of let us know who is good at what and we can create some matchups in the run game.”