After dealing with a broken foot and falling out of favor with the Chargers, Jeremiah Attaochu says he’s looking to revive his NFL career with the 49ers.
“I think it definitely made me a better person,” Attaochu said, via SFGate.com “I was used to being a front-runner my entire career … Not that I wanted this to happen, but sometimes when you trip, you learn how to get back up. And I didn’t know how to get back up.”
Despite being a former second-round pick, Attaochu was relegated to working with the scout team last year.
“I don’t look at it as a mishap,” Attaochu said. “When I was going through it, I was miserable. But at the end of the day, it made me a better pro. It made me come to work and prepare, and it prepared me for my opportunity here. It allowed me to be the player that I’m going to be here.”
According to Jeff McLane of Philly.com, Eagles second-round TE Dallas Goedert caught on quickly and showed some promise during the team’s minicamp.
“I feel like [I’m] getting more comfortable with the offense, getting more comfortable with the NFL tempo,” Goedert said. “I feel like I’ve improved quite a bit since rookie minicamp, so it feels good to be out there basically knowing what you’re doing on every play, not halfway guessing.”
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The Packers were expected to give their new GM the power to fire their head coach, but team president Mark Murphy decided that this would end up being his call if it came to it.
New Packers GM Brian Gutekunst admitted that he surprised to not have this authority as part of his role.
“It was certainly different than what I’ve been exposed to here in Green Bay,” Gutekunst said during an interview with Aaron Nagler of PackersNews.com. “I needed some time to kind of process it. I think the thing to me that made it OK with me was the people. The relationships I already had with Mark [Murphy] and Mike McCarthy and Russ Ball. I think that’s what made it OK and made it easier for me. But it was certainly something I hadn’t seen or been a part of in my professional career.”
“It was something I wasn’t expecting,” Gutekunst added, “but I’m pretty happy with where we’re at with it now.”