NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Lions, Seahawks



Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians says he’s hoping QB Jameis Winston takes full advantage of the team’s virtual reality resources in order to prepare this season. 

“I think one of the things hopefully, he’s gotten into the virtual reality,” Arians said via the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. “Because we’ve got STRIVR now. And it’s amazing. You should probably get an example of it. But you put the goggles on and you can watch our practice. You turn around and see the coaches behind you. It’s the entire blitz drill. So you can sit in your living room and practice all day without sweating and it’s us practicing. It’s not a video game. It’s from our actual practice. Carson Palmer had it in his house and that was Thursday night for him. All the blitz pickups. You can see both wide receivers. You can see everything.” 


Newly-signed Lions WR Jermaine Kearse said he’s ready to move on from his short stint with the Jets. After a career year in 2017, he caught only 37 passes for 371 yards in 2018. 

“It’s just something that I want to move on from,” Kearse said via ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “It was just an unfortunate year. We had some changes that happened and just things didn’t work out. Ready to just move on and get back on the field and show what I can do, what I did two years before and be able to add on to that and just let last year go. Last year was just an unfortunate situation that happened.” 


Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer has been impressed with TE Jacob Hollister after Seattle acquired him in a trade from the Patriots. 

“Terrific acquisition, he has had a great camp,” Schottenheimer said via John Boyle of the team’s website. “The speed element is awesome, really good route-runner. A lot like Tyler (Lockett) in terms of the instincts, just the ability to get open. He has a great feel for coverages, man and zone, things like that. . . . He has been a great acquisition, he really has.” 

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