Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested on a misdemeanor threat charge at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, police confirmed to NFL.com.
Patricia reiterated the importance of improving offensive balance, but also said the Lions will always do what’s necessary to win – whether that means running the ball more or throwing most of a game. Specifically, talking about the ground game, it was noted the Lions’ attack will likely mirror the Patriots’ multi-faceted usage of their backfield options from week to week to take advantage of mismatches.
“Anything we do, we certainly don’t want to give our opponents any advantage,” Patricia said. “Again, we’re always going to try to work hard than them, we’re always going to try to come up with a scheme that gives us and advantage and puts our players in position to make plays. It’s not necessarily the Xs and Os, it’s who is the X and who is the O and what’s the matchup.”
We know statistically your best chance of success is by rewarding your own players and maintaining that quality core. That is what drove that. We are certainly aware quarterback deals have evolved since then. We know that at the right time we will have to evolve as well. We don’t think this is the time right now. What we are going to focus on right now is building the best team for 2018 we possibly can.”
Dalton is due $13.9 million this year, which is on the low end for starting quarterbacks who are no longer on their rookie contracts. But with three more years on his deal, Dalton can’t really expect the Bengals to tear up his contract and give him a new one — especially when Dalton’s passer rating has declined three straight years.
Some day Dalton may get a new deal with the Bengals, but that day will not be this year. And probably not next year, either.
The free-agency acquisitions of Cousins and Siemian suggest Minnesota is set with its starter and backup. The former was made the highest-paid player in the NFL, and the latter finally finds himself in a clear role after a couple years of muddiness in Denver. Barring catastrophic injury or an enormous drop-off in Cousins’ production, the Vikings are set for a few years.