So where does that leave Lewis? Despite the 26-year-old’s very limited receiving role, the Patriots know that without Blount, he’s their best source of big plays out of the backfield. White and Burkhead are both steady coach’s dreams, but they can’t match the special kind of home-run burst Lewis possesses.
If he can have a reasonably healthy and good camp, Lewis is a luxury, at only $1.3 million, the Patriots can afford. It doesn’t matter if they design a handful plays here and there just with his open-field explosiveness in mind — he would still be worth it.
The current free agent running back recently said the Panthers were on his list of teams he wouldn’t play for, primarily because of how he was treated on his way out. But now that the head man isn’t in charge anymore, he’s changed his mind about how he views the franchise.
At this point we wouldn’t be surprised if more players step in with a reaction. These responses are actually part of why Gettleman was fired, according to reports. His players didn’t appreciate the way some of the moves were handled, and it’s only developed over time.
There’s always been tension btwn front office and locker room b/c of Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys unpopular moves Gettleman made. I’m told it’s only increased of late.
Let’s not forget how often we’ve heard how stud prospect Cheap College Jerseys Clint Frazier needs to be a better teammate, even being told as much before his debut with the big league club this year. And let’s not forget his lucious, flowing mane of tomato-red hair, and how that was a distraction this year.
Seriously. How often do you hear about a guy’s hair being a distraction? And then being open to the media about it?