Jason Witten may have recently retired from the NFL, but he’s still making his presence felt with a juicy prediction of former teammate Dez Bryant’s next landing spot.
“Rodgers, he throws that back-shoulder throw so well and Dez has great chemistry with a good quarterback that can put the ball wherever he wants,” Witten, the new voice of Monday Night Football, said. “Because I still believe Dez can high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League.”
Bryant reportedly turned down a multi-year deal with the Ravens before the Draft, hoping to secure a one-year “prove-it” deal. Should he end up in Green Bay, he may finally get a chance to contend for his first Super Bowl appearance.
“It’s frustrating, especially coming from Nebraska where I was the guy, I knew I was going to get the ball at least 20 times a game,” Abdullah said. “For me, it’s not necessarily getting a certain number of touches. It’s getting meaningful touches…That’s where it gets kind of frustrating.”
Abdullah averaged 3.3 yards per carry in 2017 but scored a career-high four touchdowns. He said it was difficult for him to find a rhythm.
“The coaches, I trust their game plan, they’re much smarter than me,” Abdullah said. “But it’s hard when I come in, I get a carry and break it for about 10 yards, then I come out for about three plays, then I’ve got to come in to pass protect, then I don’t get my next carry until, like, the next quarter.”
Abdullah, who has totaled 1,250 rushing yards in 32 career games, said he has appreciated his time with the Lions.