Looks like having Cignetti work with the wideouts after being a tight ends coach all these years is going to pay off. Blocking has become an emphasis for the wide receivers, and The Birmingham News is taking a look at what that might mean for the offense:
It's not that the receivers didn't make an effort to block last year. They say they did. But with an offense that focused on running between the tackles, it was not of supreme importance. With a new offense that figures to press the edges of a defense, a receiver's blocking ability suddenly moves front and center.
Back in February, when the staff was finalized, I wrote this about new WR Coach Curt Cignetti:
Let's hope I was right, and the new physical, blocking mindset of the receivers will allow the offense to become the explosive unit we've been dreaming of the past several seasons.