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Back then, the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, and Houston Oilers (and the Seattle Seahawks, extremely briefly) ran the ‘shoot, which featured four wide receivers and one running back on every snap. The offense used no fullbacks and no tight ends.1 These teams had mixed success. The Lions won 12 games in 1991; the Falcons won 10 and made the playoffs twice during their ‘shoot days.

The light shines brightest on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a three-time Super Bowl champion who played at Michigan, and three of the four head coaches. All have strong Michigan connections.

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg interviewed with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie on Friday for Oakland’s head coaching vacancy, according to NFL.com.

As the Lions headed into the off-season, free-agent running back Kevin Smith was not sure about where his path would lead.

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