I don't think it's hot at all. He's the winningest coach in team history. Both of our columnists -- Jeff Schultz and Mark Bradley -- hold a different view.
Oh, yes. It's hard to teach tackling without a lot of padded practices. Coach Smith told me they spent an inordinate amount of time discussing how to teach/perfect their tackling methods this offseason.
I don't expect to see a tight end until they get inside the 20. I expect to see a lot of three wide receivers. Pascoe could play in short-yardage blocking situations.
I don't really know yet. I have no sense for this defense, but the 2012 unit was a bend-but-don't break crew that didn't allow a lot of points.
No doubt. They need someone to step forward and become a playmaker. Will it be Worrilow? Will it be Bartu? Will it be Shembo? Will it Angerer?
Joe Hawley is who I'm betting on. He's smallis, but gritty. He was paying attention when McClure was around.
No, he's the same. Got back to his football roots as a power football guy. I think they tried to match Green Bay's high-flying offense after getting smoked in the playoffs and that's just not his style.
Yes, I think he was. Quite an athlete, but has to prove himself as a football player.
No, you want to have your good players healthy. They may get to develop some of the younger linebackers faster now.
No, he doesn't have to block. The players have to make the difference. He has a solid track record as a offensvie line coach. Not spectacular.
I think it will be Osi Umenyiora or Jonathan Massaquoi. Hageman is going to be a rotational player and may not get enough snaps to lead the team in sacks.
Yes, that's a very important one. Josh Wilson is primed to take it over from Robert McClain. I think he'sd the favorite.
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Yes, but he'll have to beat out everyone to be the backup swing tackle. I'll have to ask him that toughness question.
He did not anchor well, spent too much time on the ground and messed a lot of protection calls. That's why Hawley was a better option last season and is projected to win the job in 2014.
They both had their moments. It was up and down for both. Worrliow had visible production. Bartu will be a battle to keep his playing time. Has to be more assignment-certain. He just looked OK.
They are, but it's not a pressing matter. TD gets back in the office on Monday. Roddy held out last time entering the last year of a contract so that will be something we'll watch. His agents have gone underground this time around.
Wasn't bringing in enough traffic. Business decision is what I was told.
I need to check on that. When I asked him about it, he dodged that question. I want to know when his HOF clock starts running. I think the Gonzalez chapter is closed here.
I'm sure they'll be watching the waiver wire for any salary cap casualty. Vilma rubbed them the wrong way when he delayed his workout visit. Something about "I'm busy on South Beach."
I gave his lowest grade, a C-plus. I had to be talked out of the D. However, it could turn out to be good draft though if he hits on Hageman, Southward and Shembo. Matthews is going to be a stud!!! Hageman was inconsistent in college. Southward didn't show great instincts, but is a wonderful athlete. Shembo might be a player. Starr is intriguing, but I don't know if he can play in the NFL. Freeman should be able to help.
No. Wouldn't make sense to fire the winningest coach in team history after a rebuilding season. That's what this is. After you go 4-12, you have to build some things back up. In this era, it can be done quicker.