NFC East Notes: Ex-Redskins struggling
Donovan McNabb, Clinton Portis, Albert Haynesworth.
Mike Shanahan sent away all three from the Redskins and none of them found success elsewhere. According to CSNWashington
's Rich Tandler, it's a common trend.
He cites Dan Graziano of ESPN: “Since [Mike] Shanahan took over before the 2010 season, the Redskins have cut 150 players, and only one of those players -- San Francisco's Carlos Rogers -- is currently starting for another team.”
Tandler says Rodgers wasn't actually cut. He left as a free agent. But you get the idea --players have struggled recently when they leave the Redskins (insert joke about struggling with the Redskins here).
Tandler thinks this trend might not continue this season. LaRon Landry has a chance to play well for the Jets if he's healthy and Rocky McIntosh might be able to start with the Rams. Romo: Bryant is getting better
Dez Bryant has a ton of talent. He has a chance to be a great NFL receiver. And Tony Romo has taken notice.
“He just keeps improving and improving. He’s a kid that I enjoy playing with because he wants to get better,” Romo said on CBS 11’s The Blitz, via the Dallas Morning News
Bryant caught 63 passes for 928 yards and said injuries slowed him down during 2011.
“The guys that really want to be great and have that ability to be great, you can’t have enough of those guys,” Romo said. “And we got a few of them. Dez is just a great kid like that. He’s getting better and better every week.”Does Coughlin ever relax?
Now that there's about a six-week window after OTAs and before training camp, the Newark Star-Ledger
's Mike Garafolo has a series of questionnaires set to run.
First up: head coach Tom Coughlin. Here's an excerpt: Garafolo:
Do you ever think, ‘Boy, that was nice to relax like that. I wish it could be like that all the time’? Or are you still always eager to get back to work?Coughlin:
(Laughs) I might for a couple of weeks. And then, I start wondering … It’s funny because I tell this story. This is when the kids were real young. I’d be around in the summer and they would know it’s time to start camp and they’d all be lined up like, ‘Gee, it’s too bad you’ve got to go, Dad. Here’s your hat. Can you get to camp so we can get back to having fun?’E-mail Dave Zangaro at email@example.com