DPP - Draft snub: fuel for Woodyard fire - Lindsay Jones
"On our Tuesday, the rookie class that I came in with, if we're not doing a community service event, we're always going out to eat, every Tuesday night, just to make sure we always continue to hold that bond we came in with and make sure we stay focused." I'm glad to hear these guys are so tight. I know not everyone sees value in fraternities, but this sounds a lot like a pledge class; with all the time you spend and all the ridiculous things you do together, you have a bond forever.
PJ - Buccaneers’ Morris seeks his first win at Patriots’ expense - Shalise Manza Young
Comparing Raheem Morris to Josh McDaniels. It's just not fair, frankly. McDaniels is a rare example and coaches do not step in at such a young age, into their first job and successfully remold a franchise. Doesn't happen, and there will be plenty of articles next offseason about owners trying to capture the same lightning in a bottle that Pat Bowlen did. The next Josh McDaniels may not be on any NFL sideline, not even as a quality control coach. Josh McDaniels is not a fair barometer for fellow and future first-time coaches.
AP - Orton leads surprising Broncos - Arnie Stapleton
DPP - Rapid rise, or fall, not unprecedented in NFL - Jim Armstrong
"Don't get me wrong, I think Shanahan is a great coach," Bailey said. "I just think we had people . . . whether it was in the locker room or on the staff, we had a lot of doubters within the building. You can't win like that."
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