- Dan Graziano, ESPN Staff Writer
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Jim Haslett has seen a striking turnaround this season in the way he's perceived by Redskins fans -- even the most famous ones.
The Redskins do not know if they'll have left guard Kory Lichtensteiger for Sunday's playoff game against the Seahawks. Lichtensteiger missed practice Thursday with his ankle injury, and if he misses again today you have to think he's probably not going to play. I believe Josh LeRibeus would play in his place, and if he does ... jeez, Lichtensteiger might never get the job back.
The Giants would like to put Jason Pierre-Paul in touch with morning-talk-show host Michael Strahan, in the hopes that the former Giants pass-rusher can help the current one realize what more he needs to do to fight through double teams. And if that doesn't work, Strahan can at least give Pierre-Paul tips on how to prepare delicious Thanksgiving side dishes.
Tom Coughlin spent 30 minutes on the radio in New York on Thursday in what appeared to be an attempt at catharsis. Coughlin says he still can't believe the way the Giants' season ended.
Jason Garrett says that if Jerry Jones wants to talk change, he's open to talking change. Which is a good thing to say, since Jones owns the team. But again, don't confuse what Jones said in a radio interview for a revelation of any kind of concrete plan. The Cowboys have a plan and will stick to it, and I'm sure it includes upgrades on the offensive and defensive lines for 2013.
If Bill Callahan is in line to take over play-calling duties from Garrett, that wouldn't be overly surprising. But as Todd Archer writes, it wouldn't be a perfect solution, either.
Assistant coaches whose teams are on bye this week can meet with other teams about jobs. The Eagles are taking advantage of this, having already met with some of the Falcons' coordinators and now planning to meet with Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy this weekend. Still think they end up with an offensive-minded coach.