- Dan Graziano, ESPN Staff Writer
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Morning, all. I am headed back over to Redskins minicamp this morning. Assistant coaches talk today, and of course players after practice as usual. Anyone have anything they desperately need me to ask anyone? Anyone want some links?
Tim McManus had a smart take on last week's quotes from Michael Vick about how he's not enjoying splitting first-team reps with Nick Foles. Tim writes that what Vick says can't always be taken too far, since he's liable to say something totally different as soon as his mood changes. With Vick, you're almost always going to have a quarterback controversy.
Les Bowen writes about the new vibe around the Eagles with Chip Kelly firmly in charge and doing things his own way, whether the players like it or not.
Taking his cue from the Giants' Justin Tuck, the Redskins' Brian Orakpo will unveil a new and more elaborate face mask on his helmet this year. "Think Bane. From Batman," he said.
John Keim's camp observations are always worth a read, and off of Tuesday's practice he had some thoughts on the arrangement of the secondary, which is a primary concern of Redskins fans this offseason.
One thing about Tony Romo that's always been clear: He doesn't much care about the outside criticism he absorbs. Whatever he is on the field, and whether he'll ever be a championship player, Romo is a guy who's comfortable with who he is. I think that's part of why his teammates respond so well to him.
Todd Archer writes that a key figure in the decision to make Bill Callahan the offensive playcaller was the addition of Frank Pollack to the coaching staff as an assistant offensive line coach. Sometimes, it's the little things that make all the difference, huh?
New York Giants
Hakeem Nicks was back on the field for the Giants as they opened their mandatory minicamp Tuesday, as expected. Victor Cruz, who remains in a contract dispute with the team, was not, as expected. Tom Coughlin continues to believe the guys who are missing time are going to suffer as a result.
Mark Herzlich has a chance to be the starting middle linebacker for the Giants this year, which would complete a remarkable comeback for the former Boston College star and cancer survivor.