Monday, February 11, 2013
Breakfast links: Surgery for Trent Cole
By Dan Graziano
John Keim offers an offseason primer for Redskins fans, and it's little surprise that the first two areas of need he cites are in the secondary.
Considering 2012 began with some doubt as to whether and how much Kory Lichtensteiger would be able to play coming off a major knee injury, the season he had at left guard (and some center) is worthy of note.
New York Giants
One of the broken-record items we tend to address on here more often than is likely necessary is the fact that the Giants have not drafted an offensive lineman in the first round since 1999. They could change that trend this year, and it might not be a bad idea. Ohm Youngmisuk takes a look at the offensive line situation for the Giants as the offseason begins.
The crew from Giants.com has some debate topics, including one about whether David Wilson can rush for 1,000 yards in 2013.
Calvin Watkins thinks Miles Austin will be playing for the Cowboys in 2013 but Anthony Spencer likely will be playing for someone else. I tend to agree, though I think Austin may need to restructure his contract to help them out with the cap situation.
Oh, and in case you missed it, Jerry Jones said late last week that all of the coaching changes this offseason were Jason Garrett's idea. And if you buy that, Jones also would like to speak to you all about some oceanfront property.
Mike Garafolo reports that Trent Cole had surgery on his hand recently and that there's a chance it could cost him part of the team's spring program. Worth watching, as I think everyone's interested to see what Cole's role is going to be in the new Chip Kelly/Billy Davis defense.
If Kelly's initial coaching staff has you pulling your hair out, Reuben Frank thinks you need to exercise patience. Which is good advice in general.