Friday, June 14, 2013
Breakfast links: Carriker comeback in doubt
By Dan Graziano
The injury rehabilitation of Robert Griffin III and Brian Orakpo is going well, but the news on Adam Carriker is not as good. He suffered a setback in his recovery from the injury that ended his 2012 season and he'll likely have to start training camp on the PUP list.
Lots of talk the past couple of days about the value and effect of the zone-read offense in terms of keeping its quarterback protected. Keith McMillan went in search of a tutorial on the concepts and how they are employed.
New York Giants
The Giants' coaching staff is raving about all of the progress second-year wide receiver Rueben Randle has made during the offseason program, and I am suuuuuure they'd be saying all of the same things, just as strongly, if Victor Cruz were in camp on a signed free-agent tender. No way one has anything to do with the other. Pure coincidence.
The Giants' web site has a list of 10 things it learned from minicamp, including that David Wilson remains interested in serving as a kick returner in spite of his increased role in the running game.
Todd Archer thinks talks between the Cowboys and Anthony Spencer on the long-term contract they both want could take a fair amount of time yet.
Randy Galloway runs down eight changes the Cowboys made this offseason, including a few he thinks will actually help.
The few Eagles training camp practices this year that will be open to the public will offer a few specific treats, which the team outlined in a news release Thursday. Obviously, this year won't offer fans the same level of access as Lehigh did, but they'll at least try and offer a few days' worth of fan-friendly workouts.
Hey, we're famous! I enjoyed that discussion the other night, and obviously I have no way of knowing whether Chip Kelly will be a complete flop, a massive success or something in between. No one does. It's a huge mystery. But if you're telling me I have to pick over or under 3.5 years on Kelly in Philadelphia, I'll stick with under. Given the average tenure of NFL coaches, how little we know about Kelly, the reasonable questions about his real reasons for leaving Oregon and his current quarterback situation, it's simply the smarter way to bet. Once we have some actual evidence about how it's likely to go for Kelly at the NFL level, all of our outlooks are subject to change.