Part 2 of the Jerry Reese interview

March, 24, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

DANA POINT, Calif. -- When we bumped into the Jerry Reese family last night at a league reception, he was surprised to hear that the Beast had broken his interview into two parts. Reese doesn't belief in cliffhangers when it comes to blog interviews, but he eventually came around on the idea.

In case you missed the critically acclaimed Part 1, it's been preserved in this non-print format. Part 2 begins now:

Beast: Would you be open to trading for a receiver this offseason (wink wink Anquan Boldin)?

Reese: We leave all our options open. All of our options are open and anything can happen.

Beast: How is Osi Umenyiora's recovery coming along?

Reese: He's in the offseason program working hard. I'm not sure when we'll see him at full speed. He'll be ready to go in the fall. I know he's going to be chomping at the bit to get back out there.

Beast: You don't appear to have a lot of spots to fill. Do you prepare any different for a draft when your team is set at pretty much every position?

Reese: We like to create competition. Everyone has to come in and earn the job. We like that. We have to keep creating that.

Beast: What does Michael Boley bring to this team?

Reese: He gives us more speed. He covers really well for a linebacker and he just brings a lot to the table. He'll compete with guys like [Bryan] Kehl, Chase Blackburn and Gerris Wilkinson.

Beast: Which player on your team is set to make a big move this offseason?

Reese: I think it was Barry Cofield last year. Who will it be this year? I expect Kenny Phillips to compete for the starting job and Michael Johnson is an exciting young safety. You can look to some of the young linebackers such as Kehl and Goff.

Beast: Is Danny Ware one of those guys?

Reese: He's an interesting guy. We like him a lot.

I'll have full coverage from the AFC coaches' breakfast in a little while. Not sure we'll come up with a lot for the Beast, but Tony Sparano has promised to share his pancakes.

OK, let's do this again soon.

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