Five quick observations, then your e-mail from a busy NFL week:
When the Bills began this process, they made it clear they're going through a long process that won't be short-cutted unless Cowher would have said yes early. Look for this to take between a week and a month to get resolved. If they're the only job open (other than Oakland, which almost doesn't count because the pool of candidates is so different), why rush? But I do know they like Frazier a lot.
The draft picks could be the edge Seattle needs to fill two long-term holes -- at quarterback and left tackle. Carroll needs to work the Combine and the college stops as hard as he worked recruiting to have a good chance to turn the Seahawks around quickly.
But this is one award I find zero fault in. It's like voting for San Diego or New Orleans as a Super Bowl city. Can't go wrong with either one. Kudos to Woodson, who had an
Well, glad you're reading, Tom. Here's how I analyze it, using the years of current experience and the ages of each player on opening day 2010:
On opening day 2010, Tom, I'd take the Colts' trio. For the next seven years, I'd take Green Bay's. And that's my insanity defense.
Now onto your e-mail:
All except the trading Brady part. What makes more sense to me was raised by one of my Twitter followers the other day -- deal the first-rounder, 22nd overall, to Carolina, without a first-rounder right now, for one of its backs. Interesting. If it's
Honduras. Wow! Hey, it's freezing this morning in Boston. Wish I were there. I like the question and the possibilities, but if I did it, it would mean I'd already decided the McNabb Era was over in Philly. Once you take that genie out of the bottle -- the genie of yanking McNabb without warning from the biggest game of the year -- the mayhem would be so pronounced that you'd already have determined that
The game would be over. Once Arizona scored, that signifies that both teams had a chance to score in overtime.
I really liked Tim. Thought he was the
New England has the most picks in the top two rounds -- four. I haven't gotten the exact spots confirmed yet, but I believe they'll be picking 22nd, 44th, 47th and 53rd overall. As one club president said to me Monday: "The Patriots are in the perfect spot to get some new pieces because it's going to be a pretty deep draft and they don't have the cost of one of the top six, eight picks.''
You're welcome. One loss should not devastate what was a season of great progress.