We will continue to follow the slaying of former star QB Steve McNair on NFL Total Access (7 p.m. here in the East), and I also will look at some other issues around the league.
There’s a good chance we will end up discussing the following:
- A year ago, the Colts announced Jim Caldwell as the successor to then-coach Tony Dungy, and at some point the team’s architect, Bill Polian, will move on as well. Who do many NFL executives expect to eventually be named Polian’s successor?
- The Patriots rose to dominance using a lot of Cover-4 and Cover-5 techniques, deploying linebackers and safeties in coverage and often having cornerbacks play quarters of the field. What new wrinkle were they working on at length during OTAs?
- One NFL team has devised a highly unusual training-camp policy for veterans, catching the players by surprise, but it might become more of the norm over time. We’ll explain the possible pros and cons.
- And, in my quest to quench the never-ending desire for potential fantasy football nuggets, we’ll look at the evolving role of RB Felix Jones in the Cowboys’ offense.
As always, I want to know what you guys are interested in. Shoot me a line on Twitter (jasonlacanfora), catch me here at the blog or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m here for you.
– Jason La Canfora