• The NFL is planning on moving the NFL Draft to May because of a “scheduling conflict” with Radio City Music Hall, which is an extremely weak excuse to try to dominate the sports calendar year-round. I hate the idea of the draft in May with every fiber of my being. Frankly, I would argue that late April is already too late as it is.
• Kevin Ewoldt of Hogs Haven noted the pros and cons of the Redskins offseason, in terms of how did they get better/worse from last year to this year. I agree with almost everything Kevin has there, however, I’ll add one major con. On the pro side, Kevin lists a number of injuries the Redskins sustained last season, such as Brian Orakpo, Fred Davis, etc. He theorized that the Skins will be better with those guys back in the fold. I agree. However, they were extremely fortunate to have stayed healthy along their OL last year.
The Skins’ OL missed 1593 snaps in 2011:
That OL was a disaster.
In 2012, with basically the same personnel to begin the season, swapping out an ineffective Jammal Brown for an ineffective Tyler Polumbus, they only missed 239:
That 2012 version of the OL was monumentally better than the 2011 version, but aside from 2nd year OG Josh LeRibeus, it still lacks depth (and a legitimate starter at RT). If that OL can’t stay healthy, it could be a season killer.
• Tommy and I recorded a show, and talked about Eagles OTAs. This one went an hour and 20 minutes, and we covered a lot of ground.
• If you read this site, I’ll assume you saw my “Day in the life of an Eagles blogger video, but just in case you haven’t, here it is.
• Tommy found a PowerPoint presentation by Ravens coaches on the 3-4 defense, with a mixture of fronts, blitzes, and coverages. Great stuff here.
• Ron Jaworski doesn’t think that the offense Chip Kelly ran at Oregon will translate to the NFL.
• Carlos Mendez wrote about Dez Bryant’s quiet offseason, and it dawned on me that I hadn’t heard a peep out of Dez this offseason, which is a great thing for the Cowboys.
• Tony Romo once again showed his lack of leadership by having a cyst removed from his back. I kiiid, I kiiid. It looks as though Romo may miss all of the team’s organized team activities, although he should be back in time for training camp. Not a big deal, in my opinion.
• Jermey Parnell and Doug Free are splitting time at RT.
There were numerous pairings with the interior of the offensive line Tuesday, but when it came to the first-team tackles, Tyron Smith was the left tackle and Free and Parnell shared time on the right side.
• The fine folks over at Big Blue View took a poll on whether or not the Giants will win more than 9 games, less than 9, or 9 on the button. I think 9 is a good number for the Giants, but I also think 8 is more likely than 10. Only 4% of the voters had the Giants winning less than 9. Probably Eagles fans.
• Charles Woodson and Josh Cribbs signed with the Raiders. The Giants were rumored to have interest in Woodson, and they had Cribbs in for a visit.
• Quick programming note: A few people have asked about the conclusion to the Damontre Moore film study, via Twitter or the comment section here. I’ll finish that up at some point this week.
• Justin Tuck is turning to self-help coach Tony Robbins, and walking over hot coals to help him get back to the dominant player he used to be. No word on if Robbins tried to eat Tuck: