News, Notes, and Nuggets from the Owners’ Meetings

With the draft still more than a month away and the biggest names in free agency finding homes, we are in a little bit of a lull when it comes to news. However, John Hansen attended the combine and Adam Caplan spent time at the owners’ meetings looking to pick up any information from coaches, executives, and other team officials. What we have here are some of the nuggets from the coaches that spoke last week in Arizona.

 

Bruce Arians, Cardinals

-Believes addition of Rashard Mendenhall helps because of their history. Mendenhall doesn’t need to come out of the game.

-Prefers to use one RB instead of committee

-Wants to name starting QB ASAP, possibly by end of spring. Comfortable with Drew Stanton because he knows the system already and has some athleticism.

-Outside of Levi Brown at LT, there will be competition on the OL.

-Wants flexibility at TE because he doesn’t like to use a FB. Rob Housler praised for being an excellent receiver, just scratching the surface.

 

Tom Coughlin, Giants

-Excited about Brandon Myers’ catch total from 2012. Believe he’s well rounded and can help with ground game.

 

Jason Garrett, Cowboys

-Need more than one RB. Need to run it better. Need to balance offense and healthy [...]

Fantasy Guru Daily: 3/28/11

While we are all impatiently waiting for the April 6th injunction hearing, much of the focus has shifted to the draft, which takes place in exactly on month. Pro days are underway and we will be seeing many mock drafts in the weeks to comes as teams start to formulate their draft plans. Of course things could change dramatically if the lockout is lifted before the draft since teams should be able to sign players and make trades.

Steeler HC Mike Tomlin took a break from his acting career to discuss the team's plans for Rashard Mendenhall.

Mike Tomlin makes his plans clear … when it comes to RB Rashard Mendenhall. While speaking at the NFL meetings last week, Tomlin made it clear that he’d have no problem continuing to feed Mendenhall noting “wear and tear is part of the game, specifically at the (running back) position.” While Tomlin said his vision after taking over in 2006 was to split the carries, he admitted that hasn’t always been the case although he’s tried to get Mewelde Moore and Isaac Redman involved. Tomlin called Moore “third-down capable” and said Redman is a “short-yardage and goal-line specialist” but also made a point of [...]

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