My Two Cents
The Cardinals' Vince Tobin was more than adequate in terms of X's and O's, but he had to be fired in the wake of a 48-7 loss to the Cowboys. If they have any respect for their coach, players don't lie down the way Arizona's did the last two weeks....
If Doug Flutie (below), by completing 28 of 43 passes in a mistake-free start at Minnesota, didn't prove to coach Wade Phillips that he should be the Bills' starter, then Phillips must have been watching another game....
Forget Notre Dame. I say Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin. who has three years left on his contract, will return next season....
The Bucs are self-destructing, but don't blame safety John Lynch, who is turning into the Ronnie Lott of his day.
An AFC scout sizes up 37-year-old defensive end Bruce Smith, one of the keys to the Redskins' five-game winning streak.
"He's playing as well as he has in five years. Look at the rest of the line. Marco Coleman's having a career year. Dana Stubblefield hasn't played this well since he was in San Francisco. So much of that is the attention the offense must pay to Smith. He's playing the run as well as almost any end. He has the same two pass-rush moves, but he's still pressuring the quarterback. His move from Buffalo has rejuvenated him. Question is, 'Can he keep this up at his age?' "
The Last word
"Mike [has] a willingness to innovate and change, and I think that's what it takes to be successful."