If offensive-minded Giants coach Jim Fassel loses his job after this season, one reason will be his inability to get the offense to play at a consistently high level. Here's how New York's attack has ranked during Fassel's six-year tenure with the Giants.
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MY TWO CENTS
1. Surrendering a franchise-record 52 points to the Panthers and their generally pathetic offense has to spur the Bengals to hire a football man to run the franchise, Club president Mike Brown's stubborn reluctance to cede control to someone who knows what he's doing is reminiscent of Hootie Johnson's resistance to admitting women to Augusta National.
2. Unless he has an opportunity to hire Mike Holmgren—and that would happen only if Holmgren were fired as general manager and coach of the Seahawks—Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is likely to stick with coach Dave Campo (15-30 in two-plus seasons) for at least another season, regardless of how 5-8 Dallas fares in the final three weeks.