Exit Snead and enter George Mira, the aggressive Miami scrambler. "I'm full of hope," says Mira. It also helps that Williams, along with the rest of the league, is moving to Mira's style, to the I formation, to the bootleg and the play-action pass—tactics that stall the rush and keep the defenses in front of the quarterback, where he wants them.
"By nature I am an optimist, and so I feel we will definitely be improved," says Williams. Last year the Eagles won four games on toughness and spirit alone. It's the same formula for 1970.