That's all Moulds needs to hear. --P.Z.
When wideout Roscoe Parrish, a rookie second-round pick out of Miami with 4.37 speed in the 40, injured his wrist in camp, no one wore a sadder face than special teams coach Bobby April. "He'll be back by the start of the season, and then you'll really see something," April says. "[The other coaches] like him as a third wideout, but I like him as a return man. I know we've got Terrence McGee, but Roscoe is dynamite as a punt returner. I would not want to have to tackle him."
AN OPPOSING SCOUT'S VIEW
They should have made the offensive line their priority, but they didn't. Mike Gandy at left tackle? Come on. He tends to break down late in the season. There's an interesting player behind him, though: Jason Peters. He's a converted tight end, light on his feet and a terrific special-teamer, but sometimes there has been a problem keeping him motivated. I have a feeling, though, that he's so athletic, when they finally put him in the lineup, they'll never get him out of there.... The other new lineman they have, Bennie Anderson, looks fat and out of shape. I'll bet Ross Tucker will be in for him sometime. Tucker's a guy they've always wanted to get rid of, except the team seems to play better with him in there.... I wish we had some of their defensive guys. Takeo Spikes is the best one, just hell on wheels. Nate Clements, their right corner, is another. They squeezed a pretty decent year out of big Sam Adams, but they'll be lucky to get another one.... J.P. Losman? I heard good things and bad about him. The good is that he's got a live arm, and he can run when he has to. The bad is that at Tulane he was a me-me-me guy and not many people liked him. We'll see.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2004 statistics