"I have a supportive family. But hey, I'm a realist. After having polio my junior year in college, this seems rather insignificant as far as I'm concerned."
Sid Gillman, 73, has come out of retirement—for the zillionth time—to join the Eagles' staff as an assistant to offensive coordinator Ted Marchibroda. The speculation in Philly is that it's only a matter of time until Gillman replaces Marchibroda, the man responsible for Philadelphia's Snooze Offense since last season. Eagle coach Marion Campbell denies that. "This will free Ted up for the total picture," he says. Gillman's first big job is to tutor rookie quarterback Randall Cunningham, who was yanked in favor of Ron Jaworski in the second quarter of Sunday's 23-21 loss to New Orleans after his two interceptions put the Eagles in a 20-0 hole. Cunningham was the team's No. 2 draft choice this year. The No. 1 pick, left tackle Kevin Allen, gave up eight sacks in the first four games and didn't even play Sunday.