The players are as different off the field as they are alike on it. Carpenter is fairly quiet, while Moffitt is talkative and quick-witted. When told what Cable said about all of the youth on the line, Moffitt smiled and said, "That's O.K. I can't remember ever having a coach as old as Cable."
"We feel really good about the guys," says Carroll. "It's a brand new group that we feel we can really mold. They're athletic and have really good attitudes that we can see being together for a long time and be the foundation of this program. We obviously took drastic measures to get this done, but it's part of the plan that we've had in place. We weren't able to get it done last year, but we feel good about what's taken place."
Carroll realizes such talk might be met with skepticism, but he doesn't care. Carroll lives his life without a rearview mirror. The decision has been made. Now it's time to see what will happen.
WITH 2010 STATS
2010 Rank: 28
QB TARVARIS JACKSON