The biggest topic of the week is the search for defensive coordinator. On Tuesday we thought the search was over as it looked like Joe Barry had the job. It was reported by the NFL Network but not confirmed by our local guys.
The starting lineup is going to undergo a lot of changes, but some of them will come from promotions from within so they wouldn't be new to the team. And it's hard to tell who will be available in free agency and in the draft.
It seems so long ago now, with third-year standouts Russell Wilson of Seattle and Andrew Luck of Indianapolis readying to play in conference championship games Sunday, but the NFL's quarterback class of 2012 once had not two, but three of its members seemingly destined for all-time greatness.
Despite a longer history the East West Shrine Game doesn't get near the buzz as the Senior Bowl college All-Star game. While it is true that the East West Shrine Game doesn't produce nearly as many top 3 round talents as the Senior Bowl or have as many draftees in a given year, that doesn't mean you can't find gems from the Shrine Game rosters.