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Old 06-20-2004   #1
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According to McClain, it just improve!!!

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I found this part very interesting... while I had known of Palmer's previous teams, didn't know they played out like that.

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Palmer’s like almost every offensive coordinator in that he’s a target for criticism. Here’s the deal, and Patriots’ fans should know this: When he was hired to coach the Patriots, one of Bill Parcells’ first moves was to hire Palmer from the Oilers. Parcells wanted Palmer so desperately that the Oilers filed tampering charges. Not only did Palmer coach receivers, but he also helped tutor Drew Bledsoe. They are still very, very close. Palmer helped the Patriots reach the Super Bowl.

When Parcells left for the Jets, he offered Palmer a job, but he went to Jacksonville instead. While Palmer was the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator, they had one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses. He parlayed an outstanding job with the Jaguars into a head-coaching job with the Browns. He got the shaft after two seasons when he was back-stabbed and fired unfairly. Several teams wanted to hire Palmer, and the Texans got him. Last season, Mark, injuries to Carr and Domanick Davis affected the offense. More important, injuries on defense forced the offense to alter play calling and try to be more conservative to keep the defense off the field. The Texans ended the season with more players on injured reserve than any team in the league. Palmer didn’t get stupid all of a sudden. When his players are healthy and more of a unit because of experience, you’ll see them become more consistent and productive.
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Old 06-21-2004   #3
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The Jags were virtually unstoppable when he was running their offense. Coughlin has a good offensive mind also though.
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What I like about Palmer, is that he wants to learn from all of the great minds he can. That gives him a wider range of experiences to draw upon. I think the offense will improve some this year and I expect us to make a big move in 2005.
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He took New England to a Super Bowl, they almost won if not for Desmond Howard. I think this year we will be real suprised.
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Not sure how a quarterbacks coach can take a team to the Super Bowl, but he did help Bledsoe with his mechanics that year and their offense tore it up. They also had a pretty good RB in Curtis Martin and some pretty good defenders like Willie McGinist, Ty Law and Lawyer Milloy....not to mention some guy named Parcells.
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My point is that he helped the offense and has been associated with SuperBowl teams and highly regarded at that. Hey, I want to see the offense pumping TDs as much as the next guy. I would just rather rip him more this year than the previous years or this offseason.
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I think McClain is an average type of journalist who is, more importantly, a consumate NFL insider amoung local and regional journalists. The guy has the
low down on a lot of subjects, though he is wrong his share of the time
when it comes to judgement calls,e.g, Andre Johnson's rookie year will be
unproductive and will have to wait for year 2 before he makes a contribution.
On the other hand, he seemed to know all along last year that Boselli would
not return, just go thru the motions to collect his mony - presume he had
some insider info the rest of us weren't privy to.
But I always read his stuff, 'cause I'm interested in the content. And listen to him on radio - he's informative and entertaining.
He is a political guy, careful not to bad mouth the wrong person.
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