6 Players, Teams and Coaches Who Will Make the Biggest Leaps from 2011 Season

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6 Players, Teams and Coaches Who Will Make the Biggest Leaps from 2011 Season
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The NFL offseason is the opportunity for each franchise to move itself forward to develop players, improve coaching personnel and generally reload for a better season the next time around.

Every offseason, there is significant coaching turnover as front offices lose faith with the incumbent regime and search for greener pastures. Free agency then allows teams to add talent from the veteran pool of players already proven at the NFL level before the draft rolls around.

Each franchise gets several opportunities over the course of an offseason to revamp their fortunes, increase both playing and coaching talent and hope to start the new season in a far better place than they ended the previous one. However, the biggest leaps often come not from the influx of talent, but from the talent already in place taking a big step forward.

I'm going to look at some players and coaches that are poised for that step, as well as the teams that will do the same by benefiting from those steps.

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