Note the brutal and nasty Bill Romanowski above.
Note picture of Callahan previous slide.
Who do you think called Romanowski. Prolly Big Al. Who benched Marquez Pope and got free agent Tory James from Denver? Prolly big Al.
On the quest for the superbowl vicious animal and born Raider Romanowski had 4 sacks and a pick. His presence was felt on every play.
Tory James had 4 picks as RCB with Charles Woodson as LCB.
Ron Woodson. An aggressive Callahan move? Prolly not. Free agent FS Ron Woodson had 8 picks, 3 fumble recoveries.
With no Gruden Davis would sail his ship alone. I think he trusted sheepish and loopy Callahan to just figure out how to beat the NFC team when we got down the stretch.
Callahan was clueless. To me, not having a game plan was tantamount to sabotage.
Anyway......Big Al got his puzzle pieces to plow through a difficult schedule to make it 11-5.
And Gannon? An incredible 418/619 for 4689 yards, 26 tds, 10 picks. Rushed 50 times for 156 yards and 3 more tds.
Restored t 2nd in NFL with 450 points scored.
Catapulted to 6th in the NFL with points allowed: 304.
Garner 182 rushes for 962 yards and 7 tds. Still no Wheately.
Tim Brown decreased, Jerry Rice increased with the numbers of a 28 year old WR in his prime.
Rice: 92 for 1211 and 7 tds. Timmy: 81/930 and 3 tds.
Jerry Porter, on the bench for two years is worked into the rotation for 51 catches and 688 yards and 9 tds. What a great weapon he was. ONCE...
Guards are Mo Collins and Frank Middleton, a competent journeyman. Lincoln Kennedy is still here still productive.
Rookie LDE DeLawrence is OK. Sam Adams from the Seahawks is our LDT. Bills leftover Jon Parella playing RDT, Tony Bryant remains at RDE.
Napolean Harris, a Callahan pick, starts as a rookie playing MLB. He registered half a sack.
Corners and safeties, mentioned at beginning are solid.