The Everyday Mailbag-11/23/10

This is my new segment called The Everyday Mailbag here's how it works.
You send you e-mails to me( I read and respond and the best questions make the blog. Now that I've explained how it goes, here are my top questions for this week's mailbag.

Q: Should sideline demeanor be a determining factor for a head coach's job security, or is it inconsequential?

Nic R., Lenexa, KS

A: I think that sideline demeanor doesn't really affect job security. It actually has to be looked at on a case-by-case basis. Some cases deserve some kind of discipline or termination, but most do not. Some coaches aren't really understood when they are on the sidelines. As long as their players understand them, that's what matters.

Q: ‎​The new Helmet to Helmet rule in the NFL is in effect for the sole purpose of protection,but why now considering how long the NFL has been in existence? And What about incidental contact?

James R., Nashville, TN

A: The reason for the new rule is because of the rising rate of concussions in the NFL. The helmet-to-helmet rule doesn't come into play for receivers who have the ball and make a football move , nor does it come into effect for running backs. The rule is more in effect for defenseless receivers and of course for the quarterbacks.

As far as for incidental contact, the NFL has made the statement that incidental or not, players will be punished for these actions.

Q: So what do u think about the NBA lockout? R they being greedy or r the complaints and requests valid?

Iyisha H., Murfreesboro, TN

I think that the NBA owners are being greedy. The owners can't be hurting that bad if they giving out big contracts to third or fourth tier players( Milwaukee Bucks F Drew Gooden, Toronto Raptors C Amir Johnson). I think that the owners are just trying to lessen the control and the pot that the players see and keep more for themselves.

Q: Which team would be a good fit for Kevin Kolb should the Eagles resign Michael Vick?

Kareem H., Nashville, TN

A: There's three choices for that question. The obvious choice would be the Vikings because the Vikings don't believe in Tavaris Jackson and Brett will retire after this year. The other two choices are San Francisco and Arizona. Neither team has a QB that they believe in and want to invest in for the future and both teams will have money free to bring in a QB next off-season. But in all actuality, I don't think Kolb is leaving Philly.

Q: In contrast from last year, which NFL team has been the most improved?

Ryan J.,Henning, TN

A: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the most improved team in the league this year and no one saw this coming. And the most impressive thing is this team is 7-3 and they are still young and have room for improvement.

To all my participants(those who did and didn't make it on the blog), thanks for the participation and I look forward to more questions next week.

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