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“I think it will be fun to have an NFL guy install an NFL-type offense and use some of the jargon.”

And use some of the NFL players. Linta said he will call on his guys who are in the area to do some teaching/coaching if the lockout continues.

Hoyer is all for that.

“I am close enough,” Hoyer said. “I am one of those football junkies, too. The hardest part of this (lockout) for me is missing being with the guys and not being around them throwing every day. It’s kind of awkward, so if he asked me to come down, I probably would.”

Linta likes hearing that.

“Sure, we will bring them in to work with the kids a few days at a time,” he said, “and hopefully I won’t have to pay them too much.”