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“They’re on our football team for a reason,” he said. “Now, we have a chance to see what they could do. We have a lot of young players that we’re going to get a chance to see how much talent they do have and hopefully they can improve and hopefully it’s quick.”

At this rate, “quick” means the ability to contribute to a contender by 2012, provided a QB is in place - and ready to play.

The only surprise is that anyone expected anything else this season.