Whichever direction the Redskins eventually go, a couple of questions linger: How long will this regime last and why, besides the money, would anyone want to be a professional head coach these days? The constant pressure, headaches and growing scrutiny can't make for much fun even with a paycheck that looks like a lottery winner.
Each morning of his freshman summer in Madison, Scott Tolzien awoke in the pre-dawn chill and hopped on his rented red bicycle, racing his new teammates to Camp Randall Stadium for workouts and studies.
Brett Favre figures to have at least a little more freedom in the Minnesota Vikings offense, now that the head coach he sometimes clashed with over strategy and play calls has been fired.
To hear Randy Moss tell it, this week's blockbuster trade that moved him from New England to Minnesota didn't just bring him back to the place where he started his NFL career.
For all the time Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have spent studying his fumbling problem, knowledge and strategy will mean nothing if he loses the ball this week in New Orleans.
Players trying to bounce back from substandard performances in professional sports provide a never-ending preseason story line, often touting a revamped workout regimen, positive personal-life changes or greater knowledge of the game as their ticket to improvement.