Some truths are easy to figure out in advance.
Last year in the NFL, for example, it didn't take a seer to forecast the improvements of the Jaguars and Bengals. Those teams had been improving for the past couple of years. They had the right coaches and the right quarterbacks. Plus, their schedules were favorable enough to predict good records and playoff berths.
This spring, it was also easy to forecast the retirement of commissioner Paul Tagliabue once the ...
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