Monday, June 29, 2009

Carlson Has Optimism for 2009

by: Mike Parker

TE John Carlson gave a nice 3-minute phone chat with ESPN recently, in which he answered the usual array of questions: Differences in coaching staff, what the team can do to improve on last year, and how the new players are going to contribute.

Carlson says TJ Houshmandzadeh (I'm finally getting used to spelling that) has been huge so far in minicamps and should be an instant contributor. He also says everyone staying healthy is going to be a must for success this year (like we didn't already know that), and if the receivers stay healthy, who knows, maybe Carlson won't be the only end-zone threat catching touchdowns this year. I only hope to see him improve on his already-impressive rookie season.