This week's mailbag was oddly relevant:
"If the Green Bay Packers make the ascension from 6-10 last year to the playoffs this year -- and it's not beyond the realm of possibility given the play of their first units on offense and defense in the preseason -- I've got an unlikely primary reason: the offseason program."
You really have to go and read the whole article because I'm not going to copy and paste the whole thing, but he goes on to claim that there is a correlation between successful teams in the NFL and their dedication to offseason conditioning (big surprise, right?). I just thought it was odd that the NCAA seemingly can't keep players out of the weight room and a paycheck apparently can't keep them in it. Where has common sense gone?
There's also an interesting mention of the Browns not having good attendance, one of those players being, yep, Braylon Edwards. FWIW.