Head coach Mike Sherman signed a two year extension. This is supposed to help a coach in two ways; first he gets a bunch of guaranteed money, and second he receives the all important vote-of-confidence. I don't quite understand how receiving a contract beyond the current season really helps his relationship with the players by showing confidence in your coach. In today's NFL, everyone is one injury or one bad game/decision away from unemployment. I still don't think it will help Sherman beyond this season. If the season goes bad, new GM Ted Thompson might put the blame on Sherman for the collapse or decide he really wants his own guy as head coach, and fire Sherman anyway; two years left on his contract or not.
And NT Grady Jackson might be able to play! One of these weeks. His knee still isn't good enough to pass a physical. Who knows.