Osi Umenyiora told the Associated Press in an e-mail that he was saddened by the firing of well-regarded defensive line coach Mike Waufle.
"I am extremely saddened by it," Umenyiora said. "He is a great coach and we have a special relationship. I'm sure he will be OK though because there should be very high demand for a coach of his caliber."
Umenyiora should be sad. He became a Pro Bowler in 2007 under Waufle's tutelage. But on the flip side, his play declined enough this year despite Waufle's coaching to cause Umenyiora to lose his starting job after the Denver game.
Think some of those defensive linemen are starting to look at themselves in the mirror a bit?
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