Oher may not be an upgrade over Bell, frankly I'm not too worried about it. Bell was certainly not the only problem last year on the oline, everyone played like trash until Remmers, Norwell and Turner arrived to the lineup. We can afford poor LT play if everyone else on the line plays to their capabilities. Double teams, chip blocks from TEs and keeping an HB in the backfield to pick up a block can mask the deficiencies of one poor linemen. If the entire line is getting run over, you have no hope.
Aside from all this, from a football perspective he didn't really make much sense as a pick for us. Generally in a 4-3 defense you have 1 space eating DT and 1 DT who is a little lighter and explosive. We had desperately needed a big time space eating DT whereas we already had Dwan Edwards and were targeting Kawann short, so we already had a plan for the more explosive DT. Basically what I'm saying is that say Sheldon and Star swapped teams/roles, neither would be playing as good as they are.
This should really be aimed at Belicheck. Deflated ball probably doesn't make much a difference to a QB throwing it, but makes a HUGE difference for ball carriers. I personally believe this is all Belicheck's doing, and Tom makes the perfect scapegoat.
I love the head fake he makes back to the QB before his last cut. Guys bit on that hard. Corey's biggest asset, IMO, isn't his quickness or speed, it's his brakes. Those final cuts he makes are absolutely lethal and being able to bring yourself to a complete halt like that is very difficult to do.
I had such high hopes of our 2013 team and a big part of it was the podcast. Hearing him talk with our guys felt so unique as a fan. Most people see quarterbacks and coaches vanilla post game interviews or the weak "don't directly answer any questions directly" radio interviews, what we got was absolutely incredible. Being able to hear our panthers and what they do in their spare time, their crazy stories together, and just letting them shoot the poo a little was something I'm not quite sure any other fan has had access to.