You just have to understand, swat deals from a position of "my guys" and "not my guys." All other conclusions flow down from there. He has never been an avant fan, and has looked for any opportunity to throw him under the bus. it will play out, as it will. Your not going to change his mind. If he can't see what Avant has added to this team, and how much worse off we would be without Avant's constant 3rd down contributions, his one of the best in the nfl catch/attempt ratio, and his blocking ability - then he never will. Fact is, chip is not too dumb to recognize this. It's refreshing to see a coach not just looking for 'yes-men' but looking to truly get the best out of his players.