The Facts: Hanson has been in the NFL too long to mince words. Hanson just completed his 20th season and tells it like it is when discussing the competition he expects for his job next season. "I think the days of not having competition are over, because I'm old and they're probably always wondering when's the day when he falls to the ground," Hanson said. "Not going to happen. And competition's good. Unless you're 30 of 31 (on field goals), then I don't think you get the freebie. But I feel like I can kick as well as anybody if I'm healthy. And I was, and I will be."
Diehards Line:Hanson, who turns 42 on June 17, had the first training camp battle of his career last off-season. He beat out Dave Rayner and kept his job. But Hanson also was coming off a serious injury -- strained knee ligaments in his right kicking leg -- that landed him on injured reserve late in 2010. Hanson will enter this offseason healthy, but he has been around long enough to know the score. ... That said, Hanson had another productive season. He was 24 of 29 on his field goals, hitting 5 of 7 from 50 yards or longer. And he did that with three different holders.