End of the Eagles line for John Bunting, speaking of erstwhile all-Mets (Springbrook). Marion Campbell, taking over as Philadelphia head coach, says Bunting will not be re-signed; nor will Louie Giammona, who stuck for five years under his uncle Dick Vermeil, nor Wally Henry. Bunting, with 11 years second in Eagles service to Harold Carmichael, was a leader in the NFLPA strike but Campbell denies that's a factor in letting go Bunting, a civic contributor as well as starting linebacker. "I've got a young football player standing behind me on the sideline every Sunday and he should be in the lineup," says former defensive coordinator Campbell, meaning Anthony Griggs, whom he will install at Bunting's right outside spot and move Reggie Wilkes to the left . . .
Just hired as Houston Oilers' offensive coordinator after losing similar work with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kay Dalton sounds as if he's been doing a lot of Riggo-watching. Dalton says he likes the one-back, two-tight-end offense, but his first priority will be to find out if three-time NFL rushing king Earl Campbell is a "bouncer" or a "slasher." Dalton says, "If he's a bouncer, we'll just put a hat on people and start pushing and shoving; let Earl find the daylight (from the one-back set)." If Campbell is a slasher, " we'll adjust."