Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
Welcome to our NFL Notebook…a closeup look at storylines as teams open training camps…Updates every morning..
The Chargers open camp conditioning runs-Wednesday…workouts Thursday….Release-Larry English-LB-former lst round pick-career marred by injuries….Bolts hoping to get their top two draft picks finally on the field CB-Jason Verrett and LB-Jerry Attaochu-both who missed all of the OTAs-recovering from surgeries. The arrival of ex-Chiefs CB-Brandon Flowers is a huge veteran upgrade, if he can still run. Ryan Matthews-RB reportedly will be 12lbs heavier after his breakout season a year ago. OT-Jeromey Clary is a candidate for the PUP list, coming off hip surgery.
The Cardinals must replace both ILB-Karlos Dansby-left as free agent and the suspended Daryl Washington.
Fixing the OL-DL is the big story in Falcons camp, plus the return to health of WR-Julio Jones.
Overhaul the OL and DB units and wait for NFL discipline on RB-Ray Rice.
Doug Marrone has distractions off the field..can he fix defense..keep QB-EJ Manuel from getting hurt?.
Does DE-Greg Hardy get suspended for a bad domestic abuse case… how to replace WR-Steve Smith?
Jay Cutler has lots of new toys to play with in Marc Trestman’s package with new free agents on board.
A vote of confidence already for QB-Andy Dalton (0-3) in postseason
Pick a storyline..QB-Johnny Manziel vs-Brian Hoyer..WR-Josh Gordon’s problems..fixing an ailing roster.
How long does QB-Tony Romo holdup coming off back surgery… How do you replace your DL and LB-Sean Lee?
Introducing the new personality of the Broncos defense-toughness everywhere with Ware-Talib-Ward.
Can new coach Jim Caldwell’s intellectual approach work with Matthew Stafford..rebuild the defense too.
The health of LB-Clay Matthews and the OL.
The new Bill O’Brien era begins with new QB-no Andre Johnson-healthy Arian Foster..new 3-4 defense.
Can the team grow more toughness around QB-Andrew Luck..and Jim Irsay’s suspension coming?
Meet the new savior QB-Blake Boertels.
Massive overhaul of OL and DBs..Andy Reid purged lots of veterans.
The entire OL needs to be retooled..Mike Wallace-WR-needs a big year..Joe Philbin on the hotseat as coach.
How quickly does Norv Turner grow QB-Teddy Bridgewater?
New defensive parts Darrelle Revis-Will Smith-Brandon Browner..return to health Wilfork-Kelly-Mayo.
A happy Jimmy Grahame but no Darren Sproles..how does Drew Brees holdup?
Eli Manning’s 27-interceptions came because of a bad team around him…Load of free agents in house now.
QB derby – Geno Smith or Michael Vick and is this bounceback year for Rex Ryan?
Truckload of rental FA led by Matt Schaub-Maurice Jones Drew..how quickly will it fit..do they have any defense?
Will Chip Kelly be able to create an even faster offense after defenses caught up to him..No DeSean Jackson.
Overhaul of roster nearly complete..watch to see if defense can return to what it used to be as young as they are?
Return to health of QB-Sam Bradford biggest story..Growth of defense under controversial coach Gregg Williams.
Will off field problems of Aldon Smith and severe injury LB-NaVorro Bowman hurt team..Offense looks magic.
Must replace lots of depth people on defense..Russell Wilson-Marhawn Lynch-will they duplicate last year?
BayLovie Smith has brought a boatload of free agents..Massive rebuilding job
Life after RB-Chris Johnson…toughness of Ken Whisenhnunt-will it translate to team?
RG3 looks awesome at QB…here comes DeSean Jackson-WR to aid offense