After a seemingly endless offseason, we’re finally getting back to real football. Sort of. Training camps start over the coming days, and we’re all eager to judge our teams’ offseason moves, albeit far too early. Here are some questions each team faces as camps begin:
How have offensive players adapted to the new scheme?
Did the Ravens do enough to address the offensive line? Flacco was the second most sacked quarterback in the NFL last season, and the run game was the worst in the NFL in over a decade.
Who will play next to Daryl Smith: Arthur Brown or CJ Mosley?
Can the Bengals overcome the loss of both their offensive and defensive coordinators? Although they promoted from within (Paul Guenther to DC, Hue Jackson to OC), there should be a transition period expected.
Will Hue Jackson’s emphasis on the run help Dalton become more consistent?
What combination of cornerbacks will emerge as the starters?
Who will be the starter at quarterback?
Can Donte Whitner and Karlos Dansby keep the defense motivated and playing well?
What scheme will Kyle Shanahan run? He has two QBs with differing styles, though Hoyer has a tendency to scramble. The presumed loss of Josh Gordon increases Jordan Cameron’s importance.
Under Munchak’s direction, can the offensive line continue to play well in both run blocking and pass protection?
How effective will Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds be? Along with the defensive line, can they provide enough of a rush to help cover the secondary?
Which receiver emerges as the number two behind Antonio “Anthony” Brown: Markus Wheaton, Lance Moore, or someone else?