Buzzwords: Pre-camp previews for every team

BY foxsports • July 27, 2009



NFC EAST
AFC EAST


DALLAS COWBOYS:
Legacy on the line


Some Cowboys fans are likely thrilled over Tony Romo's recent break-up with singer-actress-paparazzi target Jessica Simpson. But whether or not she's been a distraction, the pressure on Romo is very real.



NEW YORK GIANTS: We're stacked

Depth dominates at nearly every position



PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Come fly with me

McNabb getting in tune with young WRs



WASHINGTON REDSKINS: Sparkle and fade

'Skins try to diagnose second-half slide



NEW YORK JETS:
What's the rush?


Even before Calvin Pope's recent suspension, 2008 draft bust Vernon Gholston was under pressure this offseason. Now the Jets and Rex Ryan need last year's first-round pick even more. Is he up to the challenge?



BUFFALO BILLS: Got sacks?

Bills desperate for bookend DE with Schobel



MIAMI DOLPHINS: No Mr. Nice Guys

New center fits in with tough Tuna approach



NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Playing with fire

Are Pats prepared if Brady gets hurt?














NFC NORTH
AFC NORTH


MINNESOTA VIKINGS:
Favre from done deal


While conventional wisdom assumes that Brett Favre is set as the Vikings' 2009 starting QB, what happens if he shocks again and decides that he can't so? Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels hope to find out.



CHICAGO BEARS: Grin and bear it

WR, defense remain major camp questions



DETROIT LIONS: Shh, don't jinx us

Cautious optimism growing after key moves



GREEN BAY PACKERS: Last line of defense

Healthy safety hopes to erase '08



BALTIMORE RAVENS:
Are you for real?


Wide receiver was already the Ravens' glaring issue heading into summer camp, so imagine the Baltimore reaction over Derrick Mason's shocking retirement? But is Mason truly saying sayonara?



CINCINNATI BENGALS: Warning signs

Unpredictable Bengals try to ink draft picks



CLEVELAND BROWNS: And you are ... ?

Unknown assistant charged with fixing offense



PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Silent, but deadly

Distraction-free offseason a super sign














NFC SOUTH
AFC SOUTH


NEW ORLEANS SAINTS:
Sharpened edge


The first mission of new defensive boss Gregg Williams' offseason to-do list: Find a safety he could trust. Enter veteran free agent Darren Sharper, who even at 33 swears he has some big plays left in his tank.



ATLANTA FALCONS: Gonzo about Gonzo

QB Ryan stoked about his star TE



CAROLINA PANTHERS: Gamble on me

Star CB pleads for more sideline trust



TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Oh, Captain?

All camp questions start at QB



TENNESSEE TITANS:
Gaping hole


The big question around Titans fans before training camp: Did the team ruin its top-notch defense by allowing last year's Defensive Player of the Year to escape via free agency? For now, the team thinks they're fine.



HOUSTON TEXANS: Storms brewing?

Contract issues cloud otherwise cheery outlook



INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: They'll be back

Team expects long-time assistants to return



JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Good riddance

Fresh faces add good vibes minus distractions














NFC WEST
AFC WEST


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS:
Welcome, Matt


Make no bones about it, the 2009 Seahawks depend completely on a healthy return of starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. So how is the 33-year-old former Pro Bowler looking heading into two-a-days?



ARIZONA CARDINALS: Fluke watch

Cards aim to prove last year was for real



ST. LOUIS RAMS: Spirit of St. Louis

Coach Spags' goal: Restore the R-E-S-P-E-C-T



SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: Gore-y details

49ers' season depends on health of RB



KANSAS CITY CHIEFS:
King and his Cassel


Now that new Chiefs GM Scott Pioli has committed the house money to Matt Cassel for the next six years, the countdown begins on how quickly the ex-Pats exec can turn Kansas City back into a winner.



DENVER BRONCOS: The future is now

Cassel downplays long-term questions



OAKLAND RAIDERS: Men of mystery

Expect the unexpected with Raiders



SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: Bad sign?

Fans bummed as broken pipe cancels camp



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