The smell of fresh cut grass means only one thing to many fans across the country…Training Camp. NFL teams all around the league have taken to their respective fields to begin the process of a new season. Storylines will be popping up all over the place as players get settled into camp. New and old faces will fight it out for a spot on each team’s roster.
The biggest story from the past offseason would easily be the arrival of Peyton Manning in Denver. Manning will try to follow the massive footsteps of John Elway, as expectations have been set extremely high. Meanwhile, Manning’s departure left a Hall-of-Fame size hole in Indianapolis. Many notable franchises have failed to find a suitable replacement for their larger than life quarterbacks, but Indianapolis has Luck on their side. Andrew Luck has become the savior for the fans in Indy, but only time will tell how the young QB can stack up to his predecessor.
The fallout from Manning arriving in Denver landed in New York. Tim Tebow was moved to the Jets after Manning became the play caller from the Broncos. The talk of quarterback controversy has been never ending since Tebow’s plane landed in the Big Apple. Sanchez and Tebow have shaken it off for the most part, but training camp always brings out the best and worst of potentially explosive situations.
Another Dream Team proclamation has been the talk in Philadelphia. Michael Vick and the Eagles have once again pronounced themselves the best of the best in the offseason. Vick and company have some comfort knowing LeSean McCoy has been locked up for the long-term in Philly. The Eagles are just part of the drama that is known as the NFC East. The Giants will try to repeat as Super Bowl champions in New Orleans, while Dallas will look to regain some notoriety as a winning team. Not to mention, the biggest story in the division resides with Washington. Will RGIII live up to the hype? Is he an NFL capable quarterback? Can he possibly be worse than Rex Grossman? Ok, well at least we know the answer to one of the questions surrounding training camp….