Soccer is a recreation of hunches.
Presently of yr, with rosters simply taking form, there are much more questions than solutions. From relocated groups to rehabilitated gamers, to rookies trying to make a splash, there are all types of compelling story strains.
Ten questions as we head into NFL coaching camps, which get start on the finish of this week:
Who isn’t getting back from an damage?
There are positive a whole lot of quarterbacks within the potential comeback-participant-of-the-yr subject. Oakland’s Derek Carr and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota are rebounding from damaged legs, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck and Carolina’s Cam Newton had offseason shoulder surgical procedures, and Miami’s Ryan Tannehill missed the remainder of final season after struggling a badly sprained left knee in Week 14. Then, there’s the unsure way forward for Minnesota’s Teddy Bridgewater, whose season (and perhaps extra) ended with a dislocated knee damage on the ultimate day of coaching camp final summer time.
Is a sophomore droop within the playing cards for Dak Prescott?
This time final yr, Prescott was a fourth-spherical afterthought for Dallas, ready within the wings behind beginning quarterback Tony Romo. Then Romo obtained harm, and Prescott by no means gave the job again after changing him. The rookie helped lead the Cowboys to a thirteen-three report, threw for 23 touchdowns with simply 4 interceptions, and had a passer score of 104.9 — higher than each beginning quarterback apart from the 2 within the Tremendous Bowl, Matt Ryan (117.1) and Tom Brady (112.2).
It might be completely comprehensible, and perhaps even anticipated, for Prescott to take a step backward. Not solely is he adjusting to the league, but in addition opponents are adjusting to him.
Philadelphia rookie Carson Wentz, the No. 2 decide within the 2016 draft, received off to a torrid begin however cooled through the season, because it turned more and more apparent the Eagles didn’t have the offensive weapons to take care of their early tempo. In the meantime, the highest decide, Rams quarterback Jared Goff, spent a lot of the season holding a clipboard for Case Keenum and by no means actually made a splash, even after taking up because the starter for the ultimate six video games. In some methods, it’s as if that is nonetheless Goff’s freshman season.
Are we sleeping on Seattle?