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Bears
Can the new coaching staff headed by HC Matt Nagy turn the team around?
5 Can CH find a TE that can be an effective safety valve for Trubisky.
4 Can the D play as well this year as they did last year?
3 Will the rebuilt WR group be better this year with Allen Robinson & Taylor Gabriel?
2 CH depended on the run a lot. Is RB Jordan Howard the real deal or just a 1 year wonder?
1 Will Q Mitchell Trubisky be allowed to throw down field more this season?
 
Lions
5 Will DT find a TE since they cut Ebron?
4 Can the D play as well this year as they did last year?
3 Can RB LeGarrette Blount get a run gm going that has been dormant for years?
2 Can anyone get the OL going to protect Stafford & help the run game going?
1 Can OC Jim Bob Cooter keep Matt Stafford playing as well as he did in 17?
 
Packers
GB had a bad season last year when Rodgers went down with an injury.
5 Can GB figure out how to use TE Jimmy Graham because SE never did?
4 Will the OL be able to protect Rodgers & help the run game?
3 The 3-4 is not working. Can the back 8 of the D start to produce?
2 Will the WR group survive the loss of Rodgers’ favorite WR Nelson?
1 With Aaron Rodgers back, can GB get to the playoffs again?
 
Vikings
MN took a HUGE risk in signing Q Curt Cousins to a fully guaranteed 84M contract.
5 Will the rebuilt DL play as well as it did last season?
4 Will the WR group be helped by the addition of Kendall Wright?
3 Will the rebuilt OL protect Cousins & keep the run game going?
2 Can the run game equal the way they played last year?
1 Can Curt Cousins get MN to a SB?

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Cowboys
DA fell badly last year. Part was due to Elliot being suspended but also Prescott did not play well. D is what cost DA PO.
5 Will the addition of W Allen Hurns means the end of Dez Bryant in DA?
4 Will the reshuffled OL be able to play better than last year?
3 The D was bad last year keeping DA out of the playoffs. Will it improve enough to get them back this season?
2 Can Ezekiel Elliott stay on the field to help the O & D with his rushing?
1 Can Dak Prescott get back to his level of play in 16 or will he continue to struggle this season?
 
Giants
Cap space cuts hurt but this team can’t be as bad as last year, can they?
5 Can the run gm be decent w/o Orleans Darkwa who is in CR?
4 Can the reworked OL get better under the new coaching staff?
3 Will the WR group include Beckham? Can that group recover from all the injuries?
2 NG SBS were based on Pass Rush. Where will it come from this year? Not from the LB group that was HORRIBLE.
1 Will Eli play better this year?
 
Eagles
The SB Win was great but cap issues & the satisfied feeling may be a problem.
5 Will LT Jason Peters come back or will Lane move to LT?
4 Can the D play as well this year as they did last year?
3 Can the run game survive the loss of RB Blount & Sprols?
2 Can W Alston Jeffery help PH O get better?
1 How many games will Wentz play this season?
 
Redskins
Can new QB Smith make the Skins a Super Bowl contender?
5 Can the rebuild WR group perform better with Smith rather than Cousins?
4 The RBS & TE groups were hurt last year. Will they all recover and play well this year?
3 Will the rebuilt Dbackfield be better with the addition of CB Orlando Scrandrick?
2 Can the rebuild D play better than last year?
1 Q Smith will not have as many toys as he had in KC. Can he make it work in WA?
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Broncos

Broncos

Broncos
A HOF QB is the GM & can’t find a QB. He had to get one in FA. What is wrong with this picture?
5 Can the run gm continue to hold up with a bad OL?
4 Will DV find a TE that can catch the ball?
3 Will the WR group do better with Keenum at QB?
2 The NoFlyZone is now the Friendly skys of United. Can they get back to the playoffs with the new DBS?
1 Can Case Keenum repeat his 17 level of success?
 
Chiefs
Having Reid as GM has led to no cap space. It will cost him his job & KC the playoffs.
5 Can the run gm continue to hold up without Smith at QB?
4 Can the DL pressure the QB & stop the run?
3 Will the WR group survive with Mahomes at QB?
2 How will the Dbackfield survive without CB Marcus Peters?
1 Can Patrick Mahomes get KC back to the playoffs?
 
Chargers
LC was in the playoff hunt last year. Can they make it this season?
5 Will R Gordon continue to play at all pro level or fall back to being average?
4 Will the OL survive the loss of Matt Slauson & play as well as they did last year?
3 The DL was outstanding last yr. Can the pass rush continue to be the focal point of the D?
2 Will the LB group improve this year & cover RBS out of the backfield?
1 Philip Rivers was outstanding last year (28TDS 10 picks). Can he remain at that level or fall back to 16 by leading in picks.
 
Raiders
Can the new HC Jon Gruden get OK back to the playoffs?
5 How many good years does Marshawn Lynch have left?
4 The OL was bad last yr. Can it get back to the level it played at in 16?
3 Can W Jordy Nelson make the WR group better?
2 Can HC Jon Gruden get the D to play at a level of the talent?
1 Will Q Derek Carr get back to 16 level when he played well?

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts.  You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

 

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Texans

Texans

TEXANS
No team suffered more injuries than HO did last year.
5 Can R Miller get back the explosion he lacked last season?
4 How will the rebuilt Dbackfield play?
3 Can the D avoid the flood of injuries that it suffered last year?
2 Can the OL improve to protect Watson & help the run game?
1 Can Q Watson stay healthy through a full season?
 
COLTS
IN has one asset—Luck & they are not sure he will be healthy
5 Where will the pass rush come from now that IN cut Johnathan Hankins?
4 Can IN get the run game going after cutting Gore?
3 Will the D improve enough to give IN a chance to win games?
2 Can the OL improve to protect Luck & help the run game?
1 Will Andrew Luck be able to start the season?
JAGUARS
JK played well last yr on D but the O was below average.
5 Can the addition of LG Norwell lift the performance of the OL?
4 Who will replace Posluszny at MLB?
3 Will RB Fournette produce as much as he did last season?
2 Will the D play as well as they did last year?
1 Can Q Bortles improve to get JK to a SB?
 
TITANS
TN did very little in FA & still have holes to fill. Can they depend on rookies to fill them?
5 Can R Murray or Henry get the running game back to above average this season?
4 Will the WR depend on rookies this year because they did little in FA.
3 Will the D play as well as last year or regress this season?
2 Can the OL improve to protect Mariota & help the run game?
1 Will Marcus Mariota ever be the QB they need?
 

News, Notes & Rumors on Fridays is about the games coming up and Monday on the results of the weekend.  My co-host is Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports.  Podcasts can be heard on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Thanks for your support.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts.  You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

 

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Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens

The biggest issues are OL, Dbackfield & Flacco.
5 Will the two injured G’s from last year recover and solve the OL issue?
4 Was RB Collins a one year wonder or will he be able to average 4.8 yards/att that he had last year?
3 How will the new WR group solve the issues they had last year?
2 Will the rebuilt Dbackfield play better this year than they did last year?
1 Will Flacco ever get back to all pro level of play?
Browns
The biggest issue with CL is the head coach. How did he keep his job after going 1-31 in 2 seasons?
5 RB Hyde is the new RB but will Jackson allow him to carry the ball enough?
4 Will WR Josh Gordon stay clean & eligible to play this year?
3 Will the reworked Dbackfield produce better than last year?
2 Who will play LT since Joe Thomas retired?
1 Can Q Taylor get CL to win enough games to get him resigned or will the Rookie start next year?
Bengals
CN was bad last year. Unless the run game gets better, it will be worse this year.
5 Will the rebuilt Dbackfield recover from a very down year?
4 Will the WR group add a guy that can help Green get open?
3 Can the run game get going?
2 Will the OL get better or be as bad as last year? They did trade for LT Glenn from BF.
1 Can Q RV Dalton get back to a decent level of play & get
Steelers
The Dbackfield has played badly but the O is down too.
5 Will Bell play without a long term contract?
4 Can the OL get better ?
3 Can the D avoid the flood of injuries that it suffered last year?
2 CAN THE DBACKFIELD GET BETTER
1 Will Rothlesburger get them into SB?
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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts.  You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

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Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills

Bills

Took a big risk on AJ & trading their best OL in Glenn. D is OK but will they score enough to win?
5 Will LeSean McCoy be as effective at 30 as he was last year?
4 How will the rebuilt DL play?
3 Can the LB group play will without Preston Brown at MLB?
2 Who will play LT since Cordy Glenn was Traded to CN?
1 Who will play QB after AJ McCarron’s contract ends?
 

Dolphins

Cap concerns have made a bad team worse. MI gave away their best players.
5 The OL was bad last year and lost C Pouncey. Can MI run or protect QB with that bad an OL?
4 How can any QB be successful with this receiver corp after they lost Landtry?
3 The LB group was the worst in NFL. How can they rebuild it to get to at least average?
2 Since they cut Suh, who will stop the run?
1 Who long will it take MI to give up on Tannehill and get a REAL QB?
 

Patriots

NE suffers from lack of cap space. Got a DB but did little else in FA/Trades.
5 How many years will TE Gronk continue to play?
4 NE lost a RB last year & again this off season. Can they still run the ball?
3 How can much will the losses that NE suffered hurt the team?
2 Who will play LT since Nate Solder signed with NG?
1 How long will Brady continue to be a top QB?
 

Jets

NJ gave up a lot to move to 3rd pick but got good talent in FA.
5 Will DE Wilkerson get his head on straight & play better this year?
4 Can CB Trumain Johnson play up to his salary of 15M/y & turn around a bad Dbackfield this year?
3 Will RB Isaiah Crowell become the chain-mover that they need?
2 Can WR Robby Anderson & the WR group continue to produce like they did in 17 or fall off?
1 How much will NJ get from Bridgewater or will the rookie QB or McCown start?
 

News, Notes & Rumors on Fridays is about the games coming up and Monday on the results of the weekend.  My co-host is Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports.  Podcasts can be heard on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Thanks for your support.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts.  You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

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