With training camp a little over a week away it’s starting to sink in that football season is almost here. Personally I consider the pre-season the start of the NFL season, football is football in my opinion. Even though the games do not technically count I get just about as pumped up for a pre-season game as I do for a regular season game. I think this is due to the fact that I’m so tired of watching the previous year’s high/lowlights(though I doubt I’ll ever get tired of watching this beauty). With the entrenched starters playing time being fairly minimal during these exhibition games, I think the beauty of the NFL, and sports in general, is watching young players who have yet to make a name for themselves battle it out and try to earn a roster spot and additional playing time.
With the off-season usually comes new players(Peppers, Taylor, Wright, etc.), new coaches(Martz, Tice, Marinelli as DC, etc.), and new schemes(the Martzfense) as well as very high hopes and expectations. While players and coaches become familiar with one another and any new schemes being implemented during voluntary workouts and OTA’s, fans don’t get an opportunity to the see the progress the team has claimed to be making all off-season until training camp, for some, and the pre-season. With so many new faces on the team now expectations are sky high and fans around the globe cannot wait for the 2010 season to get under way.
So my question to WCG is this: what are you most excited about/ looking forward to the most regarding this year’s training camp and pre-season?
I’m eager to see what Major Wright is made of, and if he can be the answer at FS. We have been craving a playmaker there since Mike Brown’s early days and I’m looking forward to seeing if Wright can be that guy. Also, the battle for SLB between Roach and P.T. should be very interesting. I'm predicting Roach to win.