Everybody has questions. *How soon can quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco start in Atlanta and Baltimore? *Where does Brett Favre play in 2008, if he plays at all? Is there another team such as the New York Giants that will come out of the shadows at playoff time to seize the Super Bowl? *There are no ready answers in July and August. *Training camp is a time to grind, but it's also a time for optimism. *Let's set the stage for the NFL's 89th season.
Coach John Harbaugh brings a whole new game to the Ravens. They can only hope coordinator Cam Cameron brings a whole new offense.
Training camp: Next Sunday at Georgetown (Ky.) College
Story line to watch in camp: Lewis stared down playmaking WR Chad Johnson in the offseason. The coach will find out whether Johnson has checked his attitude.
Training camp: Wednesday at the team's Berea, Ohio, facility
Story line to watch in camp: Derek Anderson is the starting QB, but Brady Quinn is pushing.
Training camp: Next Sunday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.
Training camp: Friday at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y.
Story line to watch in camp: The job of getting QB Trent Edwards up to speed has fallen to new offensive coordinator Turk Schonert.
Training camp: Friday at the team's Davie, Fla., facility
Story line to watch in camp: Can Pro Bowl DE Jason Taylor reinvent himself in Parcells' 3-4 defense, or do the Dolphins deal him?
New England (16-0)
Training camp: Tomorrow at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Story line to watch in camp : Can the Patriots get younger on defense and still get better?
New York Jets (4-12)
Training camp: Opened Wednesday at the team facility in Hempstead, N.Y.
Story line to watch in camp: Quarterback remains problematic with Chad Pennington battling Kellen Clemens.
Training camp: Today at Methodist Training Center in Houston
Story line to watch in camp: The Texans are still trying to find a running game. Gibbs' proficiency in teaching the cut-block scheme could end the search.
Training camp: Thursday at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.
In transition: The Colts turn over their roster at the slowest rate in the NFL. This summer, they welcome back RB Dominic Rhodes.
Story line to watch in camp: Pass rusher Dwight Freeney's season-ending foot injury last year was a big blow. Getting him back at full speed will be crucial.
Training camp: Friday at the team facility
Story line to watch in camp: Assuming QB David Garrard can repeat his success, the Jaguars have to believe they can compete with the Colts for the division title.
Training camp: Friday at the team facility
In transition: Offensive coordinator Norm Chow did not get the desired progress from QB Vince Young last year, so he was replaced by Mike Heimerdinger, back for his second term in Nashville.
Story line to watch in camp: DE Jevon Kearse returns to resurrect his career after a disappointing stay in Philadelphia.
Training camp: Friday at the team's Englewood, Colo., facility
In transition : With coaching czar Mike Shanahan, it's always someone else's fault. He has got his third defensive coordinator (Bob Slowik) in three years, and he ousted general manager Ted Sundquist.
Story line to watch in camp: Slowik has to come up with a remedy for the Broncos' 30th-ranked rush defense.
Kansas City (4-12)
Training camp: Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Story line to watch in camp: After going 0-6 as a starter, QB Brodie Croyle has to show he knows how to win.
Training camp: Thursday at the Napa Valley, Calif., Marriott
In transition: The addition of ex-Raven Duane Starks and DeAngelo Hall at cornerback will upgrade the secondary, but the Raiders did little to improve the 31st-ranked rush defense.
Story line to watch in camp: Coach Lane Kiffin, who might not be on best terms with owner Al Davis, needs QB JaMarcus Russell to take a major step this summer.
San Diego (11-5)
Training camp: Today at the team facility
In transition: Gone are RB Michael Turner and FB Lorenzo Neal.
Story line to watch in camp : After struggling in 2007, QB Philip Rivers has to play better for the Chargers to advance in the postseason.
Training camp: Wednesday at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill.
Story line to watch in camp: The Bears continue to hang tough with erratic QB Rex Grossman, but a poor camp could open the door for Kyle Orton.
Training camp: Wednesday at the team facility in Allen Park, Mich.
In transition: Could there be a greater contrast than the switch at offensive coordinator from Mike Martz to ex-Ravens line coach Jim Colletto?
Green Bay (13-3)
Training camp: Next Sunday at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis.
In transition: Brett Favre was retiring. Then he was coming back. Now maybe he'll still leave and open the door for heir apparent QB Aaron Rodgers.
Story line to watch in camp: There is only one real story line with the Packers after Favre. Can Rodgers play?
Training camp: Thursday at Minnesota State Mankato
Story line to watch in camp: Unfortunately, they still have unproven QB Tarvaris Jackson running the offense. A lot will ride on his progress.
Training camp: Friday at Oxnard, Calif., River Ridge complex
Story line to watch in camp: The Cowboys know they missed a Super Bowl opportunity with last year's playoff loss to the Giants. Do they come back more dedicated and hungry?
New York Giants (10-6)
Training camp: Thursday at the University at Albany (N.Y.)
In transition: DE Michael Strahan's illustrious career ended with a storybook victory. The Giants, however, can and will replace him.
Story line to watch in camp: All eyes are on TE Jeremy Shockey. Does he want to stay a Giant, or does he want out? And what will he do if it's the latter?
Training camp: Tomorrow at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
In transition: Signing CB Asante Samuel from the Patriots was a major coup. He will force Lito Sheppard either to the nickel defense or another team.
Story line to watch in camp: The offensive line needs some help. QB Donovan McNabb was sacked 44 times in 14 starts last year.
Training camp: Opened yesterday at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va.
In transition: New coach Jim Zorn will try to take the offense where Joe Gibbs couldn't. He picked up three potential red zone weapons in the draft's second round in WRs Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly and TE Fred Davis.
Story line to watch in camp: Zorn will prove his worth if he can smooth out promising QB Jason Campbell.
Training camp: Friday at the team facility in Flowery Branch, Ga.
In transition: Mike Smith, a former Ravens assistant, gets his big break, but he's coaching one of the NFL's worst teams.
Story line to watch in camp: How soon can QB Matt Ryan make it onto the field and make Atlanta forget Michael Vick?
Training camp: Friday at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.
New Orleans (7-9)
Training camp: Wednesday at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.
Tampa Bay (9-7)
Training camp: Friday at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Story line to watch in camp: Gruden, ever shuffling his QBs, brought in Brian Griese to challenge Jeff Garcia and reportedly has interest in Favre.
Training camp: Wednesday at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff
In transition: Coach Ken Whisenhunt used his Pittsburgh connections to bring in LB Clark Haggans and TE Jerame Tuman, both ex-Steelers, as free agents.
Story line to watch in camp: WR Anquan Boldin wants a contract extension in what could become a tenuous situation.
St. Louis (3-13)
Training camp: Friday at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon
In transition: DE Chris Long, the second pick in the draft, has great bloodlines. New executive vice president Bill Devaney overhauled the offense in the offseason.
Story line to watch in camp: New offensive coordinator Al Saunders hopes to resuscitate QB Marc Bulger after Bulger's worst season.
San Francisco (5-11)
Training camp: Thursday at the team facility in Santa Clara, Calif.
In transition: With few playmakers in the passing game, the 49ers brought in WRs Bryant Johnson (City) and Isaac Bruce, who is 35.
Story line to watch in camp: Unless new offensive coordinator Mike Martz can get QB Alex Smith (two touchdown passes in seven starts last season) turned around quickly, the 49ers are looking at another regime change.
Training camp: Tuesday at Seahawks Headquarters in Kirkland, Wash.
In transition: Having said goodbye to RB Shaun Alexander, the Seahawks signed Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett to improve the run game.
Story line to watch in camp: After 22 seasons as an NFL head coach, Mike Holmgren takes one final lap around the NFL.