Avoiding injuries is the hope of every team in NFL training camp. Preparation and proper technique go a long way towards that goal. The preseason approaches quickly and here's the latest questions and update from around the league.
Detroit Lions: Will the injury bug finally leave the Lions alone after Nick Fairley?
All the talk around Detroit Lions practice is winning. Well, that and staying healthy. Injuries have haunted Motown football for years and almost struck again when rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley had foot surgery. Fans can only hold their breath and hope.
Green Bay Packers: Can the champs repeat despite an inactive free agency?
The biggest bit of NFL training camp news circulating around the Green Bay Packers was their scheduled visit to the White House. The team cut a few players, signed even fewer players and now prepare for a season where they are public enemy number one.
Houston Texans: What will the new-look defense give Houston fans in 2011?
It was hard watching the Houston Texans defense give up repeated game-winning drives last season. It's why the team hired new coÃ¶rdinator Wade Phillips and went wild in free agency to bring in new players like Daniel Manning and Johnathan Joseph. Fans are anxious to see if the money got wasted or well spent.
Indianapolis Colts: Is the AFC South getting too strong for Peyton Manning?
Peyton Manning has owned the AFC South division for ten years. His Indianapolis Colts team is at a crossroads, facing daunting contract talks with high-profile players and a division that got better offensively and defensively over the past year.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Will the back of David Garrard stay healthy enough?
An offense doesn't work at full strength without its starting quarterback. The Jacksonville Jaguars faced this problem early when David Garrard injured his back. Having spent all offseason preparing their defense to overtake the Colts, the last thing the team needs now is their offense to lose the most important player.
Kansas City Chiefs: How will the offense function without Charlie Weis?
An Arrow Head resurgence happened for the Kansas City Chiefs last season on offense. Part of that success rightfully went to offensive coÃ¶rdinator Charlie Weis, who left the team to coach with the Florida Gators. How the Chiefs perform offensively without him calling plays will be a major reason in whether they can repeat as AFC West champs.
Miami Dolphins: Where oh where will Tony Sparano find his quarterback?
Brett Favre declined the job pretty quickly. Everyone in South Beach hates Chad Henne and the trade for Kyle Orton never materialized. If head coach Tony Sparano wants to keep his job with the Miami Dolphins, he needs a quarterback with skill real fast.
Minnesota Vikings: Can Donovan McNabb salvage his career with an aging team?
His time with the Washington Redskins was atrocious to say the least. Donovan McNabb now moves to a team featuring offensive standouts like Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin. The Minnesota Vikings are still talented enough for a deep playoff run, but that all depends on whether McNabb can recapture the magic he displayed for years in Philadelphia.
NFL training camp isn't going anywhere. Stay tuned for part three of the updates shortly.