With minicamps over and the NFL Draft a distant memory, football fans find themselves languishing in the frustratingly docile period that is this very moment.
However, with i-playbook study underway and a Bengals roster peppered with players in need of more time to heal, a period of quiet is just what Cincinnati and a number of other teams need at this juncture.
That being said, minicamps have well and truly whet our appetite and have given insight into what might be the main storylines when training camp opens at Paul Brown Stadium.
Expectations for these young Bengals have risen significantly following an unexpected playoff appearance in 2011, and starting on the right foot will be key to doing it all over again.
Let's examine some of the key things to look forward to from the Bengals' 2012 training camp.