It’s that time of year again, when the long hot summer days start to wane, announcing the arrival of another NFL season.
With many teams getting ready to open their training camps in just over a week, the hustle and bustle of free agency is calming down and coaches are more concerned about who they are going to cut than sign.
But for the fans it remains a unique time, where a shining offseason can light the way for an optimistic future and a head scratching one will lead to many anxious months ahead.
Bleacher Report’s NFL Draft expert Matt Miller, lead writer Josh Zerkle and lead bloggers Aaron Nagler and Andrew Garda give you your first in depth preview for the 2012-13 NFL season, breaking down each what to expect from the very best tow worst of each division.
First up, the NFC North.
Will Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers recover from their beating to the Giants to remain Super Bowl favorites? What does Chicago Bears first-round draft pick Alshon Jeffery do for their hopes of taking back the division? Can the Detroit Lions keep their heads on straight long enough to realize their potential? Do the Minnesota Vikings even have any potential in the first place?
B/R’s NFL guys tell you all you need to know whether you are a loyal follower with your team’s colors flowing through your veins, the most ardent of fantasy gurus or just someone who loves the game.
Look for more of B/R’s Best and Worst division breakdowns and more NFL coverage as we get you set for the season.