The NFC East: Searching For the Answers

chris klinknerSenior Writer IJuly 6, 2008

Training camp is quickly approaching. The NFC East again appears to be the most dominant division in the NFL. Each team could claim the title of "team to beat" in 2008. Each team also has several questions and issues as training camp approaches.  


New York Giants

—Can they avoid the Super Bowl hangover? 

—Will Burress and Shockey continue to remain a distraction? Burress wants a new contract and Shockey wants to be traded. 

—Will the depth at defensive end still be a strength with Michael Strahan’s retirement? 

—Will Bradshaw’s offseason time in jail derail his rise up the depth chart?  


Dallas Cowboys

—Who will line up opposite Terrell Owens as the No. 2 wide receiver? If it is Glenn, can his knees hold up for an entire season? 

—Can Adam Jones avoid off-field trouble for an entire season? Will team chemistry suffer with Jones in the locker room? 

—Will 2008 be the year that Romo claims his first playoff victory? Or will Romo continue to come up short in big games?  


Washington Redskins

—How will Jim Zorn handle his first stint as a head coach? 

—Will Jason Campbell be able to master the complexities of the West Coast offense? 

—Can one of the rookie receivers, Thomas or Kelly, become the No. 2 receiver behind Moss? 

—Is the offseason signing of Erasmus James enough to bolster the defensive-end position and improve on the teams’ 33 sacks in 2007?  


Philadelphia Eagles

—Can McNabb remain healthy for an entire season? 

—Will the Eagles regret not bringing in a true No. 1 receiver?

—Will the Sheppard situation be a season-long distraction?

—Is a healthy L.J. Smith, along with the addition of Lorenzo Booker, be enough to solve their red-zone woes?

—Can the addition of Asante Samuel and a healthy Lito Sheppard improve the Eagles’ dreadful 11 interceptions in 2007?  


Stay tuned for the answers.