Back to school commercials are beginning to congest the airwaves on every television set in America, which can only mean one thing…football season it right around the corner! Training camps are in full swing and the 32 teams that make up the NFL are gearing up for another hard-nosed season, hoping that this could be the year that they hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy over their heads.
And why would not they be dreaming of the ultimate prize? I mean it seems that it only takes one solid off season to change the whole outlook of a team, both negatively and positively. Take the New Orleans Saints for example. The 2009 Season was a dismal one and after pumping out an average 8-8 record they managed to revamp themselves and are the reigning champs. On the other hand though, some of the top teams of the 2009 season including the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants failed to carry their dominating play over through the off season and were both extremely disappointing last season.
One of the most crucial aspects of the off season is the ability to transition their rookies as quickly and seamlessly as possible so that they can have an impact on the field. In the past, there have been many rookies that have lived up to their hype, others that have surpassed it, and still others that have been complete busts. The 2010 season will be no different, and at this point we can just speculate on what teams will prosper the most from their newcomers as they prove they are worth every last penny on the huge contracts that they signed.