NFC East training camps are set to open with key questions needing to be answered for each of the four teams.
Many NFL betting experts believe the NFC East is the toughest division in the league but there are some key questions that each team has to answer before the season begins. Here is a look at some of the questions for each team in the NFC East.
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the Super Bowl favorites in NFL odds at the sportsbook but they have some issues heading into 2009. One of the biggest questions is whether or not Roy Williams is capable of being a number one receiver. With Terrell Owens gone, the Cowboys may not have a deep threat anymore. If Williams is a bust the Cowboys are in serious trouble because the other two starting receivers are Patrick Crayton and Miles Austin. The Cowboys also have to decide between Orlando Scanbrick and Mike Jenkins for the starting cornerback job opposite Terence Newman.
The New York Giants have to decide who is going to take Derrick Ward’s place as the backup to Brandon Jacobs. Danny Ware, Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie Andre Brown are in the running. A bigger question for the Giants in NFL betting circles is who is going to replace Plaxico Burress. The Giants were not the same team last year once they lost Burress. They are hoping that Hakeem Nicks will be the guy but we’ll see. Steve Smith is a nice possession receiver and should be one of the starting receivers but he will not stretch defenses deep. New York is hoping to find someone that has speed enough to go deep.
Philadelphia is the favorite in the NFC in NFL betting odds at the sports book to make it to the Super Bowl this season. The probably have the fewest amount of questions but that is only if Brian Westbrook is completely healthy. Philadelphia is counting on rookies LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin to make an impact this season.
Washington is stuck with Jason Campbell at quarterback again this season and that already makes them the likely last place finisher in this division in NFL betting. Getting Albert Haynesworth is great but Washington needs more than just one player to impact NFL odds at the sports book in 2009. They are hoping that rookie Brian Orakpo can be a difference maker this season.