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July 16, 2012, 01:48 PM
I'm feeling the buzz today. It's close enough to taste. Depending upon what team you follow, veterans will report for camp as early as a week from now.

Anyway, nothing special here, just want to start talking some football. Dez Bryant feels stronger and quicker after an offseason workout regiment. Dumervil's in a bit of a pickle. I heard from a friend of a friend who knows the Bears' fullback from Fresno State that Brandon Marshall is freakishly good and will tear up the NFL this season. You have to think being reunited with Cutler will do both of them good.

I'm wondering which teams will surprise us this year. In both directions.

Anyone else feeling the buzz?
July 16, 2012  02:16 PM ET

I look for the bengals to win their division this season as they have a great young team. The Carolina Panthers could also win their division.

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July 16, 2012  02:50 PM ET

Woooooo! I've been ready since February :-)

July 16, 2012  02:52 PM ET

If Dez Bryant's head is screwed on straight he's got enough talent to make a huge impact for the Cowboys but they have o-line issues so we'll see how those workout in camp.

If Peyton is close to his old self the Broncos should win that division. I'd like to see the Bengals do that also but that's a tough division. It would please me to no end to see the Jets finish last!

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July 16, 2012  03:24 PM ET
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i've been in ~mourning~ since feb.........*sniffl*.

Didn't this offseason seem especially looooong? Maybe because I'm so anxious to see what my team will look like this year. So many changes!

Will the Pats get Welker's deal done?

July 16, 2012  03:32 PM ET
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Will the Pats get Welker's deal done?

probably minutes before camp opens for the veterans.

July 16, 2012  03:34 PM ET
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probably minutes before camp opens for the veterans.

I think the deadline is 4pm today for franchised players. He's got less than an hour!

July 16, 2012  03:37 PM ET
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I think the deadline is 4pm today for franchised players. He's got less than an hour!

He better have his signature on that contract by 3:59pm.

July 16, 2012  03:40 PM ET
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He better have his signature on that contract by 3:59pm.

I haven't been paying attention to how much he wants, but the Pats are notorious for not wanting to shell out the big contracts. If a deal doesn't get done, I hope he at least shows up for camp. I don't think BB would have much sympathy if he holds out.

July 16, 2012  03:41 PM ET
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He better have his signature on that contract by 3:59pm.

Welker has earned the right not to sign a contract he feels will underpay him. The Patriots should pay him what he is worth.

July 16, 2012  03:43 PM ET
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Welker has earned the right not to sign a contract he feels will underpay him. The Patriots should pay him what he is worth.

It's my understanding that it wasn't so much the money as it was the length of the contract.

July 16, 2012  03:43 PM ET
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I don't think BB would have much sympathy if he holds out.

nor will the fans!

July 16, 2012  03:44 PM ET
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Welker has earned the right not to sign a contract he feels will underpay him. The Patriots should pay him what he is worth.

Underpaid when you're franchised? It's more that he wanted a long term contract.

July 16, 2012  03:44 PM ET
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I haven't been paying attention to how much he wants, but the Pats are notorious for not wanting to shell out the big contracts. If a deal doesn't get done, I hope he at least shows up for camp. I don't think BB would have much sympathy if he holds out.

Vince Wilfork got the tag one year and showed up for everything....you don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

July 16, 2012  03:45 PM ET
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It's my understanding that it wasn't so much the money as it was the length of the contract.

The Patriots owe Welker some respect as he's been their best WR over the past four years. I'm sure Brady would love to see him signed.

July 16, 2012  03:46 PM ET
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It's my understanding that it wasn't so much the money as it was the length of the contract.

That makes sense. He's 31 so I can see wanting to secure the contract length. Though we all know that really means nothing if the team decides to cut you.

July 16, 2012  03:46 PM ET
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Underpaid when you're franchised? It's more that he wanted a long term contract.

Exactly what I said.

 
July 16, 2012  03:46 PM ET
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Underpaid when you're franchised? It's more that he wanted a long term contract.

Of course he wants a long term contract but the Patriots would rather play hard ball with him.

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