Training Camp has started and our eyes are focused on a few players. Here's my top 5 list of players I'd like to hear more about for both sides of the ball. Let me know who your focus is on...
1.) Shawne Merriman (OLB) - the one question we are all asking is: "Can he stay healthy?" If that answer is yes, it leads us to the next obvious question "How strong is his burst and power?"
2.) Aaron Maybin (OLB) - this has all the feel of it being his last chance. Does it finally click with him? Does he have the strength to disengage from blockers?
3.) Torell Troup (NT) - a lot of hype about his post-season training and strength conditioning. How will this translate to the field?
4.) Marcell Dareus (DE) - # 3 overall pick. Expectations are high that he'll manage the offensive line to help stuff the run.
5.) Terrence McGee (CB) - He has said that his legs feel great with the off season conditioning and rehab he did. He's a great CB and is our # 1 CB. Can he hold up physically? We need him with Ochocinco, Marshall and Holmes in our division.
1.) Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB) - Year 1 as starter under his belt and now he has the helm from the beginning. Will he play more consistent? Have teams figured out how to stop him?
2.) Chan Gailey (HC / OC) - Chan's got a full year of evaluation under his belt and knows who his # 1 QB is. How will he gameplan and scheme for Brad Smith and CJ Spiller? Will he continue to go shotgun formation in third and short???
3.) CJ Spiller (RB) - Rookie year was a disappointment but he still has game changing ability. Will CJ finally have the patience to setup his blockers and push forward?
4.) Lee Evans (WR) - yes...Lee we are watching you. He's our # 1 WR but he disappeared in some games. He's got the speed to go deep and blow up defenses. Will he finally "break through" this year?
5.) Demetrius Bell (LT) - Stayed healthy in 2010 and finally could strength train over the off-season. Did he build up the strength to stop the bull rush he struggled with in 2010?