Quarterbacks on the mend

With training camps approaching, Gary Horton takes a look at 10 intriguing story lines for the 2006 season.

Originally Published: July 12, 2006
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
NFL coaches and players are now in the midst of well-deserved vacations, but teams start reporting to training camp in less than two weeks. Let's look at 10 intriguing story lines for the upcoming season.

1. Super Bowl rematch?
The Steelers and Seahawks were clearly the top two teams in the NFL at the end of the 2005 season, and both expect the same kind of success in 2006. Pittsburgh is an organization that hates distractions, and it has had more than its share this offseason.

The motorcycle accident involving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in June could have been a lot worse, but it threw a huge scare into everybody in the organization. Roethlisberger still could have an uneven preseason with some lingering effects from the crash.

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.