Audibles Podcast: Getting you ready for 2014 NFL training camp
The start of training camp means football season is right around the corner. Which team should you be watching throughout camp? Who will emerge from the QB battles across the league? Which rookies will be household names by the time the season kicks off?
SI.com's Ben Eagle, Chris Burke and Doug Farrar break down that and more in this training camp primer podcast.
Other topics include:
• Which new face in a new place will have the biggest impact? "DeMarcus Ware is the guy who interests me," says Chris Burke. "I think he's got a chance to really come back this year [in Denver] ... Dallas relied on him as its No. 1 defender ... he's got a lot more help now [with the Broncos] and I think that'll serve him well."
• Team due for a regression in 2014. "The NFC West is going to be absolutely brutal," says Doug Farrar, "and I wouldn't be surprised if the San Francisco 49ers went under .500 this year."
• Which Harbaugh (Jim or John) brother is facing more off-field distractions right now? "I don't think John Harbaugh is going anywhere unless things really implode there [in Baltimore] in rapid fashion," says Chris Burke. "This has been a troubling offseason for the Ravens. ... Certainly we've seen the Ravens play that "Us against the world" mentality before, it took them to the Super Bowl just a couple years ago. And they've always thrived on having that extra edge, that was Ray Lewis' M.O."