NFL Training Camp: Dates, Locations, and Tidbits (Part 1)
NFL Training Camp startup dates are just around the corner. The Denver Broncos are less than a week away from reporting to Englewood, Colorado to kick the season off. There was a ton of turnover at the head coaching position with a quarter (8) of the league changing top men.
This article will highlight dates, locations and a tidbit of information created using tools here at FFS for each of the 32 teams. As an added bonus, I have linked each team to David Willsey’s 32 teams in 32 days series, so you can recap all of 2018 or other useful information. The teams are covered alphabetically and part 1 covers teams 1 through 16. Part 2 covers teams 17 through 32 and will be released Wednesday, July 17th. Let us get started.
The Arizona Cardinals finished 2018 with a 3-13 record and last in the NFC West.
Arizona Cardinals Tidbit
Despite missing almost a full season due to injury, David Johnson is nearly as consistent as fellow 2015 draftees Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon
The Atlanta Falcons finished 2018 with a 7-9 record and tied for second in the NFC South.
Atlanta Falcons Tidbit
Julio Jones has finished as a WR1 in six of eight years played. The two seasons he didn’t were his rookie year, and 2013, when he played just 5 games.
The Baltimore Ravens finished 2018 with a 10-6 record and won the AFC North.
Baltimore Ravens Tidbit
Lamar Jackson was a QB1 in five of the seven weeks he was a starter after Week 11.
The Buffalo Bills finished 2018 with a 6-10 record and third in their division.
Buffalo Bills Tidbit
Zay Jones had WR1 numbers once Kelvin Benjamin went to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Carolina Panthers finished 2018 with a 7-9 record and tied for second in their division.
Carolina Panthers Tidbit
Ron Rivera has coached a QB1 finish out of his quarterback every other year since 2013.
The Chicago Bears finished 2018 with a 12-4 record and won their division.
Chicago Bears Tidbit
Tarik Cohen had a better point per opportunity ratio than Alvin Kamara last year.
The Cincinnati Bengals finished 2018 with a 6-10 record and were last in their division.
Cincinnati Bengals Tidbit
Tyler Boyd is better with A.J. Green on the field in 2018 and was still a borderline WR1 with Green off of the field.
The Cleveland Browns finished 2018 with a 7-8-1 record and were third in their division.
Cleveland Browns Tidbit
Odell Beckham finished no worse than WR7 his first three years in the league before missing time with injuries the past two seasons.
The Dallas Cowboys finished 2018 with a 10-6 record and won their division.
Dallas Cowboys Tidbit
Dak Prescott accounted for almost 20% of the Dallas Cowboys rushing attempts in the 2nd and 4th quarters in 2018.
The Denver Broncos finished 2018 with a 6-10 and were third in their division.
Denver Broncos Tidbit
New Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello worked under Kyle Shanahan. Look to see if Cortland Sutton gets Julio Jones type usage. The two wideouts have similar builds and had similar combine numbers as well.
The Detroit Lions finished 2018 with a 6-10 record and were last in their division.
Detroit Lions Tidbit
When both receivers were healthy over the past two seasons, Marvin Jones still puts up WR1 numbers.
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers finished 2018 with a 6-9-1 record and were third in their division.
Green Bay Packers Tidbit
Davante Adams finished above the positional average for wide receivers every single week last season.
The Houston Texans finished 2018 with an 11-5 record and won their division.
Houston Texans Tidbit
Lamar Miller has been an RB2 or better for five straight years, including 2 RB1 finishes.
The Indianapolis Colts finished 2018 with a 10-6 record and were second in their division.
Indianapolis Colts Tidbit
Andrew Luck has been a QB1 every year he has been healthy and has matched or beaten Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.
The Jacksonville Jaguars finished 2018 with a 5-11 record and were last in their division.
Jacksonville Jaguars Tidbit
Doug Marrone has a solid history of RB1 finishes which is good news for Leonard Fournette.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs finished 2018 with a 12-4 record and won their division.
Kansas City Chiefs Tidbit
Patrick Mahomes went over 30 points in all but five games played last season and over 20 in all but one.
Part 1 Wrap Up
NFL training camp is just a few days away with the first batch of rookies from this list reporting on Wednesday, July 17th (Denver Broncos). Part 2 of this series will also be released that day for the other 16 NFL teams.