Jul 13, 2011 5
It looks like this lockout is going to end no later than the end of the month, so it is time to hit the books and prepare for the mayhem that will be ensuing. The following are the top-25 stories I’ll be following once the lockout is lifted. These only cover the skill positions and offensive production, which just goes to show how much uncertainty overall there is in the league right now.
#1 – Will DeAngelo Williams stay or go?
Of course this is a huge story because there will be ripple effects. My money’s on Williams being an UFA and signing with Denver. That would have a huge affect on Jonathan Stewart’s value, and also Knowshon Moreno. We’re told the Denver coaches don’t think Moreno is the guy, and John Fox will make the running game the foundation of the offense, with preferably two RBs sharing the workload. Williams is the perfect option for Fox, who obviously knows him well. If this happens, Moreno should be viewed as a flex starter at best, and Stewart would be a rock solid #2.
#2 – Will the Cardinals get a real QB?
It’s a huge question because WR Larry Fitzgerald’s 2011 season [...]