We've watched all the best plays. We've handed out awards. But the preseason really isn't about superlatives and verbal bouquets.
The preseason is about exposing and correcting flaws. Coaches are worried. That's just what they do. They look at their team and see the problems because every team has them. After one full preseason week, here's what we'd be concerned about for all 32 teams.
Arizona Cardinals: No matter what they say, Cardinals brass would prefer Kevin Kolb take the quarterback job. They are paying him huge money and gave up draft picks for him. But Kolb only seems to be regressing. The discouraging thing here is that new favoriteJohn Skelton hasn't looked particularly good either in practices or in preseason games.
Atlanta Falcons: Last year's middle linebacker Curtis Lofton is making a big impact in New Orleans. Meanwhile, Lofa Tatupu is out for the year and expected starting MLB Akeem Dent suffered a concussion in the preseason opener.
Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have the same problems they started camp with. They don't know who they can trust at left tackle, and no one has stepped up in the battle for the backup running back job.
Buffalo Bills: By all accounts, backup quarterbacks Tyler Thigpen and Vince Young have both struggled throughout camp. The offense from top to bottom was manhandled by the Redskins in the preseason opener.
Carolina Panthers:Linebackers Jon Beason and Thomas Davis have struggled at times to stay on the field. All those questions about where the pass rush will come from also haven't been answered.
Chicago Bears: Offensive coordinator Mike Tice is already resorting to motivational tactics because he's not happy with left tackle J'Marcus Webb. Meanwhile, no one seems to know when Brian Urlacher will be healthy again.
Cincinnati Bengals: The team's banged-up secondary is now joined by a banged-up rest of the team. Starting guard Travelle Wharton is out for the year, while defensive end Carlos Dunlap is out a month.
Cleveland Browns: Forget the defensive injuries and future suspensions. Trent Richardson is the most important Cleveland Brown right now, and it's a big drag he's already hurt.
Dallas Cowboys: This one is easy. The Cowboys have to solve their interior line problems and wide receiver depth issues before Week 1.
Denver Broncos: The Broncos have enjoyed a fine camp. The only downer is guard Chris Kuper's broken arm, but this is an offensive line that can withstand one injury.
Detroit Lions: It's now mid-August and we still don't know anything more about when running back Jahvid Best will return to the field from his concussion problems. Second year-pro running back Mikel Leshoure has been hurt all camp. They are relying on Kevin Smith way too much.
Green Bay Packers: No team has been hit harder by the injury bug. The Packers' depth at tackle and running back are big concerns. Linebacker Desmond Bishop will be very difficult to replace.
Houston Texans:Andre Johnson needs to show he can stay healthy in game action. The Texans have mostly enjoyed a nice, quiet camp.
Indianapolis Colts: It's hard not to be excited about Andrew Luck. It's hard to be excited about the Colts run defense without linebacker Pat Angerer.
Jacksonville Jaguars:Blaine Gabbert enjoyed one strong drive and a few ugly plays after that in his preseason opener. We'd be a little worried (but not surprised) that Laurent Robinson may be overmatched as a "No. 1" receiver.
Kansas City Chiefs: First-round draft pick Dontari Poe is falling down the depth chart during the part of camp when top-12 picks are supposed to climb.
Miami Dolphins:Cutting Chad Johnson was the right move. But it's hard to see any quarterback having a lot of success with the supporting cast in place in Miami.
Minnesota Vikings: The preseason opener did nothing to erase our suspicions that the Vikings have one of the worst defenses in football.
New England Patriots: There are more questions on the offensive line than when camp started. Guard Brian Waters is nowhere to be found, Robert Gallery retired and tackle Sebastian Vollmer is hurt. Players take on different roles daily.
New Orleans Saints: The Saints have enjoyed a nice training camp. Top cornerback Jabari Greer's hernia surgery is the biggest concern, but there have been a lot of positives here.
New York Giants: New York's defensive line isn't nearly as deep as you think. The top-heavy group has been hit by injuries to the non-stars. With cornerback Terrell Thomas hurt, former first-round pick Prince Amukamara also needs to step up after struggling in the preseason opener.
New York Jets: Nothing about training camp or the preseason opener has quieted concerns that the Jets lack playmakers on offense.
Oakland Raiders:Denarius Moore could be the key to the Raiders' passing attack and he's been struggling with hamstring problems for two months running.
Philadelphia Eagles:There hasn't been a lot to complain about on the field for the Eagles, although second-year safety Jaiquawn Jarrett is shaping up as a draft bust.
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers can survive until Mike Wallace returns. They can't survive left tackle play like they got from rookie Mike Adams in his debut. The rest of the line doesn't look great either. Sound familiar?
San Diego Chargers: The Chargers are counting so much on running back Ryan Mathews. When he returns from his broken collarbone, how can they be confident he's going to be the 350-touch guy they expect?
San Francisco 49ers: Other than Aldon Smith's injury -- he should be back before Week 1 -- there isn't a lot to dislike in 49ers camp. Sorry, other NFC West teams.
Seattle Seahawks: The wide receiver situation is more confusing after a few weeks than it was when the Seahawks started camp. Matt Flynn looks like the presumptive starter at quarterback, but who will start with him in Week 1? It would be great to see Sidney Rice in a preseason game.
St. Louis Rams: The Rams' preseason opener was an embarrassment. Even if the defense improves under Jeff Fisher, it's hard to see this offensive line being any good.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs have enjoyed a strong camp. We have the same questions about their overall defensive talent as ever, but coach Greg Schiano has to feel good about the last few weeks.
Tennessee Titans:Kenny Britt hasn't been suspended yet. He also hasn't practiced, which is no surprise coming off his third surgery since last season. Chris Johnson also had a disappointing preseason debut with a pair of drops and negative plays.
Washington Redskins: They are really counting on safety Brandon Meriweather to tighten up their secondary. Sorry, just can't get over this one. Fred Davis has also had a quiet camp.