The first Sunday of the NFL season is so close we can taste it. So what are some pressing preseason questions that could be answered as soon as 24 hours from now?
Here are five ...
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How will Dick Koetter change A-Town?
What will life be like for the Saints without Sean Payton?
Though we believe the infastructure is properly in place, it will be interesting to see if the New Orleans Saints are a controlled, organized operation with both coach Sean Payton and interim coach Joe Vitt stranded on Bounty Island. Interim to the interim coach Aaron Kromer's decision-by-committee approach on fourth down planted a seed of doubt.
What about the (black-and-white) 800-pound gorilla in the room?
The fill-ins did a respectable job in the season opener on Wednesday, but the real test begins on Sunday. The NFL will have a serious problem on its hands if we have a day of confusion and incompetence from the zebras. Leverage in the standoff between the NFL and officials is at stake.