The curtain goes up tonight on a brand-new season of HBO's "Hard Knocks," and the Miami Dolphins appear ready for their closeup, with a three-way quarterback competition, a rookie head coach and the telegenic Chad Johnson just a few of the storylines to follow.
Here's what else is on tap Monday:
Darlington: 'Hard Knocks' primer
Jeff Darlington provides 10 Miami Dolphins storylines to watch for in Tuesday night's debut episode of "Hard Knocks." **More ...**
--Tune into "NFL AM" on Tuesday starting at 6 a.m. ET to get a head start on the NFL buzz, as the crew discusses Terrell Owens' prospects for a successful NFL comeback with the Seattle Seahawks. Plus Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel check in as their teams prepare for their first preseason games. Then stick around for "Inside Training Camp Live," starting at 10 a.m. ET, for an interview with Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
--Gregg Rosenthal writes that Pete Carroll is in perfect position in Seattle to take a chance on Terrell Owens.
--Albert Breer takes a look at Andrew Luck's amazing football aptitude as he begins his NFL journey, while Daniel Jeremiah examines the preparation of last season's No. 1 overall pick: Observations on Cam Newton entering Year 2.
--NFL.com's Adam Schein writes that underneath the bluster, Rex Ryan is the right man to take the New York Jets to their first Super Bowl since Broadway Joe was a young buck.
--Our series of reports from all 32 NFL training camps continues as Chad Reuter takes a look at the Chicago Bears.
Debate: QB controversy... to playoffs?
Four teams have notable QB battles taking place right now. Which one has the best shot at the playoffs? Let's debate! **More ...**
--How would Usain Bolt do in an NFL-style 40-yard dash? Around the League's Dan Hanzus ponders the possibility of a sub-four second 40.
--Get a head start on the NFL season: Buy preseason and regular season game tickets for all 32 teams from the official source.
--Happy birthday to Pro Football Hall of Famer and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, the former Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman, who turns 67 on Tuesday, and to Oakland Raiders punter Shane Lechler, who turns 36.
--Think you have what it takes? Sign up for an NFL Fantasy Ultimate Experience league and compete for great prizes, including autographed memorabilia, trips to NFL events and more.