It is early, but we've had months since the draft, a couple of minor camps, some roster moves and a couple of days of training camp. RECEIVERS Caldwell is a major pickup. Thomas is an excellent receiver. Maroney is fine coming out of the backfield. Brown is on the veteran practice schedule, and should contribute. Jackson looked great in minicamp, pulled a hammy, and will be back in a few days. We need Branch to sign, and still have room to continue the competition for the #5 receiver, although having a couple of youngsters on the PS could work as well. I'd rather bring in another returner like Dwight and Davis last year to be the #5 receiver. QB, OL, TE, RB, FB There are no real issues other than who will win the various competitions for playing time. There are also some roster spots, but the competition is there. DEFENSIVE LINE The top four are ready, the backups are not. We need three to share some reps. Wright is stepping up, and has a great attitude, and should stick at a backup NT and as a special teamer. Hill is hurt. Sullivan is Sullivan and Smith and Thomas are the youngsters with a roster shot. LINEBACKER We have our four starters. The backups seem to be Banta-Cain, Brown and Gardner. We have youngsters competing for a spot or two in Alexander, Mincey and Roach. And we have top special team leaders in Davis and Izzo. Somehow this looks much better than a couple of month's ago, or even two weeks ago. CORNER Who will win the competition to start? We have lots of nickel backs. We have five corners plus Wilson; hopefully we'll find our starter, now that Law is not an option. SAFETY We have serveral who can start, or share starting depending on the opposition. We have seven competing for six spots, but Wilson could win a corner spot, and all could make the roster. KICKER Both seems fine. RETURNERS The search continues. Will we need to use a roster spot on a returner? SPECIAL TEAMS COVERAGE We brought in Mitchell and Jones to replace Chatham, and perhaps the decreased effectiveness of Davis. Wright will be more active. We should see some improvemnt. BOTTOM LINE - WHAT ME WORRY? For me, the open questions and potential weaknesses are at corner, returner and at wide receiver (until Branch is back).