The good news is that football is close to being back.
The better news is that the 32 coaches will be feeling a level of unprecedented urgency and intensity.
An NFL head coach recently told me that he expects every team to approach the season with a playoff intensity, from the moment camp opens.
That doesn’t mean it will last through early February. But we could see teams trying harder than ever before to get those critical wins early in the season and set the tone for a successful campaign.
Either way, it’ll be fun to watch.