How much time does a team need to get ready? Maybe four good weeks of practice for a veteran team with a known quantity at quarterback. A lot more for a non-playoff caliber team with a rookie quarterback.
I keep hearing that the only coach who was really looking forward to the lockout was New England's Bill Belichick. The extra days off gave him a chance to escape his daily grind while recharging his football sensibilities. It's a scary proposition for his opponents, considering what Belichick may have dreamed up football-wise over these past couple of months.
Which teams have been hurt the most by the continued lockout? Find out by reading John Czarnecki's column on FOXSports.com.
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