http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9...nd-predictions

The word on the street is that Roger Goodell is leaning against allowing Michael Vick full NFL employment, not wanting a huge distraction when the NFL opens its 90th season this September.

FOX Fantasy Football

Play FOX Fantasy Football for Free!Free Features Include:

Live Draft Application

Expert Analysis
Real-Time Scoring
Research Tools

Free Draft Guide Instead, fans will have to celebrate the return of the game's greatest quarterback Tom Brady to New England and likely smirking at Brett Favre wearing purple in Lambeau Field.

Still, there are many football questions to answer before T.O.'s reality show goes on the road to Rochester, N.Y. for training camp this weekend with, umm, the Buffalo Bills.

1. Can Tony Romo become the Cowboys' undisputed leader this summer, then take Dallas to the playoffs without T.O. and Jessica Simpson comforting him in December?

Imagine calling T.O. a locker-room cancer in Dallas? All that production wasn't good enough for Romo and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who now must prove to the world that ex-Lion Roy Williams, the reticent one, can be a true No. 1 receiver like Larry Fitzgerald or Steve Smith.

Despite his impressive personal numbers, Romo hasn't won a playoff game and must improve on his 5-10 record in December-January games. The good news is that Jason Witten remains his favorite receiver and the big offensive surprise should be last year's No. 1 pick, running back Felix Jones, a true game-breaker.


Czar's Prediction: Romo wins in January with a huge helping hand from Marion Barber.

2. Will those upstart Cardinals really find a defense to match their offense?

There has been much chatter in Phoenix since their near-miss Super Bowl effort that coach Ken Whisenhunt is transforming the Cardinals into Pittsburgh-West with the hiring of new defensive coordinator Bill Davis from the Steelers.

Davis has two big problems: He is not Dick LeBeau, Pittsburgh's great defensive coordinator, and he doesn't have a nasty sackmaster like James Harrison to coach. Davis has installed the Steelers' blitz scheme, but he must find a dominating edge rusher next month.

Czar's Prediction: Rookie linebackers Cody Brown and Will Davis combined play nothing like Harrison.

3. Can the Panthers fix their horrible pass defense of a season ago?

CLICK LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE