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Continuing our trip around the divisions lets take a look at what are some of the key issues that need to be solved in the AFC South.

Can Bill O'Brien rescue the Texans offense?

The prospect of Jadeveon Clowney in the same defense as J.J. Watt was just too good for the Texans to trade down from the number one and in the second round there was just too much history for Houston to take Derek Carr.

As it is then the Texans have gone into the season with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback leaving new co-ordinator Bill O'Brien with a lot of work to do.

The hope for the Texan's is that O'Brien's innovative schemes will create an offense that is greater than the sum of its parts because, currently the Texan's offensive parts aren't great looking. Premier wide receiver Andre Johnson is angling for a move, Arian Foster cannot be relied upon to do everything and no one is getting excited about the likes of Ryan Fitzpatrick and DeAndre Hopkins.

Will Trent Richardson come good?

The Colts went big on Richardson last season executing a mid-season trade that gave away this season's first round trade pick. Big things were expected from Richardson.
However, he found the mid-season transition tricky to manage ultimately becoming 2013's least effective starting back averaging only 2.3 yards per carry.

The Colts are seemingly keeping faith with Richardson for what will be a make or break season but things haven't started smoothly. A nagging hamstring injury has limited Richardson's ability to take part in training and consequently restricted his ability to learn the offense.

Richardson needs to hit the ground running in the new season or else the pressure will start to mount.

Can Toby Gerhart be the guy at Jacksonville?

After four seasons as Adrian Peterson's understudy at Minnesota Gerhart has made the move down south to North Florida where offensive co-ordinator Jedd Fisch has stated that Gerhart will be the team's workhorse back.

The sheer number of touches Gerhart should get has got fantasy owners interested but on the field things could be tricky on the field for Gerhart.

The Jacksonville offense is light on wide receiver depth and rookie QB Blake Bortles will likely start at some point in the season. All these factors mean that Gerhart's form
will be key to the Jaguar offense.

Training camp should give some intriguing looks into what Gerhart's and Jacksonville's 2014 prospects are.

Can Whisenhunt make Jake Locker great?

Jake Locker has all the tools and athleticism of a potentially great NFL quarterback. However, repeated injuries have hampered his NFL career.

Coming back off Lisfranc foot injury though Locker has more to prove then ever though. New head Coach Ken Whisenhunt could be the key to Locker coming good though. Whisenhunt has had success with QB's Kurt Warner, Ben Roethlisberger and Phillip
Rivers can he replicate this with Locker who is arguable the most talented QB he has ever worked with?

When will Bortles start?

Ever since the Jaguars surprised the entire NFL world by taking Blake Bortles 3rd overall in the draft the backroom staff have been pretty adamant that Bortles is
going to be Chad Henne's understudy in his rookie year.

The thing is though no one really believes them. Bortles is the future of the Jacksonville franchise Henne might well start week one but it is almost inconceivable that he keeps Bortles out of the starting lineup for the entire season.

Training camp should give some indications as to whether the Jaguar's coaching staff are really sticking to their guns over making Bortles learn beneath Henne.

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