- Associated Press - Saturday, February 8, 2014

Less than a week removed from Seattle’s lopsided win over Denver in the Super Bowl, the focus has already shifted to next season.

The NFL combine opens on Feb. 19. Free agency begins March 11. Schedules are released in April, and the draft has been pushed back to May 8-10 this year.

Then, it’s several weeks of minicamps and organized team activities before training camp rolls around.

All 32 teams are 0-0 until September. So, let’s take a look at our version of the 12 top questions headed into the 2014 NFL season:

1. Are the Seahawks capable of being a dynasty?

This is a young team that’s no one-year wonder. General manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll built a contender for the long haul. Russell Wilson can only get better as he enters just his third year in the league. He has a solid supporting cast led by Marshawn Lynch. The defense is downright dominant and it’s the main reason why Seattle will be a serious threat to repeat.

2. Will the Broncos rebound from their Super Bowl debacle?

You can’t bet against Peyton Manning after the phenomenal record-setting season he had just two years removed from all those neck surgeries. But the bitter sting of an awful performance on the big stage will linger for a long time, and perhaps serve as motivation. With Manning, the Broncos clearly are a playoff contender. The goal is to win a Super Bowl, however. They’ve got some catching up to do.

3. Has the window closed on the Patriots?

Guiding New England to another division title and the AFC championship game may have been Bill Belichick’s best coaching job. Brady helped them overachieve with a group of rookies and unproven castoffs playing key roles, but they couldn’t get past Manning and the Broncos. The Patriots were the NFL’s last dynasty, winning three Super Bowls in four years. They haven’t won one since 2004 and time is running run out for Belichick and Brady.

4. Can Jason Garrett last another season in Dallas?

Garrett has led the Cowboys to three straight season-ending losses that left Dallas 8-8 and out of the playoffs. America’s Team has one playoff victory since winning its fifth Super Bowl in 1995. Jerry Jones has shown plenty of patience with Garrett since he replaced Wade Phillips in the middle of the 2010 season, but Tony Romo and Co. have to produce to keep Garrett’s job.

5. Who will be the next Chip Kelly?

Kelly brought his innovative ideas and up-tempo offense to the pros and led the Philadelphia Eagles to the NFC East title, a remarkable turnaround after a 4-12 season in 2012. San Diego’s Mike McCoy was another first-year coach who led his team to the playoffs. Of the seven new coaches, four are rookies: Washington’s Jay Gruden, Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer, Cleveland’s Mike Pettine and Houston’s Bill O’Brien. Gruden may have the best shot to go worst-to-first if Robert Griffin III regains his rookie form.

6. Which big names will change teams in free agency?

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