As promised I will go through a team by team break of the up coming NFL season. New York Jets rookie camp begins July 29th and veterans have to report August 1st. So the season is almost here. So I will start in the NFC and make my way over the AFC. This will be the only topic for this one.
Giants - This was a team that got a huge overhaul due to there recent success. Plax is doing time in jail and Pierce is bye bye. This squad lost a defensive coordinator to the head coaching department. They finished 3rd in the division at 8-8... now granted basically the whole defensive squad got hurt and Eli had that foot injury.
Eagles: Donovan Mcnabb is finally out of Philly. I can assure you many many fans are thrilled for him to be gone. This team has a decent QB to take over but no real backup. With recent events regarding Vick they could be in trouble. I don't see this team making it next year.
Cowboys: They finally won a game in December and won the division by sweeping the Eagles last year... sorry Philly fans. They beat them in the first round of the playoffs then got steam rolled by the Vikes. This is a promising team this year.
Redskins: New head coach and a new Veteran QB in McNabb. They don't have a defense and are coming off a 4-12 season. Haynesworth cant decide what he wants and is being a little baby about it. Give this squad a year or two to get themselves going and we could see a 4 team division who are all good.
Saints: Who Dat nation celebrated a Super Bowl win last season. 13-3 and the best team in the NFC. Bree's is on the cover of Madden and most of the team returns.... what could go wrong?? MADDEN CURSE!!!! He will get hurt, maybe not serious but enough to limit him.
Panthers: finished at 8-8 last season they got rid of the franchise QB Delhomme... FINALLY!!! They had one good year and that was back in 2003. Fox has made bad decisions over the years and now the team has a new QB in charge. They got Jimmy Clausen but I would doubt he gets any starts all year.
Falcons: Kind of a fun team to watch. The head coach for them is funny to watch and listen to and Matt Ryan has looked amazing since his first year. Missed the playoffs last season but I can see them making a huge push this coming year.
Bucs: They stink... they need years of rebuilding... NEXT!!!
Cardinals: Feel good story of the league... behind the Saints. They won back to back division titles and put up the most combined points in a playoff game with the Packers. To bad all there offense was dead after that game that they were destroyed by New Orleans in the Super Dome. Warner has officially hung up his cleats and now Leinart has to prove his worth.
49ers: Another fun team because of the coach. Singletary doesn't put up with anything and I can appreciate that. 8-8 last season but the division is so weak they could make waves.
Seahawks: Coming off a 5-11 year and a new head coach in Pete Caroll??? Look I like him and he proved he could do it in the NFL. He put together a small dynasty at USC. Give him a few years to build up this squad.
Rams: No comments
Vikings: Who is there QB???? If its Brett expect them to be just as good if not better. If its Jackson back down to a .500 squad again.
Packers: Should have won that shoot out with Arizona but a blown call and all that ruined a great game by Rodgers. His first year wasn't great... last year he was amazing. Expecting to see big things from him in the future.
Bears: Da Bears haven't done much since 2006... The defense there is getting old and they don't have that same spark. Hester should stay at kick returner because he hasn't done much there. Cutler is a whiny little punk... Said he would replace Elway???? He hasn't proven much to anyone.
Lions: Again... no comments for them.
ON TO THE AFC:
Patriots: Brady's first year back from ACL surgery and took him a while to get going. It looked like they would run away this year. The defense looks out of touch and weak. The captains all left there so it all new guys. Brady became too cocky and now they aren't looking too good. Moss may or may not be playing or want to stay. Team is getting old and so is Belicheat.
Jets: Cinderella story last year... 9-7 and made the AFC title game and came 30 minutes from playing in the.... phew almost said it. That's a banned word in this house. Sanchez had too many interceptions and no one to throw to. Picked up Holmes and Tomlinson for the offense. The number 1 ranked defense picked up guys and are looking good to make a "run"... no pun intended.
Bills: Another bad team that cant get going. TO is out there and they have no real control up there. They hired a new head coach but I cant remember his name. This team has no stability and wont be going anywhere anytime soon.
Dolphins: The cat is boring and pointless. Teams now know how to block it. Except for the Jets... recap to the Monday Night let down of last year. They went from division champs to third place at 7-9. They couldn't stand up to some of the power house teams. Defense lost Taylor to the Jets. Ted Ginn Jr is also gone.
Colts: They are becoming a lot like the 90's Braves. They win all these division titles but only have one SB title to show for it. Manning made a terrible throw to give away the title to the Saints. High power offense that is going to return next year. Defense will be looking good too.
Titans: Fisher currently is the longest tenured coach in the league and he better thank Young for saving his ass. Started off last year 0-6 and management told them to go to young who got them to 8-8 to finish the year. Young now has a few problems going on and Chris Johnson wants more money.
Texans: First winning season in franchise history last year. No playoffs for them but they could get the wild card spot next season. Andre Johnson is there big guy and a tremendous player.
Jaguars: They have a coach who likes to dress nicely.... all I got on them. They cant stand up to the powerhouses.
Chargers: They continue there domination for at least another year. High powered team with a lot of weapons. Lost two players though already and may lose Wide Receiver Jackson. They need a Super Bowl berth though this year to save Turners job.
Broncos: A team that will turn the corner this year. A good defense and a very good offense and they will make some waves this year. They proved they could beat New England time to take the next step.
Chiefs: Patriots have all there old guys down there now. Weis and Cornell are both there as Offense and Defense Coordinators. Matt Cassell who had no success there with have an army of coaches who know how to win. Give them a year or two and they will be in the playoffs.
Raiders: HAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHA joke of a team
Bengals: They should have another show... Meet the Convicts. They have Ochocinco who is by far my favorite player because he is entertaining to watch. I'm sorry everyone. They didn't stake up well with the Jets and Revis island shut them down. They had a one hit wonder year.
Ravens: Went from 13-3 to 9-7 and couldn't pass the ball against New England. They had well over 300 yards rushing and I think below 20 yard passing. Have to give Flacco someone to throw to. They got Boldin from the Cardinals to do that now.
Steelers: The QB is out for at least 4-6 weeks to start the year and the QB taking for then doesn't have a record over .500. Not looking good for the steel city. They have the defense to help but the offense doesn't have a spark without Big Ben. They MAY get a wild card berth.
Browns: They have a lot of guys who they don't know how to use. Mangini isn't gonna hit it off and he will be gone by the end of the year.
North: Brett Farves Vikings or Packers
Wildcard: Giants and Viking/Packers
Wildcard: Bengals and Patriots
NFC Title Game
AFC Title Game