Scottemojo wrote:What I think I know:
Luck is going to get a lot better this year. TY Hilton, Dwayne Allen, and what looks like a half decent run game?
Gronk is going to be healthy and ball out this year.
Miami is going to get Tannehill killed. Why get a deep threat and then don't carry a decent left tackle? Can't have one without the other. Play action doesn't always keep your QB alive.
Alfred Morris is going to get at least 350 carries. RGIII will get hurt bad again.
The Saints secondary sucks. They live and die on the front four. It's like somebody stuck a 14 win NFL team with a WSU secondary. That secondary will cost them 4 wins.
The Bucs have a nasty secondary. Both safeties are evil men. The linebackers are kind of meh, like our team last year they will be vulnerable underneath. That secondary will get them 3 wins.
Atlanta is trying to buy toughness by bringing in Jackson. It might work. They feel like Holmgren's Hawks in a lot of ways. Ultimately, soft.
Green Bay is not going to get a run game despite the draft picks.
Ponder will continue to suck.
Matt Stafford will still be the worst 5000 yard passer ever.
Chicago is going to be scary good on offense.
Mark Sanchez, if he actually gets to start, is going to get a lot better this year. It will be for naught, he will get yanked after his first bad game by a desperate coach. Dead man(men) walking in NY.
Idzik will be called IdiotZik by the Post by week 8.
The Giants will get gutted by the bad linebacker corps.
The Cowboys will be the most mercurial team. Win games you don't expect, lose games you don't expect. Garrett is a goner.
The Chiefs are going to surprise. Berry will revitalize that D.
The Browns are an edge playoff team. Horton makes that team better. I have dismissed them because of Weeden, but I think they have enough talent to overcome him. Maybe Bess makes him better? News about the owner will hang over them even while winning.
Kaepernick and Harbaugh will do 5 things to become labeled even bigger douchebags.
Couldn't help yourself on that last one, huh?
I agree with you on the Chiefs. I think they'll knock on the door for the playoffs, but not quite get there.
Cowboys suck and will continue to suck until Jerry realizes he's not Al Davis and being Al Davis wouldn't be a good thing anyway these days...and I'm not referring to being alive.
Chicago will still have major issues on offense because they still can't block anyone.
LOL...totally agree on Stafford....and Ponder.
Steven Jackson in Atlanta worries me a bit, but "Matty Ice" is a big time choke artist. I don't see them ever being a contender. The Niners never should have been able to come back for 17 down and Seattle should never have been able to ALMOST win. You can't continuously fall apart like that.
Seeing as I think Goldson was WAY, WAY overpaid...I don't see the Bucs getting their moneys worth. Goldson was protected by that pass rush in SF and he won't have it in Tampa. I do think Revis will be good tho.
Sadly, I agree on RGIII.
I think Luck will be better, but not as much as people say. If he has to throw the ball 600 times again he won't make it through the season alive.
As for my own predictions.....
Rams will struggle to make it to .500 now that the rest of the division has QBs with some experience. They will miss Steven Jackson in a big way.
The Raiders won't be the worst team in the NFL and will show some improvement...tho QB will still be a need when the season is over.
The Cardinals will be much improved with Palmer....until he gets decked and is out for the season after week 6.
Packers focus so much on the read option that it slows down their pass rush and they end up even worse against read option teams. They make it to the playoffs and are eliminated by Seattle in a one sided game. Clay Matthews spends most of the game waiting on Wilson running and Wilson just shreds them passing.
Adrian Peterson continues to be inhuman.
Tom Brady does just fine with a whole new group of targets because it doesn't really matter who he throws to...he's Tom Brady.