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« on: August 02, 2008, 11:18:27 pm »
OK, so most everyone's reported for camp now, the regular season is coming up, my Colts have an awesome new stadium those of you who will be going to Gen Con get to see, and its time to talk football.

If you need to get in the mood, here's still the greatest football commercial of all time.

So, let's name our teams, and how we think they'll finish.

Indianapolis Colts:  They have one of their most talented rosters, but a lot of potential health issues.  But its the NFL, and you have to deal with injuries They continue to play smarter than the mouthy Jaguars, and for that reason and their usual fast start will hold them off and win the division yet again.  Peyton should be back 100%, Reggie Wayne is solid, and Anthony Gonzalez (not the TE, the WR) should step up as Marvin Harrison's career begins the wind-down.  Also look for bigger numbers from Dallas Clark.  At running back, Joseph Addai is great, but needs a quality second back to keep him from getting so run down.  Hopefully that's Dominic Rhodes, who re-signed with the Colts, Kenton Keith, Harvard's Clifton Dawson, or possibly dark horse Mike Hart, a Michigan Man I'm hoping makes the team.  

On defense, the Colts can't win it all without a pass rush--we saw that when Dwight Freeney got hurt last year.  No pressure, no ring.  The linebacker corps is not deep, but as talented as its been in the past 8 years.  Bob Sanders will continue to destroy his own body, but it will be glorious while it lasts.  But the defensive line needs to ensure it has enough quality bodies to make rotation effective.

In the playoffs, they'll need some luck, and will have to hope New England's age catches up with them.  I worry most about the Steelers and Chargers (how's their QB situation going to be?), aside from the Pats, but think all those teams have their issues.  It'll be a tough year, but I'll steel myself for more January sadness.

For the AFC South--I see no changes--the Colts and Jags at the top, Titans in the middle, and the Texans just possibly catching them.  A tough division all-around.

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 02:23:52 am »
Dallas Cowboys.

Yeah, I said it.

11-5, win the NFC East, lose in the NFC Championship game to a Brett Favre-led Minnesota Vikings team. (No, I'm not that drunk - they lose to a refocused New Orleans Saints.)

Tony Romo gets another Pro-Bowl and really starts to look like someone who is a serious long-term threat. Terrell Owens has a personal best season in terms of TDs and also dropped passes, while Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd become legit stars - yup, a three-threat wideout package for the first time - well, ever, in Cowboy history). Marion Barber plugs along as a powerful, exciting, but not game-breaking back (despite how much I WANT him to) but is never the reason for any of the 5 losses. PacMan gets reinstated and has an average season as a CB but stuns us more than once with his kick return ability.

Iggles finish 9-7 - McNabb's done (finally)
Giants go 8-8, Eli QQ more.
Redskins - who the fuck cares, Dan Snyder can't figure out why his team did so well in Madden...

San Diego wins the Super Bowl 24-17 in a last-minute squeeker. the commercials generally suck.

Wade Phillips retires to spend more time with his family and Jason Garrett replaces him in the off season. Next year, we either win it all or go 8-8.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 09:54:35 am »
Baltimore Ravens

New head coach, new staff, new horizon for the Ravens.  Harbaugh's never been a head coach before, but he seems to have his act together pretty well.  In my dreams, we'll draft a competant QB, but I don't think that will happen.  McNair will be starting QB, but when the stress gets to him EVERY GAME, Troy Smith will step in.  Hopefully Smith will get enough field time this year that he starts to round out as a QB and will be starter in the later part of the season. Guy's got some serious potential.

New Coach, newb QBs add up to us not making it to the Superbowl this year, but I'm hoping we can scrape our way into a low seed in the playoffs and do passably well.
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 03:36:53 pm »
Minnesota Vikings:

Our defense was pretty good last year: noboby could run on us. They gave up a lot of yards against the pass but that because they knew they couldn't run the ball. In the offseason the Vikes traded for Jared Allen, the league leader in sacks, and signed freeagent saftey Mideau Williams. In the draft they selected Safty Tyrell Johnson who was predicted to be a mid first rounder by many and considered a steal in the second round. While the Vikings already have Darren Sharper and Williams for a solid saftey combo, Johnson was drafted to be Sharper's replacement in the next couple years. In the meantime it looks like he'll have a good shot at getting the nickle DB position. Will Kevin Williams, Pat Williams, and Jared Allen the Vikings sport three probowl linemen and the DL should be considered one of the best in the league this season.  Our linbackers are very good, Henderson could have been a probowler last season, Greenway had a great first season, and Ben Leber was solid. Our CBs are good Winfield is small and getting older but is still among the best.

On offense AP is back with a fully healed knee. Jackson has a year under his belt and has looked very good so far in training camp. Bernard Barrian was picked up to give Jackson a good reciever and Rice had an very good year for a rookie WR last year. Chester Taylor will still be our #2 though there are teams that would like him to e their #1. They also signed Thomas Tapeh a FB to replace Richardson. Tapeh is better blocker than Richardson and that might get Ap a few more yards. Our OL has Steve Hutchinson, Matt Birk, and McKinney. All three have been All-pros, Hutch & Birk are among the best OL in the league. Herrera had a good first season as a starter @ G and Ryan Cook was shakey at the begining of the year but improved by the end. Of course the Vikings season hinges on Jackson's improvement. If he becomes at least a "solid" QB the Vikes should considered a favorite in the NFC.

Of course, I just heard lastnight that the Packers have offered to trade Farve to the Vikings.

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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 10:25:57 pm »
I'm curious if Peterson can stay healthy a full year.  I definitely see the Vikes as a playoff team; past that, I don't know.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 01:47:43 am »
AP is the Real Deal in my book The problem is, they need a Real Deal QB to get them very far. 8-man fronts make for a long season.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 09:08:34 am »
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I'm curious if Peterson can stay healthy a full year.  I definitely see the Vikes as a playoff team; past that, I don't know.


I don't think there will be a big problem. RBs are constantly getting dinged up and that's why we have Chester Taylor. Taylor would be a 1000+ yard RB on this team if AP wasn't here. Sure, he is nowhere near as explossive as AP but he is good.

As Werekoala says, the Vikings season is all about Jackson. If Jackson can be even an average QB this year the Vikings will be a serious superbowl threat.

Our defense should be top 3 in the league and with our improvements @ WR & FB we should have a decent offense if Jackson can get the ball to the WR & TE. Of course, if Jackson is like he was last season then the Vikings are only a playoff team.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 11:14:10 am »
Obviously, the Bills are going to have a perfect season and smash whomever is unlucky enough to face them in  the end. Why are we even talking about this?
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 09:18:54 pm »
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Obviously, the Bills are going to have a perfect season and smash whomever is unlucky enough to face them in  the end. Why are we even talking about this?

Clearly, our mistake. :)

I wish someone in that division was capable of a winning season and punching the Patriots in the mouth.  As it is, its about 6 guaranteed wins for the Patsies.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2008, 09:28:22 pm »
Yeah, being a Bills fan is a good way to lose interest in the sport, seriously. I've all but stopped watching over the last ten years.
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2008, 10:32:26 pm »
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Yeah, being a Bills fan is a good way to lose interest in the sport, seriously. I've all but stopped watching over the last ten years.

They never seem to quite get everything together, do they?  I'm still not sure what to make of J.P Losman or Trent Edwards.  Middle-tier?
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2008, 10:50:27 pm »
My only hope is that the Vikings are a real threat on the field, and take the playoffs by storm.  Without!!  Favre!!  I will boycott the Vikings if that trade actually happens.  Worst... Traitor... EVAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I agree with Zach about the Patriots...could someone knock them down a notch or two? ;)
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2008, 10:53:55 pm »
Go Bengals!!!

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2008, 12:15:00 am »
**BREAKING NEWS**  Favre to the Jets.

At least two games against Tom Brady? Sign me up. Wonder how fast NBC will shuffle their Sunday Night lineup.
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2008, 12:21:40 am »
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They never seem to quite get everything together, do they?  I'm still not sure what to make of J.P Losman or Trent Edwards.  Middle-tier?


I am totally at loss to explain anything that has happened in Buffalo since the decision was made to leave Kelly on the field and Reich on the bench- and that was a long fucking time ago.
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