-Their division is awful. The Dolphins are a rudderless ship with a new coach, an overrated rookie QB taken because they had to take one, and no talent to speak of at the skill positions. They literally gave away their best receiver. The Jets have a "red zone QB" with Tebow. Having a QB platoon just screams winner lol. The Bills have made some great additions everywhere but receiver (although they retained Johnson) and are the only threat at all to the Pats.
-They play the NFC West. Arizona doesn't know who their QB is between they overpaid Kolb and John freaking Skelton. Seattle could be good or could be awful depending on how their QBs work out (personally pulling for the kid from Wisconsin). The 49ers should be just great as long as Alex Smith from last year is there which he should be now that he has a repeat Offensive Coordinator for potentially the first time in his career. St Louis is a joke.
-They play the AFC South. The AFC South is fucking bad. Just bad. The Colts are bad. The Jags are still starting Blaine Gabbert who is essentially the more hyped, and probably less skilled, version of Ryan Tannehill from last years draft. He looked bad every time he touched the field last year. The Texans should be good/great. The Titans are probably going to juggle QBs this season plus Kenny Brit got arrested again so they are probably receiver-less.
- Their two other opponents are Baltimore (great) and Denver (TBD).
In the end they play maybe 4 teams that actually are good/great teams who have any sort of idea what their team will look like: The Ravens, the 49ers, the Texans, and Denver. Throw the Bills on there and you are at six games against solid teams with an established identity (assuming Peyton is healthy). Of those 6 games, they play TWO on the road, Baltimore and obviously the Bills. They get the 49ers, Texans, and Broncos all in Foxboro. That's it. At worst they split with the Jets and Bills. They sweep Miami. They play their hardest games of the season in Weeks 3(@Bal), 5(vs Den), 14(vs Hou) and 15(vs 49ers). I wouldn't be surprised at all if they go 7-0 between then with a bunch of lolcake games against the Rams, Colts, Bills, Jetsx2 (which should be right in the heart of Tebowmania taking hold), Hawks, and Dolphins.
A "bad" Pats team could pull 10 wins out of this schedule in a year with a healthy Brady. I don't see any way at all their offense doesn't pull out at least 12 wins against that schedule. Another great thing, they play one team (ONE) that could be considered an elite passing team, the Texans and even they are run first. If Manning is top notch, that is two but they are the really only pass first team New England plays during the entire regular season.
Last edited by conscript; 2012-07-25 at 06:00 PM.
G-Men baby! All day, every day! September can not come fast enough.
Rudimentary creatures of blood and flesh. You touch my mind, fumbling in ignorance, incapable of understanding.
You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it.
Plus I think Carroll is too good of a coach for the Seahawks to not break through to the playoffs soon.
If you would of asked me 1/2 way through last season I would of given TJax a lot of the benefit of the doubt. Playing through his pectoral tear with an O line that was plagued by injuries at the start of the season, which is really the reason why we lost to Washington.
I like Wilson, and I don't think people should be so sure it'll end up being a shoot off between TJax and Flynn. I think hes an inch shorter than Brees and has great stats. We did get Flynn before the draft... which I still find kinda funny because he visited Seattle, went to Miami, then a day after visiting Miami he signed with Seattle.
I really like Pete a lot, especially coming after the train wreck of a season with Jim Morra.
Looking like Wallace won't be playing much this year.
Last edited by Greeney; 2012-07-25 at 11:39 PM.
Teams with the best records shouldnt be subject to playing the hardest games early on in the playoffs. They played well all season and if you are better than every other team, I see no problem with playing a low seeded team or getting a bye in the first round.
Last edited by cherb; 2012-07-26 at 03:37 PM.
Joseph Addai is out of New England. Passing league or not, who do they have left to carry the load?
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Also, what is the deal with people in Washington not calling Griffin "RG3". "He hasn't earned it". What the fuck? It's a nickname. It's not "Grand ass-kicker Robby", it's a goddamn abbreviation of his name and number.
22 miles of hard road
33 years of tough luck
44 skulls buried in the ground
Crawling down through the muck
Actually, this is the first time the NFL is allowing roman numerals to be allowed on the jerseys. And if I heard correctly RGIII was gonna sign on with Adias because their logo has the three vertical lines, and the III could easily be transformed into the logo for commercials.