National Football Conference
x - Clinched playoff berth y - Clinched division title z - Clinched division title and home-field advantage throughout playoffs
Giants: Bla Bla Bla ... Can the Giants repeat ? Will there be a hangover? Being as the rest of the world has trouble recognizing them as true SB champs(lucky) I say why not? This falls right into the collective laps of the players as disrespect. Something the Giants thrive on. Moving on. Giants Oline will be better with all the off season (minor) surgeries being taken care of. Eli will continue to wreck shop. And the D looks more menacing then ever.
Eagles: Not afraid to give these guys cred. Really like how they look. Nice looking draft,Solid core and looks like the D will be good enough to handle the annual Vick injury. of course there are questions. Can the oline play the way they did last yr? Will Demetress Bell slide right in? Do the Safety's come to play? and how will all the infusion of young talent on D hold up all yr?
Dallas: Not really feelin these guys. Romo will be Romo (top 10 QB) and the O will light it up. however Im not sold on the D. They will sell out after the QB believing Carr (slightly above avg. IMO) is the answer and Morris Claiborne is the 2nd coming of Prime time.. Their Safety's are avg. at best and whats up with Ratliff? Ill give them LBzz . They have them.
Skins: Hmm. So they have a QB now. That means he will do what Cam did? Well being as its never been done before (ok Dan the man did) I doubt it. Cam had a great run game to go with a top 5 WR. Not the case in good ol DC . Not impressed with their WRs. I like the collection of RBs (i know many don't) TEs and Oline. Will the D be able to repeat last yrs success? Im not to sure. Losing 3 Safety's and replacing them with Brandon Meriweather doesn't impress.They are however solid on the rest of the D.
49ers: Cant say nothing about that D. I do however think the league will no longer be surprised by them. Hence the drop in record. They didn't lose much. Alex Smith has the Oline,RBs,TE and WRs( though i believe them only to be slightly above avg). I dont see their draft making any kind of impact being as they drafted positions their already deep at. (WR,RB AND OL)
Cardinals:I like these guys. They went 7-2 down the stretch. If one of their QBs can step up the O could be deadly. How cant they get better ? Todd Heap, Fitz, B Wells and 1st rounder Michael Floyd. There's kinda a tebone thing going on here . Skelton kinda sucks, but wins and Kolb seems to do the opposite. The Cards have a solid all around D ( road it all last yr) Really like the 2ndary and Dline.
Seahawks: What can I say ? Matt Flynn the savior here? They went all out to fix the D via the draft. I do believe the best duo of Safety's play in Seattle. Love Marshawn Lynch. With anything close to good QB play, guys like Zack Miller , K Winslow ,Sidney Rice and Doug Baldwin could put some points on people.
Rams: I like the direction of this team . Bringing in Jeff Fisher and Brian Schottenheimer (Jets fans wont agree.)are good moves. Gregg Williams not so much. Bradford has to show something this yr. They have the great RB. and what seems to be a bunch of WRs that all play the same position. Had a bunch of draft picks that im not overly impressed by (but what the f*?k do i know).
Bears: This team did some major sh*t in the off season. All of a sudden Jay Cutler has some weps!! Jay has really been a great QB with so little to work with. now they have 2 nice backs (im sure Forte will play) Michael Bush, Johnny Knox, Brandon Marshall , and (to many BBVers chagrin) Alshon Jeffery. All That to go with a very good Defense. And don't forget this guy : Devin Hester.
Lions: Whats not to like about this Offense? They also get their running game back.Jahvid Best,Kevin Smith and Mikel LeShoure.(who i really like) all missed a lot of time last yr.. On D the front 7 looks good, but im still not buying the secondary ... or Jim Schwartz..(A better D then the Pack though...i think.)
Packers: Whats not to like about this Offense? These guys in the draft went balls out trying to fix that thing they refer to as a defense ..I Do like some of their picks. though im not buying Jerel Worthy coming in lets Packer fans forget about Cullen Jenkins. (bet they would like a do-over there) I'm a bit up in the air with this team. I see a fare amount of talent on the defense,... so did Dom Capers just have a stroke that he told know one about? Could be 1st or 3rd place team .
Saints: ahh ..I often feel as though I'm going to Federal "pound you in the a$$" prison when playing the Saints. They are still a great team. even with...Bount... (will not say the words.) Will the Head coaching position cost them a game? Can Spags help what was the undoing of them last yr? They also lost a couple nice players in Meachem and Carl Nicks. The Saints had no 1st or 2nd round picks but i feel they did real well with their 3rd rounder. They really took care of their D with FA in anticipation to suspensions. Plus their riding the ol "its us against the world" thingy. The Saints have plenty to get a #1 seed.
Bucs: Made the moves they had to in getting what they wanted in the draft. And didn't do to bad. Mark Barron was the prize but Doug Martin and Lavonte David are real nice players. The Bucs are going to need those 2 in order to fix a D that looked as if it were playing in flip flops. I like the way the secondary and LBs look , but will McCoy and Price live up to expectations in the middle of the D line? I also see Freeman having a nice bounce back yr. Vincent Jackson, Dallas Clark and Mike Williams are nice toys to play with.
Falcons: Really thought these guys had a shot last yr. Turns out they only know how to play indoors. The Falcons picked up a couple nice looking Olinemen (which wasn't its normal good self) in the draft. The one thing that can prove me wrong in this pick is the hire of my personal man crush Mike Nolan. This guy routinely turns around Ds. But Mike Smith is still the Head coach sooo.. .. Asante Samuel could have 8-10 picks this yr with Brent Grimes across the way. Losing what was a very good LB in Curtis Lofton will hurt a once very good LB core. Matty "ice" n co. dont make the playoffs.
Panthers: Cam the man Newton put the league on its collective heels as a rook. The Panthers have the best (by far) run game in the NFL. DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Cam may be seeing a lot of stacked looks this yr. This O may rival the Saints. To bad they have to play D as well. Luke Kuechly seems like a cant miss and it could be just in time because Thomas Davis seems all but done. And then there's the question of if Ron Rivera is a head coach.
Be easy boys. and Girls
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