KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
The Bills are looking allright. A few good additions and only one major subtraction (Winfield), and of course Reuben Brown doesn't count, he was great for the community, terrible for the team, just past his prime. It should be another tight race in the AFC East, what else is new. We'll see how things go.
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
The Bears are startin to shape up. Im excited about Lubby Smith! He will be a complete change from Dick Juron. Dick wasn't a bad coach i don't think, i just don't think that he worked very well within the bears system. He was a bad bears coach i mean, but he's probably a decent coach when he can work within his knowledge of the game. I'll be interested to see whom the bears choose as their starting QB. Also, Lubby has a very good knowledge of how to play defense, and how to use defensive weapons successfully. I think the bears will at least have a winning season, which usually means making the first round of the playoffs. We shall see how it turns out.
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1568 times:
Dolphins look good this coming year. The addition of Boston was HUGE! He takes the pressure off of Chambers, which will in turn take the pressure off of the offense, free up Williams and then have an explosive offense. I hope the settle their QB situation tho.
one team that will surprise everyone next year is Arizona. Boldin/Fitzgerald=Carter/Moss. Denny Greens the coach too. look for a great seson out of the cards.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1556 times:
The Falcons look to be shaping up into a team that will hopefully put last year's debacle of a season behind them. I am still a little bit nervous in regards to Jim Mora as a coach, especially since he's a rookie head coach. Same is true for whoever is going to be the #2 QB behind Michael Vick; early word is that 3rd round pick Matt Schaub from Virginia is the man currently penciled in @ #2 since he played in a similar offense @ UVA, with Ty Detmer being the third stringer; the current depth chart on the team's website has Detmer @ #2, with Schaub @ #3. I'm still a little worried about the O-line as well; they look to hopefully be improved under new O coordinator Alex Gibbs. New Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell will hopefully make the same type of impact here as he did up in Green Bay. I'm not too worried when it comes to our cornerbacks, as DeAngelo Hall (#1 pick this year) and Jason Webster (FA out of SF) look to be tough for opposing WRs to beat. I can say that this team looks to be a lock for the playoffs this year, and if Carolina's success last years turns out to be a fluke, look to see the Falcons to win the NFC South.
Ren41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1552 times:
The Patriots have won 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls, and have improved significantly with the addition of Corey Dillon and Rosevelt Colvin back from injury. They had a great draft, I was suprised Vince Wilfork was availible at #20. It should be another strong run to to playoffs.
Hopefully Ty Law's ego will settle down a little bit before the season.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1550 times:
How bout them EAGLES!!! We're looking pretty good for next year, having picked up T.O. and Jevon Kearse to anchor both offense and defense respectively (hopefully Kearse won't get hurt)...despite the loss of Taylor and Vincent in the secondary we have two young but experienced backups to fill in in the name of Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown, so our secondary shouldnt be all that affected by the loss of the Pro Bowl vets...Emmons was shipped off to the Giants at LB and we ended up getting ex-Giant Dhani Jones to fill in at LB, so no big deal there...
Offensively, besides the acquisition of T.O., the offense remains much the same, with the exception of Duce Staley, who heads cross-state to the Steelers...this isn't a problem because of Andy Reid's "running back-by-committee" tactic, so we still have two capable backs in Correll Buckhalter and future superstar Brian Westbrook...
As long as McNabb stays healthy this year, I'm feeling optimistic again...this will be the year the Eagles finally get over the hump and spend Super Bowl Sunday on the field in Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, playing for the Lombardi Trophy...
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Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1549 times:
srbmos, Been a Falcons fan 4evr!! It is hard sometimes being a native Atlantan, because I don't have another team I would pull ofr. This year ought to be pretty good. Just remember to sit in your lucky chair holding on to your lucky talisman (if you need a rabbits foot let me know) because this will be a season where as long as we stay healthy we will do well. Mora has the benefit of coming into a situation where the team has some real talent and a couple of real superstars, with more in the making. Just keep Vick healthy while he is doing his thing, and let the defence gel.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
As mentioned above, the Bears look better this year with improvements in the offensive and defensive lines, altough they still have some holes to fill in those departments. The QB is going to be Grossman, no doubt. RB should be interesting with the addition of Thomas Jones. Will he take over the starting spot or share time with Anthony Thomas? Lovie Smith should have the team fired up and I expect they'll do a little better than last year. Probably 9-7. And they will definitely beat the Packers at least once this year.
Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1524 times:
Well with my New York Football Giants being able to get Eli Manning and Kurt Warner, it should be a good year for them at the quaterback position. The problem I see though is that they need to get some good line men to protect the quaterback. Other than that, I think the Giants will make a resurggence and hopefully beat the Cowboys and Eagles.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1519 times:
Hey eagles Fan. Kearse's numbers have gone down every year in the league, and T.O. is going to be a cancer. Go figure. He is ALREADY complaining about not getting the ball enoughtimes in mini-camp. IN FREAKING MINI-CAMP! Welcome to that nightmare Eagle Fan.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1514 times:
The Browns, on paper, are vastly improved on offense. Theyve added Kelvin Garmon, OL, who was blocking for LaDanian Tomlinson the last few years in San Diego; Fullback Terrelle Smith came over from New Orleans, giving them the first blocking back they've had since the days of Kevin Mack; they do have a better QB in Jeff Garcia, who already seems to have the offense in a different mode than in years back; they drafted Kellin Winslow, Jr, who gives them that premier Tight End that can open up the field for the talented corps of recievers they have. They drafted what they feel is an impact Safety, Sean Jones from Georgia, who was thought to be a late first round prospect before the draft.
They still have loads of questions though: when will they get that vital left tackle? Who will be the featured running back-Lee Suggs or William Green. Can Garcia stabalize the QB position, until young Luke McCowan comes of age in a few years? Can Courtney Brown stay healty and show the brilliance he showed until being injured last year. Can they improve their tackling in the secondary?
This is THE year for Butch Davis-not to win a title, but to simply prove to ownership that his way is the right way. After a disasterous campaign last year, he has to improve by, I think, 5 games at least, and at least make a serious challenge for a playoff spot, or he could be looking for a new job come the end of the season, which would be fine by me.
Homer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2244 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1491 times:
The honeymoon's almost over here in Houston, the Texans need to show some improvement and contend for a playoff spot. Last year was ok (I think they finished 5-11), they lost some close games to good teams, so fans are expecting to win some of those type games this year.
QB David Carr is ok, but need to stay healthy, RB Dominic Davis had a great rookie year, but could have a sophomore slump, WRs Andre Johnson and Jabar Gaffney need more touches for the offense to click.
I don't know much about the defense, but from what I heard, they didn't improve too much, although they had injury problems last year.
"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1491 times:
Rams released Warner which is a great call IMO. He is Cancer, he lost the only games he played which were like the first 3 then Bulger came in and took us to the playoffs. Now that he has more experience maybe Bulger will take us to the finals. I think we also did good in the draft so, lets go Rams. My pick this year is Rams or Patriots.