Friday, September 24, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 3

                         20-12       13-19     18-14      14-18

Thoughts after Week 2

Vick or Kolb? Well, from what I saw I think Kolb doesn’t look quite ready and Vick does looks quite ready. Kolb looked like he didn’t really feel comfortable in the pocket, while Vick looked extremely sharp. Then in the game against Detroit he made pro bowl caliber plays, with one being a strike to McCoy, while Vick was about two inches from the ground being driven in by a Packers defender. Then he through a strike to Maclin in the endzone while being under major pressure. So all in all I think Kolb needs more time to mature. While Vick looked ready to go.

For 70 Million Dollars, Matt Cassel Needs to Step it Up: Kansas City has surprised the football world by starting the season 2-0 with a 21-14 win over the Chargers and a 16-14 win over the Browns. In both games every part of the Chiefs team has done well and shows some real promise, that is all but one of them have, the only weak spot at the moment in Kansas City is the QB position. Last year Kansas City sent a second round pick to New England for Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel, Vrabel had been an excellent teacher and leader on this team, while Cassel (who is the highest paid player on the Chiefs roster) has been a disappointment. In his one and only season as the Patriots starter he was 10-5, but in Kansas City last year he was 4-12 and only had 2900 yards 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Then Kansas City brought in Charlie Weis to help Cassel out, but from so far nothing Kansas City has done has helped. I think now is the time for Cassel to step up his game or Kansas City will look other places this off-season, for help at the QB position.

Welcome back Romeo Crennel: Well, Kansas City may have their QB problems but the defense has improved majorly since last season. When they hired Crennel this off-season everyone was crazy on how Weis was going to turn this team around and they were going to have an unstoppable offense, but from so far this season the defense (who was predicted to be the thing that weighted the Chiefs down) has been outstanding. They held Phillip Rivers to 14 points and then did the same thing in Cleveland. He has also taught them how to close out games, with a goal line stand against the Chargers and then a three and out on Cleveland’s last drive. I think at this point in the season Romeo Crennel has been the assistant coach of the year.

How About that Steelers Defense: WOW, that defense has been simply dominating. Against the Falcons (who scored 41 points the week after they played the Steelers) they held them to only 9 points and then against the Titans (scored 38 points the week before playing the Steelers) they held Chris Johnson to under 40 yards and forced 7 turnovers. If the Steelers defense can play like this for the rest of the season, they will be a playoff team with or with out Roethlisberger.

Houston Continues to Impress: Well, right as we thought the Texans would start the season 1-1 they have a huge comeback after being down by 17 and win by 3. That has to be great for Texans fans who have been used to having their team lose, once they went down by 10 or more. I think this is a team to watch out for especially since 2009 Rookie of the Year Brian Cushing isn’t even playing yet.

What is wrong with the Cowboys? They couldn’t pull off a win in week one an then they get crushed in week two by none other then Jay Culter. I think this team needs to turn around fast or a lot will change in Dallas. I think it all has to start with Tony Romo and his O-line and then the defense needs to step up.

How Good are the Saints? Well, after watching their game against Minnesota and then their game against San Francisco I am not impressed at all. I think this team has been out played in each game and has capitalized off of dumb mistakes by the other team to win. You look at the 49ers game, they could drive at all in the 2nd half of the game until the last drive and then the 49ers drove at will, but every time they got to the redzone they would do something dumb. I think Sean Peyton needs to get this team rolling or they will not be in the undefeated ranks long.

How About Jay Culter: Jay Cutler continues to impress with a great game against the Cowboys, where he through 3 touchdowns and no interceptions on route to a big win. I think if the Bears can keep this up they will be in the playoffs once again and Lovie Smith can save his job.

Who Said the Colts Would Miss the Playoffs? It seems like the Colts wanted to show what they could do on Sunday night, when they just killed the Giants. They ran for over 100 yards and then Peyton Manning also went to work. The Giants looked totally lost and Peyton took advantage with accurate throws and great game management. I think it was defiantly to early to say the Texans will win the division and that the Colts were on the decline.

Players of the Week:

AFC Offensive: Peyton Manning/QB/Indianapolis Colts

AFC Defensive: Brandon Flowers/CB/Kansas City Chiefs

NFC Offensive: Michael Vick/QB/Philadelphia Eagles

NFC Defensive: Clay Mathews/OLB/Green Bay Packers

Most Exciting Games:

AFC: Houston vs. Washington.

NFC: New Orleans vs. San Francisco

Biggest Upsets:

AFC: New England vs. New York Jets

NFC: Chicago vs. Dallas

Most Surprising Blowouts:

AFC: Seattle vs. Denver

NFC: New York Giants vs. Indianapolis

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 3


1. Green Bay Packers: I think they have been the most dominate team in the Nation. Aaron Rogers and company look good.

2. Indianapolis Colts: I am starting to think that either the Colts had a bad game in week one, or the Texans are just that good. I watched their game against the Giants and they looked great.

3. Houston Texans: I think the Texans showed a lot of spirit by coming back and winning in OT. I think people need to start watching out for the Texans.

4. San Diego Chargers: The Chargers where dominate in their game, showing that the game against Kansas City on Monday night was not a pattern how the Chargers season would go.

5. New York Jets: They had an impressive win against the Patriots and the defense continues to impress. I think Mark Sanchez played like they thought he could in this game with 3 touchdown and no interceptions.

6. New Orleans Saints: I really don’t think the Saints are this good, but with a 2-0 start you can’t really put them any lower. I think in the first week the team looked flat and then on Monday night against the 49ers the Saints only won because of San Francisco’s mistakes. Their offense went three and out on all but one drive of the 2nd half and before the final drive, everyone of the Saints points came off of a mistake by the 49ers. I think this team is WAY over rated and look REALLY flat.

7. New England Patriots: I think the Patriots had the bad luck of playing a red hot Jets team, other wise they still looked ok in that loss.

8. Baltimore Ravens: I think this team will bounce back. If you look at it, Joe Flacco was the only player with a bad game on Sunday and we all know that Flacco will be able to bounce back.

9. Chicago Bears: They looked sharp against Dallas, Mike Martz could be the savior of the team after all. Also Jay Culter is looking good.

10. Pittsburgh Steelers: WOW, who thought that the Roethlisbergerless Steelers would be 2-0 to start the season! I think the Steelers have the best defense in the league right now hands down. I mean, if you look, they shut down the Falcons, who turned around and scored 41 points against the Cardinals, then killed the Titans who scored 38 points in week 1.

11. Philadelphia Eagles: I think with Vick as the starter, they are the best team in the NFC East right now. But if Kolb start, they will rapidly go down. But back to Vick, he looked like Peyton Manning throwing the ball and like Michael Vick running the ball. Do we now have a player for comeback player of the year?

12. Washington Redskins: Wow, has Mike Shanahan done a miracle with the Redskins, if you could take Gary Kabiak’s timeouts away from him the Redskins are 2-0.

13. Dallas Cowboys: I think the Cowboys are the most talented team in football, but they can’t do the most important thing, which is play as a team. I think Wade Phillip’s is one loss away from being fired, because J. Jones won’t keep a coach that takes the most talented team in football starts 0-3.

14. Minnesota Vikings: Is Brett Favre now a weak point on the team? He had 2 interceptions against the Saints that cost them the game and then he through 3 interceptions that cost them the game against Miami. Will Favre turn his game around?

15. Cincinnati Bengals: The only reason the Bengals are not 0-2 is a career bad game for Flacco. And it wasn’t like the Bengals won this game, it was more like the Ravens lost this game.

16. Miami Dolphins: I think if they have more dominating wins, then they will start to shoot up the rankings, but a close win against Buffalo and then a less then impressive win against Minnesota won’t do it. I think this team has potential, but they need to sharpen their game.

17. San Francisco 49ers: Wow, if you take away a couple of mistakes that can easily be fixed, the 49ers would and should have beaten the Saints. Alex Smith had 2 interceptions but he also had two touchdowns and over 300 yards passing. Plus they didn’t let the Saints get a first down from the beginning of the 3rd quarter to the last drive of the game.

18. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons bounced back with a good game, but I will need to see it two weeks in a row to know that week one was a fluke.

19. Tennessee Titans: I think it was the dumbest decision of Jeff Fishers career to bench Young. He has never liked Young since he was drafted and to bench your QB for losing to the best defense in football is a totally dumb decision and if this starts Young on a down spiral, then Fisher is on the street once the season is over.

20. New York Giants: You cannot let Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis have a free run at the Eli, I think Eli had a good game considering he had about 0.5 seconds to pass after he hiked the ball. And to add to the offensive line problems, they let the Colts run for over 100 yards, they are never able to run at will and the Giants defense let them run all they wanted.

21. Denver Broncos: I think they showed that the Jacksonville game was just a fluke. Here is another thing, I think that Kyle Orten is the most underrated QB in the game. I think the defense played a better game, although there is still room for improvement.

22. Kansas City Chiefs: Wow, the Chiefs start 2-0 for the first time since 2005. I think once again all the credit goes to Romeo Crennel and that Chiefs defense, I mean, how long has it been since Kansas City has closed out two close game in consecutive weeks? I think there is two negatives in this win and that is the bad play of QB Matt Cassel and the determination of the coaching staff to play Thomas Jones over Jammal Charles, I mean, Charles has a 6.6 yards per carry, while Jones has a 3.6 yards per carry. So all in all the defense looks great and they need to get the best player on their team (Jammal Charles) on the field.

23. Oakland Raiders: Wow, is the Jason Campbell era already over in Oakland? Man, are the Raiders in a mess at QB.

24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Well, they start 2-0 and that is good for any club, although I would like to see them play sharper.

25. Detroit Lions: Man, even without Mathew Stafford the Lions put a good fight against a good team.

26. Seattle Seahawks: Was their win against the 49ers just a flash in the pan? The Seahawks still have a lot to prove.

27. Carolina Panthers: Jimmy Clausen better turn the team around, or they are on a down hill spiral.

28. Arizona Cardinals: They looked awful against Atlanta last week, looks like it will be a long season for the Cardinals.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Will these where the Jaguars I thought we’d see this year. Hey, at lease they are 1-1.

30. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford continues to impress in a near win against Oakland.

31. Cleveland Browns: Well, their defense played well, but the offense blow the game, with a fumble at their own 30, and an interception return for a touchdown.

32. Buffalo Bills: Well…the draft is this April and you have an exciting player to watch in CJ Spiller.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 2

                     11-5    6-10     10-6     6-10

Friday, September 17, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 2


1. New Orleans Saints (last week: 2): I personally think they won’t last at #1 for long, but they have some easy teams coming and should stay undefeated.

2. Green Bay Packers (last week 3): They could get #1 with a strong showing this week. Most would think that it wasn’t a good game since they only won by 7, but they had the Eagles shutdown till Vick came.

3. New England Patriots (last week 8): Tom Brady showed he is back and coming for more. He was unstoppable against a good Bengals defense, if they keep this up, watch out.

4. Baltimore Ravens (last week: 4): The offensive might have struggled, but that defense could not be broken.

5. Indianapolis Colts (last week 1): Peyton and company will get their show going again, just give them time. And about the run defense, remember they won the Super Bowl with one of the worst in the country.

6. Houston Texans (last week: 11): They showed they are now in the elite ranks of the NFL. I think this team is a colon of last years Saints, so watch out.

7. Minnesota Vikings (last week: 6): They could have won that game, so no need to panic. I think Brett Favre looked better then I thought he would in his first game. I think it will take a while for the Vikings to get back in stride, but when they do, they will be at the top again.

8. Dallas Cowboys (last week: 5): I said in the preseason I didn’t like their offensive line and how quickly Romo was getting flustered. I think they need to get that offensive line healthy, or this could be a bad year.

9. Tennessee Titans (last week: 16): Vince Young looked great in the first game and CJK2 looked like he is due for another K2 season, also the defense was dominate. I think the AFC South will start to gain respect and the Colts won’t have a walk in the park anymore.

10. San Diego Chargers (last week: 9): I think the big loss in KC won’t weigh this team down, remember last year the Chargers started 0-3 and then finished the season with 11 straight.

11. New York Jets (last week: 11): I think the Jets (like I said in the off-season) are putting too much stock in Sanchez being the next Tom Brady, and surprise he is still only in his second year in the NFL. The defense did a great job on Monday night, but they need to make the offense less complicated and just plat football.

12. Cincinnati Bengals (last week: 7): I hope this isn’t a picture of things to come. The Bengals looked like the Bengals of 08 and not the Bengals of 09. I think Marvin Lewis needs to pull his team together, or it won’t be his team anymore.

13. Pittsburgh Steelers (last week: 19): They made a statement with a win without Roethlisberger. I think this defense showed that with a healthy Troy P. they are still one of, if not the most dominate defense in football.

14. Washington Redskins (last week: 18): Wow, Shanahan is turning this team around fast. Their defense looked good against Dallas and their running game started to get going.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (last week: 17): With Kolb in they looked dead, but with Vick in they looked great. I think if Vick would have started that game they would have won.

16. Miami Dolphins (last week: 15): They need to play better; to barely beat Buffalo isn’t good. I think this team has a lot of talent; they just need to get their show together.

17. Atlanta Falcons (last week: 14): A loss to the Roethlisbergerless Steelers isn’t a good start at all. That defense played good but the offense let them down.

18. New York Giants (last week: 13): I think Eli needs his receivers to catch a couple of balls. Two of his three interceptions where off of balls that the receivers should and could have caught. That defense look ok, but they need to make some improvements.

19. Seattle Seahawks (last week: 27): They shocked everyone with that win and made the 49ers look very bad. If Correll and Hasselback can keep it up they will have a shot at the NFC West.

20. Chicago Bears (last week: 20): Culter played well in his first game, although the Lions should have won with either the TD catch at the end, or if Stafford wouldn’t have gotten hurt.

21. San Francisco 49ers (last week: 10): They REALLY disappointed everyone in week one, and Alex Smith looks like he did in 08 and before, not like he did in 09. That defense didn’t look as good as it should have.

22. Arizona Cardinals (last week: 24): Derek Anderson looked ok, but they need to do better against a team that isn’t that great.

23. Jacksonville Jaguars (last week: 23): They did win but they looked flat, Garrard played good, which is a good sign for the Jag’s.

24. Kansas City Chiefs (last week: 26): They showed that they had a great draft class with all the rookies making big plays. Wow, Crennel has done a GREAT job on that Kansas City defense, also Dorsey and Jackson played very well. I think the running game was good as expected and they didn’t have any turnovers, but Cassel still need to continue to improve.

25. Carolina Panthers (last week: 21): I think it is time for the Panthers to give Clausen a chance. Moore looked flat and made a lot of bad decisions in a winnable game.

26. Denver Broncos (last week: 22): Wow, this team has talent but looked very flat. I think this team has a chance to do something if they can sharpen up their game.

27. Detroit Lions (last week: 28): If Stafford would not have gotten hurt the game would have been a win. Also I think that the catch by Calvin Johnson was a touchdown. I think once they get Stafford back they will be quite a difficult team to beat. Also that defense line created some pressure.

28. Oakland Raiders (last week: 25): Well, we now know that they are still the same old Raiders. The only good thing about their trip to Nashville was good play by Darren McFadden, who the Raiders need to start playing well.

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (last week: 30): They played a decent game but should have played better against a Browns team that isn’t very good.

30. St. Louis Rams (last week: 31): I think Bradford shows a lot of promise and they played well against a team that was much better then they where.

31. Buffalo Bills (last week: 32): They kept the game close without a lot of talent on the team. I think the Bills can at lease be a little entertained by this team.

32. Cleveland Browns (last week: 29): I think it is a matter of time before Holmgren takes over. They looked very flat. I think they are on the right track to rebuilding; they are starting from ground zero.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thoughts after Week 1

I was right about Houston: At the end of preseason I said how I was so impressed with the Texans and how I thought Arian Foster could be a special player this year. I also said that the Colts would have to watch out. And the Colts lost to the Texans in week 1 and Foster ran for over 200 yards and gave the Colts their first loss of the season. In my playoff bracket I had Houston beating the Jets for a playoff spot but now the Texans have a chance to take the South.

Oakland hasn’t Changed: I didn’t agree with people when they said Campbell was an elite QB although I did think their defense would make strides this year and give the Raiders a chance in some games. Well, they where trampled against the Titans and gave up 38 points while the Oakland offense couldn’t keep up. Once again the problem was the receiving corps who couldn’t make anything happen. I thought the Raiders would at least improve, but they look like the same Raiders as last year. (can I make a prediction I made during the draft, that Ben Roethlisberger would be in Oakland very soon)

Cowboys look FLAT: At the beginning of the season I really liked the Cowboys, but at the end of preseason I was taking back my prediction that they would win the Super Bowl. After seeing Romo and his offensive line fall apart against the Texans I knew something was wrong. And what do you know; they lose the game because of a holding call against who else, but Alex Barron. The Cowboys need to get things in order or Phillips won’t be coaching them next season.

Brady’s back to lead the Troops and the Bengals have their usual Downfall: Last season Brady didn’t do as good as usual and everyone thought he was done. But I still thought he needed more time to heal and he proved it with a great game against a good Bengals defense. Also the Bengals (as some people where predicting) play totally flat and were blown out by a team which is worse then they are. So if the Bengals don’t want to continue their trend of good one year bad the next, they need to get their game together.

They weren’t kidding about Sam Bradford: Bradford did have 3 interceptions but two of them where on desperation plays where he through them up for grabs. Besides that he played pretty well.

Is it Time to give Vick a Chance? Michael Vick turned the Eagles game around and almost made a come back. Kevin Kolb meanwhile, made bad decisions and didn’t look sharp. Also another interesting thing…when Kolb was in the Eagles scored 3 points and that was off a turnover, while Vick (who wasn’t in much longer then Kolb), scored 17 and was on the edge of scoring 24. I think if the Eagles are smart they let Kolb, who doesn’t seem to be quite ready to lead the team, rest a few games from his concussion and let Vick see what he can do.

Will the Chargers Win the West? I do think they will sharpen up and do it, but Kansas City showed that they are not a team to be ignored. Also the Chiefs seem to have had an excellent draft class, with the electric McCluster scoring a Chiefs record 94 yard punt return for a TD, Arenas had a 54 yard punt return but barley got tackle by the punter, or that would have been a touchdown, plus he played well as the nickel cornerback, Tony Moeaki caught a touchdown pass, Lewis was solid at safety and Berry played great as well. I think that Arrowhead stadium could be a place to fear, like it was in the 90’s with Derrick Thomas, Joe Montana and Marcus Allen. Romeo Crennel showed that he can take any defense and make it look good. And Jammal Charles is proving to be the next Chris Johnson with a 56 yard TD run. All in all the Chiefs looked the most improved team in a division which was suppose to have a lot of teams on the rise, but Kansas City is the only one with a win.

Is Alex Smith still a Bust? Alex Smith had a descent season last year and many thought that he could finally start to develop into the QB that everyone thought he could be. But he didn’t have an impressive start and you have to start to question if last season was just a fluke. I know we can’t come to a conclusion to quickly, although he was drafted a year before Jamarcus Russell and he is already considered a bust. We will just have to wait and see, but he needs to at lease play descent, so that the 49ers can use the rest of the talent that they have collected, to win the division.

Should the catch by Calvin Johnson be ruled a TD: I think so. I know the rule is you have to keep possession the entire time, but everyone knew he caught it and in the Super Bowl the Saints had a similar catch, that was a catch, but he didn't have control on the way back up and they ruled it a catch. So if you are going to do favors for the Saints in the Super Bowl, you need to be fair and do the same thing for not only the Saints.

Players of the Week:

AFC Offensive: Arian Foster/HB/Houston Texans

AFC Defensive: Ray Lewis/MLB/Baltimore Ravens

NFC Offensive: Michael Vick/QB/Philadelphia Eagles

NFC Defensive: Clay Mathews/OLB/Green Bay Packers

Most Exciting Games:

AFC: Kansas City vs. San Diego

NFC: Washington vs. Dallas

Biggest Upsets:

AFC: Houston vs. Indianapolis

NFC: Washington vs. Dallas

Most Surprising Blowouts:

AFC: New England vs. Cincinnati

NFC: Seattle vs. San Francisco

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 1

Playoff Bracket (Week 1)

Here is may Playoff Bracket for the NFL this season. And yes the Jets didn’t make it, I think they will have a good season, but I think the Texans look better.

Wildcard Round

Texans at Patriots=Patriots

Bengals at Chargers=Chargers

Falcons at Cowboys=Cowboys

Vikings at 49ers=49ers


Divisional Round

Chargers at Colts=Colts

Patriots at Ravens=Ravens

49ers at Packers=Packers

Cowboys at Saints=Cowboys


Championship Round

Ravens at Colts=Colts

Cowboys at Packers=Packers


Super Bowl

Colts vs. Packers=Colts

NFL Rankings Week 1


1. Indianapolis Colts (last week: 1): Through preseason they proved they have gotten better since last year and last year they where the best team in the league.

2. New Orleans Saints (last week: 3): They have been better then I thought on offense but worse then I thought on defense.

3. Green Bay Packers (last week: 5): If the defense can step up and play better then they did in the playoffs this team will be at the top of the rankings quite quickly.

4. Baltimore Ravens (last week: 4): Their defensive backs might be a little bad but they still have Ray Lewis and company which will not give defense’s time to throw, plus once Ed Reed comes back they won’t be too bad off. Also they added Houshmandzadeh so that will make this offense one of, if not the best offense in the league.

5. Dallas Cowboys (last week: 2): I liked them before the season but in preseason they didn’t look good. The offensive line was awful and Romo was getting mad way to quickly. They need to step it up.

6. Minnesota Vikings (last week: 6): I think Favre didn’t play great in preseason and they have a ton of injuries.

7. Cincinnati Bengals (last week: 10): I am not saying that they will be a great team or make the playoffs, but I do think they will start the season well.

8. New England Patriots (last week: 7): They look solid in preseason but losing Leigh Bodden and Ty Warren for the season will REALLY hurt.

9. San Diego Chargers (last week: 11): I think they can improve but as of now the offensive line isn’t great and the defense doesn’t look great either.

10. San Francisco 49ers (last week: 9): I think if Alex Smith can just play descent, this team will rocket up the rankings. Their defense is good.

11. Houston Texans (last week: 16): I was REALLY impressed with the Texans in preseason and if they can keep the defense improving and if Foster can come on as a star running back then this team is a playoff team.

12. New York Jets (last week: 8): I wasn’t impressed with Sanchez during preseason and as I said during the off-season everyone thought Ryan and Flacco would win the SB in their second year but both came up short. I think until Sanchez can control the game with his arm, the Jets have to stop thinking about Superbowl rings.

13. New York Giants (last week: 15): I wasn’t crazy about the Giants preseason although I do think Antrel Rolle proved he is a very good safety. I think they need to get the running game going more and get their linebackers going.

14. Atlanta Falcons (last week: 12): I think they could get a wildcard this year but that defense has to step up and put some pressure on the QB or the defensive backs are going to give up a ton of yardage and having to play the Saints twice will be hard.

15. Miami Dolphins (last week: 13): I think Henne has to do better then he did in the preseason for Miami to get a playoff spot, although I do think if you give the Dolphins a few years they will become an elite team.

16. Tennessee Titans (last week : 16): They have a young defense and they need to make a deal with CJ so he will be full steam ahead.

17. Philadelphia Eagles (last week: 14): I think the Eagles barley get the edge on the Redskins and that is because of that defense and a good offensive line. I also think Kolb needs to do better then he did in preseason or Michael Vick will be the starting QB before long.

18. Washington Redskins (last week: 19): I like what Shanahan is doing and I think if you give him sometime he will build a Super Bowl team before long.

19. Pittsburgh Steelers (last week: 18): When I first started writing this weeks edition of Power Rankings I really thought they could surprise people once Big Ben got back, but now I am hearing that Tomlin might not even start him once he comes back since the team isn’t too crazy about him right now. Could he somehow be in Oakland next season? If he did leave that would be the perfect fit.

20. Chicago Bears (last week: 20): I think the key to the season is Jay Cutler and I don’t like him under Mike Martz. I think he is better suited for a team that runs the ball a lot and where he can use his arm to get the ball deep of play action.

21. Carolina Panthers (last week: 23): They didn’t have a single offensive touchdown in preseason and if you don’t in the regular season they will be in BAD shape.

22. Denver Broncos (last week: 21): Yeah they lost Dumervil and other key players and yes that will hold them back, but I still think they manage to pull out a descent season.

23. Jacksonville Jaguars (last week: 27): I don’t think they’ll have a very good season and I do think Del Rio won’t be their next season, they still have Jones-Drew and that will keep them in games.

24. Arizona Cardinals (last week: 22): I though they had some hope with Lienart, although they did need to cut him to help their team come together, but without him this team is doomed. I mean who else is their? Derek Anderson already proved he can’t stay consistent.

25. Oakland Raiders (last week: 25): If Al Davis could just get out of the way I think this football team could be good, but as you have seen in the past, he always does.

26. Kansas City Chiefs (last week: 24): I think they could hop up the rankings if Weis can get Cassel going but until then nothing is gong to happen. To tell you the truth I am more impressed with the Chiefs defense, then their offense.

27. Seattle Seahawks (last week: 26): If Hasselback or Whitehurst don’t play good, this team could be bad.

28. Detroit Lions (last week: 29): I really think this team can start to get better and I like Stafford. I think Schwartz will get this defense half way presentable and watch out for that new Lions defensive line.

29. Cleveland Browns (last week: 30): I think the Browns simply need more talent on their team, but I do think that their small running game and having a veteran QB will help them this season.

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (last week: 28): I barely gave the Browns the nod, just because they have a veteran QB and Mike Holgren. I do think though, that this team could surprise people, if Freeman can plays well.

31. St. Louis Rams (last week: 32): I really liked Sam Bradford in the preseason, although they need to find a way to keep him off the ground.

32. Buffalo Bills (last week: 31): CJ Spiller looks REALLY good, but they have no idea who to start at QB.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1 Day Till College Football: What To Look For (Alex)

Tomorrow is the first game of college football starts at(6:30 ET) between Presbyterian and Wake Forest. There are alot of changes for teams this year one is Florida’s new Quarterback John Brantley is taking over for Tebow’s Job. So obviously there will be a lot of expectations for Brantley and Texas has a new QB Gabbert Gilbert to take over McCoy’s Job so there will also be a lot of expectations for him as well.

Top 25 players to have Big Seasons

1. Jake Locker/QB/Washington Huskies

2. Mark Ingram/RB/Alabama Crimson Tide

3. Adrian Clayborn/DT/Iowa
 4. A.J. Green/WR/Georgia

5. Jacquizz Rodgers/RB/Oregon State

6. Prince Amukamara/CB/Nebraska

7. Jerrod Johnson/QB/Texas A&M

8. Robert Quinn/DE/North Carolina

9. Andrew Luck/QB/Stanford

10. Janoris Jenkins/CB/Florida

11. Marcell Dareus/DT/Alabama

12. Ryan Mallet/QB/Arkansas

13. Cameron Heyward/DE/Ohio State

14. Julio Jones/WR/Alabama

15. Gabe Carimi/OT/ Wisconsin

16. Blaine Gabbert/QB/Missouri

17. Travis Lewis/OLB/Oklahoma

18. Nate Soldier/OT/Colorado

19. Garrett Gilbert/QB/Texas

20. James Kirkendoll/WR/Texas
21. Demarco Murray/RB/Oklahoma
22. Mark Herzlich/OLB/Boston College

23. Landry Jones/QB/Oklahoma

24. John Brantley/QB/Florida

25. Jared Crick/DT/Nebraska

Conference Champions

Big 12

Big 12 Champion: Oklahoma
Big 12 North Champion: Oklahoma
Big 12 South Champion: Nebraska

Big Ten

Big Ten Champion: Ohio State


SEC Champion: Alabama
SEC East Champion: Florida
SEC West Champion: Alabama

Pac 10

Pac 10 Champion: Oregon State

Atlantic Coast

Atlantic Coast Champion: Miami
Atlantic Champion: Boston College
Coastal Champion: Miami

Mountain West

Mountain West Champion: Boise State

Big East

Big East Champion: Cincinnati

Conference USA

Conference USA East Champion: UCF
Conference USA West Champion: Houston

College Football Season is Here

College Football season starts tomorrow, and were all ready and waiting here. In this article I wanted to discuss different interesting topics in the NCAAF.

First of all predictions:

Bowl Prediction (Note: I am using the ranking that they are at the start of the season)

BCS National Championship: #1 Alabama vs. #2 Ohio State

BCS Rose Bowl: #11 Oregon vs. #15 Pittsburgh

BCS Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida vs. #7 Oklahoma

BCS: Orange Bowl: #13 Miami vs. #8 Nebraska

BCS: Fiesta Bowl: #5 Texas vs. # 3 Boise State

Big 12 Champion: Texas Longhorns

Big 10 Champion: Ohio State Buckeyes

Big East Champion: Pittsburgh Panthers

ACC Champion: Miami Hurricanes

PAC 10 Champion: Oregon Ducks

SEC Champion: Alabama Crimson tide

Mountain West Champion: Boise State Broncos

Now for some Hot Topics:

Can Ohio State's Terrel Pryor play up to his potential? I think Pryor can...but I think it will be up to if he will, I think he is very talented but he has to show more maturity and try not to make a play when nothing is open. I think he is my favorite to win the Heisman and the only person that is going to stop him is himself.

Can Alabama produce a repeat? I think they will. They are returning most of their players and they also had a good recruiting class. They still have their key players on offense and on defense they did lose a couple of guys but I think the only other team with enough veteran players to challenge them is Ohio State and I think Ohio State can do it...but I'm still not sold on the thought that Pryor will do awesome this year.

Who will come out as the elite QB's heading into the NFL draft? For once their are a TON of big, pro style QB's in college right now. If they do all end up coming out this year, the draft could be as good as the 1984 QB's draft. 

Jake Locker, Sr, Washington, he not only has the size 6'3 230 pounds, arm and everything else you want, he also has a good teacher in his head coach.

Andrew Luck, Jr, Stanford, who is looking pretty good so far plus has size like the rest of this class 6'4 235 pounds. 

Ryan Mallet, Jr, Arkansas, Needs to continue to develop, but he has the size 6'6 238 pounds, and arm to turn into a franchise QB.

Blaine Gabbert, Jr, Missouri, Gabbert looks like a colon of Mathew Stafford (even kind of looks like him) and he also has the big arm and tall size, 6'5, 235 pounds. 

Christian Ponder, Sr, Florida State, Ponder has to continue to improve but he is another of  the QB's with the size 6'3 225 pounds, plus he has this is his fourth year in college.

Now here is my most Pro ready player: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa: Clayborn could have come out this year, he is ready to play pro football and this season will only help his already good draft status.

Player to Watch: Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh, This player shocked the nation last year as a freshman. He wasn't on any of the recruiting lists as a good player, he wasn't even ranked on the top 100 runningbacks in New Jersey. He exploded last year and is looking like a future, if not present, Heisman candidate. He is just a remarkable back.

Underrated Team: Florida State, They have a new head coach and a great recruiting class, don't be surprised if they win the ACC.

Most Overrated team: Wisconsin, Every year they are suppose to do great things and every year they can't finish in the top 25.