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2010-2011 AFC East Predictions and More…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2010 by sportsguru09

Below are my 2010-2011 AFC East Predictions, breakout players, and disappointments….thoughts and comments welcome!

Predicted AFC East Standings

1. New England Patriots – Yes, they are old. Yes, they are slow. But you know what? The AFC East is simply overrated. With all the hype behind the Jets (via Hard Knocks which is absolutely hysterical), everyone has seemed to forget that Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Tom Brady, and Bill Belicheck still have an army in the northeast. With Brady back to 100% and Moss looking to prove critics wrong who think he’s got nothing left, look for the P A T S PATS PATS PATS to come out and really destroy the opposition via the passing game. Forget Maroney and the endless number of no-name worthless RBs they have, you don’t need them. They simply act as blocking dummies and only have one goal….don’t pull a Billy Bob (yes, always a Varsity Blues reference) and get Brady hurt…let alone killed. Flat out, this is New England’s division to lose, you can write-off the Jets. I’m going to knock over that bandwagon.

2. Miami Dolphins – My surprise team of the AFC East. Henne should outperform his sub-par year last year and as long as Ronnie Brown stays healthy, they have one of the best 1-2 RB attacks in the NFL. The defense is getting younger and more explosive and their management is showing its colors through the organization as the Phins have become much more disciplined on either side of the ball. As long as Henne can simply exist between the two seconds of the snap and getting the ball to Ronnie (no, not the one from Jersey Shore) or Ricky Williams, Daniel Mott’s favorite player of all time, the Phins will be fine. Don’t care enough about them to write any more….

3. New York Jets – WRITE THESE GUYS OFF. Yes un-sexy Rexy Rex Ryan is hilarious on camera, there is no discipline on this team. Without Revis, they will be just weak enough at corner with Kyle Wilson there to get burned the one or two times that will kill them against the Pats. It will only take one time for Wilson to show his rookie colors for Moss or Welker to get downfield and burn the J E T S JETS JETS JETS. Hard Knocks, in my opinion, has absolutely exposured the immaturity of the Jets. Sanchez acts like a 10 year old and their WRs could care less what is being told to them. Yes they have a solid defense in general, but unless Jenkins has a breakout year, they will REALLY struggle to get to the quarterback. That, in turn, will put even more pressure on the Jets’ young secondary. Ya know, just because they are on TV means nothing to me. How many bad clips can they show? Has anyone watched their preseason games? THEY ABSOLUTELY 100% stink on ice. The one bright spot? Shonn Greene who is on my “got-to-have” fantasy players that will get the ball a ton. Why? NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS WANTS MARK SANCHEZ TO take over their offense and lead their team by himself. Might as well forfeit the season….

4. Buffalo Bills – Ah, the Bills. THey are so bad they don’t even deserve discussion. CJ Spiller is the only reason that people in Buffalo even care that this organization still exists….

AFC East Breakout Player of the Year – Julian Edleman….One of the up and coming WRs in the league that NO ONE knows about. he might as well be the mirror image of Wes Welker. Expect Edleman to have a solid year, get traded in the offseason, and do exactly what Welker did. Get traded to a team with a good passing game and breakout and turn into a prolific, 110 catch player that becomes a QB’s best friend. Expect Edleman to have a HUGE year if Welker’s comeback stint doesn’t work out. A small guy with bursts of speed and good hands? Who wouldn’t love to have him in the slot on 3rd down. Would be a twin with Jordan Shipley….

Biggest AFC East Disappointment – Mark Sanchez…A child, too immature, not enough talent. Totally overrated and will make mistake after mistake until Rexy realizes the organization made a BIG mistake…sorry Jets fans, your playboy ain’t going to cut it this year. I hope Mr. Brunell stays healthy…..HAHAHAHAHA…..that new stadium will look nice and be a great place for teams to come in and whoop up the Sancheezy’s Jets. Good luck fellas…you’re going to need it.

More predictions to come, stay tuned…

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The Good, The Bad, and The Downright Ugly…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by sportsguru09

The 2009 NFL Draft was this past weekend and oh was it entertaining.2009-nfl-draft-props Typical teams struggled to make smart decisions, the usual teams were solid, and there were many trades and pick moves put into place to make the ’09 draft one of the most memorable in recent history.

Read below for a little analysis and my awards for best and worst draft choices…

THE VERY GOOD

1. The Philadelphia Eagles

Well Deshean Jackson, your Eagles got a stud WR gift-wrapped to play alongside you in Philly. The fact that Jeremy Maclin fell to Philly here was ridiculous and never should have happened (all Al Davis’ fault in Oakland). And Donovan McNabb, are you satisfied with your weapons now? O, and in case you didn’t notice, Westbrook’s new backup and future successor LeShean McCoy out of Pitt is completely legit. I saw him beat up on Navy in Annapolis this past fall all by himself. Not many people know him, but they will very soon when he takes over for an aging Westbrook. Great pickup Philly…

2. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts, how I hate you so. You efficiently filled your running back whole and got a speedy, athletic, and very talented Donald Brown out of UConn. This was a steal and excited what the Colts needed after giving up Dominic Rhodes in the offseason. indianapolis_coltsWe all know Addai can’t stay healthy and when he actually does play, he’s not that efficient behind Manning, Wayne, and company. They’re pass happy and will look a lot to Brown out of the backfield. Later in the draft, the Colts also boosted both sides of their line and added depth. A solid draft all the way around for the ‘Shoe.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

As a Jags fan, I was ecstatic to watch Jack Del Rio and company go to work in Jax’s war room. Not only did they get two big Offensive Linemen that will surely keep Mojo Drew alive longer, they added three sure-handed blazing fast wide receivers. Though most haven’t heard of them, don’t be suprised if Garrard throws the ball much more successfully next year without dealing with thugs who had no hands like he’s been used to over the past couple of seasons. Many questioned their pass on Michael Crabtree, but if this organization is going to be centered around MoJo, shouldn’t you do the best to protect him?

4. Arizona Cardinals

Well, Edge is out Mr. Meaty Beanie Wells is in. With a huge hole to fill in the backfield behind Kurt Warner, the Cards got their man of their future to bruise defenses and push the line in the redzone. Though many figured that ‘Zona would trade away Anquan Boldin on draft day, the Cardinals made a bigger offensive statement by providing solidity to their run game and NOT trading Boldin. The Bears and others offered, but none matched Arizona’s trade expectations. Overall, the draft was a success for Ken Wisenhunt’s bunch. Keep Boldin, pick up a few strong pass rushers, and add a bruiser for your franchise running back.

THE VERY BAD

1. Dallas Cowboys

Did these guys even participate in this year’s draft? Oh yea, they passed in Round 1 and added 12 special teamers on Day 2? Come on Jerry Jones, you know better.dallas_cowboys You might as well have traded those guys or picks for help in next year’s draft. Not one person is recognizable from your draft and you added no help to help your now T.O.-less receiver core (that features an overrated Roy Williams) in the early rounds. What a waste…good luck scoring points this year…

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

You got your man in Josh Freeman and then what? You completely disappeared from the draft.

THE DOWNRIGHT UGLY

1. The Oakland Raiders

The most shocking yet stupid pick in the 2009 NFL Draft officially belongs to your Al Davis. Heyward-Bay before Crabtree and Maclin? Are you kidding me?!? What the *&^%*^*?!?!?!?!? No wonder your organization’s been in the toilet for years now, YOU GUYS ARE IDIOTS! nfl_oakland_raiders_1Jamarcus Russell now weighs like 350+ lbs. and was just given a speedy WR with no hands and no proven ability to be able to break away and play one-on-one. Looks like D-Mac Darren McFadden will see a lot of touches this year….otherwise, they have NO shot to win games. They’re lucky their division is downright awful. Welcome to the bottom of the Toilet Bowl Oakland…

2. The Denver Broncos

Another RB?!?!? Josh McDaniels, you’re killing me. First you get rid of a franchise quarterback for who? Oh yea, that bum from the windy city Kyle Orton (with draft picks). Next, with like 39 running backs already on your roster and 3 more picked up in the 2009 Free Agency period, you draft Knowshown Moreno? I mean, I know the Georgia boy can play but come on now, don’t you think you should work on improving quite possibly the worst defense in the NFL? Your secondary is terrible and aging and you guys rarely sack the quarterback. Even better, there were a few quality RBs you could have taken later in the draft. This pick definitely should have gone elsewhere. As we know it, McDaniels continues to dig his own grave deeper and deeper after every decision he makes…poor guy…he’ll be out in the streets in no time…

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Skins Saved With Hesitation…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by sportsguru09

Reports came out yesterday that the Redskins, during this past weekend’s 2009 NFL Draft, were slow to the punch in making a move up the 4th or 5th spot to get overrated quarterback Mark Sanchez. To Skins fans, you guys better be glad you did. .washington_redskins_helmetSanchez will be a bust and you know, all of you, that Dan Snyder, slick and slimey Snyder, would’ve given up an arm, leg, and well…the whole army to get him and get rid of his previous investment Jason Campbell. Fortunately for Washington’s organization and future, the New York Jets traded away picks and backup players to steal Sanchez from the Browns at the 5th overall pick (though there weren’t many signs saying that Cleveland wanted or even worked out “Dirty Sanchez”).

Now, I’m not saying that Campbell or backup Colt Brennan will have better careers than Sanchez. To be honest, I don’t think many people will remember any of the 3 of them 10-15 years from now. But I disagree with Snyder’s ploy at giving up everything, as well as your team’s future, to get somebody who’s unproven and out of a system where EVERYONE is a winner. USC simply breeds NFL-ready starts at the WR, RB, OL,…well at every position and the job of quarterback might be the easiest on the team, especially in a weak Pac-10 Football Conference. Sanchez should win that many games and should be successful. For goodness sakes, he’s on the best team (on paper) and in the best overall football system under a great coach in the entire country. Winning behind center is so easy a caveman could do it…coltbrennan

What do you have to deal with now Skins fans? Well, your quarterback hates your front office, he’s not really that good, and you have the Pineapple Express Colt Brennan riding the pine….what doesn’t seem right about this?

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SportsGuru’s 2009 NFL Mock Draft Part II…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2009 by sportsguru09

With the 2009 NFL Draft looming, I figured I’d hop on the bandwagon and do my own mock draft…take a look below… Part II includes picks 11 through 20…2009-draft

#11 Pick – Buffalo Bills

And with the #11 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills choose……Michael Oher, Offensive Tackle, out of Ole Miss.

#12 Pick – Denver Broncos

And with the #12 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos choose……B.J. Raji, Defensive Tackle, out of Boston College.raji1

#13 Pick – Washington Redskins

And with the #13 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins choose……Andre Smith, Offensive Tackle, out of the University of Alabama.

#14 Pick – New Orleans Saints

And with the #14 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints choose……Malcolm Jenkins, Cornerback, out of Ohio State.Ohio St Minnesota Football

#15 Pick – Houston Texans

And with the #15 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans choose……Brian Cushing, Linebacker, out of USC.

#16 Pick – San Diego Chargers

And with the #16 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers choose……Larry English, Defensive End, out of Northern Illinois.

#17 Pick – New York Jets

And with the #17 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Jets choose……Josh Freeman, Quarterback, out of Kansas State.

#18 Pick – Denver Broncos

And with the #18 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos choose……Vontae Davis, Cornerback, out of Illinois.

#19 Pick – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

And with the #19 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers choose……Chris “Beanie” Wells, Running Back, out of Ohio State.

#20 Pick – Detroit Lions

And with the #20 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions choose……Tyson Jackson, Defensive End, out of LSU.

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