Originally Posted by MaineMan
Saints - thinner than they look. Coupla injuries (to players NOT named Brees) could land them at 7-9.
Vikings without Favre.
The Giants always look shaky to me.
I could see Da Bears finishing last in their division (even counting a Favre-less Vikings team).
Agree about the Jests and Chargers, though they don't have that far to fall.
Agree that picking the Steelers is too easy.
MM Im going to find fault with this, if that's ok. The team is relativity unchanged. The RB lost of Bell was not a big deal, we were pretty deep there, and the CB, OL,TE and DL positions are 6 deep at this time.
This will be figured out in training camp. Your essentially facing the same team next year but with a better DL and CB depth. Plus your add Moore to the WR core, who is capable of being a #1 receiver.
I think your going to see the same top #1 - #4 offense you have seen for 5 years, and a more consistent #10 defense under G.W.s 2nd year of building.
I dont think this gets us close to the , collapse category.
I can see this happening again, the same Aints thinking from other tems, but as long as Payton, G.W., Brees, the #1-#2 OL, Greer, and I can go on for awhile are on this team, the NFL teams need to take us seriously. We didn't beat the Patriots because we were better, we beat them because they didn't take us seriously, BB will not make that mistake again, hes very good.
This is a very good team, and I think we got better from last year. I think, seeing that the right calls where made by the CS, you have not seen anything yet. Payton wants another SB, and in my mind only the Patriots stand in our way, and they are very good. Im not sucking up here its football, BB is amazing and Brady is the same, its common sense.
But your making a mistake if you dont follow the Saints accomplishments. They don't deserve this category, we are not fluke, and that will be proven, next year. The same dominate offense for 5 years and the same NFL teams that don't take us seriously insures it.
except one, BB knows our " you cant cover everyone offense" now, are only ace in the hole is he doesn't know how are defense has improved.