the AFC IMO
Denver - Uncle Rico makes Pay-me-a-ton look like a clutch performer, I just heard a rumor that they may go after Cutler in the draft :confused: . A contedah, but flawed.
KC - Another flawed team, now with the immortal Herm Edwards as coach - Pretendah :D
San Diego - Dump a very good young QB - brilliant move, a Front Office purge upcoming - Pretendah
Raiders - Fuggetaboutit :rolleyes:
Steelers - A few losses but in my opininon the same team that just won the championship - The Team to Beat
Bengals - The Bungholes no longer - a good up and coming team but unlikely to see Palmer until mid-season. Contendah but teetering
Browns - Up and Comer, but a ways to go - Pretendah
Ravens - fuggetaboutit, more probelms than I can mention
Colts - Losses James, Tripplett and Thorton, gain a better kicker. Net loss for now but still time to fill the holes - Pretendah IMO
Jaguars - I thought this team was ready to step up last year, but Leftwich injury slowed progress - Pretendah until proven otherwise
Titans - Could be a mover if MacNair has anything left in the tank - I don't think he does - Pretendah
Texans - On the clock for the Brady Quinn sweepstakes? fuggetaboutit
Bills - Sorry they were terrible last year and are now rebuilding - fugettaboutit
Jets - lots of bad news in Jetsland - Rookie coach, no QB - veteran losses, not good fuggetaboutit
Dolphins - improving, a legitimate threat, but Culpepper is unlikely to start the season and even healthy is an exploitable commodity - Maybe a contendah but a pretendah until proven otherwise
Pats - Take a breath folks. There are certainly areas of concern. 1 real WR on the roster at the moment, LBs are a year older and RB questions need to be answerered. We still have TB and a good young O-line which is a year more experienced. Returning players in the secondary are better than we think and the D-Line is still as good as any in football. - Contendah :D T
I agree that there's not a team out there that looks scary and dominant. Despite all the teeth grinding this week we're still in really good shape.
but we might have the Fins snapping at our ankles this year.....................
Always good to have a bit of a challange :cool:
young and gaining experiance on the offensive side of the ball..
but ageing and lacking a bit on the defensive side... IMO
Mark my words - KC will win the AFC West and be the team to beat. I know you guys like to dog Edwards but he did a lot with not that much talent with the Jets. KC has by far the most dominant line, a top 3 RB, above average QB and receivers. Edwards will improve their defense. REmember it took quite a collosal implosion last year for them to miss the playoffs.
Denver will be solid but can't match KC's firepower. SD will have growing pains with Rivers.
Really? Who thinks that?
Other than that I agree with your view. Outside of Pittburg and Indy, the Pats are unchallenged. Miami and Jacksonville are the dark horses.
the Jags will be very strong this year IMO
I think the same nine will be in the hunt as was the case last year: the playoff teams, plus KC, SD and Miami.
Yes, the steelers are the team to beat.
Yes, we are the most likely to beat them.
And, Miami is likelyto be the most improved team.
So you have the Colts as a pretender even though we only have one hole to fill in at running back that we have shown that we can throw a rookie into the fray for that spot. We have every other spot wrapped up and the draft will give up depth at any necessary spots. And we have been to the playoffs six out of seven years.
The Patriots have a broken running back, a plethira of mediocre WRs, starters missing from the offensive line, holes in the secondary that has been injury prone the past 2 years and no kicker. And they are a contender. At least give the post some respect and don't go overboard on the homerism.
If every division gets a team into the playoffs then you should at least name the team that you think is the best in the division as a contender.
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