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    Pick 3 Players league wide (including the Pats) who you think will have the biggest improvement off thier 2009 NFL campaign and 3 Players you think will have a lesser productive year compared to last season.

    Obviously no rookies will count in this discussion....

    Improving players >

    Adrian Peterson - Had fumblelitis last season and showed a decline from his rookie season but he has been working hard to fix his problem and I think he will be stronger and faster this year more like 2008 than 2009.

    Darius Butler - I think this kid is going to be an all-pro in a very short time,while he was not a major factor on the defense last season he did show flashes of brilliance,I believe he will play a bigger role on defense this year and I expect a superb season from him.

    Donovan McNabb - I really think this is the right team and at the right time in his career for McNabb to show he can still play the game at a top level and I expect him to have a special year and stick it to the ungrateful Eagles organization who chose to go elsewhere with thier QB.


    Players on the decline >

    Chris Johnson - A logical choice considering he had over 2,000 yards last year...I don't expect a significant drop but I don't see anyhere near another year like he had - Its hard to come near what he did on a mediocre team last season

    Drew Brees - An Elite quarterback still,but it seems that SB champion QBs have a lesser year the following season and struggle a bit more,so I am guessing that this trend won't change.

    Larry Fitzgerald - I still love this guy but IMO its a big dropoff from Warner to Leinhart and I think this will have a big effect on the Cards offense and in particular the remaining force of thier receiving corps
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    Going Up:
    Matt Ryan - Coming off a poor injury-riddled year. Will be better this year.
    Sebastian Vollmer - Going to be a stud Tackle. Will establish himself as a beast and a force in Passing and Rushing.
    Felix Jones - Should get the chance to start and will perform well in the Dallas Offense especially off the very delayed Draw plays.

    Going Down:
    Drew Brees - Madden Curse. Simples ;)
    D'Brick - Without Faneca holding his hand and Mangold now pissed, he'll be on an island.
    Ray Lewis - Gotta happen at some point.
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    Up: Matthew Stafford, Jerod Mayo, Brandon Flowers

    Down: Derrick Mason, Ricky Williams, Darren Sharper
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    Up: Matt Leinart, Calvin Johnson, Kevin Kolb
    Down: Brian Cushing, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Cedric Benson
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    On the up.

    1) Sanchez
    2) Greene
    3) Edwards

    Headed down.

    1) Brady
    2) Moss
    3) Welker

    Flame away but the truth is, it's probably all accurate. :cool:
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    Improving players

    #1 Joe Flacco, with all the WR's and RB's and that great OL he should have a big year like 4000 yards and all most 30 TD's


    #2 Richard Seymour, only had 4 sacks last year but i hear oakland is moveing to a 1 gap 3-4 he should have a big year.


    #3 Austin Collie, he had all most 700 yards and 7 TD's last year as a rookie and think he will be a 1000 yard WR in 2010.


    Players on the decline


    #1 Chris Johnson, no way he runs for 2000 yards again


    #2 wes welker, only because he will miss the first 5 games or so.. i just can't see him haveing a 100 rec season.


    #3 Hines Ward, he is 34 years old and he's QB will miss at less the first 4 games of the season.
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    well i guess your half right... the 1st 3 have no where to go but up so i guess you could add gholston to that list to hey.

    Interesting that if you were being honest with yourself you would trade your 3 for our 3 in a second isn't it
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    GOOD:

    1. J.Flacco - the weapons the Ravens have added will really help him out.

    2. M. Turner - hopefully he won't have injuries again, and show the hard runner he is from 2008.

    3. A. Peterson - if he stops the fumbles, he will be as dangerous as he should be.

    BAD:

    1. M.Austin - no-one really knew who he was last season, and this season the coverage will be on him.

    2. C.Johnson - as said before, if he betters last season WOW!

    3. P.Manning - Superbowl losers and all that :)
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    Improve: Matt Ryan, Mike Wallace, Shonn Greene
    Decline: Chris Johnson, Thomas Jones, Jason Campbell
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    Well Sanchez couldn't get much worse than he played last year. So that is a safe bet. He might only throw 19 INTs this season.
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    Improve:
    Joe Flacco--more weapons, teams focusing on Ray Rice.

    LeSean McCoy--He'll be the top back in Philly now.

    Jay Cutler--Can he get any worse than last year?


    Decline:
    Peyton Manning--I just want this to be true ;)

    Larry Fitzgerald--Going to be difficult to put up the numbers we are used to seeing with Leinart and/or Derek Andeson throwing him the ball.

    Maurice Jones-Drew--The only player you have to scheme for on that team, how long can he keep it up?
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    Retarded troll is retarded.
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    Improve:
    Rashard Mendenhall
    Darius Butler
    Antonio Cromartie
    Shawne Merriman
    Vontae Davis & Sean Smith
    Jerod Mayo
    Jay Cutler
    Dwayne Bowe

    Decline:
    Matt Schaub
    Thomas Jones
    Larry Fitzgerald
    Brett Favre
    Stephen Jackson
    Steve Smith NYG
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    Strongly disagree. The Redskins are terrible. McNabb is better than Campbell, but hes not going to make their Receivers, Runningbacks, and Line suddenly not suck.
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    Improve:
    Tom Brady
    Devin Hester
    Matt Stafford

    Decline:
    Ray Lewis
    Larry Fitzgerald
    Drew Brees (Madden curse :p)
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    I'll just do receivers

    Up
    Michael Crabtree
    Julian Edelman
    Kenny Britt

    Down
    Santonio Holmes
    Jerricho Cotchery
    Hines Ward
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    On the rise

    (1) Jamal Charles

    (2) Tory Holt

    (3) Chad Henne




    On the declne

    (1) Tomlinson

    (2) "The Appointment" (Sanchez)

    (3) Cromartie and his 10 kids
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    He might have a poorer year this year, as teams will know of his impact.
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