it’s my favorite time of year again. My ankles ache in nostalgic pain thinking about the thrill of the game. This is a thread where we can share thoughts about the season. I’ll start with a few teams to look out for.
The AFC South - there will be epic biblical warfare in the AFC this year. The Colts have a new head coach who is a defense guy, The Texans have a ton of talent and a chip on their shoulder, and the Titans are looking to repeat their powerhouse performance from last year. The only problem is that whatever team emerges victorious from this blood bath will most likely be too battered to take the ultimate prize from a more well rested team.
The Saints - amazing depth in the run game, as well as a healthy and hungry drew brees. Their main problem is that old division rival, the Falcons.
The Falcons - Matt Ryan make turn out to be one of the great quarterbacks of all time at this pace. Michael the burner Turner and Jurious Norwood make up the fastest RB team in all football.
The Vikings - Peterson and Favre. What else do you need?
The Ravens - Joey Flaco and Ray Lewis, period. This team has all the leadership it needs on the field and off with the steady hand of John Harbaugh guiding the way.
The Rams - Steven Spagnuolo, the man who masterminded much of the success for the giants over the past three years, has been given a team that is FULL of young talent, but has had leadership issues for almost a decade. I have great faith in Spagnuolo, I really think he can turn this team around, and he has some potent weapons to use and mold. They could have a winning season this year believe it or not.
The Dolphins - Young team, very smart on and off the field. The false start of the new franchise under Nick Sabin seems to have been washed away by the upstart success of last year. They had ample time in the off season to re-tune and sharpen their new look, and this year they are poised to strike. Their main problem will be dealing with Patriots and a healthy Tom Brady.