09-06-2007, 04:10 PM
Time for Broncos Football
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Mile High
Originally Posted by TheReverend
Glad we're generating some discussion. I'll tell you why I chose those teams and then let me know if you agree/disagree and your basis for your decisions please.
I think the Seahawks made great upgrades to their defense via draft/free agency and I see Tampa Bay as a former stout defense that has aged severely and lost key personnel. I see Seattle's offense healthy and hungry for the playoffs again. I see Tampa's offense desperate with major questions on the line, RB, WR and QB.
Seahwaks still have some questions on that o-line, will branch and Hackett step up? not impressed with thier D either, 6 is alot to give up week 1 with the team they had last year.
I don't exactly think much of Washington, though I think Campbell is talented and will continue growing, you cannot deny the Portis/Betts punch and a defense with the best safeties in the league and great coaching. Miami on the hand is another aging team with a first year coach. Ronnie Brown is in the doghouse. Apparently so is Chambers (trade rumors). Trent Green is stop gap at best. I think Miami is in the cellar this year.
Green is an upgrade from qb last year, Brown should be better (since he is actually healthy this week), Champers can beat Skins d.....Campbell is good, but I don't like thier wr's. Washington could very easily cover but I wouldn't ever trust my money on them
I LOVE Steven Jackson and the Rams offense. That being said, I think Delhomme had a poor year last year and is going to bounce back. Carolina's D is still a dominant force and the class of the NFC. I'm ready for them to punch the Rams offense in the mouth and move the ball with ease against St Louis's weak D.
This is one of those games where I have to go with home team..If it was in Carolina I would go Carolina...Jax will keep the d-line honest and get Holt, Bruce & mcmichael some time......Again..only because Rams are at home
As for the Ravens... simply put I can't take Cincinnati's defense seriously and think between the progression of Haloti Ngata, that defense is going to be too much for an offense line that lost a key player to free agency to handle.
I agree with Cincy defense, but I feel the same way about Ravens Offense.
A lot's being said about the turn around of the Raiders but until I see a few new faces on their offensive line I can't say that I buy it for a single second. Obviously the Lions have losing traditions of their own but their losing culture/attitude seems to have come to an end and I wouldn't be surprised to see them approach 8-8 while Oakland struggles to see 6 wins.
This is tough one here too...Radiers HAVE to be improved..don't they? They had a good d, while Kitna is Kitna and will try to force things a little too much. You know what Radiers d gets in facing Tatum Bell..couple fumbles or some non made 3rd downs late by tripping himself.
Raiders win......I THINK
Texans and Chiefs was hard for me to decide. On one hand, KC still has gonzo and LJ. On the other, their O line is in shambles. Houston's Johnson should abuse Law/Surtain and I fully expect Kubiak to generate a running game with Ahman Green and turn Matt Schaub into a game manager at least, a playmaker at best.
Not sold on that o-line in houston...I don't see Green doing much this season, and LJ even at half the carries will be good for a couple scores, which I think will be enough to beat Houston this week.