|07-18-2007, 12:42 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2006
2007 Team Defense/Special Teams Part III
ESPN's Colin Cowherd opened his show today, July 17th, 2007, proclaiming the fact that it is time for the sports world to to swing into football mode. His point was that football is what the American sports fan cares about, even if it is the heart of baseball season, and there is no reason to wait until the middle of August to give sports fans a chance to chat up their favorite teams and players. He argued that there are two seasons in sports: football season and waiting-for-football season. Based on this, Cowherd claims that we should be talking football as much as possible.
Welcome to the conversation, Colin. Glad you could finally join us.
We at the Jungle, as is usually the case, are ahead of the pack in preparing you for the season. For the past several weeks, we have been discussing the fantasy rankings and projections for the upcoming year. You're welcome, Jungle Animals.
We continue to provide you with the best preseason coverage in fantasy football by resuming our trek through the defenses/special teams you need to know for your draft.
These defenses are sound starts if you don't have any of the elite teams
Denver Broncos: The Broncos were an average fantasy defense in '06. That should change in '07. They added Sam Adams to help against the run and Dre Bly to defend the pass. Bly and Champ Bailey make for one of the best cornerback combinations in the league. If the front seven can get any pass rush at all, the Broncos should improve on their 17 INTs from last year. I expect the yardage totals to shrink this year as well, which should mean fewer points allowed. All in all, the Broncos should be a solid number-one defense.