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Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Idgit, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    This sound like anyone familiar to you folks? Seriously, I thought this blurb underscored my optimism this season nicely.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/050908

    So, Doctor" Award for "Easiest way to figure our which teams will be better and worse this season"

    Here's the thing about the NFL: If you're looking for teams to jump a level, it's the same recipe every year. You need an easy schedule, or at the very least, a manageable one. You need a couple of horses (like the Chargers with Gates, Tomlinson and Jamal Williams). You need to get lucky in the draft with 3-4 contributors, need to nail your free agent signings, need a good coach, need to avoid deadly injuries in the preseason and the first 2-3 weeks, and need to avoid screwing up your cap space with those Peerless Price/Jeremiah Trotter-type contracts.

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