Pre TC division thoughts

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  1. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    6 days to report day next Saturday.
    Here are my pre TC divisional thoughts.

    Dallas should be the favorites, as in most cases, the defending winner should be the favorite.
    Defense should be better, but we say this every year, but to no avail. However they have slightly been better each year for the past 3 years.

    NY, always touted as the favorite, and they will be tough again, but Eli has been going down more and more on his skills every year. Yes he has more weapons, and a very good defense. But pass rushes seem to get to Eli more and more.

    Washington, is always an unknown. They can all of a sudden play very well, then all of a sudden suck. I hope it is the latter.

    Philly, they too seem up and down. I still think Went can be a very good QB for years, if he has the surrounding team. I can see somehow, they can be a team with a very good defense but offense struggles, and when the offense is good, the defense struggles, therefore...a continuation of....:igglestrophy:...

    GB is still the favorite here, however the Lions did take them to the brink last year, and the Vikings could if healthy. I can't see GB falling off, but not really any better either. It will be between those 3 teams. As the Bears have some work to do.

    Atlanta still the favorites, but Carolina has the tools to push them, but I do not see Atlanta dropping off. TB could very well push them too, they show the signs, but are they ready. NO seems to have some work to do, but in this division, I would not rule them out as some type of factor, even if it just a spoiler role.

    Seattle will be the favorites, and the Cards a close 2nd. Heck if healthy which has been their problem from really taking over this division, I can see them winning it. Rams and SF have a ways to go. The Rams for having all these high draft picks have done nothing with them, so maybe they come out of nowhere to get a playoff spot.

    NE wins by default every year, but they will crash and burn sooner than most believe. I can see Miami really pushing them, and if all goes well in Buffalo, them too, Jets ae a long way off.

    Pittsburg once again pushed as the favorite, they like NE will soon crash and burn. I can see Cincy taking this division or if the Ravens get things sorted out, they can too. Browns, well, it will be interesting yet again...LOL...

    The texans to the SB...not...They barely won it last year, as the last week, it could have the Colts or the titans taking the division. too many injuries on all the teams. So who gets the best QB play may determine this division. Do not rule out the Jaguars leap frogging to at least be a spoiler towards the end.

    Wow, this could be interesting. Raiders was looking really good until 2 QB's went down. I am saying they are the favorite, with KC a close 2nd. Denver will be good, but until a QB steps up, they are just OK. Chargers, who knows here, they are like Washington, can be good or be bad at any given stretch of games.

    Now after TC, we may or may not know how any of this changes. But it is almost here, time to get the football faces on.
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  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Toughest opponent in the division IMO. Have a lot of weapons on offense and Cousins in a contract year.
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  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    For 3rd year in a row.
  4. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Well-Known Member

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    no team has won this division two years in a row since 2004 I don't think it will change this year the cowboys have a young defense and questions about the offensive line the giants have the better defense and Washington has improved their defense also coaching will also be a difference maker
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  5. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    Not worried about the Skins or Eagles....the Giants will be tough.
  6. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    • Im concerned with the Eagles. They have the best offensive line in football and just signed blount. Wow that's going to be brutal. It starts in the trenches, and the Eagles have a great Oline and decent Dline
    • I'm very concerned with the Giants. They Landon colllins leading a very good defensive unit. We lost to them twice and now they have upgraded weapons! Last year was the first time all those defensive free agents played together in that system. They will be better this year. The Giants have a tough Dline and insane secondary
    • I'm moderately concerned with the redskins.
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  7. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    That is a very well kept secret.
  8. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    And for good reason.

    He is exactly the type of QB I'm glad we didn't end up with-

    Probably not good enough to win it all...but in a league so bereft of QB talent it's hard to let a guy like him walk.
  9. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts....

    Seems like every year we are facing some kind of controversy due to suspension(s) and/or significant injury before the season starts. :banghead:

    Other than that, I can't wait!! :flagwave:
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  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Eagles 15-1
    Giants 10-6
    Cowboys 8-8
    Redskins 7-9
  11. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Curious how you think the loss of Hankins affects the G-Men?
  12. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Surely tongue in cheek. If not, pass around whatever you are smoking, my friend.
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  13. RoboQB

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    I have a problem with this "Eagles have the best oline in football" nonsense. PFF must be
    located near a pot shop and the ventilation is poor (or great depending on how you feel on that subject).

    To make matters worse, they have Dallas ranked 9th!?! Now, I'm in the "we're gonna miss Leary" camp.
    However, with three pro bowlers on the line, Dallas should ALWAYS be in the conversation of who's the best.

    The Eagles so-called leader at center, by PFF rankings, is 27th of 32. Anybody here think Fredbeard is lower than top ten?
    I didn't think so.

    Eagles LT, Jason Peters , is ranked 8th of 78. RT, Lane Johnson 9th of 78.
    Anybody here going to drop Tyron Smith from the top 5? I believe his peers rated as the top lineman in the league.
    When Collins finishes week 1, he will most certainly be in the top 25 at RT... but I'll give them this one.

    Eagles LG, Alan Barbe is rated 23rd of 72. I'm not sold on Cooper at all so they can have this one too.
    RG, Branden Brooks is their highest ranked lineman at 4th of 72. Well, we have Zack Martin who is
    considered the best RG in the league.

    So, maybe PFF is using some common core math or possibly very, very high.
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  14. lwehlers

    lwehlers Well-Known Member

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    I think it might hurt there run defense a little.
  15. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    The Eagles will lose the finale when they rest their starters and bring in a mortal QB.
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  16. lwehlers

    lwehlers Well-Known Member

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    also the cowboys have not had back to back winning seasons with garrett as head coach.
  17. ActualCowboysFan

    ActualCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Not even in the realm of reality. Oakland, Tennessee, and Dallas are all substantially better.
  18. mcompact

    mcompact Well-Known Member

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    I'm with this guy. I'd put GB above PHI, as well.
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  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    also the cowboys have not had back to back losing seasons with garrett as head coach.
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  20. Boys#1 95

    Boys#1 95 Well-Known Member

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    Dallas Oakland, Eagles Tennessee...that's the order.

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