2012-2013 Season Preview Necessary Roughness

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  1. tothevictors56

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    #1 San Francisco 49ers

    A successful season last year under new coach Jim Harbaugh has the 49ers back on the path to Excellence and Championship contending seasons. It is home to the #1 defense in the league and a very creative running game on offense.


    The defense will continue to be tough to score on with the most complete squad, from Dline-secondary there isn't a weakness. Patrick Willis and Bowman play sideline-to-sideline and DT Justin Smith has been a flat out stud since coming to the 49ers a few years ago.

    This season's success ,though, will be predicated again on how much of an impact QB Alex Smith can make on the passing game but yet not trying to do too much.

    Key Players:
    Patrick Willis- Best LB in the game and paired with Navarro Bowman to make a nasty pair.
    Justin Smith- Virtually unmovable and constantly harasses both phases of an opposing offense.
    Frank Gore- Still a steady performer that is as hard to tackle as anyone in the league. *must stay healthy
    Vernon Davis- There aren't many athletes better than this one in the league and creates nightmare matchups
    Mike Iupati- One of the best young lineman in football, built perfect for that offense-at his best when pulling
    Aldon Smith- A very creative and disruptive pass rusher that will need to become more complete in year 2.

    Players to watch!
    Kendall Hunter/Lamichael James- Both 90+ Juke, 88+Elu, and 96+Acc. Tough matchup for LB's
    Chris Culliver- 24 YO, but already a stud man press corner (85 MCV, 80 PRS) plus he's 6'0
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    #2 Green Bay Packers
    A team on the rebound from a disastrous playoff performance against the Giants, Aaron Rodgers will attempt to return them to the super bowl from 2 years prior.

    They concentrated on reinforcing their defense by drafting pass rusher Nick Perry to play opposite a healthy Clay Mathews and this could pay off big for them. All the pressure lies here as they had one of the worst statistical units in 2011-12.

    Key Players
    Aaron Rodgers- Best QB in the NFL, paired with great mobility and the ability to see the whole field.

    Clay Mathews- Explosive as they come and tenacious; won’t stop until he has the sack. Could approach 20 this year.

    Charles Woodson- An all-time great ballhawk and future HOFer, he provides some leadership for the defense.

    Greg Jennings- Despite being outperformed by Jordy Nelson last season, Jennings is the go-to player in GB.

    Players to Watch!
    Nick Perry- Should develop nicely, Freak athlete (86SP, 86 Str, 91acc) but also almost a 90 in PWR Moves in block shedding and he's a rook!

    Alex Green- Could emerge from a crowded backfield, probably the most talented (92 ACC, 84 TRUCK) but can also do work in the passing game as well.

    #3 New England Patriots
    Tom Brady, Belichek and Co. were bested again by Manning and the Giants in last years super bowl but you bet they will be contending again this year. There aren’t many players with better resumes than Tom Brady and he will again be the key to this teams success while trying to utilize the hundreds of weapons he has on offense.

    From Rob Gronkowski down the seam to Aaron Hernandez working the underneath stuff with Wes Welker in the slot; they have now added Brandon Lloyd to bust off on the deep post plays and take the top off a defense. Could be a tough time stopping them again this year.

    Key Players
    Tom Brady- Good luck.

    Rob Gronkowski- Monster of a man, that moves like a WR. Makes it look easy.

    Jerod Mayo- Very quick LB who is entering his prime. Key player for a bad 2011 defense.

    Vince Wilfork- Noone knows what he’s hiding in his midsection but one of the greatest NoseTackles of all time.

    Aaron Hernandez- Gronk gets a lot of the love but Hernandez may get more looks from Brady this year.

    Players to Watch!

    Jeff Demps- Obviously not the most complete back but he's an olympic track athlete and thats also been put to use in Madden.

    Chandler Jones- 1st round pick with well rounded moves (88 PMV, 80 FMV) and also a pretty smart player for a rook (75 PRC)


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    #4 New York Giants
    How can the defending champs not be in the top 5 atleast. Eli Manning has proved now that he belongs in the elite discussion of QB’s. They’ve assembled some very talented pieces around him with Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, and rookie David Wilson now in the fold. Questions will come on their offensive line as they are now going in rebuilding mode up front.

    Pair that offense with the nastiest pass rush in football and its easy to see why they are considered a favorite again this year.

    Key Players
    Eli Manning- Looks like a goober but can flat out play and make every throw.

    Jason Pierre-Paul- Thought of once as a real project; he’s now considered one of the best in the NFL.

    Hakeem Nicks- Often injured, he still has some of the strongest hands in the league and is a very smooth athlete.

    Kenny Phillips- Very physically opposing player but capable of matching up against top level TE’s which is important in todays NFL
    Players to watch! - Mathias Kiwanuka- Viewed as primarily a pass rusher, he's pretty darn good at it and gives them another player that can get after the passer. Prince Amukamara- Not a weak position for the giants but not a strength either, Amukamara has all the skills to be good (86MCV,83ZCV,85PRS)
    #5 Baltimore Ravens
    The clock is ticking on this defense for the offense to catch up, and appears they have. Ray Rice is as good as they come at the RB position and Joe Flacco can make all the throws. With Torrey Smith blazing on the outside there could be some big connections made this season between the two. Baltimore will have one of the most balanced attacks in football this year.

    Defensively they still have the same boss in the middle and Ray Lewis is looking as quick as ever. But don’t give him all the credit for their success because they have players all over that defense. Haloti Ngata is the most complete defensive tackle in football and keeps lineman off Lewis to make plays. They have also seen an emerging young secondary led by stud CB Ledarious Webb and 2nd year man Jimmy Smith. Like most teams, if they stay healthy- watch out!
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    Key Players
    Ray Rice- Bowling ball who’s tough inside the tackles and out but watch out for him in the flats catching passes as well.

    Ray Lewis- The emotional leader of the team, has atleast one big year left.

    Ed Reed- Like Lewis, he doesn’t have much time left but still brings it every week.

    Haloti Ngata- Good luck trying to move a grizzly bear in pads.

    Marshall Yanda- One of the more underrated Guards in the league, a true mauler. Player to Watch! Pernell Mcphee- Kind of an unsung hero on that line. He was a gem of a rookie last year and has all the tools you want for a DE in the game (91PMV,88BSH,91STR,72SPD)
     
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  2. sean norris

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    Works.. I like it!! Good job
     
  3. tothevictors56

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    Thanks, I'm actually trying to think how I wanted to rank these teams since I don't know how well they coach will actually do with them. So i just went off of personnel that makes for the best Madden team in my eyes.
     
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    Texans gotta be coming up soon. Damn good team
     
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    #6 Houston Texans
    Home to one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL, this team finally put together a very nice defense in 2011. This team will thrive off the use of stud RB Arian Foster while finding a way to feed Andre Johnson the ball on the outside. This team has some major holes on the offensive line now and it will be a question for the season on how well they peform.

    Defensively they have weak points as at the safety position and also at the heart of the line at NT but they've been able to work around it with very aggressive play and players rushing after the quarterback from all positions. Wade Phillips has definitely got one of the most complex defenses in the league and opposing quarterbacks better come prepared.
    Key Players:
    Arian Foster- One of the smoothest runners in the game and also a headache in the passing game. If he stays healthy, expect a big year.

    J.J Watt- Hard nosed player that was constantly disrupting running games last season and will continue to improve as a pass rusher from the inside.

    Andre Johnson- Still feared by most DB's because of his unique blend of size and speed. Always seems to be battling injuries but when he's healthy there are few better

    Brian Cushing- Provides a real thumping in the middle and should be a fine replacement for Demeco Ryans. A real nice combination of coverage ability and downhill attacker on runs.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Jared Crick- Formerly a projected first round pick, injuries hurt his draft status. Now he's a very quality player to build behind veteran Antonio Smith. (81PMV,88BSH,82PUR,75PRC)

    Derek Newton- Don't be fooled by his low rating, Newton is build well for the zone style offense with his superior athleticism (68SP,80ACC). He will need to be developed in his strength though to be a real effective tackle.


    #7 Atlanta Falcons

    In Tony Gonzalez' final season, this could just be the best team he's been on. They will still ride Michael 'the burner' Turner till his wheels fall off but with the duo of Roddy White and Julio Jones on the corners, it might be more wide open this year. The offensive line is steady and capable but can be beaten by the more dominant lines in the NFL.

    Defensively, they have the players that thrive at getting after an offense and forcing bad throws with pressure. John Abraham and Ray Edwards off the edge with a ton of a talented penetrators in the middle, it will be hard to throw on this defense. The weakness of this squad is on the backend with young and limited safeties so there will be room for some big plays as the season moves along.


    Key Players

    Roddy White- Had more drops than he'd ever like to have last season but he's put up numbers the last 5 years that noone else has done. Now 30, he may be relinquishing his elite status to his teammate.

    Julio Jones- Think Andre Johnson with more initial burst but not a little less reliable hands. He will develop into a unstoppable force this year,if not, next.

    Sean Weatherspoon- Some would say undersized but he uses his incredible quickness to beat blocks and make plays from sideline-to-sideline. Also gives the falcons a player that matches up well with RB's that are used heavily in the pass game.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Jacquizz Rodgers- Drastically underrated by the game, he still gives the Falcons backfield something they don't have with anyone else, some burst. He can be utilized well on third downs (97Acc,87Elu)

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    #8 Philadelphia Eagles

    There is no more frustrating player in the game than Michael Vick, and that counts for both sides. Coaches hate scheming to stop him in the open field but eagles fan's can't stand seeing him limp out of every game from injury. It would be wise to lean heavily on Lesean Mccoy for most of the season and use Vick on a variety of playaction boot's to best keep him available in the playoffs. With that said, the eagles do have two of the most explosive receivers in football with Maclin and Desean Jackson and that could mean a ton of big play-action bombs this season in philly.

    This is defense that was gashed constantly last season in the run game and with the talent they put on the field every sunday- it shouldn't happen. They drafted Fletcher Cox, a DT, to help shore up those problems create a much more impressive run defense. They already have the talent at DE with some of the best in the game, Trent Cole and Jason Babin but will continue to rebuild a LB core that was exploited last season.
    Key Players
    Lesean Mccoy- The best cutback runner in the NFL keeps defenses on their toes at all times because he WILL make you pay for it.

    Michael Vick- Long considered the greatest Madden player in the games history. He will always be a headache in the run game but don't sleep on his throwing ability either.

    Nnamdi Asomugha- Was in consideration before last season as the best CB in the game, now he needs to regain that title after a poor showing.

    Jason Babin- Nobody has turned their career from a dud to a stud more than Babin has done recently. Now a feared player in pass rushing but also a very capable run defender as well.

    Trent Cole- Hustle, relentless, and a nack for finding the quarterback at all costs- he's constantly in the backfield destroying plays.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Jason Kelce- It's already a weak position for the Eagles so he could get the nod. He's very undersized but with development in the strength department he could be very good (85IBL,84PBK,79RBK) and one of the most athletic centers in the game.

    Vinny Curry- Tough pass rusher that should be the perfect heir apparent to Trent Cole. Solid all around player that will need to upgrade his PRC.

    #9 Pittsburgh Steelers
    The steelers are another team that has seen the mountain top of the NFL recently and most of those players still remain on the team. It's a matter of staying healthy on defense and protecting their best asset on offense, Ben Roethlisberger. Teams that are convinced they can line up in two backs and two TE's sets will continue to struggle against this defense because of their disaster duo, James Harrison and Lamarr Woodley. There is no better tandem pass rushers in the NFL then these two and offenses will need to spread them out to take away their abilities. Of course than you must worry about the HOFer on the defense, Troy Polamalu, who will be hovering around wherever you decide to throw it so beware.

    Todd Haley has come over to direct this offense that has not improved a very poor offensive line over the years. They may find it difficult to run plays that take time to get speedsters Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace open down the field. If the Steelers want to give time for those plays they will have to develop a run game behind very capable power backs, Rashard Mendenhall, Issaac Redman, or Jonathan Dwyer.
    Key Players
    Ben Roethlisberger- Has the arm to make all the throws as well as being very good on the run and in playaction. His real skill comes from evading pass rushers and making time for big plays.

    Mike Wallace- When he's running it looks likes skating on ice and gliding along flying by defenders, He will likely be a key player in the downfield attack Haley will likely be running.

    James Harrison- One of the meanest dudes in football, look for him to knock atleast 3 QB's from the game and be fined atleast $100,000

    Lamarr Woodley- Very strong bull rush that is usually a lock for 8+ sacks a season, him with Harrison is what makes the Dick Lebeau defense work as well as it has.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Cameron Heyward- Currently backing up Kiesel, he should be ready to start by next year and will be dominant (91 BSH,87PWR,91STR,81ACC,73SP)

    Mike Adams- Rook with a ton of talent, moves well and is balanced in all phases of blocking (85PBK,80RBK,87IBL) will need to develop awareness to make a pro-bowl level.

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    #10 New Orleans Saints
    Complete turmoil this offseason for one of the best teams in the NFL drops them to 10 on my power rankings. They still have an offensive core of Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, Darren Sproles, and of course Drew Brees. They have groomed some of the best offensive lineman on their own the past 5 years and continue to have one the best units in the league. It's safe to say, scoring should not be a problem for the Saints.

    The problem however comes from a lack of identity on defense. They have solid Defensive lineman but lack the game changer on the front now that Will Smith appears to be slowing down. This lack of ability up front has made them become very aggressive in blitzing but also more susceptible to opposing offenses. Most games will likely end in shoot outs and teams that can establish a run game early and keep their defense fresh against them will have some success.
    Key Players

    Drew Brees- Noone takes more pin-pointed shots down the field then this guy but he's also not afraid to take what the defense gives him.

    Darren Sproles- Thats where this guy comes in as he works the linebackers to death in the passing game and can often be the hardest matchup in the NFL.

    Jimmy Graham- If Sproles isn't the hardest matchup in the league, Jimmy Graham is in consideration. Tall and athletic with a background in basketball- theres isn't much he can't do.

    Curtis Lofton- A real tough inside LB that should help contain opposing run games but can be a complete liability in the passing game. It may be a love/hate relationship for the coach this year.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Jerome Murphy- If you like to press man coverage, Murphy is a great guy to have a nickel (85MCV,86PRS)

    Charles Brown- Stuck behind a young, elite LT Jermon Bushrod but Brown has some skill as well (86RBK,84IBL,77PBK) and a great athlete. He could be a hot commodity in trade conversations.
     
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    #11 Denver Broncos
    This rating is based alot on the addition of Peyton Manning obviously but also his plethora of young talented players around him. When at the top of their game and can be tough to deal with physical freak that is Demaryius Thomas or to track a very sneaky good TE in Jacob Tamme. The secret though to the Broncos will stiil lie in the sneaky talent they have on defense.

    With Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil rushing off the ends, it would be best to get the ball out quickly if your an opposing QB. They've added some quality players as well this offseason drafting DT Derek Wolfe and signing solid performing DB's in Tracy Porter and Jim Leonhard that will make this a very complete unit.


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    Key Players
    Peyton Manning- One of the greatest to ever play the game, can still make all the throws and dissect any defense.

    Von Miller- Explosive and versatile, its going to be hard to avoid this guy no matter what kind of plan is put together.

    Champ Bailey- Slowing a little bit with age, he still has tremendous recognition skills and can stay with most #1 WR's.

    Ryan Clady- May not be as good as everyone had imagined after a ridiculous rookie season but he is still one of the better Tackles in football.


    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Ronnie Hillman- Another player horribly underrated by the game, but he still provides that skat back option with incredible elusiveness if he was developed more in route running.

    Philip Blake- A limited athlete but he's got the ability to start at LG or at a weak C position for the Broncs. (80RBK,84PBK,86STR)

    #12 Detroit Lions
    The Lions sport the cover man of the game on the outside and one of the most unstoppable players in the league. Calvin Johnson will make coaches pay for single covering him with any corner especially with one of the strongest arms in Matt Stafford chucking it. Their offensive line continues to be near the leagues most inconsistent but the recently drafted tackle/guard Riley Reiff may help slow down the rush this season. Running the ball hasn't really been a very important piece of the puzzle since the Coach has arrived but they have more than enough guys there to do a valiant job.

    Where the defense makes their money is getting after the QB and will consistently be near the top in sacks. Cliff Avril, Vanden Bosch, and big Ndamukong Suh will collapse pockets all season and put pressure on QB's to make quick decisions against a very athletic back 7.

    Key Players
    Calvin Johnson- 6'5 230, runs like a deer and jumps like Lebron. Not a real good defense for that.

    Matt Stafford- Strong arm talent that is at his best in the pocket, make him move however and things start breaking down.

    Ndamukong Suh- Can let his head get the best of him but is one of the quickest guys pound for pound in football.

    Cliff Avril- has registered very good season's back-to-back for the lions and gives them a great counter to VandenBosch's power but he does lack a bit in run defense.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!

    Mikel Leshoure- Former 2nd round pick, if you want to pound the ball down a a defenses throat, this guy is the man for the job (93ACC, 87TRUCK,95CAR,75STR)

    Titus Young- Looking for a guy to keep attention of Megatron? Young could be the guy, he's got D-Jax type speed and actually a pretty solid RTE runner to go with it. Must work on Release

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    #13 Dallas Cowboys
    The cowboys have some of the best depth of skill players in football. If Romo can't find success here than he can't anywhere. Demarco Murray is a very good runner but is an equal threat as a receiver. Witten, Bryant, and Miles Austin gives defensive coordinators a headache every week when they are focused and they should be challenging the Giants and Eagles for tops of the NFC East.

    Demarcus Ware is one of the most unblockable players in Madden and makes running it to the left essentially pointless. The best chance offenses will have is trying to test the newly acquired secondary of the cowboys with top rookie Morris Claiborne and FA signee Brandon Carr. It's going to be a Very hotly contested division.

    Key Players
    Tony Romo- Known for critical errors in big moments, but truth is he is still one of the best QB's around

    Dez Bryant- Can he put it together for a whole season or will his clear mental weaknesses continue to tear him down.

    Tyron Smith- Freak athlete that is seeing a switch to Romo's blindside this season. Should have no problems.

    Jason Witten- BFF with Romo and a constant target. Defenses know this and he still gets the ball because he finds open zones in defenses and can still beat most LB's 1-on-1.

    Demarcus Ware- He will hunt you down wherever you try to go. Best to put an extra guy on that side to chip.

    Brandon Carr- Real feisty CB that might be able to cure the secondary woes Dallas has had in recent years.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Bruce Carter- Speed kills, and Carter has it. His weakness right now is block shedding but otherwise he is incredible talent.

    Mackenzy Bernadeau- Usually considered a revolving door for defenders to his QB, he actually has very nasty ratings across the board (88RBK,80PBK,80IBL,98STR). Should help a very weak oline from last year.

    #14 San Diego Chargers

    One of the more intriguing teams in Madden. A recipe for a very tough team is a accurate QB, a RB with ability, and a good safety blanket that will always find a way open. This offense has that in Philip Rivers, Ryan Mathews, and all time great Antonio Gates. The offensive line has seen alot of turnover in recent years and will need to find a way to mesh in order to maximize their ability.

    Their are weaknesses all over this defense but they have a core of good players to build from. Shaun Phillips and rookie Melvin Ingram could be a real handful for opposing passing games and Eric Weddle will constantly be hawking center field and is one of the best FS's in the game.

    Key Players
    Eric Weddle- It always nice to know that you have a good player at the backend to allow more aggressive play calls throughout the game.

    Philip Rivers- Struggled last season with interceptions but in large part due to a banged up Antonio Gates, should be poised for a big bounce back year.

    Ryan Mathews- Former first round pick is as fragile as a glass house in a hurricane but theres no denying his ability.

    Antonio Gates- Nothing better than having a HOF tight end that can break down a defense. Put man against him and he beats any LB, try zone and he will stretch it out in the middle.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!

    Donald Butler- A very solid athlete that accels in scraping off blocks in the run game. Just awful in man coverage but has the athletic ability to stay with most anyone.

    Vincent Brown- He's not a burner but he knows how to get open for such a young guy. Can make the crazy catches (92 SPC) and can get off the line and work the middle of the field.

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    #15 Buffalo Bills
    The bills are finely a good Madden option after years of having no playmakers on either side of the ball. They now have an emerging talent in C.J Spiller that can burn a defense down the middle or ptich it around to Stevie Johnson who is a tough cover on the outside. Fred Jackson gives them a good hammerhead back that can run inside the tackles when the going gets tough. Also will be running behind a very young Line but they are a good bunch to develop.

    The organization has done a great job adding talent to this defense in the past few years and now has one of the better front 7's in the league. Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, and Mario Williams are about as good as they come at their position. 1st round pick Stephon Gilmore has the physical tools to develop in to a shutdown corner that they have tried so desperately to find since Nate Clements left via FA years ago.

    Key Players

    Marcell Dareus- Great selection last year by them, he is a very disruptive player with shocking athleticism at his size.

    Mario Williams- Still one of the tougher guys to block on the edge. He will consistently get 9-12 sacks every year when healthy.

    Stevie Johnson- Known as the Revis killer, he is a master of creating separation and making it easy on the QB.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Cordy Glenn- The Bills have drafted very well along the lines lately and Glenn is no exception (93STR,78PBK,86RBK,88IBL)

    Aaron Williams- Pair him with Stephon Gilmore and those are two of the best young press man corners in football. It could be a frustrating time trying to find open receivers vs the bills this season.
     
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  7. Baller0385

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    Dont sleep on that cardinals defense
     
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    Added Players to watch for.

    And believe me I know that defense can be nasty but I'm not a fan of their rush backers. Oh and that QB situation could take some attention as well.
     
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    Yea hopefully in the draft I can get a good qb or linebacker or another quality corner
     
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    #16 Cincinnati Bengals
    Andy Dalton leads the charge as one of the more exciting offenses in football. He’s entering just his second season but already has a game with few glaring holes. Along side is his amigo and crime partner A.J Green who proved why he was such a high draft pick last season. The Bengals decided to go for a RB committee this offseason by bringing in tough versatile back BenJarvis Green-Ellis to work inside the tackles and count on Bengals veteran Bernard Scott to provide some big plays when needed.

    The defense is built well all the way around with very physical corners that will press the hell of the opposing receivers. But the real impressive part of this squad is their front seven, with massive powerful pass rushers at DE and one of the best DT’s in Geno Atkins in the middle. Pair that with some of the most athletic OLB’s in the nfl and a monster of samoa in the middle and this defense will be feared every week.

    Key Players
    A.J Green- Very fluid tall receiver that is a tough cover down the field and will make plays all year long.

    Andrew Whitworth- He’s recently emerged as one of the best pass protecting LT in football (98PBK) and is locked up for 4 more seasons, blind side looks good for Dalton.

    Geno Atkins- Continues to develop as a run defender and is already a instant double team on passing downs.

    Manny Lawson- Freak athlete with size, can really help cover on the tougher TE’s in this league.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH
    Mohamed Sanu- One of the toughest receivers in this class, he is a perfect compliment to Green because he can work the middle of the field and make the tough catches.

    Kevin Zeitler- The only real weakness of the Bengals Oline was solved when they draft this young mauler.

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    #17 Chicago Bears
    Jay Cutler is a hot head but he’s got as good a arm as anyone when he has time. That and he’s got a good friend back in Brandon Marshall who knows how to get open and make the tough grabs. To maximize that combination they will lean heavily on stud backs Matt Forte and Michael Bush who and will dash and smash their way despite a very weak line in front of them.

    This is a defense that is still led by veterans, Brian Urlacher,Lance Briggs, and Julius Peppers will make plays all over the field for this team. And while Urlacher is losing a step he is still on the best at taking away the middle of the field for a QB(85ZCV,75MCV). The best success will be trying to take them deep with very suspect safeties and a scheme that will often leave them alone deep. The bears will again rely heavily on Charles Tillman to take away the #1 threat while also being a stiff run defender like he’s always been.

    Key Players
    Brian Urlacher-One of the best but is definitely hit a wall and on the way down

    Julius Peppers- Freak of nature who doesn’t appear to be affected by turning 32 earlier this year.

    Charles Tillman- Long and feisty defender with no weaknesses in his game, vastly underrated.

    Jay Cutler- Give him time in the pocket and he will make you pay.

    Brandon Marshall- Very good route runner for his size and toughness to beat you underneath but makes the tough catches look easy down the field as well.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH
    Alshon Jeffery- Has all the physical ability you want in a young receiver. Unfortunately he depended alot on that in college and has work to do in learning to run routes (58RTE)

    Shea McClellin- Very versatile player that will start off rushing the passer opposite from Peppers. Expect to see him doing a ton of different things with the Bears defense.

    #18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    There is a new regime in Tampa and its determined to establish a solid running game. Well they sure brought in the right pieces to get that done. Starting with the drafting of RB Doug Martin who is a perfect fit for the power style offense. Add on top the addition of Carl Nicks, one of the best guards in the nfl, and Vincent Jackson to take the top off a defense and this could be a good year for Tampa fans.

    This is still a defense with some weaknesses at a few spots. First, they have a couple of good pass rushers on the ends but none that strike total fear in opposing tackles. Next, Gerald McCoy has been a bust to this point and can’t stay on the field, he will need to do that this year because they lack quality depth behind him. Last, the LBs are very fast and can cover ground but they will need to be tougher in the run game or this will be a repeat of 2011 for the Bucs.

    Key Players
    Josh Freeman- Regressed last year but a different style of play could spell success for him.

    Doug Martin- Squatty yet explosive, he should have a huge year In tampa(83 Str,95Acc,88Trk,83Elu)

    Aqib Talib- Great size and skill, can eliminate a top WR for long periods of a game.

    Carl Nicks- Road Grader, at 345lbs-he’s a perfect fit for this offense.

    Donald Penn- One of the best run blocking tackles in football makes the left side of the line trouble for opposing defensive lines.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH
    Mark Barron- Originally thought of as a strictly 'in the box' safety. He developed those skills in his final year at Bama and will be a big playmaker for them all year.

    Lavonte David- Your traditional super mobile OLB for the bucs. He is also a very smart player that will be working from sideline-to-sideline.

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    #19 Tennessee Titans
    It’s a team with some weaknesses but also very outstanding strengths. On offense they will be going with mobile young QB Jake Locker who will need to find his playmakers early and often. Kenny Britt, Nate Washington, and rook Kendall Wright are a tough trio to shut down especially if ‘Flash’ Chris Johnson is finding seams. It’s a very good veteran OL in front that should help with the growing pains for locker.

    This is a very steady group on defense with good veterans at every phase of the unit. Michael Griffin and Jason McCourty are both great playmakers on the backend and the LB core is tough and smart. However they will need a big year from new addition Kamerion Wimbley if they hope to contend in the AFC South this year.

    Key Players
    Chris Johnson- He’s coming off a down year but is still a threat every time he touches the ball.

    Kenny Britt- An indefensible idiot who has too much talent to keep out of the end zone. If he’s healthy, it will be a big year.

    Michael Roos/David Stewart/Steve Hutchinson- The big 3 are great at what they do and have a ton of experience.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Akeem Ayers- Not a elite athlete but he’s good enough and he can get after the quarterback or drop into coverage very well for being a young gun.

    Jared Cook Jr.- He’s a tough cover at 6’5 250, Locker should be looking his way a lot this season.

    #20 Carolina Panthers
    One of the more exciting offenses in the NFL today, it should only continue to improve. Cam Newton is a difference maker and will continue to make for sleepless nights for defensive coordinators. He can run but what makes him so dangerous is the accuracy he displayed in his rookie campaign. To go along with Cam, the panthers also have a 2 headed monster of backs in Deangelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. With Stewarts growing ability to break tackles its only a matter of time until he’s handed the full time reigns (96 ELU).

    Defensively it all starts with the best trio of LB’s in football. Jon Beason, James Anderson, and rook Luke Kuechly will be all over the field this season and making up for a lack of talent in the middle. This is a team that still has holes in the secondary and can be exploited by a really good WR group.

    Key Players
    Cam Newton- Unquestioned leader of the team, dual threat quarterback that can tear a defense down.

    Steve Smith- Getting up there in age now but he’s still pound-for-pound one of the toughest players around.

    Jon Beason- Beason has had recent struggles with injuries but is still a tough SOB.

    Charles Johnson- Recently emerged as a legitimate strongside DE who is tough to move off the ball.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH
    Brandon Lafell- Former high pick for the Panthers has finally been healthy and developed in to a fine #2 option in Carolina. Tough over the middle, he should compliment Steve Smith well (87CIT,80RLS,80CTH)

    Greg Olson- Quietly had a solid season last year after being traded from the bears. He can stretch a field down the middle opening up holes all over the place.

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  11. sean norris

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    These write ups are great!!! Are you a sports writer of some kind ?
     
  12. tothevictors56

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    Thanks sean norris

    I do have a degree in Journalism and Contemporary Media but no not a sports writer (although it would be a cool job). I really just enjoy the NFL and all the different story lines involved for every team.

    And sorry if it starts to get a little sloppy, I had to redo that last one because my computer froze up when i was on #19.. haha. Just giving my own touch to how I feel each team will fair (obviously can't account for how well the player does controlling them)
     
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    Really getting me fired up for using my Panthers man... great job tothevictors56
     
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    The Panthers would be a fun team to have. Cam Newton is such a unique talent (I'll admit though i didn't expect him to be good)
     
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    I didn't either! haha he's still not a given but he can play. This team has some work in order to get to the top but we'll see how they play.
     
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    Yea they are great write ups wish I saw my team lol I will just have to prove you wrong lol
     
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    Very nice write up. I have to figure out how I'm going to use the Bears WRs.
     
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    #21 Seattle Seahawks
    This offense is at its best when Marshawn Lynch gets the rock 25 times. That’s the key for the Seahawks again this year starting rookie Russell Wilson at quarterback. The offensive line is young and inexperienced but they aren’t bad and have the ability to control the line of scrimmage at times.

    What a fantastic defense this front office has built. They have a great edge rusher in Chris Clemons on one side with a ton of big strong players to push the pocket all around him. If Clemons goes down though, they will have to rely on rookie Bruce Irvin to take over and he may not be ready. The LB’s are solid but nothing special especially compared to the thoroughbreds they have in the secondary. Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner are both 6’3” + and can give fits to any passing game. With Earl Thomas’ great range over top, they can play aggressive at the line. Kam Chancellor is another massive safety and is at his best in the box but plays the zones better than you’d expect from a guy of his size (83ZCV)

    Key Players
    Marshawn Lynch- BEASTMODE! Lynch runs as hard as anyone in the league and is a tough guy to bring down especially in the fourth quarter, ask the saints.

    Chris Clemons- Back-to-Back 11 sack seasons has proven his worth to this team and gives a real threat off the edge.

    Earl Thomas- The best cover safety in football, gives those big corners and the defensive coordinator to be aggressive.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Bruce Irvin- You won’t find a player more explosive than this guy off the ball. By year 2, expect double digit sacks.

    Bobby Wagner- Another freak athlete that the front office drafted to help keep up with the ever evolving LB position. Early favorite for Defensive Rookie of the year.

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    #22 Kansas City Chiefs
    Plenty of playmakers on this offense to put points on the board. It all relies on Matt Cassel to get them the ball under pressure. They are weak at LG and C but are otherwise a solid line built to protect a QB. Jamaal Charles will be the main back this year and can really put a strain on DE’s and LB’s to contain him from getting to the outside. They’ve also brought in Peyton Hillis to help tire defenses and get tough yards in the middle.

    This defense revolves around a fantastic pass rusher in Tamba Hali. He’s just as effective of a run defender as he is at getting after the quarterback. The secondary is back to full strength now that they’ve got Eric Berry recovered from an ACL injury and he’s one of best all around SS in the AFC.

    Key Players
    Jamaal Charles- Former track star that’s also got wiggle that makes him tough to take down in the open field.

    Dwayne Bowe- Physical player that is a load for smaller db’s to handle. He’s a big play maker for this offense.

    Branden Albert- He slowly but surely developed into one of the finer pass blocking LT in the league.

    Brandon Flowers- Small but tough, there isn’t much this guy can’t do. He his physical in the run game and sniffs out plays with ease.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Jonathan Baldwin- With Bowe turning a free agent at years end, it will be a big year for Baldwin to show what he is capable of.

    Dontari Poe- Massive NT that has a ways to go but has all the tools.

    #23 Washington Redskins
    RG3 is the newest craze in the NFL and for good reason. He’s a track star that is smooth and calm in the pocket and has the arm for every throw. There may be no defense that can stop this man soon. The RB situation is irrelevant on this team, anyone can step up for the job. Pierre Garcon should emerge as the #1 target for Griffin and he has all the tools to do it, fast and strong, his years in Indy with Manning developed him quicker than anywhere else. There are glaring holes all over the offensive line that will need to be addressed by next year.

    Two terrorizing pass rushers in Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo cover up a very average Dline in Washington. Of course you can’t forget Mr. Consistent London Fletcher in the middle either. This defense is meant to make big plays with pressure and if they don’t provide the pressure this is a below average unit.

    Key Players
    Robert Griffin III- Mobile and hostile, this dude has the total package.

    Fred Davis- Very athletic TE that will be a nice safety blanket to a young quarterback.

    Trent Williams- Had times he’s struggled bad in his first 2 years but definitely flashes the brilliance that made him a top 10 draft pick.

    Brian Orakpo/Ryan Kerrigan- Constant, high motor guys that make this defense what it is.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Jarvis Jenkins- Hurt all of his rookie year, he is back for vengence. Strong, and explosive he can play a big role in improving this Dline (87BSH,91STR,82ACC,82PUR)

    Roy Helu Jr- Probably the favorite to emerge as starter at the RB position. Quickest player at the position and can make people miss.

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    #24 Arizona Cardinals
    Can John Skelton keep this team together? Kevin Kolb clearly was not the answer but they still played well last year, mostly on a emerging top 10 defense. This team wants to run the ball behind Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams and then find ways to get Larry Fitzgerald the ball. The line has ability but they all are run blocking specialists and that is fine and all, until they are down and needing to chuck the ball to win. This will be the storyline to watch for this years Cardinals.

    Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett are stalwarts on the defensive line and create havoc on the opposing line. Unfortunately, there isn’t that much talent coming off the edge to take pressure off them. Daryl Washington is one of the best young MLB’s in football and seems to get better by the week. Patrick Peterson struggled a bit as a rookie in coverage but he’s gifted and knows what needs to be fixed, I expect him to do some fixin.

    Key Players
    Larry Fitzgerald- Their has not been a better route runner than Larry since Jerry Rice. He’s a class act.

    Calais Campbell- At 6’8, there aren’t many more imposing forces to go against. But he isn’t just a big body, he’s one of the best 3-4 DL around.

    Darnell Dockett- He’s starting to show some age but has always disrupted offenses with that patented quick get-off and swim.

    Adrian Wilson- Another player that is starting to wind down but has a very complete game and is the leader of the defense.

    Daryl Washington- With his mobility, he would really flourish in a 4-3 system but he aint too bad in Arizona either. Like I said, he is only getting better

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    O’Brien Schofield- He’s nothing great but he is a young explosive pass rusher to go opposite of Sam Acho. They will need to play big this year to see the same success as a defense from 2011.

    Michael Floyd- Larry urged the organization to go after him and now he’s here. Will need to improve route running and take pressure off Fitz.

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    #25 Jacksonville Jaguars
    This may surprise some because of how poorly Blaine Gabbert was but he’s gone a new weapon and Justin Blackmon and more of a quick set passing game that should help him feel more comfortable in the offense. And he’s always got MJD back there to hand the rock off to 25times a game behind a Very solid Offensive line. The offense can only go up from where it was.

    The defensive line has got a ton of talent with Andre Branch, Terrance Knighton (anyone know why his rating is a 60?), Tyson Alualu, and Jeremy Mincey. It may be tough to run on this group especially with some of the best LB’s stacked up behind them. CB is a work in progress since Rashean Mathis is hurt every year and declining, Derek Cox is an up-and-comer who should be the Ace of the staff by years end.

    Key Players
    Maurice Jones-Drew- Pocket Hercules is the main piece to this offense and they will continue to feed it to him.

    Eugene Monroe-Kind of flying under the radar as one of the premier young LT’s in football. Very good at both Pass and Run blocking, he has no weaknesses (89PBK,92RBK)

    Daryl Smith- A very stout run defender who diagnoses plays very well. Don’t be surprised if he logs 115 tackles this season, being as he’s averaged 128 over the last 3.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Justin Blackmon- Tough receiver who has had a tough time off the field before the games even started. He’s key to the development of Gabbert. (90CTH,93CIT,92SPC,95RLS)

    Andre Branch- Aaron Kampman wasn’t the answer for the Jags last year so they go with a rookie. He’s a powerful one that will take some heat off the secondary.
     
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    #26 Oakland Raiders
    Can Darren McFadden stay healthy? That is always the main question for a Raiders owner. He’s got the game breaking ability that few have in the league but he’s got the power to bull through between the tackles (94TRK). To help him along he’s got a very capable line to push aside the defense and make his carries easy on him. Carson Palmer has been to the playoffs before with the Bengals and must show this young offense the way and consistently get the ball out to his deep-threat stockpile of receivers.

    This is one of the most physical fronts in football and is led by one of the best in Richard Seymour. The guys playing next to him aren’t too shabby either in Tommy Kelly and Lamarr Houston who consistently work to control the line of scrimmage and collapse the pocket on third downs. Rolando McClain is a specimen at MLB-tipping the scales at almost 260 he is a real load for a fullback to handle and is a very intelligent young player (85PRC). The defensive backs have been decimated the past few years and are left with some very average corners. While those have been changing in-and-out the safeties have not and they are good ones. Tyvon Branch and Michael Huff are in their prime are the best tandem cover safeties in the NFL.

    Key Players
    Darren McFadden-Run DMC is explosive and physical, but limiting carries and finding a good backup is essential to having him around come playoff time.

    Jared Veldheer- A monster of a frame, at 6’8 315, there aren’t many players that can get around this guy to make plays.

    Richard Seymour- Smart and powerful, he doesn’t appear to be slowing in his 11th season.

    Tyvon Branch- Most SS can’t do the job he does in coverage. Makes it real tough on any TE’s burning this defense.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Miles Burris- A later round steal, this rookie is an incredible athlete that will compliment McClain in the middle perfectly.

    Stefen Wisniewski- Wisniewski has great NFL lineage and he showed it last year in a very solid rookie campaign.

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    #27 New York Jets
    This may be shockingly low but there isn’t a whole lot to like about them right now. Mark Sanchez has more freedom this year but Shonn Greene has been nothing near what they’d expected after drafting him 3 years ago. Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill are good enough to do some damage but Sanchez has struggled throwing the deep ball, which is both of their strengths. The offensive line has two of the best in Nick Mangold and Da’Brickashaw Ferguson but they are below average at the rest of the spots. If the coach want’s some consistency maybe Tim Tebow is the right move . He can’t throw it worth a lick but get creative with the wildcat and anything can happen.

    Revis Island is the piece this defense is known for as of late but unfortunately nothing else. They really have no identity, no top-notch pass rushers or a commitment to stopping the run. It will be important for them to establish that this year.

    Key Players
    Nick Mangold- The best center of the last 10 years, he specializes in mauling nose tackles up front and opening holes, now getting Greene to run through them..

    David Harris- He’s never been the best of athletes on the field but he knows where to be on every play and how to shut down the middle of the field.

    Darelle Revis- The best CB around, it’s risky for any QB to try him unless he’s got a Calvin or Fitz over there.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Stephen Hill- Has the ability to take a top right off a defense, but as of now that’s all he can do.

    Muhammed Wilkerson- Good pick to help shore up the defensive line last year, now to take the next step to All-pro level.

    #28 Minnesota Vikings
    With upgrades made to the offensive line during the off-season, the Vikings are on the right track to returning to playoff contention. This of course will still ride on the shoulders of Adrian Peterson’s surgically rebuilt knee. Peterson is an all time great, and at times can be completely ridiculous. Defenses will stack the box and force 2nd year man Christian Ponder to beat them. Ponder had low peaks and deep,deep valleys last year but he’s a hard worker and has a game changer on the outside in Percy Harvin.

    This is still one of the best defensive lines in football with Jared Allen and Kevin Williams but they are both 30+ years now and the front office will have to start grooming the next era of Viking defense. The LB core is smart, but athletically limited and can be stretch out and torn apart by a good game plan and athletic TE’s. The secondary is an even bigger concern for the coaching staff and hoping the high pick spent on rookie Harrison Smith will pan out in a hurry.

    Key Players
    Adrian Peterson- Expect to see a few big games scrolling across the tracker for ‘All Day’

    Jared Allen- He approached the sack record last year and this year he is out to take it down.

    Kevin Williams- Now 32, he is showing some wear and tear- but is still a unstoppable force on the defensive front.

    Chad Greenway- There isn’t a whole lot that can fool this guy (91PRC) and he’s solid athlete that makes it tough on teams to run the ball to his side or Allen’s.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Kyle Rudolph- Some compare him to a new version of Rob Gronkowski, well he’s got a ways to go but the talent is there.

    Matt Kalil- One of the major steps the Vikings took to protecting their investments in Ponder and AP, I say it’s a wise choice.

    Brian Robison- Kind of the forgotten man on the defensive line but he made teams pay for doubling on #69

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    #29 Indianapolis Colts
    The future is bright in Indy but it won’t be shining fully for another year. Andrew Luck has the whole package and a centerpiece for them to build around. Now if they can just upgrade that offensive line, then he might have a chance. There are no really bad points on the line but none that you can rely on either. The front office concentrated on bringing in weapons for Luck first. Reggie Wayne is still open, Donnie Avery is blazing down the sideline on one leg, and now they have a trio of Jeremy Shockey, Coby Fleener, and Dwayne Allen to work the middle of the field at TE.

    The defense also underwent a complete overhaul and a change in schemes to a 3-4. This meant that their best weapons Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis will be standing up on occasion. But they still have the same objective, to attack the QB. A preseason trade brought in talented CB Vontae Davis and they hope he can provide them with some form of a shut-down player on that side of the field. Definite work to do on both sides of the ball for the Colts.

    Key Players
    Andrew Luck- He’s the future

    Reggie Wayne- Wayne is the only proven playmaker they have back on this team and he will be called upon a lot this year.

    Robert Mathis/Dwight Freeney- Still the key to success for this defense.

    Vontae Davis- Never been told he’s not talented, he just needs to put it together and the fresh start may help.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Donald Brown- He’s nothing special at any facet of the game but he’s the best they’ve got right now.

    Anthony Castonzo- It wasn’t a great start last year for Castonzo but It wasn’t really for anyone. They will need him to keep Luck upright and healthy.

    #30 Miami Dolphins
    This offense is expected to be just awful this year. But the recent signing of Terrell Owens has sparked some life back in to this team. Some think he’s done in this league but Miami thinks different. They better hope so because things can go bad in a hurry with a rookie QB paired with a very loud playmaker. Either way this offense should run through Reggie Bush again after a very good 1styear in Miami. Jake Long and Mike Pouncey are great up front but the rest of the crew is a liability.

    Personnel wise, this defense actually has some very good pieces to build on. They have converted back to a 4-3 defense and put premier pass rusher Cameron Wake back to where he’s most comfortable. Karlos Dansby is a true leader in the middle and gives them a playmaker in the heart of the defense. They are very young in the secondary but physical, so big plays will happen- its just a matter of limiting the mistakes.

    Key Players
    Reggie Bush- He’s still only 27 and has found a different passion for running the ball inside. Bush will provide some highlight plays for an otherwise lackluster offense.

    Jake Long- Athletic, experience, and mean- couldn’t build a better franchise tackle if you could.

    Cameron Wake- Since entering the league 3 years ago from the CFL, he’s been a headache for right tackles every week.

    Randy Starks- Very underrated, hes provided a good balance of run defense with great pressure in the passing game as well.

    Karlos Dansby- Dansby is a very versatile player who is nice to have as they transition defensive schemes.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Ryan Tannenhill- Rookie QB that has talent but it may take a few years to un-tap that potential.

    Sean Smith- Smith is a very big, physical corner who will need to pick up the slack of trading away Vontae Davis.

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    #31 St. Louis Rams
    They’ve got a power back to run behind a power blocking offensive line. That is their strength on offense and they will stick to it. If Steven Jackson starts breaking down again though, they could be in trouble. Sam Bradford has shown flashes of brilliance but has been hammered a lot since being drafted and will need to regain his confidence. They drafted rookie Brian Quick in the 2nd round and hope that his big body will develop into a reliable #1 target.

    The rams are not known to make big splashes in free agency but they did this year, grabbing DT Kendall Langford and CB Cortland Finnegan to help rebuild some real weaknesses from last year. The Rams also drafted some very usable pieces in Michael Brockers and Janoris Jenkins who should both see a lot of playing time this season.

    Key Players
    Sam Bradford- Still is a very accurate QB when provided time, he has a fresh opportunity to bring these Rams back.

    Steven Jackson- 6’2 240, get him in the open field and most DB’s look the other way.

    Harvey Dahl- Nasty offensive lineman who is a very well balanced elite guard

    Chris Long- Now has a fresh contract, he’s ready to continue on the tear he’s been on the past 2 years.

    Cortland Finnegan- What a pain in the ass he can be. One of the best press corners in the league, Finnegan will bring a very physical presence to this secondary.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Brian Quick- At 6’3 220, Quick provides a athletic redzone target that none of the other receivers provide.

    Janoris Jenkins- As a troubled past, but his talent alone got him taken in the 2nd round. Could form a very good tandem with Finnegan.



    #32 Cleveland Browns
    There’s a new face to this organization and his name is Trent Richardson. He’s so powerful but yet so smooth and quick, he’s the next great back for the NFL fans to enjoy. The line is led by Joe Thomas who is considered by many to be the best LT in the league. He better be this year because they will be bringing in a 28 year old rookie QB to help spread the ball to a cast of talented, but raw, receivers.

    Outside of a few players, this is a very un-athletic defense that will need to add speed to be able to turn this into a top defense. They have some very strong,massive bodies in the middle with Athyba Rubin and Phil Taylor (665lbs combined) and have some good young edge rushers to put around them (Benard, Sheard). Joe Haden and Sheldon Brown make a good duo of CB’s on the outside but this isn’t a deep group of corners and can be exploited by spread teams.

    Key Players
    Trent Richardson- Will be fed the rock plenty in this offense and with a rookie quarterback.

    Joe Thomas- Has been the best pass protector in football for most of his career now and will need to build chemistry new young lineman around him.

    Joe Haden- Great corner that can basically do it all and can change a game in a instant.

    PLAYERS TO WATCH!
    Greg Little- Little had a good rookie year but has a lot of work to do on his hands (71cth) but once he gets the ball, he’s as good as anyone in the open field.

    Mitchell Schwartz- Schwartz was drafted as the next bookend RT for the Browns and he brings toughness and a ton of college experience.


    Enjoy! And good luck this year, this will be what I base my power rankings off from the start.
     
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    That is a unique group of receivers they have. It would be nice to put some development into Hester's hands and route running and he would be a tough slot receiver to stop but he'll be 30 by next year and you will probably have an answer by that time.
     
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    Excellent work here tothevictors56.

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!
    Everybody wants to win but the most important thing you gotta do is HAVE FUN!!!! WIN OR LOSE!
     
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    Awesome analysis man, makes me look forward to this league even more!
     
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    The guys that are active here in the forums are just as active online to play games.. We haven't seen everyone visit yet but hopefully they will start. Welcome to Necessary Roughness man look forward to playing you.
     
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    Nice write ups. #32 looks like I got some work to do
     
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    Yes, Cleveland is bottom barrel for Madden talent in my eyes. They've got those big bodies on the Dline and Joe Haden and then Richardson on the offense. If you're good enough at the game though then it won't matter but this team could use the work like you said.
     

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