2012 Team Preview Page

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  1. RadarRider

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    Team Preview 2012

    Team Previews are a tradition here amungst the premier leagues at TSO. I believe that we have the ability, creativity and dedication to do team previews as well. At the start of each season league commissioners find a way to divide out the team previews, so that each user has a team to do a summary on. The Rookie Symposium is just starting out and we have the game release approaching quickly. For our first season of team previews each user will give a summary on the team they drafted. Please use the following criteria as a starting board for you to create your team preview. use this page to help out with information:http://vassets.ea.com/Assets/Resources/File/M13ConnectedCareersManual.pdf

    Coach information: The Rookie Symposium will be utilizing the ability to create a coach in Madden CCM. Whats your coaches name (please be serious). What Offense will you be running, what defense, last years record, draft etc, etc.

    Offense: Where were you strong last season, where were you weak, did you lose any big name players or coaches, what player(s) excites you the most. where do you have questions, etc etc.

    Defense: same as offense

    Special Teams: same as offense

    Overall: What do you expect from this team for the 2012-13 Season


    Be as creative as you wish!
     
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  2. RadarRider

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    This is the part of Madden League's I love. Going to be a blast.
     
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  5. RadarRider

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    2011 Record: 9-7 :: 2011 Super Bowl Champions

    The 2012-13 New York Giants return to the gridiron after a Cinderella story ending in a Super Bowl victory against Tom Brady's Patriots. Coach Ken Mooney has been hired to take the place of a retired Tom Coughlin. "I know we can get the job done here in New York. I had an opportunity to speak with Tom the other day, and he shared some really great advice with me. I look forward to these men getting on the field, and I know we all have the same goal going into this season. (continued) I love it here, I wouldn't not want to be anywhere else. Terrific Franchise, terrific people, and terrific players. It is perfect." - 1st year coach Ken Mooney

    With any Super Bowl team, it is not easy keeping all of your talent. Though the Giants lost key players in free agency, and were able to to reload in the draft. Expect first round pick David Wilson (HB - V Tech) to make an immediate impact in rushing attack that ranked 3rd to last in 2011. Former LSU Wide receiver, Rueben Randle, will be sharing time with Ramses Barden as the giants third reciever. There are mumbles in camp suggesting that Jayron Hosley could serve as a potential nickel back, with Prince taking over the 2nd corner spot. Free agency was light for the Giants this offseason: Losing Jacobs and Manningham but picking up potentials threats Martellus Bennet and former 1st rd pick Keith Rivers.

    OFFENSE
    The 2011 season started with Eli's self-proclaimed "Elite Status" and ended his second Super Title and Super Bowl MVP. Manning Through for 29 Touchdowns, and NFL record 16 4th quarter touchdowns and was just shy of the 5,000 yards mark. Expect Eli to put up MVP like numbers in 2012. Mario Manningham has departed and their are no hard feelings in New York. With Victory Cruz salsa dancing onto the scene and Hakeem Nick's dominance, they New York Giants will be just fine in the passing game. If those three offensive forces are not enough, expect the Giants top muster some offensive performances from Rueben Randle, Ahmad Bradshaw, Martellus Bennet and David Wilson.

    Coach Mooney has expressed that offensively The Giants will utilize a balanced attack, and take advantage of Eli's excellent PA abilites and awareness in the pocket. "Well when you have weapons like Nick and Cruz with a talent like Eli how can you not expect fireworks. But we can't have the shown until we do the work, we need an effective running game."

    DEFENSE
    The scariest front four in football returns after a dominating playoff run. Expect the dynamic trio: JPP(16.5 sacks), Tuck (5 Sacks) and Umenyiora (9 sacks) to produce a heavy amount of disruption for offenses this year. the front four has a total of six players recording sacks and a team total of 48.

    Though the linebaker position is considered to be the weakest part of this Giants defense, there is some upside to what the Giants have acquired and discovered. Though Chase Blackburn looks unimpressive on the stat sheet, dedication and intelligence have turned this NFL vetern into a potential starting linebacker. The Giants most impressive pick-up this season was a slam blimp on the trade radar and could have an instant impact for the linebacking core. Former first round drafted pick Keith Rivers was acquired through a trade via Cinnci for a late round draft pick. Keith Rivers light contract and skill set make him a potential upside for this defense.

    One person comes to mind when you think of the Giants secondary: Prince Amukamara. the second year players looks to take over the second corner spot, and there are talks of 3rd round draft pick Jayron Hosley taking the nickel back position. "You know were not to sure about Terrel Thomas right now. And thats an ok situation to have, when you have the talent we do in the secondary." (The New Giants are in talks with Terrell Thomas and his Agent...)

    "We want this defense to do what all defenses do: Attack. If you are not attacking, then you're being attack, we cannot have that this year. We have a lot of depth all over the football field, we are going to cause some stressful situations for QB with our front 4 and our coverage. Perry will have these men ready to go. - Coach Mooney

    SPECIAL TEAMS
    "Steve and Larry are returning this year, of course. Zak will snap, like last year, and we are not sure yet on our returners, lots of dynamic people." - Coach Mooney


    2012 Outlook

    With most of the Super Bowl roster returning, and sense that the league did not believe they earned their championship. There isn't a large issue preventing the 2012 Giants from making a run for the rarely achieve 2-peat. The offensive has lethal veterans, the defense is more focused, upgraded and their is a real sense of pride in this 2012 Team. With that said, the leagues most difficult schedule, a dominate division top-to-bottom, and a wary offensive line could be issues for this New York Giants Team. "I know, everyone is talking about the difficult schedule...these stats are based off of last years numbers, and we cannot focus on last year. We have this year. We take opponents one at a time, and roll with it. The most dangerous team, is a self motivated team. This is a self motivated team, all of'em."
     
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    Where is everyone's previews? I am coming here first thing after my pick.
     
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    2011 Record 8-8 AFC West Champions

    The 2012-2013 Denver Broncos return to the field with one of the best defenses in the league and the biggest free agent signing of the century with Peyton Manning replacing the joke of a quarterback that was Tim Tebow. Incoming head coach Mike Mason was asked how it felt to be a first-time head coach with the stacked team he has: "We have a lot of expectations to live up too, it is like giving someone who has never driven on their own keys to a Ferrari. It will take a little while to see how she handles, but then we are going to open her up."


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    Introducing Peyton Manning into the Broncos offense has excited fans and teammates alike. Manning has a lot of new weapons at his disposal, albeit young weapons, but with a huge upside. With Manning behind center, there is new confidence in this receiving corps, none of whom has more than 124 career catches - a good year for Manning's former target Marvin Harrison. Wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are new targets for Manning along with two familiar ones in Brandon Stokely and Jacob Tamme. This may even be the first time Manning has a REAL running game with Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno returning along with rookie Hillman pushing for touches.

    The source for concern on offense is if the o-line can keep Manning upright. Manning says that he is 100% but he may not stay that way if they can't keep his jersey clean game in and game out. If Manning goes down with an injury, that would throw rookie project Brock Osweiler into the starting role, but hey, it couldn't be much worse than last year.​


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    Having a all-time pro directing the offense will greatly help the Broncos stellar defense who played much of the time last year from behind. Denver's D is centered around Elvis Dumervil and 2011 Defensice Rookie of the Year Von Miller. Expect to see lots of different looks and pressure on the opposing quarterbacks.

    A question of concern will be the Broncos secondary who is undergoing a major reshaping under new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. With future Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins retiring, the coaching staff is looking for someone to step up and play opposite of Champ Bailey. Mike Adams was signed away from the Browns, but he looks to only be a stopgap for someone to step up.


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    With the best kicker in the game Matt Prater, the Broncos are in scoring range once they cross the 50 yard line, hitting 12 of 16 50-plus yard field goals including a 59 yarder against the Bears. It is still up in the air if Matt Willis is the lone return man or if he will share time with Moreno.



    2012 Preview

    The Broncos have one of the toughest schedules in the league. Playing 7 playoff teams from last year including home games against the Steelers, Texans and Saints along with road games at the Falcons, Patriots and Ravens. Their oppenents 2011-2012 combined record sits at an impressive 139-117. If Manning can stay healthly he will return the Magic to Milehigh that hasn't been seen since Elway retired. My prediction for this season is 9-7, AFC West Championship, with a trip to the Super Bowl within reach.
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    The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2011 season with a disappointing 7-9 record. After back to back losing seasons, Seattle has brought in new head coach Karl Selvig. “Pete has built a solid foundation, especially with the defense,” Selvig said at his introductory press conference. “He’ll be around, helping the staff with the transition and continuing to coach up his defense. He’s great with the guys, but this will be my team.” Selvig is inheriting a top 5 caliber defense, but the offense will be a big question mark. New players litter the depth chart, and it will be up to Selvig to forge chemistry right from the start.

    OFFENSE

    While Pete Carroll was hesitant to name a starter in his final days as head coach, Selvig erased any doubt in his first few minutes on the job. “Matt Flynn is our starter. Next question.” What hasn’t been decided is who Flynn will be airing it out to. Veterans Terrell Owens and Braylon Edwards are still trying to cement their position on the roster, while 2011 breakout player Doug Baldwin has been hampered with a hamstring injury. It will be up to Sidney Rice and tight ends Zach Miller and Kellen Winslow, Jr. to pick up the slack. Whoever makes the team, someone will have to step up. Last season, Doug Baldwin was the leading receiver for the Seahawks, and managed just 51 catches and 4 TDs.

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    Fortunately, the Beast returns in the backfield. Marshawn Lynch returns for his 3rd season in Seattle and is coming off of a 1,204 yard season where he scored 12 TDs, including 6 TDs in the final 5 games of the season. "He really has the prettiest face in football, doesn't he? I love that man." Selvig will have to rely heavily on Lynch until the passing game establishes some sort of identity.

    DEFENSE

    What Seattle lacks in offense, they are more than able to make up for in defense. The ‘Hawks feature a giant secondary with Brandon Browner (6’4), Kam Chancellor (6’3), and Richard Sherman (6’3). Throw in ball hawking safety Earl Thomas, and teams are going to have a hard time going downfield. The front 7 isn’t shabby either. Anchored on the line by Big Red Bryant and Brandon Mebane, there is plenty of size to go around. 2012 1st round draft pick Bruce Irvin can’t be ignored either, as he brings explosive speed from the edge. The linebackers are led by Leroy Hill, who’s entering his 9th season in the NFL. That veteran leadership will be vital, as he is surrounded by good, young talent, including fellow LB K.J. Wright, who will be looking to improve on what was a very solid sophomore season.

    EXPECTATIONS

    Selvig: “I know everyone will be expecting us to lean on our defense, and there’s no reason not to. We have top tier talent on that side of the ball. What might catch people by surprise is the talent we have on offense as well. Matt Flynn might not have the experience behind him, but he will be a household name by the end of this season. Rice, Baldwin, Miller, Winslow… they’re all proven guys. They’ll get Matty to where he needs to be.”

    While most “experts” probably don’t have a lot of money riding on Seattle this preseason, they are certainly better on paper than the 7-9 record they put out last season. Whether or not rookie head coach Karl Selvig can get his new offense to gel, whether his defense can live up to expectations, only time will tell.
     
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    2012 Houston Texans Team Preview
    Coach: Mike Thomas (1st Year)
    Offense: Power Run
    Defense: 3-4
    For the first time in the franchise's short history, the Houston Texans enter a season as the favorite to win the AFC South. There's mainly one reason for that distinction: a menacing defense. Despite having to learn coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme on the fly a year ago, the Texans finished second in the NFL in total defense and fourth in points allowed, helping the team to its first-ever playoff berth. With a full offseason and training camp to fully absorb Phillips' system this year, the sky's the limit for the upcoming 2012 campaign. The Texans busted out with 10 wins en route to an AFC South title last year and defeated Cincinnati in their playoff debut. The run came to an abrupt end, however, when Houston gave up 17 points off four turnovers against Baltimore in an AFC Divisional Playoff.
    OFFENSE:
    The Texans finished behind only Denver in rushing yards a year ago, mainly because of running back Arian Foster (1224 rushing yards, 10 TD). The Pro Bowl selection may have been able to match or exceed his career-high total of 1,616 yards set in 2010, but missed three games last season because of a hamstring issue. The talented back, who also caught 53 passes for a career-best 617 yards in 2011, was rewarded with a contract extension reportedly worth $43.5 million with $20.75 million in guarantees over five years. Over the last two seasons, he leads the league with 4,061 yards from scrimmage, 30 total touchdowns and 26 rushing scores. Ben Tate (942 rushing yards, 4 TD) is an admirable backup who will spell Foster at times. He could probably start on most teams around the league and ran for 100-plus yards four times in 2011.
    Andre Johnson hasn't been the most durable player lately, as he has missed 12 regular-season games the past two seasons, but can stretch the field with his speed and has a big body to boot, making it awfully difficult for defensive backs to match up. Possessing a calm demeanor away from the game, Johnson is a monster on the field when healthy, which the Texans hope could be the case in 2012.
    DEFENSE:
    The linebacker position is the biggest strength of the Texans, led by Cushing and Barwin. The latter finished with a team high in sacks, while Cushing was the Texans' MVP on defense for his high motor and quickness to the ball. He will be looked on as the leader of the defense with Ryans now in Philadelphia.
    SPECIAL TEAMS:
    Punter Matt Turk is gone. leaving Donnie Jones as the top candidate to replace him. Rookie Randy Bullock (5th Round, Texas A&M) and Shayne Graham will be competing for the kicking job with Neil Rackers now in Washington. Jacoby Jones was the primary punt returner, and now that job could go to reserve safety Quintin Demps. Manning is a candidate to return kicks and averaged 27.4 yards on 13 runbacks a season ago, but could get bumped from those duties because of his importance on defense. The rookie Martin returned both kicks and punts at Michigan State and will compete for both jobs, while Jon Weeks is expected to remain as the club's long snapper.
    BOTTOM LINE:
    Turnovers and injuries are the key for this year's Texans. According to Coach Thomas, "If we keep those two things to a minimum, the sky is the limit."
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    2011 season 8-8 (5-1) 2nd NFC East
    The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the best ran organizations in football. Constantly ahead of the curve when it comes to drafting and player management. Coach Steven Anderson will keep these Traditions alive, as the great Andy Reid takes over as GM. The Self-proclaimed “Dream Team” still lurking in the shadows of the 2011 season. Mike Vick and company have a lot of sand to delivery in 2012. If they want to keep the hopes of a dream season alive.
    With their high power offensive, that future All-Pro running Back LeSean “Shady” McCoy and two time pro bowler DeSean “The Human Highlight” Jackson, Philly is certainly built upon speed on offense. Getting the football to each of these playmakers in space will create turmoil amongst opposing defenses trying to tackle you in the open field. That’s just some of the problems Defense coordinators fear, Michael Vick has shown potential in grown to pocket passer with extraordinary athletic skills he become a due threat to opposing defense.
    The Defense that future a list of A grade talent. Not with 1 but 2 shut down corners in Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The defense line that can flat out get after the QB that future Jason Babin and Trent Cole are two elite pass rushing DE’s. The addition of DeMeco Ryans at MLB finally gives Philly the athleticism they’ve lacked at the linebacker position in the past few years.
    Special Teams: As Second year man Alex Henery and former Cowboy Punter Mat McBriar the special teams will have a solid display. The big question is will some replace "The human highlight". Some believe that rookie Brandon Boykin out of Georgia could be that guy that lets DJax just focus on offense
    Outlook 2012: The Eagles will use their high power offensive to keep the defense guessing. With their D-fense of roster stat with pro bowlers they will play smash mouth football. Mike Vick promise President Obama that he will get down this year and stay healthy.
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    OFFENSE


    No rookie quarterback in N.F.L. history has been as impressive as Newton was in 2011. It’s not just the plays he made with his arm (4,051 yards passing, 21 touchdowns) and legs (706 yards rushing, 14 touchdowns), it’s the plays the Panthers asked him to make. Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski did not scale back his playbook. This year with Coach Elemnt now taking over the calls we will see a new dynamic to the mix. With the addition of Mike Tolbert as the new *wink wink* full back joining DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart the running game will be fresh all season. Both were (and still are) fundamentally sound all-around runners with the quickness and shiftiness to create space after receiving the ball from a standstill position as well. Look for some dynamite out of Carolina's Offense.

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    DEFENSE

    With their first-round pick in the draft Carolina too Luke Kuechly, who was an instinctive field-reader and prolific tackler at Boston College. Kuechly is perceived by some as a safe, solid pick who will stabilize the defense. The Panthers, however, are counting on him to ignite the defense, and plenty of top football minds believe he can do that.Kuechly’s arrival and the return of star Jon Beason (back after tearing his Achilles’ last September) could turn the Panthers’ weakness into a strength. Some have hoped that Thomas Davis could start on the weak side, but having sustained three A.C.L. tears in three years, the 29-year-old is not someone to lean on. Look for him to attempt to stay healthy this season because he is freakishly athletic.

    No matter how creative the pass-rushing tactics might get, Carolina’s secondary will be under a lot of pressure to sustain prolonged coverage. Starters Chris Gamble and Captain Munnerlyn are capable of applying the physical jams that help make this mission easier, but neither is a star. Gamble, being a versatile off-coverage defender, will handle the tougher assignments, while Munnerlyn will toggle between the perimeter and slot. Though far from elite, Munnerlyn has the physicality and aggressive mind-set to handle this, and he’s actually a very good blitzer when lined up inside.

    SPECIAL TEAMS

    Carolina's Special Teams last year was atrocious. Kicker Olindo Mare isn’t quite as valuable anymore since kickoffs were moved up to the 35-yard line and seems to have about two or three head-scratching misses each year. He’s in a fierce job competition with Justin Medlock. With Jason Baker gone, the Panthers spent a sixth-round pick on what they hope will be a long-term punter in Brad Nortman. In the return game, Kealoha Pilares had a few big kick returns last season and is the go to returner on kickoffs and punts this season. Carolina likes to think of Pilares as a poor mans Wes Welker. He will see play in 5WR sets but really looking for him to shine on special teams.

    2012 OUTLOOK

    Cam Newton is a rare enough talent to make the Panthers playoff contenders one day. And that day is looking to come in 2012 if Cam and Coach Elemnt have their way. They may have to overcome a middling defense and receiving corps but Cam will demand they be on his level and that's why he's Carolina's face of the franchise.

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    After nearly a decade of hardship, the San Francisco 49ers are a power in the NFC once again.
    But for those who may believe the franchise that once stood as the NFL's model of excellence is willing to rest on its impressive and unforeseen accomplishments of the past season, forget about it.
    The 2011 Niners were able to produce a seven-win improvement from the previous season and come within an eyelash of reaching Super Bowl XLVI in the first year of the Jim Harbaugh era by maximizing their strengths. San Francisco punished the opposition with a bruising ground game and was equally as physical on defense, routinely stifling the run and unleashing a furious pass rush on enemy quarterbacks while creating turnovers in bunches.
    A breakthrough season by Alex Smith under center also was a major contributing factor to the 49ers' restoration back to prominence, with the oft-injured and much-maligned quarterback finally developing into the highly effective passer the organization believed he'd become when it selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft.
    Yet for all of last year's success -- a 13-3 record that was the team's highest regular-season win total since 1997 and an appearance in the NFC Championship Game -- there were flaws that still remained.
    The offense was efficient yet hardly dynamic, lacking the big-play element that struck fear into its foes. Red-zone breakdowns were prevalent, resulting in consistent kicker David Akers setting a new league standard with 44 field goals made.
    Recognizing the glaring need for more playmakers, general manager Trent Baalke made some aggressive moves in the offseason. He convinced veteran wide receiver Randy Moss to join the team following a one-year sabbatical from football once it became apparent that the 35-year-old still had the speed and skills to stretch a defense. Former New York Giant and Super Bowl XLVI hero Mario Manningham also was added to the overhauled corps of pass-catchers through free agency, while the draft brought two more possible impact players, Illinois wideout A.J. Jenkins and elusive Oregon running back LaMichael James, in the first two rounds.
    Harbaugh believes the new additions will provide greater flexibility to an offense that was predictable and overly conservative at times last season, while creating a competitive environment that will push his players to become even better.
    "I'm very excited about the competition on this entire football team," Harbaugh stated. "Across the board, I think you're going to see guys with the ability and the license to contribute to this football team and make a difference for this football team. I'm excited to watch it play out."
    The 49ers wisely did little other tinkering to the roster, with right guard Adam Snyder the only starter from January's overtime loss to the Giants in the NFC title game no longer with the team.
    That continuity should help San Francisco maintain its regained status as one of the conference's elite, as long as the hunger that the fiery Harbaugh masterfully instilled into last year's group still exists.
    "We can't get hung up on what we did last year," said offensive tackle Joe Staley. "We have to wipe the slate clean. Obviously, we did a lot of good things last year, but we have a lot of improvements we need to make. We know what kind of talented team we have and we had success last year, but it doesn't mean anything."




    2011 RECORD: 13-3 (1st, NFC West)
    LAST PLAYOFF APPEARANCE: 2011, lost to N.Y. Giants in NFC Championship
    HEAD COACH (RECORD): Jim Harbaugh (13-3 in one season)
    OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Greg Roman (second season)
    DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Vic Fangio (second season with 49ers)
    OFFENSIVE STAR: Frank Gore, RB (1211 rushing yards, 17 receptions, 8 TD)
    DEFENSIVE STAR: Patrick Willis, ILB (97 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 INT)
    2011 OFFENSIVE TEAM RANKS: 26th overall (8th rushing, 29th passing), tied 10th scoring (23.8 ppg)
    2011 DEFENSIVE TEAM RANKS: 4th overall (1st rushing, 16th passing), 2nd scoring (14.3 ppg)
    KEY ADDITIONS: WR Randy Moss (free agent), QB Josh Johnson (from Buccaneers), RB Brandon Jacobs (from Giants), RB LaMichael James (2nd Round, Oregon), FB Rock Cartwright (from Raiders), WR Mario Manningham (from Giants), WR A.J. Jenkins (1st Round, Illinois), OG Leonard Davis (from Lions)
    KEY DEPARTURES: WR Josh Morgan (to Redskins), RG Adam Snyder (to Cardinals), FB Moran Norris (to Texans), TE Justin Peelle (to Steelers), OG Chilo Rachal (to Bears), ILB Blake Costanzo (to Bears), CB Shawntae Spencer (to Raiders), S Reggie Smith (to Panthers), S Madieu Williams (to Redskins)

    On paper, the 49ers are more talented than the team that nearly gave the franchise its first Super Bowl appearance in 17 years last season. Matching or exceeding that stratospheric win total from 2011 will still be quite a challenge in Harbaugh's second go-around, however. For one, San Francisco won't be sneaking up on the competition this time around, and a schedule that includes road stops in Green Bay, New Orleans and New England plus a home rematch with the defending world champion Giants isn't a cakewalk. And having Alex Smith healthy and able to replicate last year's success is also a must, as the backup quarterback options are either unproven or uninspiring. With a defense that should remain one of the league's best and a few interesting new weapons on offense, the 49ers are still the heavy favorites in an NFC West that doesn't appear to have any other powerhouses, and consider it a disappointment if they're not in the title hunt once more.



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    The Washington Redskins

    Last year the Redskins finished with a disappointing record of 5-11. The defense was above average and the offense was turnover prone. Without a legitimate starting quarterback the Redskins struggled to put points on the board. The Redskins needed change, the fans needed hope, they had to take a chance.

    Before the draft the Redskins traded away their 2013 and 2014 first round picks for the opportunity to select one player in the first round of 2012. That player is Robert Griffin III. He won the Heisman trophy and will now look to lead the Redskins to Super Bowl glory. He will not have to do it alone though - the Redskins added tools in Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan to help RG3 get the job done.


    Offense
    You can expect an exciting west coast offense this year with hints of a strong vertical passing game. The strong arm and mobility of RG3 will cause defenses headaches around the league. Opposing defenses will see a lot of up and coming tight end Fred Davis and veteran Chris Cooley. You will also see a lot of the zone running game making use of the Redskins' myriad of running backs.

    Defense
    The defense is highlighted by the NFL's 2011 leading tackler, London Fletcher. Also causing offenses problems will be the pass rush of outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan as well as solid coverage by DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson.

    Special TeamsWith a strong legged kicker and punter the Redskins hope to forget the kicking issues of years past. Brandon Banks banks will continue to make opposing teams nervous as a constant threat to take it to the house.

    2012 Outlook
    Nothing less than greatness is expected from RG3. There is a tremendous weight on his shoulders. However, as he stated during an interview, "No pressure, no diamonds". With an explosive offense and strong defense the Redskins will be back in playoff contention.
     
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    Damn guys these are looking really good! Keep up the great work.
     
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    2011 Record: 13-3 (AFC champions)
    Team Information:
    Head Coach: Shane Varno (1st Year)
    Offense: Spread​
    Defense:Hybrid Multiple Front
    Cap Space: $10.18M​
    2011 Record: 13-3 Superbowl runner up​

    Last season Patriots were favored to get to the superbowl and they did just that, However there journey wasn’t as easy as they would have liked. With the 31’st ranked defense the Brady led patriots faced tough competition but came out on top in the AFC Championship game and were headed to face the New York Giants in a rematch of super bowl 42. Although they put up a good fight they fell victim once again to the Giants.
    In the 2012 season Newly hired Coach Shane Varno looks to keep the Patriots on top and return to the Super Bowl. “This team we got here are a very solid group of players, this team can win I believe in them, all I ask is for them to do there job to the best of their ability. We have a lot of work 2 do but I see this team going a long way” -1st year Coach Shane Varno
    OFFENSE
    The 2011 Patriots offense pride themselves on their Passing attack, Brady threw for 5235 yards 39 TDS and 12 INT’S. With newly acquired Brandon Llyod and Jabar Gaffney expect MVP number from brady again. One of the bigger concerns on offense is the loss of Benjarvis Green-ellis to Cincinnati. The 2012 patriots will have one of the youngest Rb Group in the league with no Rb on the roster with more than 1000 yards rushing.
    The patriots will be using the spread offense look for heavy passing games for the Patriots in the 2012-2013 season.
    DEFENSE
    The 2011 patriots had one of the worst defenses in NFL history, Although they were 31st ranked defense there pts allowed and redzone percentage were very solid. In the 2012 draft the patriots traded up Twice to get Syracuse rookie Chandler Jones and Alabama rookie Dont’a Hightower. They spent 6 of there 7 pick on Defense so look for them 2 have a better defense this year.
    SPECIAL TEAMS
    With newly signed Jeff Demps look for him and edelman too return Kickoffs and Punts. Stephen Gostkowski will be the kicker and zoltan mesko will be the punter.
    2012 OUTLOOK
    The 2012 Patriots look 2 return to the SuperBowl with there newly looked defense and there dominant offense, and with one of the weakest schedule i dont see them having a problem returning to the playoffs once again but only time will tell.
     
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  18. CTfromDC

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    ATLANTA FALCONS 2012 - 2013 TEAM PREVIEW
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    10 - 6 | 5TH Seed in the NFC | 2011 - 2012
    Flowery Branch, Georgia | August 22, 2012 | "The ATL would like to welcome Coach Turner for accepting the Head Football Coaching job for the Falcons. It is truly an honor and pleasure, and we know we have picked the right man for the job. Unfortunately, Mike Smith was not. Mike's a great coach, we just feel that he can't get us over the hump. Three consecutive years being knocked out of the playofffs early. We are buikt to win now, and that's what Coach Turner and his staff has pledged to us."​
    Direct quote from Owner General Manager Thomas Dimitroff in a press conference held at the corporate facilities in Flowery Branch yesterday.​
    The new regime has taken over, ATL we ready! Coach CT hails from Washington, DC and comes with more than 20 years of Football experience. His west coast offense and 3-4 defense not be too different from what Smith and former DC Brian VanGorder ran. The major difference is that Coach Turner will be focused on team building and bolstering an under performing Defense. Mike Nolan is the man CT has tasked with that assignment. Look for a return of the Dirty Bird in the ATL in 2012 and beyond....​
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    Atlanta Offense led by Matt Ryan aka Matty Ice (Nickname derives from his love of Natural Light Beer in College)
    Offense - CT will be running a pro style West Coast offense. Short passes and a healthy rushing attack that will open up the play action and deep ball. Key Offensive Personnel - Matt Ryan (QB), Michael Turner (RB), Tony Gonzales (TE), Roddy White (WR1) and rounding out the skill positions, Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones (WR2).​
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    Atlanta Defense led by Jason Babineaux and John Abraham
    Defense - CT and Mike Nolan have agreed that the Dirt Birds Defense will remain a 4-3. This formation suits the current personnel. We will look to focus on the defense in the upcoming draft, but for now, we will run with what we currently have. Man blitzing, Zone Blitzing, focus on the pass rush and making the opposing QB uncomfortable is what we are striving for. Key Defensive Personnel - Jason Babineaux, John Abraham, The D Block (Linebackers), and a slew of young Defensive backs led by Veteran Asante Samuels.​
    Special Teams - 11 year Vet Matt Bryant returns as the teams Kickers, but is getting a little long in the tooth. Hopefully second year man Erik Folk pans out and makes the team. Jacquizz Rodgers gets the primary return man duties unless Harry Douglas can show the coaching staff why he deserves it.​
    2012 - 2013 Expectations - CT expects greatness. Simply stated. A division championship and that alone will be the only measure of success. We expect to win and be in contention for a Conference championship. Only time will tell, but CT is up for the challenge.​
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    Chicago Bears 2012 Preview
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    Last season started with such promise and ended with bitter frustration for the Bears. They started the season playing like Super Bowl contenders jumping out to a 7-3 start. From there it went quickly down hill. Nay, it pretty much fell of a cliff. Injuries to Jay Cutler and Matt Forte led to a 5 game losing streak and an 8-8 finish. The team got solid production on the offense before the injuries mounted up and remained stout on defense. This year the team is looking to put last year behind them, and focus on mainting the success they attained throughout the first half of last season.​
    OFFENSE: The Bears have made some changes on offense. Brandon Marshall comes to the windy city and is reunited with his former Denver Bronco teammate Cutler. The two put up stellar numbers for the Broncos, and the expectations are that they pick up where they left off. They will be joined by another former member of the Broncos, passing game aficionado Jeremy Bates. He will look to provide Cutler with the opprotunity to find his big WR's (rookie Alshon Jeffery joins Marshall as big targets) open down the field. Look for Marshall to instantly upgrade the offense, while opening up the field for the other recievers. ​
    On the ground, the Bears have a dual threat in Matt Forte. He has the abillity to run the rock 20+ time a game, but don't look for his production to stop there. He will also be counted on in the passing game. The weakness of this side of the ball remains the offensive line. They will need to do a much better job of keeping Cutler upright. With too many hits, and an injured Cutler the Bears would again be relegated to watching the postseason from their couch.​
    Overall the offense should be improved, the pressure will be on the O-line. If they can make improvments, it should be a very difficult offense to prepare for.​
    Defense: Traditionaly the Bears are all about the 'D'. The city and the team pride themselves on being a tough, physical team that can intimidate opposing offenses. While the players on this side of the ball are growing older they are still expected to be formidable. There is age at every level of this defense, so the future needs to focus on replacing those players, but for now Urlacher, Peppers, Briggs, and Tillman should provide the team with the attitude that is expected from a typical Bears team. Not particulary deep, if the Bears run into injuries on that side of the ball they will be in trouble. ​
    One cannot mention the Bears and not include probably the best return man to ever play the game in Devin Hester. So long as teams kick him the ball he will continue to be a threat to take it to the house. He is a special weapon, and one that not many teams have the luxury of having. ​
    Expectations: Playing in a tough division with the up and coming Lions, the Super Bowl favorite Green Bay Packers as well as the Vikings will prove to be a tough division to make it out of. With a lot of focus and a little luck they could win the division. The goal, however, is to make it back to the playoffs. Anything short of that will be considered a failure. Anything more and the fans and city of Chicago are in for a fun ride.​
     
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    Jake "The Snake" Locker
    Overall Outlook:
    First year Head Coach Jason Richardson didn't waste anytime making his mark on this team. First order of business was naming Jake Locker as the starting quarterback for the 2012 season. After taking over a team that finished 9-7 a year ago, Coach Richardson made it very clear what the objective will be for not only this season, but also for many years to come. "There's no excuse for us not being in the playoffs year in & year out! The days of 8-8 & 9-7 are over for the Tennessee Titans!" When asked what fans can expect to see once the Titans take the field this season Richardson said, " We will be a wide open, exciting offense & on defense we are going to punish you for 60 minutes & we're coming after the opponents quarterback."
    Offense:
    Jake Locker will be making his first career start in the regular season opener against New England after sitting behind Matt Hasselbeck all of last season. The Titans believe Locker is ready to take over after having a very good preseason camp. "Jake is a leader with a truck load of toughness & we feel like he's going to be the face of this franchise for many years to come. He's also got a cannon for an arm. Our job now is making sure we develop a gameplan & put the right pieces around him to give hime the best chance to succeed," Richardson said. According to the experts the Titans have already started the process by drafting speedster wide receiver Kendall Wright in the first round. Also, the offense gets a big boost by getting Kenny Britt back following a knee injury last season. One player to watch is RB Darius Reynaud. After previous stops with the Jaguars & Giants, Reynaud has had one of the best preseasons in the NFL. In two games, he's scored 3 three rushing touchdowns & one kick return for a touchdown. Reynaud's play could cause the Titans to release or trade RB Javon Ringer. Also the Titans fully expect TE Jared Cook to have a breakout season as well as All-Pro RB Chris Johnson to regain his form as a 2,000 yd rusher. The Titans could potentially have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL.
    Defense:
    After finishing 17th overall in team defense last season with literally no pass rush, Coach Richardson has made it a priority to build a dominating defense. "It's very simple, we need to stop the run, sack the quarterback & create turnovers! That's how you become a great defense in the NFL!" The Titans signed veteran DE/LB Kamerion Wimbley in the offseason to help generate more of a pass rush. This could be the final year for former 1st round pick DE Derrick Morgan. Another below average season from him could lead to a trade or his outright release. The Titans have plenty of young talent to build a great defense. It all starts with 2nd year MLB Colin McCarthy. Make no mistake about it, McCarthy has become the leader of the defense & he has a knack for making big plays at critical times in a game. The coaches are also expecting big things from 2nd year OLB Akeem Ayers. Don't be surprised to see Ayers & Wimbley at DE during obvious passing situations. The coached also feel really good about the wealth of young talent at defensive tackle with Karl Klug & Jurrell Casey. The secondary is led by All-Pro Free Safety Michael Griffin followed by talented young cornerbacks Verner, McCourty & Mouton.
    Special Teams:
    With the emergence of Darius Reynaud, along with veteran return specialist Marc Mariani, the return game could be downright explosive this season. The kicking duties will once again be handled by Rob "Ma Ma Ma My" Bironas aka Mr. Automatic. Punter Brett Kern returns to handle the punting duties again this season.
     
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    2012 Dallas Cowboys Team Preview
    Coach: John Mastandrea (1st Year)
    Offense: Balanced
    Defense: 3-4/4-3
    The Dallas Cowboys over the past decade have been bad, good, and flat out dissapointing at times. The NFC East is the most intense and competitive division in football nearly every season. After the shocking firing of Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones has hired the young and passionate coach John Mastandrea. "The expectations in Dallas are as high as they ever have been and I my expectations surpass them. I will ask my football players to do only two things. Play physical, and play smart. If we do those two things, we will be right in the middle of the competition for this division and that is where we expect to be."

    Asked about facing the superbowl champion New York Giants twice a season, John Mastandrea simply stated, "This league is full of superbowl winning teams. Whether it was last season or 30 seasons ago. Every team is competing for that world championship. We want it just as bad as everyone else. I can ensure the fans across our country that we will prepare, practice, and play with every intention of playing Dallas Cowboy football...Physical...and Smart."

    The Dallas Cowboys dissapointing 2011 season ended with a 8-8 record and 3rd place finish in the NFC East. Simply put, they couldn't make the plays when they mattered most and this is what the new Coach expects to change. In order to rise to the top once again, the Cowboys will need to make these critical plays. If they do, they have no ceiling.

    OFFENSE:
    Tony Romo's 2011 season was statistically superb. He continues to mature as a dropback quarterback and will likely have similar success in 2012 with a set of young offensive playmakers now with an additional year of experience. The offense has a great mix of veterans and youth. Their biggest area of concerns on offense is RB depth and Offensive lineman. The team has lost belief in Felix Jones as it's backup RB and the offensive line lacks star power. John Mastandrea made several comments in his introductory speech that he would look to make signings or trades necessary to improve the team in this area. Overall the Cowboys offense was steady and potent at times. The plays must be made late in order to win the division.
    DEFENSE:
    This defense has talent at every level on the defense. On the defensive line they have J. Ratliff. They have one of the all time great passrushers in Demarcus Ware and they also have a First Round Cornerback in Morris Clairborne who will be a day one starter. The team's overall weakness resides on the defense. Having those three players is a great start, but depth will be a concern. If any injuries take place in the secondary, teams could torch the Cowboys. In addition to needing Offensive lineman, John Mastandrea will likely make a BIG trade offer for a young Safety.
    SPECIAL TEAMS:
    The excellent Kicker Dan Bailey returns after an impressive 2011 season. after making 86.5% of his kicks. He will have many opportunities to score as the Cowboys are excellent at moving the ball consistently into enemy territory. Dallas also returns Punter Chris Jones after his rookie season. The Cowboys have two kickers that they shouldn't have to worry about for years to come.
    BOTTOM LINE:
    With a few additions to the offensive line and secondary, this could be a 9-11 win team in 2012. Coach John Mastandrea will be in charge of all player personell decisions. This will be a difficult situation for owner Jerry Jones, but he wants a winner and he has not delivered as of recent. Look for some big trade offers to come in the preseason. The Cowboys have been rumored to be open to any and all trade offers. This includes high draft picks and players. They expect to add a Offensive lineman and Safety. If so, big things could be coming in Big D.
     
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