Inside the NFL: Season 2

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  1. dj illmatic 23

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    Welcome to the first installment of TLY's Inside the NFL. Throughout the season, we will take a look at the players and teams making noise in The Longest Yard. On the eve of opening week, let's take a look at the stories to watch in season 2.​
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    Super Bowl Dreams
    The opening week always starts with everyone tied for first place, and dreaming of a title. However, only one team will make these dreams a reality.
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    The front-runner has to be the defending champion Minnesota Vikings. They have the most unstoppable HB in the game, Adrian Peterson. They also have one of, if not THE, best defensive line in the league. QB Christian Ponder must continue to develop if the Vikings hope to repeat.
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    The Colts fell just short of a title last year, and with QB Andrew Luck at the helm, the offense should be just as potent this year. The Colts went out in the draft and found Luck some help in the form of HB Algrenon Nelson. This rookie from Kansas has electrifying speed, and with HB Lamar Miller the Colts may have the most explosive backfield in TLY. The Colts do have concerns on the right side of their offensive line and their defensive line has many question marks as well.​
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    The Saints still have the same potent offense led by QB Drew Brees, HB Darren Sproles, and TE Jeremy Graham. The Saints also possess one of the best offensive lines in the league. The defense is just as strong, and added some help in the secondary with rookie Devonta Jones. It will be interesting to see if the Saints decide to move a CB, as they have a log jam at the position.​
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    Thanks for the Added Pressure Coach
    As if HB Jeremiah Banks didn't enter the league with enough pressure on him, the Titans front office has added more. Banks has to deal with the expectations of being the number one pick in the draft. Expectations that are even higher now after the amazing season last year's top pick Andrew Luck delivered. However with the news that the Titans are looking to move star HB Chris Johnson, the expectations for Banks just shot through the roof. Banks definitely has the talent to be a star in this league, but will have to see if he can deal with all the expectations being placed on him.
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    Quarterback Carousel
    Several teams brought in big name, veterean quarterbacks in the hope that they could recapture their glory years and make one more run at a title. While last year saw several big name rookies get substantial minutes and have big seasons, this year, barring injury, there won't be any rookies getting the starting nod. This means more attention for the following veteran QB's.​
    After sitting out a couple of years, Kurt Warner returns at the ripe old age of 40. He can still make all the throws, but the question is can he survive the punishment of an NFL season. He was not the most durable QB when he was in his 30's.​
    The Arizona Cardinals hope Michael Vick can make big plays and bring some excitement back to Arizona. Although not quite as quick and athletic as he once was, he's still the most electrifying QB this side of RG3. It won't hurt that he gets to throw to Larry Fitzgerald either.​
    The Kansas City Chiefs hope Peyton Manning has one more Super Bowl in him, as they picked up the 37 year old Manning. The Chiefs have weapons in HB Jamaal Charles and WR Dwayne Bowe, but the defense has several holes to fill if they hope to contend.​

     
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  2. CWT 3000

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    Awesome. Didnt even know Vick went to AZ.
     
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    Good work. Gotta love draft day trades! Saints are scary. Brees put up crazy numbers.
     
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    Nice content dj illmatic 23

    Seahawks hoping to make a splash under season 1 of coach Fuzzy.
     
  5. DU55

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    I really look forward to seeing how Warner does at Buffalo.
     
  6. Hokie Effect

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    I can think of an early season story :D
     
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    Nice work bud.
     
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    nice write-up!!!
     
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    Great piece dj illmatic 23

    I'm really interested in seeing how these veteran quarterbacks turn out, especially on these huge salaries. After all that money, if team doesn't make it I have to wonder what this does for the team. Will the rookies come back, are these teams also scouting heavily to hedge their bets in the offseason if this plan backfires. I guess we will see how this unfolds as the season turns!
     
  10. Hokie Effect

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    THIS JUST IN

    The Falcons high octane offense just added another weapon. Atlanta was lacking speed in the backfield but were able to add one of fastest backs in the league in Jahvid Best. Best should compliment the power running game of Michael Turner and add another recieving option out of the backfield. The Falcons gave up a young promising DT Corey Peters in return, but were able to go out and sign free agent DT Anthony Hargrove to fill the void. Let the games begin......
     
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    Anything to keep you from throwing 60 interceptions this year:)
     
  12. Hokie Effect

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    Just a Super Bowl Trophy. After 3 games:

    Matt Ryan 147.3 rat 49/68 72% 864yds 8TD 1 INT (hail mary before half)

    As a team the Falcons lead teh NFL in turnover margin +9

    So when does the full story hit the presses :D
     
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  13. Randiesel75

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    Dude, you're having a hell of start to the season. What's changed in your game?
     
  14. Hokie Effect

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    Bought a game shark....

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    RynoAid is the Romeo experiment over yet???
     
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    I prefer swiss over chedda :)
     
  18. Hokie Effect

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    Nevermind. Same old Falcons still here. 7 turnovers vs the Panthers this week.....
     
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    I said the same thing when I say that hit the Twitter feed. What the hell ?
     

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