Lets go inside the Huddle (Mid-Season edition)..

Discussion in 'Hard Knocks' started by OMlawdog, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. OMlawdog

    OMlawdog Going full Cheeze

    Feb 10, 2009
    So its week 8 of the HK season and that means its decision time for a lot of owners. Do they sell remaining assets or do they try and make a move to make the playoffs. Also, we have a new coach in Seattle who is already shaking things up with his team.

    Right now, it is feast or famine in HK, you are either upper crust, or you just crust. There are six teams with 1 loss or less and 11 teams with no more than 2 wins. That is more than half of the league that is either already thinking of playoff seeding, or draft seeding.

    As always, here is what Im hearing from around the league.

    Several GM's have commented that in the NFC, the biggest threats to the SF 49ers are the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Both teams boast big time offenses that will attempt to force the 49ers to play the pass and defend the whole field. Also lurking are the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams, though both teams still have a long way to go to actually pose any real threat to the 49ers.

    The most wide open division is the NFC East, with the Redskins currently on top at 4-3, but the Cowboys and Eagles only have 4 losses, and the G-Men clearly have the best DL in the East, and simply haven't been able to get the offense going and after trading star WR Hakeem Nicks there is some talk that there will be more trades next year to land an impact offensive player. The NFL Draft has several big time WR's in this year's draft in the Terrell Owens/Julio Jones mold, with Andre Gibbons already being touted as a top 5 pick. The G-Men are piling up draft picks and could easily be shifting into rebuilding mode.

    In the NFC South, right now its the New Orleans Saints and a bunch of teams battling for a playoff spot. The division is extremely well balanced, and also has the best group of young QB's in the league with Matty Ice, Cam Newton, and Josh Freeman. Can anyone slow down the NO saints offense and potent defense? that is up for debate, but right now its looking like the Saints are going to run away with the division.

    In the NFC West, its a two team race with one team driving a ferrari and the other team driving a Ford Taurus. Sure both teams may end up in the playoffs, but only one team is looking like the team to beat. There is a lot of optimism in Seattle with the new coach, and he has already grabbed an early win over Jerry's kids (yes Im going there).

    Turning to the AFC, where as opposed to the NFC there is not a clear cut favorite right now. San Diego, Denver, New York, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and even Cincinnati area ll throwing their hat in the ring to be considered the favorite for the AFC crown.

    GM's all over the league have been thoroughly impressed with the NY Jets defense. Most pundits believe its the second best defense in the NFL right now behind the SF 49ers. Led by Cromartie and Revis Island, the Jets have put offenses on lock down and have simply been dominate. If they allow Tebow to lead them to the promised land and their offense starts to score some more points, its very possible that the Jets could be the favorites in the AFC.

    I've also been hearing that a sleeper pick in the AFC is the NE Patriots. The Pats are a on a two game winning streak and are starting to put things together. They are looking to rebound from last year's collapse.

    Looking ahead to the NFL draft, there are rumblings that this year's draft class is heavy with QB's and WR's and that the WR's aren't built in the Andre Rison mold, but more in the 6'4" 230 lb mold where they will be extremely tough to handle. Once again the number of available safeties is a concern.

    Here is my top 5 power poll after speaking with GM's:

    1) SF 49ers
    2) San Diego Chargers
    3) New York Jets
    4) New Orleans Saints
    5A) Green Bay Packers
    5B) Denver Broncos

    For now Im OMlawdog, and you have just been Inside the Huddle.
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  2. _MG_

    _MG_ Watching Folks Swim

    Jul 21, 2010
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    Man I hope this is true, I need another wide receiver bad! Great job as always man, always look forward to reading your input.
  3. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

    Nov 30, 2011
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    Fan-fucking-tastic stuff.
  4. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

    Jul 6, 2009
    damn it!

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