S3: Team Previews

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  1. bawvu97

    bawvu97 Let's Goooooo Mountaineers

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    After hooking up the coaching staff with some of those good looking mexican/argentinian prostitues, this Baltimore Sun Reporter managed to infiltrate the empire of the man, the myth the legend Mr. Ghost. Although his real age is not know, it is suspected he is the youngest of all NFL coaches currently in the league. In his first two season, Dr. Ghost has coached his teams to the playoffs dominating his division. Ghost does have his detractors among his peers but that is not the purpose of this article.
    Ghost has historically had the ability to coach up well crummy players and force them to play above their ratings. What's his secret? Performance Enhancing Drugs, Internet Porn for his players, blackmail or is he a boy genius coach. Some may say he could be the Doogie Howser of the TMFL except he's not a doctor.
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    Regardless of performance coach Ghost is in the spotlight this year to step it up to meet the expectations of the league if he wants to return in August
    As far as the draft, the Bengals performed a risky maneuver by drafting a punter in the 2nd round. Some of you remember the Jaguars drafted a punter in the 3rd Round in the most recent real life NFL Draft.
    In the AFC North
    Ghost must battle the Ravens coached by me, the Steelers coached by PAgamer07 , the browns coached by Danthraxxx.
    This season the bengals made some significant moves in the offseason.
    Player Summaries
    Resigned:

    Thomas Howard OLB – 82,
    Ray Maualuga – MLB - (84)
    Sedale Woodfaulk – MLB - (74)
    Kevin Huber – P - (79)

    Released:

    Nate Clements CB – 80
    Rashean Mathis CB – 78
    Zack Pianalto TE 68
    Anthony Gonzalez WR – 72
    Mario Haggan ROLB – 74
    Jeff Charleston RE – 75
    Chris Crocker – SS – 70

    Rookies

    Nick Petty - Punter – 82
    Aramidile Milburn – RE – 71
    Exil Mays – LOLB – 67
    Devaughn Deen – WR – 64
    Greg Ash – TE – 64
    D’Ambro Buchanon – FB – 58

    Free Agents - Won

    Chris Rucker – CB – 77
    Jason Peters – LT – 93
    Nick Roach – LOLB – 73
    Robert Ayers – LE – 77
    Emmanual Arceneaux -72

    Post Free Agency Pickups

    Kerry Rhodes – FS – 80
    Brian Robiskie - WR – 73
    Alan Ball – CB – 73

    Impact Players

    Offense
    QB Clausen – PJ Clausen – 89 – A Potential
    WR – AJ Green – 95 – A Potential
    Maurice Jones Drew – 96 – A Potential


    It should be noted that only 2 Receivers Less Than 6’2" in height. This reporters sees many jump balls coming in the upcoming season

    Defense
    Ray Maualuga – MLB - (84)
    Carlos Dunlap – DE - 94


    Prediction

    With the free agency pickups this season, I predict the Bengals will go 10-6 and take the Division which would force the Ravens, Steelers and Browns to fight for a wild card.


    Good luck Ghost !
     
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  2. bawvu97

    bawvu97 Let's Goooooo Mountaineers

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  3. Ghost

    Ghost Before the rollieee!

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    Nice writup bawvu
     
  4. Hova

    Hova Live Action. YiYiYi!

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    U drafted a punter in round 1?!
     
  5. bawvu97

    bawvu97 Let's Goooooo Mountaineers

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    no i think it was rd 2 HovaTheGodMC but ghost can confirm
     
  6. Ghost

    Ghost Before the rollieee!

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  7. JSimms

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    New Orleans Saints: 2013 Team Preview


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    2012 Record (W-L): 12-4
    2012 Playoffs (Y/N): Yes, Wild Card (#5 Seed); NFC Conf Champs; L 14-31 in Super Bowl
    Key Players Released/Retired: HB Mark Ingram (92ovr; career-ending injury), P Thomas Morstead (92ovr; FA), RE Wil Smith (89ovr, FA), SS Roman Harper (87ovr; FA)

    Key Players Re-signed: DT Sedrick Ellis (88ovr), WR Devery Henderson (79ovr), LT Jermon Bushrod (86ovr), RE Dwight Freeney (92ovr)

    Needs: HB, LG, SS, RT

    Players Drafted (in no particular order):
    1 - FS Na'Quan Booker (67 ovr, Cpot) - speedy safety that can punish smaller receivers. A liability against the run and somewhat injury-prone.

    2 - QB Geoffrey Walters (74 ovr, Cpot) - Drew Brees' heir apparent? He's got the arm strength, but can he be accurate in the pocket at the professional level?

    3 - CB Terraine Gordon (67 ovr, Cpot) - Speedy CB that can shine when healthy.

    Trades: None
    Players Signed from FA: FB Leonard Weaver (91ovr) 3yrs 10mil, CB Bryan McCann (69ovr) 4yrs 3.7mil, HB Knowshon Moreno (83 OVR) 3yrs 10.9mil, LG Vince Manuwai (77 OVR) 1yr 1.7mil, TE Chris Cooley (78 OVR) 1yr 2mil, SS Josh Barrett (76 OVR) 1yr 1.1mil, LOLB Adrian Moten (66 OVR) 1 yr, 820k

    Exposé: A late draft position in a weak draft class combined with only minor improvements in Free Agency leads me to an offseason grade for the New Orleans Saints of a B(-). With plenty of cap space, I would have liked to see the Saints make a bigger splash in the FA market. That said, coach Capp was able to keep an NFC Champion roster, for the most part, in tact which should lead to another playoff birth for the Saints in 2013 (so long as #9 stays healthy.)

    The loss of SS Roman Harper will be felt the most, as the Saints weren't able to find a replacement for the veteran leader of that defensive backfield and will most likely be forced to move a FS to play the strong side this season. The core for this team is getting older, and the window for another championship in 'Nawlins might be closing soon for the likes of Drew Brees (34 yrs old), Champ Bailey (35), Dwight Freeney (33), Jonathan Vilma (31) & Devery Henderson (31). My two biggest areas of concern for this team in 2013- the running back and safety positions. The Saints don't have a running back that has proven they can be a feature back, so they will very much have to rely on a RB by committee. Malcolm Jenkins is still not fully developed at the FS position, and the club is still not sure who will start on the strong side. In a pass-heavy NFC, that secondary might be susceptible to getting beat deep this year.

    2012/2013 Offseason Grade: B-
    2013 Projected Record (W-L): 11-5
    2013 Playoffs? (Y/N): Y
     
  8. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    Shaun Mason please merge bawvu's review here as well.
     
  9. Cheez

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    2012 Record (W-L): 8-9
    2012 Playoffs (Y/N): Yes. Lost in Wild Card Round to Kansas City 21-10
    Players Released/Retired:
    • SS Jim Leonhard (84)
    • TE Jeff King (77)
    • K Adam Vinatieri (84)
    • ROLB Calvin Pace (79)
    Players Re-signed:
    • HB Shonn Greene (87)
    • DT Frank Okam (64)
    • LG Matthew Slauson (73)
    • TE Logan Paulson (73)
    Needs: LG, K, LOLB, WR

    Players Drafted, with grade:
    • SS Traylon Sullivan (77)
    • CB Trevon Beverly (75)
    • QB Case Robinson (75)
    • WR Larnel Mack (67)
    • C Luke Wittek (64)
    • MLB DaDa Price (62)
    • RE Aramide Pelon (53)
    Trades:
    • Trade With Oakland - Received HB Darren McFadden (96) - Sent WR Santonio Holmes (90), MLB Bart Scott (85),
    Players Signed from FA:
    • SS DeShae Parker (66)
    • K Fabrizio Scaccia (56)
    • RE Jarvis Moss (79)
    • LOLB Gabe Miller (69)
    • FS Sherrod Martin (71)
    • WR Donald Jones (79)
    • ROLB Jordan Senn (77)
    • CB Tim Jennings (74)
    • ROLB Jyles Tucker (74)
    Exposé:
    The Jets made a big splash early in the offseason in acquiring Darren McFadden from Oakland, but made relatively no noise outside of that. First round pick Traylon Sullivan will be expected to make an immediate impact in the secondary. In 2 WR sets, he should be ok as there is a lot of help surrounding him. However, when teams spread the field, he might find himself in a position where he is outmatched.


    It looks as though the Jets may not have to worry too much about defense, as their offense is loaded for a ground-and-pound style of attack. The offensive line is pretty tough for the most part, with the lone weakness being at left guard. even with that shortcoming, though, D-Mac should have no problems eclipsing the 1500 yard barrier.




    2012/2013 Offseason Grade: B

    2013 Projected Record (W-L): 9-7

    2013 Playoffs? (Y/N): I'd put a 50% chance on it.
     
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  10. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    The Cleveland Browns have been anything but lovable losers. Their last playoff appearance was in 2002, and that was with a 9-7 record. It's been since the days of Bernie Kosar that the Browns have been relevant, and with the Ravens and Steelers in their division, the chances of them ever dominating the AFC North are slim. The fans haven't resorted to wearing bags on their heads (yet), but after an 8-8 season in 2012, they are close. The 2013 team is an interesting one, filled with some real talent across the board. Could this be their year?


    Offseason Losses:

    TE Benjamin Watson (Free Agency)
    HB Kevin Smith (Free Agency)
    CB Sheldon Brown (Free Agency)
    DT Kyle Love (Free Agency)
    DT Phil Taylor (Trade)


    Offseason Additions:

    WR Antonio Brown (Trade)
    FS Jamal Powers (Draft)
    HB Malachai Olaniyan (Draft)
    MLB Jake Ferguson (Draft)
    QB Jimmy Clausen (Free Agency)
    SS Shiloh Keo (Free Agency)
    LOLB D.J. Williams (Free Agency)
    TE Jeff King (Free Agency)
    MLB Takeo Spikes (Free Agency)
    DT Matt Toeina (Free Agency)


    Offseason Assessment:


    The Browns were certainly one of the most active in the offseason of any team in the league. The biggest loss they had was the loss of Kyle Love in the trade to division Rival Pittsburgh. The good news is that the player they got back in WR Antonio Brown will be a game changer at the wide receiver position, giving the Browns an exceptional #1 and #2 as he pairs with Roddy White.

    They also drafted very well, with their highlights being MLB Jake Ferguson and FS Jamal Powers. Both of players are expected to start as rookies. They also added a solid HB who is expected to see his share of carries in HB Malachia Olaniyan from Harvard.

    Their biggest moves though were in free agency. Adding a big time Outside Linebacker in D.J. Williams was the best move of theirs, and he immediately makes this linebacker corps a lot better than it was last year. They also added an underrated signing in TE Jeff King who will step into the #2 TE role as well as MLB Takeo Spikes, who although injured, will be a great addition when he returns.

    Although they lost some decent talent, the additions easily make up for the loss. Fan Favorite Benjamin Watson will be missed, and the fans are hoping that Evan Moore can step up. I really like the moves the Browns made, and they are deep at LB which is a must if they switch to the 3-4 like has been rumored.


    Offense:

    QB Jason Campbell takes over again as the starter after a solid year last year throwing for 3000 yards and 23 TD. The team does not seem to have much confidence in him though, as they still hold on to Case McCoy and signed Jimmy Clausen as a free agent.

    The offensive line in front of him is a bit of a mess though... outside of the best LT in the game in Joe Thomas, they are a bit weak across the board, especially on the right side.

    At the skill positions we have HB Montario Hardesty taking most of the carries and after 2 years in Cleveland, he has less than 100. Can he handle the test? His backup will be the Rookie out of Harvard as was mentioned above. The WR tandem are as good as any in the league and both Brown and White will make Campbell's job easier.

    I have to say... I was a little surprised at how bad this offense was. They went gang busters in the offseason for help on the defensive side of the ball, but I would be a little leary of this offense. IF Campbell can stay on his feet and IF he can remain as consistent as he was, this team can put up some points. There are too many question marks as is though, and if they are forced to run the ball, can this line open holes? And can the inexperience here at HB be successful?

    Defense:

    Sheard, Ruben and Keisel man the front 3 of the line and Sheard and Ruben can both be dominant. Keisel though is past his prime and will get beat up by the better LT in the league. Jabaal Sheard looks to get better this year, and although he only had 6 sacks last year, he has sky high potential.

    The linebackers are the strength of this team, and it's evident that Danthraxxx spent a lot of resources here. They have to be though to play successfully in the 3-4. Gocong, Williams, Da'Quel Jackson, Takeo Spikes and the Rookie Jake Fergussson are all solid linebackers, and with a great defensive line in front of them, they should have a huge impact this year.

    In the secondary, all-pro CB Joe Haden returns and is a proven shut down CB. He is currently rated 97 OVR and should be avoided at all costs. The other cornerbacks are strong in youngster Willis Jefferson (8 INT as a rookie) and Buster Skrine are a very good top 3. The playmaker though will be SS T.J Ward who had 50 tackles, 1 sack, 3 INT and 2 FF last year. He is only in his 3rd year and this could be a breakout campaign for him.

    I really like this defense. Their isn't much of a weakness outside of Keisel. That won't hurt them though, as the LB behind him will keep the run game in check. Trying to throw will be even more difficult though as they have an excellent tandem of 1 and 2 CB. This has been the focus for Cleveland and it shows.

    Outlook:

    I am a fan of great defense, and I think the 2013 Cleveland Browns defense have the potential to do something special. It's stacked anywhere you could want and it will be difficult to move the ball on this bunch. They spent a lot of money and resources to improve the defense and it is miles better than we have ever seen in Cleveland.

    The problem is the offense. They have 2 unproven backs, behind a suspect offensive line. I really would have spent some money in the offseason on a lineman and tried to make due a LB short in this 3-4. If they can hold up, it should be easy to get the ball to Antonio Brown or Roddy White. But that also depends on Jason Campbell. He had a career year last year and the Cleveland Management team still doesn't seem to have much confidence. It will be interesting to see this team evolve.

    They also play in one of the toughest divisions in the conference against great defenses in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. It will be interesting to see how they move the ball against these two. I know nothing about Cincinnatti (nor do I want to), but no matter what talent they have, expect them to cheese the hell out of Cleveland so ratings really dont matter.

    Prediction:

    9-7 (No playoff appearance)
     
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    2013 Pittsburgh Steeler preview ....​
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    Sadly the head sports writer is working on his finals so this preview will be delayed :eek:
     
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  13. NDCOLTS1979

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    The Houston Texans led by their faithful leader Shaun Mason wasn't around for the first couple rounds of the draft this offseason. They used those picks to sure up the Oline and also grabbed a DE using 1,2 and 4 round picks to get the much needed help.

    Free Agent additions:

    (SS) Jim Leonhard- He is a quality cover guy and can recognize a play very well. He isn't about speed size or hitting but is all about being at the right place at the right time.

    (TE) Virgil Green- He is the prototypical TE and has a knack for just catching the ball. He isn't the blow it buy you guy but gets into open space and grabs the tough yards. He grabbed a really strong TE and can definately make a difference in the passing game yard by yard.

    (WR) Deandre Brown- He is a guy who can go up and get the ball type WR. While everyone went for blow it by you type guys this guy at 6'5 and 94 jmp will just grab the ball and bring it down. Be a force on the goal line and will be a pleasant surprise this year.

    (RE) Randy Starks- He is 100 percent strength and being at the right place at the right time. He won't make that big mistake and will control the right side of the line very well. He spends a ton of time in the film room studying and can recognize a play very well.

    Quarterback

    Matt Schaub- He has been such a hit in miss guy for the Texans. He will have his strong games and other times just flat out can't do anything. If he can put it together this year he could possibly lead the Texans deep into the playoffs.

    Halfback

    Adrian Foster- Had a really nice year last year averaging 4.7ypc but only saw the endzone 8 times on the ground. This will need to be higher for the Texans this year. He is what opens up the passing game and when he is on the Texans is on

    Wideouts

    Mario Manningham- This guy is scary on the other side of A.J and you better not take your eye off of him. If you do he will be behind you and into the endzone in no time.

    Andre Johnson- Not much you can really say that hasn't been said about him already.


    Next will get to the defense side of the ball
     
  14. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

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    JSimms are you doing mine as well?
     
  15. Ghost

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    images.jpg 2012 Record (W-L): 6-10
    2012 Playoffs (Y/N): No
    Players Released/Retired: DT Shaun Cody(released) TE Kris Wilson(released) LOLB Kion Wilson(released) WR Lee Evans(released) MLB Ray Lewis Retired
    Players Re-signed: Qb Joe Flacco LT Bryan Mckinnie TE Ed Dickson WR Leo Burns FS Ed Reed DT Shawn Butler SS Bernard Pollard CB Raheem Gray
    Needs: Could use a upgrade @ RE, LT is getting old,
    Players Drafted, with grade:
    1 - #10ovr CB Rashawn Simmons (81ovr Apot) - A good man and zone corner with speed. This pick improved the Ravens Secondary a lot. A+

    2 - #42ovr RG Adrian Mosley (73 ovr Bpot) He has Good Run blocking skills and a lot of strength when it comes to the the the short down situations and you need a Big push from him.

    3 - #74ovr RE Chaquill Jefferson (59ovr, Bpot) - From the looks of it, this pick was just to fill up some depth at the RE position.

    Trades: TB 2nd Round pick for DT Linval Joseph(81ovr)
    Players Signed from FA: Casey Matthews (68ovr) 4yrs 750,000. Jeremy Mincy (78ovr) 3 yrs
    Exposé: This team has a lot of talent on both sides of the ball even with losing star players like Ray Lewis to Retirement and Ngata to FA. Over the past 2 years this team just hasn't been able to finish games. I expect the Ravens to ruin a lot of teams playoffs in the final weeks of this season. Who knows they can prove me wrong and win it all but this is just my prediction.
    2012/2013 Offseason Grade: B
    2013 Projected Record (W-L): 4-12(Only Reason i was kind of rough on this part is because we are facing the NFC east who have got real good in the offseason and i expect atleast 2 or 3 people from that division to make the Playoffs and also playing the 2012 SB champs Kansas City Chiefs.)

    2013 Playoffs? (Y/N): N
     
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  16. JSimms

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    I had planned on it, but noticed that we got a new Falcons owner. Let me know if NeuroticTruth isn't going to do one for you, and if so, I would be glad to...

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  17. CalebMackie

    CalebMackie Easy like Sunday morning

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    Miami Dolphins

    2012 Record (W-L): 11-5
    2012 Playoffs (Y/N): Yes.
    Players Released/Retired: QB David Garrard, CB Philip Adams, LG Jonathan Compas, QB Matt Flynn, WR Cecil Shorts, John Henderson, SS Roy Williams. None of his players retired.
    Players Resigned: RB Reggie Bush, RB Bernard Scott, LB Aaron Curry, LE Michael Johnson,
    CB Sean Smith, LT Jake Long, TE Anthony Fasano, P Brandon Fields.
    Needs: CB, DT, OLB

    Players Drafted, With Grade: 1st pick: QB Jayvon Tate (78) - Great pick here for the Dolphins, one of the Phins biggest concerns last season and this off season was their QB. With the releases of Flynn and Garrard, the Phins made a great pick that gives them their QB of the future. A+


    2nd pick: WR Khari Edwards (78) - Pretty good second pick here for the Phins as well, they were struggling at the receiver position wit their number one being Doug Baldwin and then their second being Mike Sim Walker. It was obvious that Coach LSU wanted to get some speed on this roster at the receiving position and he did just that. Now with the addition of Edwards opposing defenses must be concerned with the deep ball that this speedy WR provides. B+

    3rd pick: LG Addison Hamilton-Lecky (69) - Don't let this offensive lineman's low overall rating fool you, this guy was a steal as a third pick simply because he has an amazing A+ to work with. Definitely a good choice for what LSU was working with by this time, Addison won't be an immediate impact type of guy but it adds incredible depth to an already stellar OLine and possible trade bait for others struggling.

    Trades: The only Trade LSU made this season was RG Vernon Carey and LG Andy Levitre for the Texans first round draft pick and their 4th round draft pick
    Players signed from Free Agency: ROLB Shawne Merriman, CB Delbert Ruff, QB De'Anthony Sutton, RG Brian Waters

    Expose: With the Dolphins Super Bowl hopes cut short once again, coach lsu, knew he had to change something up in order to go into this final season for a final shot at the trophy. With their addition at Quarterback and the addition of their new speedy wideout, the Miami Dolphins are going to be a much faster paced team on offense this season and anyone who gets in their way should be worried defensively. Of course, the Dolhpins defensive is still doing well and was always doing well but it seems that now that LSU has fine tuned his offense that they would be heavy favorites to win the AFC East.
    2012-2013 Offseason Grade: B+
    2013 Projected Record (W/L): 11-5
    2013 Playoffs (Y/N): Y
     
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  18. Matrix Monkey

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    Philadelphia Eagles - 2013 Team Preview

    The Eagles haven't had a whole lot of success under coach SimFBallCritic, their best season coming in 2011 when they went 8-8 but missed the playoffs in a top heavy NFC. Philadelphia has struggled on both offense and defense except the 2011 season when LeSean McCoy rushed for over 2,000 yards. Coach Sim is a great coach but just never seems to get the win.​

    Offseason Losses:
    LT - Jason Peters - 93 OVR (release)
    LE - Jason Babin - 91 OVR (release)
    RT - Winston Justice - 73 OVR (release)
    FS - Colt Anderson - 65 OVR (release)
    QB - Brodie Croyle - 63 OVR (release)

    Offseason Additions:
    RE - Ricardo Rucker - 75 OVR (FA signing)
    LG - Chris Kemoeatu - 74 OVR (FA signing)
    MLB - Stevenson Sylvester - 61 OVR (FA signing)

    Draft Picks:
    (1) ROLB - Matt Anapolsky
    (2) LT - Jason Looman
    (3) ROLB - Ja'Terian Sparks
    (4) WR - Vernard Mills
    (5) WR - Donivan Triplett
    (6) HB - Martavis Morgan
    (7) FS - Eldrin Lofton



    Offseason Assessment:

    Coach Sim shocked the league when he released elite LT Jason Peters a day before the start of Free Agency. Many analysts thought rookie LT Jason Looman would be groomed behind him but the Eagles staff must've liked what they saw watching his game tape and felt safe cutting Peters salary.

    Anapolsky and Looman look to be the only rookies that will be earning the starting nod this season. Anapolsky has great skills all around and a high ceiling but may struggle to digest an NFL playbook. Looman the namesake of the savior of Madden also has a lot of room to grow and great blocking skills but is slightly deficient using his feet during pass blocking.

    Philly is showing tremendous faith in oft-injured LE Brandon Graham to fill the rather large hole left by Jason Babin's departure to Indianapolis.

    Coach Sim didn't have much cap space to work with in FA but his FA pickups leave a lot to be desired. I suppose he had a talented roster to begin with and didn't feel like overspending like most of the other coaches, and the Philly staff has always been very passive since the league began, they've never swung a trade or signed a high profile FA.

    Offense:

    QB Michael Vick returns for yet another season and the coaches are showing great faith in him since they don't even have a backup on the roster at this time. Vick has one of the best arms in the game and possibly the easiest to catch deep ball around. As always no one has to be reminded of Vick's dual threat status and even in his age 33 season he shows no sign of slowing down.

    The backfield is one of the best in the league highlighted by one of the best speed backs there is in LeSean McCoy who is 93 or higher in every RB category including a godly 99 elusiveness rating. Fellow Pitt alum and promising 3rd year back Dion Lewis backs him up and is no slouch.

    Even with the loss of Jason Peters Philly still fields a solid offensive line though they lack depth at the T position so they better hope Looman and Herremans stay healthy.

    The Eagles receiver corp is still something to be admired boasting impressive speed with Maclin and Jackson. Jackson is still holding onto his other-worldly 100 SPD rating. Avant and Cooper round things out nicely as strong possession types. Celek and Harbor are also a nice tandem of receiving TEs for Vick to play with.

    Philly has a scary offense with Vick's sterling deep ball able to hook up with all the speed at the receiver position and LeSean McCoy is in for a return to form with the switch back to AP.

    Defense:

    The DL is solid although lacking in depth. Trent Cole is still a terror to oppossing QBs despite being on the wrong side of 30. Jenkins and Landri are nice big bodied DT's to plug the run. Graham is a bit of an unproven commodity at LE and Coach Sim hasn't brought in any competition as DL is another position he's lacking backups.

    At LB, last year's 1st rounder Willie Farmer is getting better and better and is an exceptional tackler and great field general. Pairing him with this year's first rounder Anapolsky will only make this unit even more fearsome. Brad Jones is a solid but not spectacular LOLB but with the amount of 3WR sets in today's NFL he may not see the field very often.

    A large chunk of the teams salary cap is tied up in the back end with the best CB trio in the NFL. Samuel, Nnamdi, and DRC are still together and will be giving opposing OC's fits all season. The youngster safety tandem of Allen and Jarrett lack playmaking ability and struggle to read offenses but their deficiencies are often masked by the talent at CB.

    Coach Sim has overhauled the LB core and improved it a great deal but apart from CB they lack depth all around and are just an injury away from starting bottom barrel roster types. I'd be worried if they were my squad.

    Outlook:

    If Philly is going to have any success its going to have to get its offense firing on all cylinders. They have a lot of dynamic playmakers that have to play to their ratings instead of underachieving for yet another season. The defense is in decent shape and should be hard to throw outside on but are weak up the middle and are going to have to stay healthy.

    Unfortunately for Coach Sim he plays in a tough division. The perennial overachiever Washington Redskins have beaten him every time and the New York Giants have arguably the best roster in the NFL. Philly has yet to win more than 2 games in the division and with the addition of Cowboy's Coach Sawemoff last season thats not likely to change anytime soon.

    Prediciton: 7-9
     
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    Kansas City Chiefs Team Preview

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    Coach: bjbdahitman

    Last Season Record: 11-5

    Key Offseason Losses:
    HB Shamell Campbell -- 90 ovr
    MLB Jovan Belcher – 80 ovr
    CB Jakhari Edwards – 84 ovr
    WR Jordan Shipley – 85 ovr
    FS Kendrick Lewis – 84 ovr


    Offseason Additions:
    MLB Jerod Mayo – 94 ovr
    FS Antoine Bethea – 92 ovr

    Draft Class:
    C Evan Brooks – 82 ovr
    HB Davonnie Nix – 79 ovr
    WR Trajuan McCorkle – 75 ovr
    LT Marlin Monroe – 66 ovr
    WR Deone Barnes – 62 ovr
    FS Cornelius Grove – 56 ovr

    Offseason Grade:
    A

    Outlook:
    The Super Bowl Champions look to continue their impressive campaign from a year ago and win another Super Bowl in the TMFL this season. What’s scary about this Chiefs teams is with the moves that their coach made this offseason, they have gotten even better. They sacrificed some depth at RB and CB, however they were able to land two premier defensive players in Jerod Mayo and Antoine Bethea. The Chiefs defense looks ridiculous this season. Mayo should lead an incredibly talented group of linebackers in which looks like a 3-4 scheme with Justin Houston and Tamba Hali will be applying the pressure from the outside.
    The secondary looks good, especially at the safety position with Eric Berry and Antoine Bethea wreaking havoc in the back. Brandon Flowers and Derek Cox are two premier corners and should make it very difficult for opposing WRs to get open allowing for the front seven to have more opportunities to generate sacks.
    On the offensive side of the ball the Chiefs look to continue to feature running back Jamaal Charles. Charles is one of the premier running backs in the TMFL and should see plenty of action. The Chiefs were smart to draft another running back high in the draft cause if something should happen to Charles they didn’t have much depth. The Chiefs have a strong offensive line, which should also help that running attack. If there is a weakness on the team it’s going to be their passing game. Blane Gabbert is young and has a lot to prove, and the receiving core with the exception of Dwayne Bowe is lacking. I expect the Chiefs to grind out a lot of wins on the strength of their running game and defense.

    Prediction:
    12-4 AFC West Champs
    Lose in the AFC Championship
     
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  20. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    You can go ahead and do it. I guess I missed the planning thread of this and didnt follow Fuzzy's team through the offseason. So I couldnt tell you who hes added and who hes missed lol.
     
  21. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    2012 Record (W-L): 7-9
    2012 Playoffs (Y/N): No
    Players Released/Retired:
    1. CB Ryan Mouton (62ovr)
    2. WR Marc Mariani (79ovr)
    3. WR Lavelle Hawkins (72ovr)
    4. TE Daniel Graham (73ovr)
    5. ROLB Will Witherspoon (81ovr)
    6. WR Stephen Williams (68ovr)
    7. LG Leroy Harris (Jenkins) (77ovr)
    8. HB Javon Ringer (72ovr)
    9. C Kevin Matthews (68ovr)
    10. SS Jordan Babineaux (74ovr)
    11. ROLB Gerald McRath (71ovr)
    12. RE James Hall (84ovr)
    13. MLB Chris White (63ovr)
    14. FS Brad Fulton (70ovr)
    15. DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (69ovr)
    16. DT Caleb Cannon (71ovr)
    Players Re-signed:
    1. K Rob Bironas (97ovr)
    2. DT Dric Walker (70ovr)
    3. LOLB Ahmad Brooks (77ovr)
    4. TE Jared Cook Jr (83ovr)
    Players Drafted, with grade:
    1. MLB Ja'Quan Russell (83ovr) - A player I projected going in the top 2 or 3 picks falls all the way to the Titans and they could not be happier. A absolute steal where they got him, assuming he can stay healthy. Has elite range for a MLB and will play sideline to sideline, wreaking opposing offenses. A+
    2. LT Javon Glover (86ovr) - The highest graded player in this draft again falling right into the lap of the Titans. Fills a need, is a stellar player and gets him at a bargain price. A+ Titans draft is scary good already.
    3. WR Justin Handy (78ovr) - I thought this was a bit of a reach at the time but knowing Handy's skillset (I was targeting him in round 2) I think its a good pick. Simply put, the guy can play right away and the Titans need a receiver. A
    4. HB Yvon Miles (81ovr) - A burner with injury issues. This guy will need to be coupled with a good stable of backs as I don't see anyway he can make it through the year healthy but there's not doubting his talent and it fills a need for the Titans. B
    5. RG Logan Secrest (74ovr) - A good depth player along the line. Can he start right away? B
    6. DT Desmond Seastrunk (78ovr) - A great value pick at this point in the draft and will challenge for a role in the rotation immediately. We wouldn't want there to be any drop off if anything were to happen to Karl Klug. A
    7. SS Zak White (64ovr) - A SS prospect that needs some time to develop but has great upside when you look at his skillset. Has rare man to man coverage skills for a safety. A
    8. Rest of draft WR Mohammad Marshall (67ovr), FS Darius Randall (61ovr), MLB Jibreel McElroy (63ovr), RE Brandon Buhagiar (52ovr), WR Derek Ryan (56ovr)
    Overall this is a simply stellar draft for the Titans. I can't imagine they foresaw their top 3 picks going any better than they did and they got some nice players in round 2 to help with depth. There was no team with more ammunition in the draft than the Titans so its not surprising they ended up with arguably the best draft class.

    Trades:
    1. RT David Stewart (84ovr) to Arizona for 2nd and 4th round picks
    2. HB Chris Johnson (90ovr) to Tampa Bay for WR Mike Williams (88ovr)
    3. 2nd round pick to Cleveland for WR Greg Little (84ovr)
    Overall these were pretty good moves. The only move I question is moving RT Stewart for draft picks but the Titans do have a young RT ready to replace him and the move may have been made to clear out Stewart's cap space. I like the deal of shipping CJ away for Mike Williams as the Titans have nothing at WR and a 2nd round pick for Little is also a good deal. Getting WR Handy in the draft to pair with those two guys instantly turns around their WR situation.

    Players Signed from FA:
    1. DT Casey Hampton (91ovr) - 17.6 mil this year and 23.5 next year. Wow.
    2. ROLB Keith Bullock (81ovr)
    3. HB Brandon Saine (67ovr)
    Exposé: You cannot say enough about the offseason the Titans just put in the books. You can tell they're going for broke this year and I think the moves they've made have put them in position to make a run. The main weaknesses I see on this team are the defensive secondary and the stable of running backs. I think the defense will most likely be able to overcome any deficiencies in the secondary with Casey Hampton stuffing the run and pass rushers Klug and Jason Jones getting after the QB as well as Ja'Quan Russell playing all over the field.


    Offensively, the team will go as Carson Palmer goes. If he's inconsistent, then the Titans will struggle as I see them having to rely on the passing game moreso than the running game. I'm just unconvinced that rookie HB Miles can stay healthy and without him Jamie Harper has to prove he can carry the load. I like his skill set and he could very well be a breakout player of the year if the offensive line holds up but Miles adds another dimension to this offense so he needs to stay on the field.

    In my opinion, this is a playoff caliber team. The AFC South will not be relinquished easily by the Houston Texans but the Titans got better this year, did the other teams in the South do enough? Anything less than 10 or 11 wins for this team would be a disappointment I would think.








    2012/2013 Offseason Grade: A+
    2013 Projected Record (W-L): 11-5
    2013 Playoffs? (Y/N): Y
     
  22. Wick36

    Wick36 Welcome to the Jungle

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    Too soon.
     
  23. MoonBBad

    MoonBBad http://twitch.tv/moonbbad

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    It's all in XFN, that's where I got my info...
     
  24. Ghost

    Ghost Before the rollieee!

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    You can just go on XFN to see all his offseason moves
     
  25. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    Dosnt work for Fuzzy because his team news shows every single move he makes for every team.
     

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