I'm baaaaaaaaaack! It’s about that time again! First off, I’d like to commend Doug and Eddie for a job well done again in moving the offseason quickly without any major hiccups. Season 3 is upon us and the excitement seems as if it was season 1. Plenty of teams made major moves in hopes that it would be what they needed to push themselves into the contender role this season while some elected to stand pat and stay with the team they have feeling they already had enough. Well, without further ado, I bring to you Season 3’s first power rankings: 1) Jets - Atop our first power rankings for season three we have last season’s super bowl winner. The Jets didn’t make many moves and chose to sell off their first 2 draft picks coming away with MLB DJ Williams who will replace Bart Scott and provide more flexibility at linebacker. They also brought in Tim Tebow to back up Mark Sanchez and WR Devin Thomas to provide another outside threat and to move Jerrico Cotchery to the slot where he is more comfortable. The target will be on the Jets back so they better be prepared for a fight every game. 2) Rams – The runner up from last year comes in at #2. Not known for making many deals, the Rams made a deal for the agile Vince Young which could be very dangerous as we all saw last year when he acquired Pat White. The Rams picked speedy TE Freeman Kane with their 1st pick to add another weapon on offense. The progression of Sam Bradford and #1 wideout Bensley Blake will be huge for this team when paired with last season’s #1 scoring defense. The Rams will definitely be back. 3) Colts - After falling short in last season’s AFC Title game the Colts elected not to make many moves but they did acquire RG Jacobie Barclay to shore up the right side of their line. Offensively this team is as loaded as they come with Peyton at the helm and Steve Smith, Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark catching with Jamaal Charles on the ground. Defensively the Colts are also stacked, boasting 5 CB’s rating at least 80 overall which is a deadly combination when you still have Freeney and Mathis rushing the QB. 4) Cowboys – The NFC runner up, the Cowboys come in at #4. Another team that’s loaded the Cowboys didn’t have many holes. The Cowboys did fill one of their holes in the draft with FS Andre Taylor who was considered the top safety in the draft. With many of their starters from offense and defense still intact, expect the Cowboys to once again be among the NFC’s elite for next season. 5) Buccaneers – The defending NFC South Champ Bucs come in at #5. Heading into the offseason, it’s clear the Bucs wanted to make some major changes to add even more youth to an already young team. Out are QB Josh Freeman and TE Kellen Winslow and in are CB Antoine Cason and a slew of young speedsters on offense picked up in the draft. Already with one of the best defenses in the league, the pickup of Cason will add another playmaker in the defensive backfield. It will be interesting to see how QB Robert You handles the reins being handled to him. 6) Patriots – In at #6 we have the losers, I mean Patriots. Feeling they needed more weapons to compete with the Jets, the Pats traded away their first 2 picks and acquired stud TE Jalen Driskell and freak WR Randy Mcclain. The rest of the team stays intact from a pretty successful season last year and I don’t expect anything to change as this team has been one of the top teams this year in Madden. 7) Vikings – Last year’s NFC North winner Vikings come in at #7. With no major moves being made the Vikings relied on the draft where they picked up speedy corner Leron Winters and guard John Hurley with both expected to make an impact this season. As long as this team has Adrian Peterson in the backfield they will be successful and with QB Bronson Peterson in his second year, he should be better and more mature than his rookie season. 8) Broncos - In at #8 land the Broncos and new owner Jeremy. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Jeremy and expect him to pick up where Rob left off. The Broncos were pretty quiet this offseason picking up two free safeties while shipping away Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton. The progression of QB Jamarcus Austin will determine the fate of this team as he often looked clueless last season when teams stopped the run. If Austin can make that step, the Broncos will be a serious contender. 9) Titans – The Titans made the biggest splash of any team by trading with the Lions for the #1 pick in the draft and using it to acquire QB Tyler Dougherty after management grew tired of Vince Young’s inaccuracy. The Titans also picked up Steve Breaston on offense and Shawn Merriman on offense. On paper this team is as talented as they come and hope to improve their steady improvement in challenging the Colts for the AFC South crown. 10) 49ers - After tasting the postseason last year, the Niners round out the power rankings. The Niners picked up CB Ellis Hobbs to shore up the defense and drafted WR Lenoy Tucker to add another threat for Alex Smith. With that being said, this team will only go as far as Alex Smith’s right arm leads them. He has more than enough talent around him so it’s time for him to put up or shut up and silence the critics once and for all. Teams to look out for Ravens – With arguably one of the most talented teams in the league expect the Ravens to make some noise this season. Raiders – Pope has caused a stir by saying he will win it all this year so he will definitely have a target on his back. Whether he lives up to his prediction will be interesting. Bills – Ed Belichick has put quietly put together a nice team over the past 2 drafts and appears to finally have found his franchise QB in Andrew Parris. Redskins – After just missing the playoffs last year, the Skins will be locked and loaded in a dogfight with the 3 other teams in the NFC East. Saints – They won the NFC South season 1 but fell flat season 2, expect them to rebound with a great year. Seahawks – One of the league’s top defenses last year hopes to improve their struggling offense and contend in the NFC West. Well fellas, there you have the first edition of Season 3’s Power Rankings. To those that did not make the cut it is not an indictment on you or your team so let’s enjoy another successful season!