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Season 3 Team Previews

Discussion in 'TMFL' started by Bucs, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Bucs

    Bucs GT: ThruTheSmoke47

    Jun 30, 2010
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers


    OFFENSE: Custom Power Run (Mostly I-Form, Strong, Weak)
    DEFENSE: Custom 4-3 (All 4-3 formations as well as a couple variations of the Nickel)

    ROOKIE TO WATCH: 5th Round Pick DT Kameel Cofield, he impressed in practice and the first preseason game. He will see more playing time than initially thought.

    O Leader: Doug Martin will still be the focus of the offense, he has a lot of mileage on him the past two season and now enters his contract year.

    D Leader: Revis still runs the defense, he got some help opposite him in Antoine Cason.

    QB: Mike Glennon enters his third season after taking a step back last year. He threw for nearly 1000 more yards in year 2 but also tacked on 14 more interceptions. I'm sure it didnt help that he was sacked 40 times compared to 15 his rookie year. We tried to address that by going offensive line in round 1.

    HB: Doug Martin has increased his yardage and TD's every season since entering the league. He eclipsed 2000 yards and had 18 TDs last season and his workload wont get any lighter this year. The front office did bring in 2nd year man Leo Nieves (5'10 234) to help spell Martin. Tampa was high on him coming out of Maryland but didnt get a chance to pull the trigger and draft him.

    WR: V-Jax hopes a better protected Glennon will help him get to double digit TDs for the first time in his career. Mike Williams returns as a solid #2 while we added Dwayne Harris in the slot.

    TE: Dennis Pitta formed a nice bond with Mike Glennon and was 2nd on the team in receptions last year, hauling in 59 Catches 912 yards and 5 TDs. While Luke Stocker and Tom Crabtree will continue to be vital blocking Tight Ends.

    T: Carl Nicks moved from LG to LT to make room for 1st rounder Quinston Mendoza. Donald Penn returns at RT.

    G: Rookie Quinston Mendoza is the LG out of East Carolina. Seems like he will cement himself in the spot with 88 RBK 86 PBK 86 IBL. While Vet Davin Joseph returns at the RG Spot.

    C: Center will be a battle between Jeremy Zuttah and Gabe Carimi. Zuttah has held the spot the past two years but the staff isn't that high on him. While Carimi is new to the center spot and not as talented, but he has superstar progression working in his favor and may overtake Zuttah by the end of the year.

    DE: Charles Johnson returns his 7 sacks and 14 TFL to the LE spot, while Rico Wakeel - last years first round pick at DT - will move outside to the RE spot. Wakeel got off to a slow start last season but finished strong, we think he can be more potent on the outside.

    DT: Gerald McCoy returns 7 sacks at DT and will be paired with a combination of FA pick up Karl Klug, former DE Davarius Travis and 5th round rookie Kameel Koefield out of Navy.

    OLB: Lavonte David and Colin McCarthy are two promising outside linebackers. McCarthy is a vast upgrade over the garbage we had last year.

    MLB: Mason Foster and Akeem Jordan will fight for the MLB spot , but Foster has the edge having been in the system for 3 years now.

    CB: A position of concern since taking over, we finally are happy with this group. Revis Island is there to stay with a career high 7 interceptions last season. We added Antoine Cason as a solid #2 while Johnathan Banks will be the nickel/#3.

    S: Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron continue as one of the most physical safety groups in the league.

    SPECIALISTS: Connor Barth and Michael Koenen return as Kicker and Punter. While Dwayne Harris and Michael Smith will return kicks.

    Season Goals : At least 8 wins and a wild card spot.
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  2. broth262

    broth262 Dirty Terps

    Dec 30, 2010
    Featured Threads:
    Tennessee Titans
    The Titans offense looks to bring some serious firepower to the table again in 2015. With explosive weapons at every position and a talented offensive line to protect QB Jake Locker. Veteran Chris Johnson and second year back Ron Boenzl bring some strength to the backfield. Boenzl will likely take the short yardage and goal line carries. Darius Heyward-Bey brings some speed and versatility to the receiving corps, along with second year player Dietrich Goodell. The receiving corps has speed that will be difficult for opposing secondaries to cover. All around this team looks like one that can put up some serious points. Jake Locker has some serious potential to explode onto the scene this year as a true dominant passer in the league. With the new offensive scheme in place, watch for this Titans offense to be in the top half of the league in terms of scoring and yards.

    Last years Titans defense was abysmal. In their first year transition to a 3-4 the Titans progressed as the season went on and showed some real ability towards the end of the year. The Titans have talent all around but there are glaring weaknesses that will need to be overcome. Recently resigned Jurrel Casey will look to prove that he earned the big contract he got this offseason. Along with Arthur Jones and Sammie Hill, Casey will look to eat up space and let the linebackers roam free. Kamerion Wimbley brings experience to a young linebacking corps. 25 year old Zach Brown burst onto the scene last season and looks to be a real talent at Outside Linebacker. Cornerback Jason McCourty is easily the most talented player on this defense. He is joined by rookie Ravonne Moltin in the secondary. If the Titans are going to succeed as a defense this year the secondary will play a crucial role.

    Season Outlook:
    The Titans have a very difficult schedule this season. Drawing the NFC North and the AFC East will be tough for the Titans to overcome. If the Titans can get 4 wins out of these 8 games it will be huge for their season. They have shown the ability to beat the AFC South after last year going 5-1 in conference play. If the Titans can get 8-10 wins it will be a very successful season. With the talent at disposal for the Titans, it is essential that they find a way into the postseason this year.

    Record: 9-7
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  3. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

    Jul 5, 2011
    OFFENSE: Custom Zone Run (Zone Read, Stretch, Inside Zone and then PA)
    DEFENSE: Zone Blitz 3-4 (IND PB)

    ROOKIES TO WATCH: ILB Leroy Lester, #5 overall pick, comes in with a high expectations (84 OVR) and looks to live up to them. Lester is a freak athlete (90 Speed, Agility and Acceleration) that can bring the pain (95 Hit Power). However, Lester has always relied on being flat out more athletic than his competition. In the NFL he'll need to learn to use those abilities to get away from blockers (79 BSH) and be much more violent with his hands in the pass rush (60 PMV, 54 FMW).

    Also be on the look out for RE Charlie Gomez. Gomez will get the start with his great abilities in both the run (88 BSH) and pass game (90 PMV) to supplement his raw physical abilities (75 Speed, 91 Strength, 78 agility).

    O Leader: Bernie Hutchinson comes in as the unquestioned leader of the offense. Throwing for 4,079 yards and 33 TDs as a rookie with 621 more yards and 7 scores on the ground will do that. But Bernie has to take better care of the football with 28 INTs and a league-leading 11 fumbles.

    D Leader: Daryl Washington led the team with 79 tackles including 10 TFL. He also managed 3 sacks and 2 INTs.

    QB: FEAR THE BERNIE! But in all seriousness, Bernie had 35,000+ XP to dump and has all of the throwing stats at 85 (SAC/MAC/DAC) or higher (90 THP). He's just gotta make better decisions.

    HB: Joe McKnight turned in another superb season for the Cards. For the second straight year, he eclipsed 1,300 yards rushing and 10 TDs with marks fo 1,367 and 10 TDs. McKnight also kept his legs fresh (207 carries) with help from Delafonta Langi. Langi was a great combo to McKnight with 120 carries, 577 yards and 7 TDs.

    WR: After a dismal 2012 campaign, Fitz has had back-to-back 1,000 yard receiving seasons. Despite having 8 less catches than in 2013, Fitz still posted comparable receiving yards (1,356) and better TDs (12). But he'll need to continue that output as Anquan Boldin retired leaving Malcolm Floyd to pick up the slack (47 catches, 656 yards, 7 TDs). Fortunately they're joined by free agent Jon Baldwin.

    TE: Derrick Carrier has proved himself a valuable safety valve for Card QBs along with the athletic ability to stretch the seams (55 catches, 805 yards, 9 TDs).

    OL: They're not world beaters with LT Levi Brown (80 OVR) and Center Phillip Blake (80) being areas of concern. Fortunately the two guards Jon Cooper (90) and Earl Watford (85) are young and talented. Bobby Massie is equally unheralded (84) but has room to grow.

    DE: Gomez looks to impress at RE while Calais Campbell is a poor man's JJ Watt with 17 TFL and 8 sacks.

    DT: Dan Willaims is a solid centerpiece for the Cards with 43 tackles and 7 TFL.

    OLB: Rookie Steven Figueroa had a good start to his NFL career with 37 tackles and 11 TFL. But he needs to do a much better job getting to the passer as he only had 2 sacks. Sam Acho likewise had a paltry 2 sacks.

    MLB: Karlos Dansby will remain #2 on the depth chart so he can handle all the stupid, retarded-as-fuck special teams assingments that Madden hands out to starting ILB in the 3-4. But Lester will start beside Daryl Washington.

    CB: Patrick Peterson had the best year of his career, hauling 10 INTs. Antoine Cason was dealt in the trade to the Bucs for Lester so former nickel man Justin Bethel will have to step into the #2 spot.

    S: Tyrann Mathie continues to impress with 5 INTs and 61 tackles last year. Free agent pick up Brandon Meriweather was third on the team with 75 tackles. He also added 8 TFL and 2 INTs.

    SPECIALISTS: Who gives a shit?

    Season Goals : To get in the playoffs for once and steal one from that sodomite biggcoug65
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  4. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

    Aug 30, 2011
    Baron this is the 2nd straight year you've picked up one of my FA WR's that I've let go...that makes you smarter than most of the other owners, lol
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  5. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

    Jul 5, 2011
    Not that smart, I just grabbed him because he was awesome for me last cycle in KC, :D
  6. ZCar352

    ZCar352 Keep Pounding...Go Panthers!!!

    Aug 26, 2010
    Indianapolis Colts
    Offseason: This past offseason the Colts had a lot of holes to fill on the defensive side of the ball and addressed some of those issues in Free Agency but after Robert Mathis retired the Colts knew they weren't gonna draft his replacement so the Colts called up Baltimore and made a deal for Elvis Dumervil. Another trade the Colts made was with the Buffalo Bills as they sent over CJ Spiller and the Colts shipped out Vontae Davis. Two big acquisitions before the draft, which going into the draft the Colts were in desperate need of a MLB unfortunately ever single one that the Colts had scouted and were hoping to snag were picked before the Colts got to pick. It was still a solid draft for the Colts as they added some depth to the defense. All in all a decent offseason but the main concern for the Colts will be Cap Room to sign Andrew Luck and CJ Spiller this season.

    Offense: The offense got a nice boost as they added RB CJ Spiller but they also lost HOF WR Reggie Wayne to retirement. Andrew Luck is in a contract year and all signs indicate that the Colts will throw tons of money to keep him in Indy. The WR core is led by Brandon LaFell who was picked up in free agency with 2nd year wideout Alex Grayson lining up at the #2 and TY Hilton in the slot. Dwayne Allen will get the start at tightend and looks to be a key part in this offense. The offensive line gained Rodney Hudson at Center which is an improvement over last year which hopefully helps out Spiller in the run game.

    Defense: Vontae Davis is gone to Buffalo so the secondary will need someone to step up and fill the void. Elvis Dumervil paired with Bjoern Werner could cause major problems for opposing quarterbacks but the MLB spot is shaky DJ Williams and Laroy Reynolds will get the start there. The D-Line got a boost as Tony Jerod-Eddie came in via free agency and will start at LE while rookie DT Abdulai Onwukaife will anchor the middle and Montori Hughes will start at RE. Solid group on the line but should get better as the season progresses.

    Season Outlook: The first 6 games of the season we face 2 User teams as we play at Houston and new owner TEClemson53 and then we play host to the New York Jets and OMlawdog but the schedule gets tougher as we play the AFC East and NFC North two very tough divisions. I believe we split our series against Houston, sweep Jacksonville, and hopefully split the season series against Tennessee and win the division and get into the playoffs. 9-7 or 10-6 this season for the Indianapolis Colts.
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  7. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

    Jul 6, 2009

    Last Season: 11-5, NFC North Champions, First Round Exit
    A season that could have been so much sweeter then how it ended on a sour note, after losing the last two weeks of the regular season, the Vikings believed they were in a prime spot to take care of business in the playoffs. After winning the NFC North, splitting with the Bears, swept by the Lions* and then sweeping the Packers, the Vikings hosted the Dallas Cowboys which proved to a very good game and the Cowboys would go on to win the game on a FG as the game disconnected on the last drive. Adrian Peterson broke his own rushing record for the second consecutive year and the defense was in the top 10 of the league.

    Offense: 10/11 Starters Return
    The Vikings offense is pretty well intact, but losing RG Charlie Johnson will have a small impact as the offensive line was one of the best, if not the best in the NFL. Christian Ponder must be able to throw the ball consistently this year and cut down on the interceptions. He must get the ball into Patterson's hands more often as he is a big threat to score along with Jennings and Simpson. Rookie Relus Oakley will be the big redzone threat that this team has missed. The Vikings haven't seen a 1,000 yard receiver this release and they will look to get one in season three, hopefully that will take some pressure off of AP.

    Defense: 10/11 Starters Return
    The loss of DT Kevin Williams will no doubt hurt the defense whether in the 4-3 or 3-4 looks in games and the Vikings were able to persuade MLB Erin Henderson to come back for another contract. With the front seven being able to play aggressively, I believe you might see a little bit more man-to-man coverage with some bump and run. With Harrison Smith and Delency Dandy over top, this will allow the corner to try and push around their man while making more plays on the ball.

    Outlook: 11-5, NFC North Champions
    Another year, another NFC North Title and drawing some of the toughest NFC opponents in opening the year with Eagles then getting to play the reining two time SB champion Niners along with the Arizona Cardinals and the Carolina Panthers. Super Bowl Champions is always the $1 goal but the others are what need to be accomplished to helping reach the ultimate goal. NFC North champions is #1 and then getting home field advantage to help propel us into the big game.
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  8. Masler

    Masler Walk On

    Aug 13, 2009

    2015 Denver Broncos
    2014: AFC Champs at 8-8, Wild Card Loss

    2014 was a rough season in Denver, in the games that we won it felt with ease and the games we lost...we looked completely lost. There were a few sims, mostly wins but that is even bittersweet because we did not earn them. To go .500 and win the division and an automatic playoff spot doesn't feel deserving so it was only right that we lost to a very good Jets team in the WC Round.


    The biggest question is who starts at QB this season. Peyton Manning decided he wasn't quite done in Denver and stayed for at least one more season. But Brock Osweiler started the majority of 2014 and helped lead the Broncos to winning the division. It looks like Peyton will get the ball Week 1 at this point because Osweiler was pick happy but so was Peyton last year. If Peyton can't carry the torch, Osweiler will get his chance. The rest of the offense will look very similar with Montee Ball at HB and my group of receivers staying the same. The improvement of FB Strongosky was nice too as his blocking skills are 80 or better and his runner-receiver skills only get better.


    While I was unable to make the draft, I got new that the Front Office snagged a very good DE out of Penn State. Taking a look at the kid I noticed immediately that the rumors were true. I was drawn to his above average strength rating, good block shedding and even his jump rating (88). This kid could very well be our new RE above Ayers. While Ayers is superior in the block shedding skills, he doesn't have the burst or strength. Another new addition to the Broncos defense is SS Dawan Landry. His rating suggests he should start over Ihenacho but that won't be the case. Duke had a great 2014 campaign and will remain the starter but we need someone with a good skill set to come in fresh late in the game when the others are running on empty and in Nickel/Dime sets when an extra safety could be helpful. The rest of the Bronco defense remains relatively what it was last season.

    Special Teams

    The kicking/punting team remains the same as it was. Trindon Holliday is going to continue being the main man to return all kicks and punts. He has shown his value to this team and we hope he continues to impress as a return specialist/4WR set guy.


    I've tasted the playoffs twice in TMFL25, now it is time to actually win one of those games. Anything less will be a failure and as a certain Bronco once said: "It's not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it's refusing to fail."
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  9. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

    Aug 30, 2011
    OFFENSE: Custom 49ers (Power Run, Pistol)
    DEFENSE: Base 3-4 (49ers)

    OUTLOOK: The 49ers are coming off of back-to-back Super Bowl wins and a perfect season in 2014, and it is going to be impossible to top that. We have a ton of key returners, Chris Culliver moves to the #1 CB spot, taking over for Carlos Rogers who moves to the #3 CB, Etuk now takes over full time at RB for Frank Gore who the Niners could not afford to resign. The entire OL returns, Kap, Crab, Davis, and Miller also return on offense, and the entire starting defense returns. This team should get to the playoffs again and look for a record right around 12-4.

    QB - Colin Kaepernick will once again be key to this offense as he continues to get better each year as the starter
    RB - Santez Etuk ran for 1500 yards as the #2 RB last year splitting carries with Frank Gore, this year if he stays healthy he will probably get about 75-80% of the carries and the goal is going to be around 2000 total yards
    WR - Michael Crabtree leads a young receiving corps and will really have to step up in helping to guide these youngsters to success in this league
    TE - Vernon Davis is in the last year of his contract and the 49ers have a decision to make on whether or not to keep him moving forward, will he do enough to make them think he is indespensible?

    DE - Justin Smith is in the last year of his contract and is probably going to retire after this season, the 49ers have replacements for him, but can you really replace the "Cowboy"?

    LB's - Patrick Willis still leads this corps, but Aldon Smith, Bowman, and Ahmad Brooks are all still playing at a high level
    CB - Chris Culliver moves into the #1 role after a 10 INT season a year ago, let's see how he covers the #1 WR's rather than the slots
    S's - Whitner and Eric Reid are both hard hitters and fly to the ball

    With a lot of newcomers to the league, I will look forward to the new challenges of playing and meeting new guys.
    Cardinals Baron - always a tough out and always a fun time chatting with this owner
    Minnesota - KnightNoles NFC North winner last year, it will be a fun challenge trying to stop AP
    AFC East - OMlawdog Philstyle3005 kdpnutter - played two of these guys in the Super Bowl, so this is obviously the best division in the AFC, each game should present its own challenge
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  10. Ghost

    Ghost Before the rollieee!

    Aug 8, 2011

    OFFENSE: Philly
    DEFENSE: Base 3-4 (Philly)

    QB: 2nd Year Qb Josh Mehl is leading the squad this year. His speed and ability to throw the ball very well is what Coach Ghost likes and he will fit perfectly into the New Offense, Coach Hakeem is implementing. Tyler Bray will be the backup

    RB: Jaamal Charles is leading the way at the RB position. Charles and Coach Hakeem already have a big connection since Coach Hakeem is a big fan of the Texas Longhorns which is where Charles attended college. Charles will be pretty much getting most of the carries this season and Cyrus Gray will be his backup.

    WR: Veteran Dwayne Boye is the #1 Wr in the Chiefs offense and he will leading Torian Hawes and rookie Devin Spears. Torian Hawes and Josh Mehl played at Nebraska together so they already have a connection which is pretty good as he gets adjusted to his WR's

    TE : 3rd year TE Travis Kelce will be starting for KC. His blocking and reciving ability is what Coach likes most about him. If you can't block, there's no place for you on the field. Russel Biggs will be the backup.

    DE -Rookie Gordon Vil impressed our staff enough for us to draft him in the 1st round so hopefully he proves us right, only time will tell. Vill will be starting at the Left End spot and Veteran Mike Devito will be starting at the Right End spot.

    LB's -Changing to the 3-4 is going to be a bit hard for the Chiefs defense but we will manage. Derrick Johnson and James-Michael Johnson will be holding it down in the middle and Tamba Hali and Dewayne Corbett will be on the outside.

    CB -Brandon Flowers is the #1 corner once again, Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson will be at the #2 and #3 spot.

    S's - High Flyers, Ball Hawks, Hard Hitters, Kendrick Lewis and Eric Berry are our safeties. These 2 guys are going to playmakers this season. Coach Hakeem loves his DB's so he is expecting alot from his secondary this year.

    OUTLOOK: This is new start for Coach Hakeem with the Kansas City Chiefs so nobody knows what to expect. It's been pretty bad for the Chiefs so hopefully, Coach Hakeem can turn that around and have this team going the right direction. I expect this team to go 11-5. We have a good team, it's all about Team Chemistry though. Will this team finally be able to turn things around and give KC fans a show they finally want to see?
  11. Gravity

    Gravity Hey, I'm Batman

    Jun 22, 2011
    Chicago Bears 2015 Preview

    QB- Alex Smith is still the starter and is able to make much more accurate throws than Jay. Jay will continue to ride the bench and bang his hot wife. Smith doesn't quite have the arm of Jay, but we really don't throw it deep too much.

    HB- Matt Forte is gonna get the bulk of the carries, Michael Bush will also see some action. Forte had a problem with fumbling last year, hopefully that will change.

    WR- Marshall, Jeffrey, Edelman. Nuff said.

    TE- Martellus Bennett and Dustin Keller. I am still trying to find a PB that lets me utilize both of these guys, while still incorporating Edelman, who has been dominating defenses for a while now.

    OL- Average

    DL- Milsaps has become a bonafide stud and Henry Melton signed an extension last year. Paea is really just there because of his 99 strength. Jimmy Torres on the other side is still improving but has some nice skills.

    LB- Total crapshoot. We have a tin man esque Lance Briggs and Jon Bostic is holding it down in the middle.

    CB- Fisher Sargent assumes the role of #1 CB. It might be too soon for him, but he is gonna have to learn how to do it on the fly.

    S- Clemons and Wright are both 90+ Ovr and this is a really strong position of ours.

    Hopefully we can go 11-5 and win the division. I think I have one of the most explosive offenses on paper. I just need to make better decisions with the ball this time around.
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