TMFL M17 Season 1 Strengths/Weaknesses

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  1. Cole Copeland

    Cole Copeland Mr. Irrelevant

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    Strengths:

    Brady being Brady - Tom Brady is still GOAT and has done nothing recently to discredit that. His arm isn't getting any weaker and he is by far the most accurate QB in the NFL from short to medium distance.

    GRONK - There isn't much to say here that people don't already know. He is uncoverable.

    Linebackers - Hightower and Collins are one of the best 1 2 punches in the game. The left side will need to be improved on but these 2 guys are stars.

    Secondary - This is a tremendous force for NE. The brightest overall strength of this team with the likes of Chung, McCourty, Butler and Ryan. The 3rd corner will most likely be handed straight to the promising Bama rookie Cyrus Jones but barring injury, this unit is top 3 in the league.

    Weaknesses:

    Lack of a true #1 receiver - I get it Belicheck.. You love your shifty white boys.. But this team NEEDS a star outside receiver to pair with Gronk, Edelman, and Amendola.

    Offensive/Defensive line - This game is won in the trenches and these lines are suspect as fuck. Sheard is the only bright spot between either line after losing Chandler Jones. If this team is going to be worth a damn they are going to need some people to rise up or hopefully be okay until they work on this in the offseason.
     
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  2. CTfromDC

    CTfromDC Where my money?

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    Weakness: Old age and deteriorating hand eye coordination of user

    Strength: On paper we will always be top 10 in the league in talent

    Now that I've addressed reality, this is the "in theory"...

    Weakness: O-Line is still young and inexperienced outside of Pro-bowl LT Trent Williams. With Kirk being the only solution at QB, it's important that they are able to keep him upright since he doesn't have the wheels of an RG3 or Russell Wilson to save him. Defensive Line is another concern for us. Chris Baker moving to LE and Trent Murphy transitioning back to a natural DE on the right side could take some time to mesh well. Couple that with Pot Roast Terrance Knighton's departure, and journeyman Kedric "The one man gang" Golston filling in, there is a potential for disaster. Washington will definitely look to upgrade DT sooner than later. (Dishonorable mention goes to RB, We want ALF! We want ALF!)

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    Strength: It's been a long time coming, almost 13 years to be exact, that the Redskins have a legit secondary. Not since the days of Champ Bailey (Washington's last true shut down corner) and Sean Taylor (R.I.P Young Soldier), have the expectations been as high as entering the 2016 season. Scot McCloughan has brought in Josh Norman, Bashaud Breeland is looking like a Sherman clone and has come into his own, D'Angelo Hall at FS is "free" to make plays at free safety ala Charles Woodson, and at SS, the young man S'ua Cravens, which many are saying could be the steal of the draft round out the fearsome four that will be tasked with shutting down high powered NFC East offenses. Another training camp standout is local guy CB Kendall Fuller of Virginia Tech, THIS kid will be special as the nickel back. (Honorable mention goes to the receiving corp)
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  3. hskr8128

    hskr8128 Walk On

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    2016 Strengths
    • Running Game-Doug Martin bounced back with a huge season after two disappointing seasons, can he continue his forward momentum or will he be hampered by injuries again? The good news is Charles Sims is a more than capable backup and can carry the load whenever called upon. Add in QB Jameis Winston and the Bucs have a stable of guys who can move the ball on the ground.
    • Youth-The Bucs "team age" is calculated at 26.1, behind only St. Louis and Jacksonville. Their QB is two years removed from hoisting the Heisman trophy. This team has a lot of young talent on it but whether they can come together and compete in a tough division is still to be determined.
    2016 Weaknesses
    • Defense-On paper, this defense should be so much better than they are. They feature two guys who are highly regarded around the league in DT Gerald McCoy and LB Lavonte David but McCoy sells out too often to get the QB while David is prone to making bone headed plays. The Bucs made big moves in the offseason to address the biggest weakness on the defense, the secondary. Rookie CB Vernon Hargreaves and FA addition Brent Grimes will be asked to play big roles immediately.
    • Offensive Line-The OL has been a sore spot for TB for quite some time now but they made some strides last year. They lose longtime vet Logan Mankins but the success on the OL will hinge on 2nd year players Ali Marpet at G and Donovan Smith at LT.
     
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    Hurricane GL Walk On

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    The Texans were big players in Free Agency this off-season and got faster in the draft. What's it boil down to? Texans are a definite contender to be the first team to play for the Super Bowl in their home stadium.

    Strengths

    1) DEF - JJ Watt is a man beast. If M17 truly has improved on DL play, Watt/Clowney/Mercilus will be giving teams nightmares. Wilfork should plug the middle with Cushing & McKinney making plays behind him. CB has underrated skills in M17 and S has a lot to prove.

    2) Speed - DeAndre "Nuk" Hopkins is a legit top 5 WR, busy last season had the worst QB situation in the league and no consistent help anywhere else. Now he's got Brock Lobster tossing the rock, Lamar Miller out of the backfield, an improved Jaelen Strong....and SPEED in rookies Will Fuller, Braxton Miller, & Tyler Ervin. Who, if anyone will be able to cover all those guys?

    Weaknesses
    1) OL - not a single lineman on the team is highly rated at PBK & RBK. Its one or the other. The Texans need the young guys to develop FAST and find some replacements even faster.

    2) TE - Fiedorowicz is their best option, and he's a better run blocker than 85% of the OL, but his pass catching leaves a lot to be desired. Stephen@shutters4u.com Anderson can be a legitimate receiving threat will a little development, but his blocking will hurt the run game.

    3) Safetys - These guys played above expectations last season. This season they're going to need to grow fast or start looking for a new job.

    In the end...this will come down to a tough division with stick skills being the biggest difference in playoffs or not.
     
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