FOOTBALL IS HERE! FOOTBALL IS HERE!!!
HEY, EVERYONE… FOOTBALL IS HERE!
Yes, I know, technically the season started on Thursday, but Sundays are what it is all about with the NFL. Even though my team is starting the season with lower expectations than they’ve had since I was in high school and doesn’t play until Monday night, 1PM can’t come soon enough.
FOOTBALL IS HERE!!!
What’s everyone most excited about? I think this appears to be the most wide open season in a while. I’m not sure there is a clear cut favorite. I know lots of people are on the Denver bandwagon, but I have questions about their defense and they are one Manning neck cramp away from irrelevancy. The 49ers have no one for Kaepernick to throw the ball to and as fantastic as he was last year, he still has only started 10 NFL games. Green Bay and New England have question marks, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Baltimore was not a particularly great team last season and lost a ton of key players from last year’s championship team. Seattle, the darling in many people’s eyes… I think we still need to see if Wilson is the real deal and they might get zero value from their 1st round pick (who knows when Harvin comes back and did no one think about putting a guy with migraine issues in the loudest stadium in the league?). Indy? Meh, lucky last year. Cinci looks good, but I’m not sure they are a dominant team. The Chiefs? They’ll be better, but have Andy Reid and Alex Smith… not exactly a recipe for 12-4. The NFC East is a clusterfuck. The Falcons, I think, have been overrated for a number of years now and I think their luck runs out. The return of Sean Payton should make the Saints better, but I’m not sure he can improve the worst defense in league history. So, all in all, I think this is a wide open season with lots of things to watch for.