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||With their proven offense
and their great knack for effectively replacing key players the Indianapolis
Colts are primed to make another run at the Super Bowl and defending
their crown. They are a dangerous contender.
||The Patriots are poised to make a championship
run. They believe they have bolstered the areas that most needed
help - receiving, running backs, LB's, and special teams.
||The Chargers let Schottenhemer
and his coordinators go, so the task of bringing San Diego a Super
Bowl trophy falls on Norv Turner. You have to think he has all the
tools in place to make a legitimate run at it again this year.
||With a second consecutive division crown and
an NFC championship in 06 the Bears look to build even more on their
success. Thomas Jones leaving and the Lance Briggs impasse are testing
the team chemistry around Chicago.
||What do Sean Payton and Drew
Brees have up their sleeves this year? All they did last year was
churn out the top offense in the league. What a turnaround I'd say.
If the Saints are going to make their first super bowl they the defense
to play catch up.
||How's is the knee of McNabb going to hold up?
That's the big question for the Eagles in 2007. At least there won't
be a QB controvery as Garcia is now in Tampa. Bryan Westbrook is
looking to make an even bigger impact than he did last year.
||The Broncos finished 2006
with a sour feeling after barely missing out on the playoffs. Shanahan
as usual has restocked the lineup and released the dead weight and
is putting this season on the arm of Jay Cutler. The postseason could
be in the cards...
||These Ravens won't sneak up on anyone, not
with the defense and not with McNair at the controls of the offense.
If Baltimore is pushing around Cinci and the Steelers then they should
be back in business.
||Holmgren's offense and weapons
were never on the field at the same time together in 2006, and he
used 8 different combo's on the offensive line. With Jim Mora making
the DB's better, and a healthy Hasselbeck, and Alexander back, Holmgren
could take this team back to the promised land.
||Which way will the 2007 Bengals go? They could
win the division, or they could finish third or fourth in the AFC
North. They have to win or Marvin Lewis' job status could be having
some questions fired his way.
||This is a make or break season
for coach Jack Del Rio. If Leftwich can bounce back from his sub
par 2006 and a #1 WR steps up, the offense, with its remaining talent
could and should carry its weight. Will they miss Grant and Darius
on D though?
||Tony Romo was stellar in 2006 taking over for
Bledsoe. Until they say otherwise it appears they're going with a
RBBC yet again. Hamlin could turn out to be one of the best free
agent signings in the off season. They should improve.
||The Panthers are counting
on new OC Jeff Davidson to turn around the a unit that vastly underachieved
in 2006. They need Jake Delhomme to have a bounce back year, and
a bigger contribution from the running game wouldn't hurt.
||The Mike Tomlin era is underway, and change
is good. The Steelers are banking on a little change to shake up
this team in 07. They have the talent to win and contend in the AFC,
but will they?
||Mangini promised another
tough training camp following the teams playoff loss to the Patriots
as he weeds out players not commited to his program. The jets should
be in the post season mix.
||The Kansas City Chiefs made some noise in the
off season especially on defense, adding Donnie Edwards and Napoleon
Harris to compliment what Herm wants to get done on that side of
the ball, they still are a few players away on offense though.
||If Darrell Jackson and Lelie
can step up as wide receiver threats and the pass defense improves
from the basement in the NFL the Niners could be an interesting pick
to make it into the NFC playoffs. I'd pick them ahead of Arizona
||With Favre returning for his 17th season the
Packers have the postseason on their minds after a great second half
in 06. In my opinion though the front office did little to improve
an offense that lacks game breakers, we'll see if they can do it
||Not only do the Rams feel
confident they can put together their first winning season since
2003, but Linehan believes his team has a legitimate shot at the
NFC west title. More consistency will be key to the Rams doing just
||Fans and players plus Coach Fisher expect the
Titans to build on their success in 2006. With Vince Young anything
looks possible, but another slow start isn't out of the question
either for this team. Oh and one more thing -- Release Pac Man.
||Petrino comes aboard at a
critical time in the Falcons history. With Vick in a pickle with
the law and in the prime of his career he's hoping he gets a focused
team leader to lead his new offense. Throw in Arthur Blank watching
over this team and who knows?
||Who is running the ball this year? Portis is
healthy, but Betts put up some huge numbers last year after Portis
went down. London Fletcher and Fred Smoot come in to give Gregg Williams
D a boost, and they'll need it.
||Tiki out - Brandon Jacobs
and his 16 TD's in. Reuben Droughns was acquired from Cleveland to
back him up, thats a nice 1-2 punch. Eli Manning has to take the
next step and become a premier QB in the NFL this year or sparks
||The Buccaneers had a turn around season OK,
the only thing is, it went in the wrong direction. I'd say Gruden
is on the hot seat. The offense led by Jeff Garcia needs a lot more
balance, and the aging defense really needs to step up to avoid more
of the same.
||Ken Whisenhunt and new OC
Todd Haley hope to put together an offense in the mold of the hard
nosed Steelers units he coached. Matt Leinart's accuracy will go
a long way in determining whether or not this happens. The Cards
have enough talent to make some noise in the NFC West.
||The new regime of Marv Levy and Dick Jauron
continues to re shape the roster. They've aquired players who are
motivated and fit their scheme. I don't know if they can improve
on last years 7-9 season however.
||The Lions roster has been
turned over bigtime, and these are no longer your Dad's Detroit Lions.
One thing is for sure, the Lions have to start better than five straight
losses, or they could be headed towards yet another losing season.
||Cam Cameron has cleaned house. There's enough
talent to be competitive, but questions at QB need to be answered
before Miami can expect to condend for a playoff berth.
||The Texans are unlikely to
contend for a playoff spot this year but Gary Kubiak is working hard
to change that notion. Schaub needs to be as good as advertised,
and the defense needs to build off of last season.
||The Vikes defense is loaded with talent and
pro bowlers, but the pressure is on Coach Childress (An offensive
guy) to turn around the inept team taking the other side of the field.
He doesn't have the tools that he had in Phili. A better draft was
||The good news is that the
Browns have quietly assembled some intriguing young talent on both
sides of the ball. The bad news is the overhaul isn't over, and Romeo
has to prove he's got control of his team...
||Lane Kiffen is the man to lead the Raiders
in 2007. He's hoping to inject some youthful exuberance and stability
into a franchise left for dead. Commitment to excellence they say?