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#21 grcenter47

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:11 PM

who does everyone think will be the best rookie in the AFC this year? I think Jahvid Best will lock up the offensive rookie of the year this year
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:17 PM

who does everyone think will be the best rookie in the AFC this year? I think Jahvid Best will lock up the offensive rookie of the year this year


Its possible the Lions may have the best offensive AND defensive rookies of year.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 02:24 PM

who does everyone think will be the best rookie in the AFC this year? I think Jahvid Best will lock up the offensive rookie of the year this year


Arian Foster looks BEASTLY, right Scott? :)
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 05:33 AM

AFC West will probably be more like:

Chiefs
Chargers
Denver
Oakland

KC is going to have a good year.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:56 AM

KC is going to have a good year.


I think you're a year off on that one, but then again I went on a limb and picked the Raiders to be ok :blink:
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:00 AM

I think you're a year off on that one, but then again I went on a limb and picked the Raiders to be ok :blink:


I think their ground game will control the clock and not expose their D (which is improving, but not there yet).

The Raiders? Still needs a lot more. Campbell is an improvement, but not much else.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:08 AM

1. Baltimore Ravens (last year: 9-7)
Well this should be an interesting preview….the Ravens are one of those rare teams in the NFL to rise up fast and still stick around after the first year run of catching teams looking past them! The offense will be better with Boldin and Stallworth (man if they get anything from Stallworth (who now has a foot injury), he’s the legit home-run hitting long ball WR they needed all along…. It might be because I’ve seen Boldin next to Fitzgerald (and I admit this)… I see Boldin as more the possession type and Fitz was the home-run guy, and yeah he was a #1 for one year, but he’s been a #2 for a few years now… (just ask TJ Who’s-yo-mama how THAT panned out in Seattle??), the backs are good… and like 99% of the league now (and to the stress of fantasy football owners) the load will be shared around again here….the defense will be good… but the key pieces are getting old (Ed Reed hurt again too) and losing Foxworth to IR before anything even began is going to hurt them… good offenses beat them deep and often last year and that’s still gonna be a problem, but ON PAPER this is the most complete team in the AFC North (not to mention they have a stupid easy looking schedule)… Record: 11-5



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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:22 AM

I think their ground game will control the clock and not expose their D (which is improving, but not there yet).

The Raiders? Still needs a lot more. Campbell is an improvement, but not much else.


Cassel still stinks though....if he gets better they have a balanced and good offense.....

The Raiders have a good defense assembled, good running game, and if Campbell can give them anything like Gradkowski gave them late last year they'll pick off teams again this year, wonder if the Raiders take a shot at Bryant now that he's available.....
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:41 AM

Cassel still stinks though....if he gets better they have a balanced and good offense.....

The Raiders have a good defense assembled, good running game, and if Campbell can give them anything like Gradkowski gave them late last year they'll pick off teams again this year, wonder if the Raiders take a shot at Bryant now that he's available.....



Which is why I accented the running game.

What running game in Oakland??? Bush is out and Mcfadden is......a Raider draft pick.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:45 AM

batsh!t crazy predictions. Fish will be 2-8 at best by Thanksgiving



We're gonna embaress you idiots 10 ways to the weekend this year. Be ready to eat sh!t.

I would take Chad Henne over Dirty Sanchez any day of any week.



So would anyone with half a brain.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:51 AM

So would anyone with half a brain.


Well, Henne was a four-year starter at college, got to sit behind Pennington for a year and started almost all of the season last year with zero pressure on him considering the Fins' 0-3 start when he got in. Sanchez started one year in college and one year last season (with no mentor around like Henne had with Pennington) with a high degree of pressure and expectation.

So to put it more simply, yes Henne's better now - but that's not exactly indiciative of where they'll be after this season, or next.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:06 PM

Well, Henne was a four-year starter at college, got to sit behind Pennington for a year and started almost all of the season last year with zero pressure on him considering the Fins' 0-3 start when he got in. Sanchez started one year in college and one year last season (with no mentor around like Henne had with Pennington) with a high degree of pressure and expectation.

So to put it more simply, yes Henne's better now - but that's not exactly indiciative of where they'll be after this season, or next.



Yeah, they both have a lot of work to do to become elite, but I haven't talked any sh!t to the Jet fans all summer, so I'm just trying to fill my quota. :P
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:54 AM

See, this is a fair, well presented statement about your team, good job!! (though rare for the Jet fan in this forum :P ).....I do think you guys used up a lot of luck and karma on the ride to the AFC Title game last year, and that stuff tends to catch up with you.... and maybe I'm making too big a deal about them being so damn full of themselves but man you can really feel an aura of mass over-confidence with that team now.... this week 1 game, like last year could be a big sign of things to come this year.....


Karma and used-up luck? Please. Don't talk about us "idiot" Jet fans on this site (I don't even know how the heck you came to that conclusion.) You're the one talking out of his butt.

I think most of us dolts realize that Sanchez is a big question mark. And with all these new faces, is this a real team or a green-and-white version of Redskins teams in the recent past? This is a borderline playoff team, I think. Would love to see 11-5, but I'm not feeling it.

You know what, though? A 9-7 record might be good enough to win the AFC East. I'm loving no one in this division.

Edited by Jerrydevil, 05 September 2010 - 09:03 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:22 AM

Karma and used-up luck? Please. Don't talk about us "idiot" Jet fans on this site (I don't even know how the heck you came to that conclusion.) You're the one talking out of his butt.

I think most of us dolts realize that Sanchez is a big question mark. And with all these new faces, is this a real team or a green-and-white version of Redskins teams in the recent past? This is a borderline playoff team, I think. Would love to see 11-5, but I'm not feeling it.

You know what, though? A 9-7 record might be good enough to win the AFC East. I'm loving no one in this division.


Go look in the individual Jets thread as an example.... go look at the guy who said the Dolphins are a 4-win team as an example... listen to WFAN as an example :).... I can go on :P

And a borderline playoff team can end up 7-9, can they not??

And like it or not... this is a QB-driven league right now... when your biggest question is your QB play and every other player-personnel move is a sideways move and you'd have been 8-8 last year the if the Colts played the game like it matters, I'd like to know where 7-9 is so unreasonable?? Was I a little smarky in talking about them? Maybe... but no different then 12-15 teams I commented on... perhaps reading the WHOLE preview instead of skimming to your team to go WAH he didn't love us is in order B )

(I also said the same thing about Atlanta and them missing the playoffs last year, FYI)

Edited by CRASHER, 05 September 2010 - 10:23 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:28 AM

Except you always go out of your way to bag on the Jets and Jet fans because of the five-ten dopes that invade Sun Tavern, so every little thing posted here gets pointed out as 'oh there goes the Jet fanbase again' even when you know that's not really true :P It'd be like me pointing out Benigno and some of the knuckleheads that call him to make a case the fanbase is negative and fatalistic :lol:

And I listen to FAN too, I don't exactly sense mass overconfidence in general, then again I hardly listen to Francesa anymore cause his Jet-bashing makes yours look like kiddie day at the park and I'm sure most of the dopes call him cause he's become so ridiculously biased he attracts that element.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:50 AM

Except you always go out of your way to bag on the Jets and Jet fans because of the five-ten dopes that invade Sun Tavern, so every little thing posted here gets pointed out as 'oh there goes the Jet fanbase again' even when you know that's not really true :P It'd be like me pointing out Benigno and some of the knuckleheads that call him to make a case the fanbase is negative and fatalistic :lol:


And I go out of my way to bag the Bills..... and if you're calling me on it GET IT RIGHT... I call out the morons that were 3 years ago wearing Eli Manning jerseys and now seemed to have embraced the Jet Nation :P.... there's like 3 legit fans in the bar and I don't bag on them.... ok I bag on one but he's funny grumpy :lol:.... hell I called the Patriots overrated and a non-factor

There's a LOT of teams I bag on weekly (take Peyton Manning as another example).... but like I said I guess it only counts when it hits home :P

If was really gonna sit on the bowl and poop on the Jets I'd have picked 5-11 or something like that....
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:59 AM

Bag on the Jets all you want, there's no difference between being biased against the Jets and the Colts here. It's when you make silly generalizations about Jet fans that you're gonna get called out on it.

And the anti-Bills stuff is as much a schtick that the Bills fan feeds into as anything else :P
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:05 AM

Bag on the Jets all you want, there's no difference between being biased against the Jets and the Colts here. It's when you make silly generalizations about Jet fans that you're gonna get called out on it.

And the anti-Bills stuff is as much a schtick that the Bills fan feeds into as anything else :P


Is it really bias when year after year after year what you say COMES TRUE??

You mean the same fan base that has the drunk idiots yelling SHOW YOUR TITS at girls as they come up the escalator like it's an Opie and Anthony show??? hrrmmmm.... and you should know me well enough to know I'd never call someone a "fan" who flips between Eli and Nacho jerseys based on the win/loss record.... tune your sarcasm meter up .... you're gonna need it this year!!:whistling:
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:07 PM

Yes, Crasher, 7-9 is not a ludicrous prediction for the Jets. Talking about karma is ludicrous.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:03 PM

Yes, Crasher, 7-9 is not a ludicrous prediction for the Jets. Talking about karma is ludicrous.


It happens all the time .... a team gets in over it's head and goes WAY farther then it should... and the next year it evens out... it's like karma... I'm not good with religious stuff, so it's a close enough analogy!
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