If we go 11-5 then we win the NFC South, IMO. Of course, I'd gladly take a Wild Card but if our defense can get a better pass rush and better play in the secondary then we are going to be a very good team. That and stay healthy but that is the same with every team.
Posted on 8/29 7:36 PM | IP: Logged
Ryan needs to show improvement. If he can do that falcons make the playoffs.
I agree with this but part of his problem last year was injuries around him. Turner was hurt for half of the year and Harry Douglas went down in pre-season which took away his slot/speed receiver. Norwood was also hurt (as usual). That left him with defenses doubling Roddy White because he was the only real deep threat out there with Douglas out. Jenkins is just a "possession" receiver who seems to drop as many as he catches.
All that said, this is an important year for Matty Ice. He must be the leader of the offense and spray the ball around. If he does that, we are going to be dangerous. Tuner can run wild again if Ryan can back the defense out of the box with a consistent passing game.
Posted on 8/29 8:03 PM | IP: Logged
Finneran is a possession receiver; Jenkins is a deep threat. He has good speed, we just don't target him that much. The td's I remember Jenkins getting the last few yrs have been long receptions.
I agree w/ your main point though, we need our skill players to stay healthy.
Posted on 8/29 8:16 PM | IP: Logged
Should win the Division but will have a nice battle with the Titans
I will say either 12-4 or 13-3. Should be able to make a nice run in the playoffs again as our defense should be much better. Bob Sanders is back. Hopefully he can be healthy for awhile which hasn't occurred since we won the Superbowl in 2006. Freeney is also a 100 percent now. Did I mention we have Peyton Manning as well? The one thing the Colts need to improve on is the run game. Peyton can only pick a part DB's so much.
This post was edited on 8/29 8:25 PM by AuHoosier420
Posted on 8/29 8:21 PM | IP: Logged
ESPN this year. All I hear about is Jets this, Patriots that, Rex Ryan this, Tom Brady that. If Ronnie stays healthy (big if) and Chad Henne just doesn't digress, we will win the division. We have a better running game than NE and the Jets. Marshall is an elite wideout that will help our passing attack and give Henne a much needed go-to guy. Not to mention we added Karlos mother effin Dansby to an already solid defense.
However, I see us losing in the AFC championship game to Indy or Pittsburg. Watch out for the bengals and texans as well.
Posted on 8/29 9:16 PM | IP: Logged
What's the NFL?
Posted on 8/29 11:22 PM | IP: Logged
Panthers. Gonna be a down year I'm guessing, we have one of the youngest teams in the league now. Still gonna be able to run the ball with DeAngelo and J Stewart but there's not really a true threat behind Steve Smith and WR. I hated to see Peppers leave but what can you do? I'll say 8-8 or 7-9.