|Posted by the immortal scurds on August 8, 2017 at 8:10 PM|
ok so this is one difficult division. this might be the best division top to bottom in football this year.
the broncos have a new coach and a high draft pick qb to push trevor simian. the elite defense is intact in spite of demarcusware loss and upgrades have been made to the oline. but, 3 head coaches in 4 years, and unproven qbs pave an uphill road for the mile high sity. simian was pretty good. but they r going to have to get alot out of a fragile rb group featuring cj anderson, and jamaal charles for at least a few quarters.sanders and thomas are good wrs, but the oline is unsettled. qb uncertainty and a patchy oline playing for an upheaved coaching staff -wade phillips to stoke a great defense,+the toughest sched in the league puts this pretty good team in last place.
kansas city returns with excellent defense, and alex smith at qb. backup foles is gone. there is no depth. charles is gone. knile davis is gone. spencer ware and chickendick west have been productive and both return. cj spiller and a draft pick round out the position. they will be ok on the ground. good oline. kelce and tyreek hill provide the recieving with maclin in limbo. this is a solid team, but they rarely make big playsand held pittsburgh without a td last year but still lost. strong contender that hasnt improved. we will look for them to slip just a little thisseason.
san diego clearly has the best qb in the division. they've got a real good young rb in gordon, keenan allen is back and so is enriquez gates at te. hunter henry is ready to take over for gates again if needed, and mike williams looks like he could be a star wr in the making. rivers has a lightning fast release and is as accurate and wiley as ever. 176 consecutivestarts. russelokung bolstersca fine oline. on defense they will play 4-3/ afc droy bosa had 10.5 sacks in just 12 games. melvin ingram is a fine compliment to him on a good line. unspectacular lbs. a good secondary featuring casey howard who led the league in ints. the move to la wont phase chill phil, and he will lead a well rounded charger team to contention.
oakland is moving to vegas. by then, they should be the elite powerhouse they almost r now. the offense has the look of a juggernaut. carr is back, and his team is loaded. crabtree, amari cooper, get corduroy patterson and no less an addition then jared cook from green bay for depth a trio of solid backs with a healthy and rejuvied marshawn lynch, deandre washington and jalen richard performing in the no6 rushing attack behind perhaps the best oline in the league. this is a great offensive team. but they r not a good defense in spite of khalil mack and a player named jihad. and they have a brutal sched. they should win the division.