|Posted by the immortal scurds on August 16, 2011 at 9:35 PM|
-that the eagles win the superbowl? yes it certainly could be. gamebreaking talent in deshawn jackson, mickey vick, brent celek and ronnie brown head up an offense brimming with options. add asomugha and some solid coaching, throw in a declining division and the eagles have got to be seen as a serious threat.
-that the NFC north gets acclaimed as the best division in football? In my humble opinion there is no question that yes it will be. this division boasts the superbowl champion packers, a vikings team sans childress that is surely just a few screen passes away from making mcnabb young again, a detroit lion team that reminds folks of the fearsome foursome, the steel curtain, and the purple people eaters, and has a young man named stafford that DOES possess all the skills needed, and then there are the bears. martz has the bear offense looking ramlie, and the bear defense just might be healthy this year.
-that the atlanta falcons take the next step? i feel it will be, and it is because of the unsung talents of julio jones. matt ryan, tony gonzalez, and roddy white are salivooling over the prospect of Turner destroying nickel defenses. yes the saints and bucs are looking forward to the start of the season with optimism, but this falcon team is loaded.
which brings us to the RAMS: the division is there for the taking. tavaris jackson is no seneca wallace in seattle. alex smith is a poor man's schmegma beauregard in san fran, kevin kolb is a good player in arizona but with these qbs as the competition, slingin sammy bradford will bloom under josh macdaniels spread offense. and the rams are improving on defense. playoff bound ram team should provide at least a shot at a spoiler roll for st louis. boo-ya.