Will the Giants repeat as champs?(no, repeating is almost impossible in the NFL)
Will the Jets fall flat on their ass with their laughably inept coaching staff who plan to use Tebow as....something.
(yes, yes they will)
Will the Dolphins lead me to alcoholism(Yes, yes they will.)
Is Peyton Manning gonna get his spine snapped like Batman?
Will the Saints recover from Bountygate?
It should be an intresting season.
Probably not, just knee or shoulder.
Even after such disappointment last year, I do find hope in the future and that's what makes me so excited about this year. We never got a chance to see whether or not the PATS would've actually had a hangover year in '08 (Thanks, KC!) so hopefully Brady isn't out for a year like last time and we see how he plays through the hangover.
Considering Manning has been out of football for over a year he looked great in his 1 series, had Stokely not missed that catch it would've ended in a touchdown rather than an interception. Still oblivious as to whether he can take a hit as the Bears weren't able to get a fingertip on him, so I guess we'll see. The Broncos D-line (which was said to be the weakest link) surprised me. All around, a great game by the entire team, both starters and depth.
Also glad that the Broncos have given up on Moreno after having him suck as starter/#2 for multiple years. Now he's the 4th string and will likely not be re-signed next year, hell he might not even make the team this year.
They're putting Nick Solder in his place, I believe. But that may change depending on who performs and improves better through the preseason. I hope Brady can improve on thinking on his feet, too. I've seen other QB's thrive under pressure, and if Brady can hone that he'll become among the greatest QB's in history.
The other match against them later that year wasn't nearly as good a game. They let Miami get 17-0 to see how they would play being down by that much. They were basically trying to train for the post-season by that point.
In any event, A couple matches I can't wait to see this year.
BAL (I want to see how bad the Ravens' defense supposedly got and whether or not the PATS can still beat them)
NE (Since the beginning of the AFL, and the beginning of me watching my team, Denver is the one team that has beaten the PATS 8 times out of 10 - We beat them twice this passed year, making it 4 times beating the Broncos in the 10 most recent meetings; and now we're playing them with a different defense and Manning).
*Both games vs Jets* (Sweep?)
STL (I want to see how badly we can embarrass - If at all- St. Louis in front of the Brits)
NE (Being a warm weather team playing in the cold, I want to see if SF is still all that playing @Foxboro)
Also, I hope is snows more times this year. PATS R AWESOME IN TEH SNOWS
It's really hard for me to care about the NFL this year. The Vikings are hopeless. Their personnel has changed so much that I feel like I don't even know the team.
AP is coming off a devastating injury and might never be the same. Even if he come back strong, he'll be passed his prime by the time this team rebuilds.
Christian Ponder is unproven and likely over-matched at the NFL level. Can't win in today's NFL without a great QB.
Really, there are just not many bright spots. It's very hard to imagine them winning even five or six games, particularly in a tough division. They didn't win a divisional game last year and I don't think they will this year either. It's sad days in Minnesota. I've never had to experience such futility in my fifteen odd years as a Vikings fan. Sure, the sorry ♥♥♥♥s could never win it all, but they were almost always in contention, and often one of the most entertaining teams to watch (the Moss era, the early AP years). Now there is nothing.
Or they simply underestimated a bad team and Belichick made the necessary adjustments.
Meh, however you want to remember it. lol
Anyways, I don't quite understand the hype around Cam Newton. Is he supposed to be great one day or something? It reminds me of all that hype about Matt Ryan. Still haven't heard anything legendary from his way yet...
Also, I like having quarterbacks like Brian Hoyer (#8) and Ryan Mallett (#15) to back up Brady. If something happened, I think Hoyer could hold down the fort in Brady's absence. And if there's one thing the PATS' coaching staff know, its getting good backup quarterbacks; if you couldn't already tell from Tom Brady's own career...