A look at all 32: part 2 “potential surprises” of the NFL

After last week’s look at the teams that will undoubtedly struggle, it’s now time to look at the teams that could surprise a few people. All these teams have a decent core ready to take the next step. However we’ve seen this before and this is generally the point where we are met with impending disappointment. Anyway let’s look at what they can do to avoid that.

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A Look at all 32: Part 1, The “uh-ohs”.

I actually started this a while ago, but never got round to finishing it (the original ending included the words “Merry Christmas”). Anyway now seems as good as any to go through teams in groups depending on how much work each team needs to do in the Off-Season. So this isn’t really a power rankings, the worst team last year isn’t the one that needs the most work this year in my opinion, these are just the teams that have some serious work ahead of them. Let’s start with the 3 teams in crisis mode, or as I call them, the “uh-ohs”.

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Episode 69:
Explosion!

It’s combine time so we look at all the news coming out of the world’s glitziest sports day.

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Episode 68:
Free Agency Nuggetry

Free Agent offensive lines and defensive lines? You need ‘em, we got ‘em.

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Episode 67:
Free Agency – Quarterbacks

This week we begin our rummage through the available Free Agents with the Quarterbacks

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A gift for Valentines Day or even Easter? A review of The Tailgate Knight Rises

The Tailgate Knight aka Adam,has been a regular contributor over the last season with his NFL Spread tips as well as giving us an interview. Last year we reviewed his first book, Tailgate to Heaven and in time for the last season he brought out his second book, The Tailgate Knight Rises, a follow up to his tailgating adventure described in Tailgate to Heaven [TtH]. If you are looking for that something for your football mad other half or even just for a friend, here is my review (finally) of The Tailgate Knight Rises [TKR] by Adam Goldstein.

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Episode 66:
Award! Award!

It’s all over for another year! Faced with the howling desolate waste that is the offseason, we take one last opportunity to relive the Superbowl – look away now if you haven’t seen the result yet – and to hand out the awards the players don’t even know they don’t want – the much uncoveted Gridiron Gentlemen Paper Plates.

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Superbowl XLIX: A look at the deciding factors & MVPs

It is rare that an event as hyped up as the Super bowl lives up to expectation. When we are left to over analyse 1 game for 2 weeks it’s understandable that the actual product we are presented with can be something of a let-down. So when we are faced with the most evenly matched Super bowl that I can remember, it felt like a for gone conclusion that we’d be watching a game that couldn’t possibly live up to what we had built it up to be…

But it did.

Okay so the intro there was a little over dramatic, but the message behind it is true, this was one of most entertaining Super bowls we’ve had since David Tyree was using his head as a method to bring in a pass & to us neutral fans it lived up to every expectation I think we had.

Anyway let’s look at some key points in the game & pull out some of the top players.

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Changing of the guard: A discussion of dynasties

One of the things I love most about sport in general, and the NFL in particular, are the narratives that drive players, coaches, franchises and the unquenchable dreams of us fans. This Sunday, when the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix stadium, the clear narrative to me is the clash between two franchises, one of whom represents an established dynasty, and one which is desperate to live up to its undeniable potential to assume the mantle.

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Episode 65:
XLIX

It’s that time of year again! Stock up on beer and make your excuses for Monday morning, Superbowl weekend is upon us so we examine both teams, make our picks and look at some of the most exciting head-to-head matchups. Plus – Jay Soderberg joins us for a chat, #GoodellOut, Belichick’s stuffed monkey and *SPOILER ALERT* for Draft Day.

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