Day 2 of the football season starts in less than 40 minutes from now. I am very psyched. Although the one team I want to see play doesn’t play until Monday. But that is neither here nor there. I have one last conference to predict for and then be done with my predictions.
New England Patriots: Pats fans were very disappointed with the early injury to Tom Brady. However the Pats rallied around Matt Cassel and finished the season with an impressive 11-5. But despite the solid record managed to be shunned from the playoffs. However this year Brady is back and we have a new look Patriots roster. I don’t even need to say what it means to have Brady back. I think it is pretty self explanatory. The real discussion is about some major additions to the club. We have brought in great veteran players like Fred Taylor and Joey Galloway. The Pats also strengthened their secondary with the solid addition of Leigh Bodden and Shawn Springs. Now call me crazy but the Pats have a solid shot at another undefeated season. The offense is fired up and hungry and the defense looks strong. Both sides of the ball look pretty potent of putting up stats. I look for the Pats to not only win their division with a solid record of 13-3. But I also feel that they will win the Super Bowl.
New York Jets: Bye bye Brett Favre. Hello Rex Ryan. This team will cause some havoc this season. Mark my words. Forget about the fact that they will have a rookie QB in Mark Sanchez. What you need to focus on is how solid the defense is going to be. The addition of Rex Ryan will mean the Jets will be hard nosed and ready to knock some asses around. Also arriving on New York’s doorstep was Bart Scott and Lito Sheppard. So watch out for the Jets D. Now I know they have a rookie at QB. But the Jets have a few offensive weapons at their disposal. Most of them exist in their backfield. Thomas Jones will have a great season. As will Leon Washington. Watch out for some of their receivers to have a decent season. The Jets will try to compete for the Wild Card but will come up short with a 9-7 record.
Miami Dolphins: This team needs to change their name to Miami Wildcat. Yeah they shocked the world with the implementation of the wildcat offense. They also managed to annoy the world as well. Every sports announcer continues to talk about how it will change the NFL. It is a gimmick offense and it had some success. But like all gimmick offenses, a defensive genius will find a way to destroy it. Anyways the Dolphins managed to squeak into the playoffs and got stomped. I am sorry but they did not deserve to be there. I think this year they will have a decent season. The offensive still has their share of weapons with Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, and Chad Pennington. Be prepared to see more of the Wildcat but not the same level of success. On the defensive side they managed to get back Jason Taylor. I think winning will help motivate Taylor’s play. Also Joey Porter has proven that he still has some gas left in the tank. I think they will end their season with a 9-7 but will lose the tie breaker to the Jets.
Buffalo Bills: Poor poor Buffalo. They must be focused on getting people in the stands. This team is experimenting with the team’s chemistry. The signing of T.O. may look like a brilliant move if and only if they run 90% of their offense through him. But we all know that isn’t going to happen. Or will it? Here is a team that lacks a solid quarterback. Trent Edwards is an average QB that has benefitted from a solid running game and sure handed receivers. Now he will have T.O. chomping in the huddle asking for the ball. I predict that TO will get his touches but will cause them to stray away from winning. Marshawn Lynch is suspended for the first 2 or 3 games. That will hurt the team a little bit. Look for Lee Evans to have a solid season due to team’s double coverage on Owens. On the defensive side they have nothing to worry about. The defense will remain solid. Look for the Bills to go 6-10 and a T.O. meltdown by week 5.
So there you have it sports fans. I have completed my predictions. Lets see how I end up this season. Alright I have to go the games have started. Thank goodness for NFL football!!