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bigbuc
05-10-2007, 07:21 PM
This is for Whole divisions people. Have your answers come with some meat (not just one name)

NFC SOUTH

Best off-season move- ATL getting Joe Horn it gives them someone that they can depend on and help the young WR's

Worst off season move- ATL for trading Matt Schaub, now you put all your eggs in one basket. That being Mick Vick and he might not even play

Best Draft- I like TB (i know homer) but we upgraded your D and got younger where guy's will be leaveing soon.

Most Important Player- This can be one name Drew Brees

Most Improved Player- Its players but the TB o-line (again with the homer pick) but the young guys have played a little bit and Big Luke will help them if he can stay on the field.

Hot Seat- Jon Fox if his team does not win 10-12 games and deep in the playoffs, he is done!!!

Bengals1690
05-10-2007, 07:24 PM
This is for Whole divisions people. Have your answers come with some meat (not just one name)

NFC SOUTH

Best off-season move- ATL getting Joe Horn it gives them someone that they can depend on and help the young WR's

Worst off season move- ATL for trading Matt Schaub, now you put all your eggs in one basket. That being Mick Vick and he might not even play

Best Draft- I like TB (i know homer) but we upgraded your D and got younger where guy's will be leaveing soon.

Most Important Player- This can be one name Drew Brees

Most Improved Player- Its players but the TB o-line (again with the homer pick) but the young guys have played a little bit and Big Luke will help them if he can stay on the field.

Hot Seat- Jon Fox if his team does not win 10-12 games and deep in the play offs, he is done!!!


AFC NORTH

Best Offseason move: Baltimore picking up mcgahee
Worst Offseason move- Steelers releasing Joey Porter
Best Draft-Cleveland browns
Most Improved Player- Sean Jones, S, Cleveland
Most Important Player- Carson Palmer, QB, Bengals
Hot Seat- Marvin Lewis

Achilles33
05-10-2007, 07:29 PM
ESPN blows. Who cares? lol.

But I will play your game:

NFC East-

Best Offseason move- Leonard Davis and Reuben Droughns (by default, no one really did anything)

Worst Offseason move- No real moves in the divison

Best Draft- Dallas Cowboys

Worst Draft- Philidephia Eagles

Most Improved Player- Clinton Portis

Most Important Player- Tony Romo

Hot Seat- Tom Coughlin

Divison Winner- Dallas Cowboys

bored of education
05-10-2007, 07:37 PM
AFC West

Best offseason move- Broncos picking up Dre Bly or Chiefs getting Napoleon Harris or Radiers getting rid of Randy Moss
Worst offseason move- Chargers hiring Norv Turner LOL jokings
Best Draft- Raiders or Broncos
Worst Draft- no one
Most Improved Player- Jay Cutler
Most Important Player- Damon Huard
Hot Seat- Norv Turner
Division Winner- Broncos

GB12
05-10-2007, 07:41 PM
NFC North

Best off-season move- Detroit trading for Tatum Bell. There aren't really any other moves that were made

Worst off season move- Thomas Jones to the Jets. Again not many moves made, but that will take a hit to the Bears run game. Bensin will pick it up a bit, but they'll feel some effects of it.

Best Draft- Minnesota. They get a star RB that could have easily gone earlier, a starting WR in Rice, a CB that will at the least be a very good nickleback, and a 3 or 4 WR in Allison.

Most Important Player- Rex Grossman, if he limits his mistakes the Bears could find themselves back at the Superbowl.

Most Improved Player- Cullen Jenkins, the move to DE should make him better.

Hot Seat- Do I even have to say it? If the Lions don't get to at least .500 he should be canned. Of course it's been like that for the past 3 seasons so who knows if he will.

Creek
05-10-2007, 07:51 PM
NFC East:

Best Offseason move- The Ruben Droughns signing, but even that isn't that spectacular. The 'Skins made some good moves on the defensive side of the ball, but again, nothing amazing.

Worst Offseason move- Can't really say yet. No signing jumps out at me as being bad.

Best Draft- Redskins just because they got the best player in LaRon Landry.

Worst Draft- The Eagles. Let the Dallas freaking Cowboys move into our spot and took a QB with our 1st pick. The rest of the draft was good, but I'm still bitter.

Most Improved Player- Reggie Brown

Most Important Player- Donovan McNabb. More pressure on him than on anyone else in football this season.

Hot Seat- Coughlin. Depending on what the Eagles do Reid could be in trouble.

Divison Winner- Iggles, baby.

Achilles33
05-10-2007, 07:54 PM
Dude you said the redskins had the best draft? Are you serious? Because they got landry? so what. They had the 2nd worst draft next to the Eagles.

awfullyquiet
05-10-2007, 07:59 PM
NFC North

Hot Seat- Do I even have to say it? If the Lions don't get to at least .500 he should be canned. Of course it's been like that for the past 3 seasons so who knows if he will.

Hot Seat - 'he' in the hot-seat? millen? marinelli? martz? (why is their front always beginning with M? bah!)

GB12
05-10-2007, 08:02 PM
Hot Seat - 'he' in the hot-seat? millen? marinelli? martz? (why is their front always beginning with M? bah!)
Millen was who I was talking about.

TheChampIsHere
05-10-2007, 08:02 PM
This is for Whole divisions people. Have your answers come with some meat (not just one name)

NFC SOUTH

Best off-season move- ATL getting Joe Horn it gives them someone that they can depend on and help the young WR's

Worst off season move- ATL for trading Matt Schaub, now you put all your eggs in one basket. That being Mick Vick and he might not even play

Best Draft- I like TB (i know homer) but we upgraded your D and got younger where guy's will be leaveing soon.

Most Important Player- This can be one name Drew Brees

Most Improved Player- Its players but the TB o-line (again with the homer pick) but the young guys have played a little bit and Big Luke will help them if he can stay on the field.

Hot Seat- Jon Fox if his team does not win 10-12 games and deep in the playoffs, he is done!!!

AFC West

Best off-season move - trading for Dre Bly. They got rid of 2 players they were looking to get rid of after dissapointing seasons and get a top notch no. 2 CB and ballhawks like and Champ, QBs will have to pay for throwing at DEN.

Worst off-season move - SD sitting on Michael Turner. They could have gotten some valuable compensation for a backup who will leave next year. Instead, they get nothing for him and will get no compensation for him next year. At best, theyll get a 3rd round comp pick in 09. Very little compared to what they could have got.

Best Draft - Raiders, they got their franchise QB, added the TE they badly needed, got some possible steals later in the draft and pulled a nice trade for BMW

Most Important Player - LT, the league MVP

Most Improved Player - Jerry Porter...a year after getting benched by Art Shell, Porter is healthy and will be the top receiver in this offense and could put up a 1000 yard season.

Hot Seat - Norv Turner. The Chargers went 14-2 with the same players as last year and Turner was brought in b/c he is a veteran coach who can help the Chargers win now. If they dont win now, TUrner wont make it long.

Creek
05-10-2007, 08:06 PM
Dude you said the redskins had the best draft? Are you serious? Because they got landry? so what. They had the 2nd worst draft next to the Eagles.

Yeah, so what, they got the best player out of anyone else in the division. What does that count for?

I think sometimes as draft fans we get too caught up in who got great steals and value for each pick, but in a division where I don't think anyone's draft was all that good the Redskins got a guy who'll start right away and should be very good for many years. I didn't say they had the deepest draft, just the best one. Dude.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
05-10-2007, 08:07 PM
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AFC WEST

Best off-season move- Denver signing Dan Graham. Not. I can't really think of any good ones.

Worst off season move- Denver for dropping Al Wilson. He was the heart of the D and a great player and leader, he will not be replaced.

Best Draft- Raiders, future franchise QB, good TE, etc.

Most Important Player- Oh, gee I wonder.

Most Improved Player-Well I can't speak for the entire division on this, but I have high, high hopes for Cutler, Scheffler and Marshall.

Hot Seat- Lane Kiffin! LOL

awfullyquiet
05-10-2007, 08:11 PM
Millen was who I was talking about.

they were who we thought they were!

amazingdonnie
05-10-2007, 08:12 PM
AFC East

Best off-season move- Patriots acquiring the multitude of players they have.

Worst off season move- Bills losing McGahee

Best Draft- Jets had a great draft this year

Most Important Player- Tom Brady

Most Improved Player-Laurence Maroney

Hot Seat- Dick Jauron

Matthew Jones
05-10-2007, 08:29 PM
AFC East:

Best off-season move- New England signs outside linebacker Adalius Thomas.

Worst off season move- Dolphins draft wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. #9 overall.

Best Draft- Buffalo Bills

Most Important Player - Tom Brady, Patriots

Most Improved Player - Chris Chambers, Dolphins

Hot Seat - Dick Jauron, Bills (None, really.)

frisby213
05-10-2007, 08:36 PM
AFC SOUTH

Best Offseason move: Houston trading for Schuab...if it pans out. Otherwise, I'm really not sure.

Worst Offseason move: Tennessee not picking up any receivers for VY

Best Draft: Colts by far

Most Improved Player: LenDale White or Joseph Addai

Most Important Player: Peyton Manning obviously, but besides him, Byron Leftwich or VY is a close race

Hot Seat: The entire Jaguars team

Scotty D
05-10-2007, 08:38 PM
NFC North

Best off-season move- Not a lot of movement in the North. No new coaches. No top free agents. I'd have to go with Lions drafting Calvin Johnson. ;)

Worst off season move- Non move. Green Bay not getting Randy Moss. Give up that third they drafted James Jones with.

Best Draft- Minnesota Vikings

Most Important Player- Rex Grossman

Most Improved Player - Stanley Wilson

Hot Seat- Rex Grossman

Matthew Jones
05-10-2007, 08:39 PM
I think the Jaguars might have had the best draft - the Colts gave up a lot to trade up and around, while the Jaguars traded down for picks and still landed their guy in Nelson. I'm not sold that the Colts' mid-round defensive additions are going to contribute enough this year to repeat.

SeanTaylorRIP
05-10-2007, 09:10 PM
NFC East

Best off-season move- Ken Hamlin, subtle yet solid move.
Worst off season move-Skins not getting a D-lineman.

Best Draft- Eagles

Most Important Player- Donovan McNabb

Most Improved Player - Jason Campbell

Hot Seat- Eli Manning-Bad Season and all of the bust chants will begin.

LitoSheppard
05-10-2007, 09:13 PM
ESPN blows. Who cares? lol.

But I will play your game:

NFC East-

Best Offseason move- Leonard Davis and Reuben Droughns (by default, no one really did anything)

Worst Offseason move- No real moves in the divison

Best Draft- Dallas Cowboys

Worst Draft- Philidephia Eagles

Most Improved Player- Clinton Portis

Most Important Player- Tony Romo

Hot Seat- Tom Coughlin

Divison Winner- Dallas Cowboys

Ugh....Dallas Fans...

Eagles own the NFC East
05-10-2007, 09:14 PM
ESPN blows. Who cares? lol.

But I will play your game:

NFC East-

Best Offseason move- Leonard Davis and Reuben Droughns (by default, no one really did anything)

Worst Offseason move- No real moves in the divison

Best Draft- Dallas Cowboys

Worst Draft- Philidephia Eagles

Most Improved Player- Clinton Portis

Most Important Player- Tony Romo

Hot Seat- Tom Coughlin

Divison Winner- Dallas Cowboys
Talk about homer Division winner Dallas Cowboys? Most improved last season Portis who missed half the season?? Probably Romo, and most important player is Dawkins, much more important then Romo IMO, and Kevin Curtis was a bigger move then Droughns LOL.

Eagles own the NFC East
05-10-2007, 09:15 PM
NFC East

Best off-season move- Ken Hamlin, subtle yet solid move.
Worst off season move-Skins not getting a D-lineman.

Best Draft- Eagles

Most Important Player- Donovan McNabb

Most Improved Player - Jason Campbell

Hot Seat- Eli Manning-Bad Season and all of the bust chants will begin.

lol you sure you aren't an Eagles fan? We had the worst draft in the divison maybe just because of the reach on the Kolb pick even though we drafted mostly solid players and added a lot of depth, and I dont think McNabb is most important considering we made it to the playoffs without him last season.

LitoSheppard
05-10-2007, 09:16 PM
NFC East

Best off-season move- Ken Hamlin, subtle yet solid move. Takeo Spikes to the Eagles? :D
Worst off season move-Skins not getting a D-lineman.

Best Draft- Eagles
Smart, you understand the Eagles Needs
Most Important Player- Donovan McNabb
100% agreed.
Most Improved Player - Jason Campbell How in the hell is he the most improved??? I would have to give it to Westbrook he finally got his 1000 yard rushing season.. Or Shawn Andrews..Campbell didn't even play decent..leading his team to 1-6 and from what I remember basicly had 189 yards 2 int 1 td most of the time..

Hot Seat- Eli Manning-Bad Season and all of the bust chants will begin.
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Damix
05-10-2007, 09:24 PM
NFC East

Best off-season move- Resigning of FAs (Gurode, O'Hara, Culumbo, Betts?)

Worst off season move- No one made such a horrible move to be put in here, so I will go Leonard Davis because of the guranteed $$$

Best Draft- I don't really like any of them, so I'll go homer and say Giants

Most Important Player- Brandon Jacobs, no one else is replacing a possible HoF, the Giants success rests on him, even more then Eli.

Most Improved Player- From last year, or throughout the year? If its throughout this year I think it will be 3rd WRs, Patrick Crayton, Sinorice Moss and Jason Avant.

Hot Seat- Donovan McNabb anyone?

SeanTaylorRIP
05-10-2007, 09:25 PM
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Actually if you read it most improved player is your projection for this season buddy.

NIN1984
05-10-2007, 09:26 PM
AFC West

Best off-season move- Denver added a bunch of talent, Graham, Henry, Bly.

Worst off season move- KC just lost another HOF on the O-line and didnít really address the O-line this off-season like I thought they would.

Best Draft- Raiders, Drafted a franchise QB, got Zach Miller who will start a TE and could have steals with Moses and Bush.

Most Important Player- LT

Most Improved Player- Jay Cutler, he will most likely lead them to the playoffs.

Hot Seat- Norv Turner, Norv has one of the most talented teams in the league. He can't possibly mess this up or can he?

Flyboy
05-10-2007, 09:36 PM
NFC South:

Best Off-season Move: The Saints picking up a starting corner in Jason David and only giving up a 4th round pick to do so.

Worst Off-season Move: Carolina releasing Keyshawn Johnson -- I love Dwayne Jarrett but I think he's going to stuggle in his rookie season basically leaving Steve Smith as a one-man show.

Best Draft: Atlanta Falcons. Their first three picks were absolutely sickening (even though I'm not high on Jamaal Anderson). I thought they had an incredible draft all the way through.

Most Important Player: Drew Brees. Michael Vick is a close, close second.

Most Improved Player: Hmm. Good question. I'm going to go with Thomas David from the Panthers.

Hot Seat: Jon Gruden.

iloxygenil
05-10-2007, 09:48 PM
NFC South:

Best off-season move: Tampa Bay signing Cato June, the perfect system linebacker for the Cover2
***addition*** Carolina Panthers signing David Carr

Worst off-season move: Carolina letting Keyshawn walk when he would have been a great #2 still and would have showed a younger version of himself the ropes. (Steve can't show him everything because their styles are SO different)

Best Draft: Atlanta-the reason I give the Birds the edge here is they didn't reach for a prospect in the first round. Beason will flop in the NFL and will not be able to keep up. Anderson has potential to bust, but the more you look at his ability to rush the passer and how he's learned as much as he has in only 3 years, he has Hall of Fame potential IF he can stay healthy, and IF he continues to learn at this rate. Falcons got atLEAST 9 players in the draft who will make the team, but more than likely all 11 will end up on the opening day roster. 11/53 players...that's pretty impressive from 1 draft (even if some of them aren't great players, a draft where you can get that much depth helps build a franchise) Not to mention ATL's first 3 picks are day 1 starters, then with steals like David Irons (possible Nickel corner) and the guys they got who will contribute on Special Teams...wow.

Worst Draft - Tampa Bay - landing only 1 real big playmaker in Gaines Adams, who many feel was one of the safest picks in the draft, but after that they were gambling like crazy. They got a couple players I was SUPER high on as mid-late round guys who could come in and work their way into starting positions, but they went after them in rounds 2 and 3. Sabby in round 2? What? Black in round 3? What? I mean those guys I LOVE, but where they were selected boggles my mind as to what their draft board must have looked like. Don't get me wrong, they still had a very good draft, prolly a solid B- but when you compare it with the rest of the NFC South...they fall a little short. (But New Orleans was JUST ahead of them)

Most Important Player - C'mon Brees all the way.

Most Improved Player - Michael Boley - 2 years ago was a 5th round pick, he had a great season last year, and is poised to set the world on fire now. (I know it's kinda homerish, but it's my prediction to see him in Hawaii)

Hot Seat - Jon Gruden - he came in there and won a Super Bowl with Dungy's team, and he's been a rollercoaster ever since...if he doesn't bring back some stability, which he didn't do with this draft, then we could be seeing Chucky elsewhere. Not that he's not a good coach, he just hasn't ever really seemed to fit in Tampa to me...not with this version of he Bucs anyway.

Team who made the most improvement overall...has to be Atlanta or Tampa only because they had the most improvement to do, but Carolina really helped themselves too. NFC South looks like it's going to be a tough division yet again this year, and its stacking up to be whoever wins that division is going to be playing the NFC Championship game every year for a very VERY long time. I realize that in this bit I didn't mention the Saints, I think they were mostly silent this year, but improved themselves with their drafting of more weapons for Brees, but didn't have to do much splashing around to do it. This is a solid team that's pretty scary.

rainbeaukid2
05-10-2007, 10:37 PM
NFC WEST

Best off-season move- niners getting darrell jackson for a fourth rounder

Worst off season move- seahawks giving up darrell jackson for a fourth rounder

Best Draft-niners, filled almost all of their needs

Most Important Player- shaun alexander, the seahawks can't really do anything offensively without shaun on the field

Most Improved Player- alex smith, came off of a shaky rookie campaign to emerge as somewhat of a leader

Hot Seat- matt leinart, dubbed "pro-ready" coming out of college and didn't do anything his rookie year even with the multitude of weapons at his disposal

ya, kinda homer for the niners but that is how i see it

Neo
05-11-2007, 08:29 AM
Yeah, so what, they got the best player out of anyone else in the division. What does that count for?

I think sometimes as draft fans we get too caught up in who got great steals and value for each pick, but in a division where I don't think anyone's draft was all that good the Redskins got a guy who'll start right away and should be very good for many years. I didn't say they had the deepest draft, just the best one. Dude.

Actually, we dont really know who got the best player in the division for all we know there is another Colston out there. With your logic essentially the team with the first pick will always have the best draft, or atleast better drafts than teams picking later in the draft (which btw is awful logic). I would say the redskins had by far the worst draft simply because they only had one first day pick. Overall it is impossible to rate a draft this early anyhow and it is complete silliness to do so. 50% of first round picks bust anyhow

PoopSandwich
05-11-2007, 08:41 AM
NFC SOUTH

Best off-season move - Atlanta getting a ton of picks for a back-up QB, and then getting a decent backup QB in Harrington

Worst off season move - Panthers cutting Keyshawn Johnson, congartulations Carolina, you now have to hope that Jarett can transition to the pro's in less than a year instead of letting him be the third wide-out and learn behind Keyshawn.

Best Draft- Carolina, no doubt.

Most Important Player - Drew Brees, I don't want to see NO play without him, it would be scary.

Most Improved Player - Most improved player this year or last year? I'm going to say that would be Marques Colsten from last year... It's a weird selection, but he was a nobody before the season started last year, and now he is a big name Receiver. If it is who do I think will improve the most, then I have to go with Micheal Vick... Just because it's hard to do any worse with the talent he has.

Hot Seat- Coach - John Gruden... Player - Jake Dellhome

PoopSandwich
05-11-2007, 08:46 AM
AFC North

Call it homerism, I don't care I'll be 100% honest.

Best off-season move - Browns getting Eric Steinbach which helps the offensive line a ton.

Worst off season move - There weren't really any bad moves this offseason for teams in the North, so I am going to go a different direction here and say that Chris Henry getting suspended for 8 games was the worst thing for the division.

Best Draft - Cleveland Browns, followed by Pittsburgh.

Most Important Player - Carson Palmer, he goes down their entire game plan is ruined.

Most Improved Player - Braylon Edwards will improve the most this year (He better...) last year most improved player had to have been Sean Jones, who was worthy of a pro-bowl selection.

Hot Seat- Coach - Romeo Crennel or Marvin Lewis. Player - Charlie Frye (I don't see anyone else in the division that has more eyes on him to succeed or fail and get replaced as soon as he fails.

T-RICH49
05-11-2007, 01:05 PM
AFC West

Best Move - Denver getting Bly to go opposite Champ Bailey also Oakland dumping Moss was a good move for them

Worst move - Chiefs not addressing OL on Day 1 in the draft especially after Shields retired

Best Draft - Oakland very solid all around draft

Most Important Player - Larry Johnson can he remain productive again with another makeshift offensive line?

Most Improved Player - Tony Sheffler he will have a breakout year and become Cutler's favorite go to guy in the red zone

Hot Seat - Norv Turner If he fails with the Chargers he will never get another head coaching job again

fenikz
05-11-2007, 01:16 PM
NFC WEST

Best off-season move- niners getting darrell jackson for a fourth rounder

Worst off season move- seahawks giving up darrell jackson for a fourth rounder

Best Draft-niners, filled almost all of their needs

Most Important Player- shaun alexander, the seahawks can't really do anything offensively without shaun on the field

Most Improved Player- alex smith, came off of a shaky rookie campaign to emerge as somewhat of a leader

Hot Seat- matt leinart, dubbed "pro-ready" coming out of college and didn't do anything his rookie year even with the multitude of weapons at his disposal

ya, kinda homer for the niners but that is how i see it

wow complete homerism, Leinart seemed to do alot better than Smith did in his rookie year

Crickett
05-11-2007, 01:21 PM
wow complete homerism, Leinart seemed to do alot better than Smith did in his rookie year


I'm going to have to agree. To add to Leinart NOT being on the hotseat, the Arizona Cardinals recognized offensive line as such as far and away biggest need they had that they were prepared to drafted an offensive tackle in the second round AFTER TAKING LEVI BROWN #5!!!!!

fenikz
05-11-2007, 01:53 PM
thought i'd try to do this without being a homer

NFC West

Best off-season move - Arizona's new coaching staff, it appears to be one of the best in the NFL now with 4 people who interviewed for head coaching spots

Worst off season move - signing Nate Clements to a 8 year 80 million dollar deal, not even Bailey is worth that kind of money

Best Draft - Tie. Arizona Cardinals(Brown & Branch) & San Fransisco 49ers (Willis & Staley)

Most Important Player - Frank Gore, if he has a good season the 49ers very well could make the playoffs, if he has a bad one, all the pressure is on Smith and they could end up dead last

Most Improved Player - Matt Leinart, with a better line and all of the weapons at his disposal its a pretty safe bet that he is going to improve , especially if they get a running game going like they did in the last 6 games or so

Hot Seat- Coach - really no one, the closest to being on the hot seat might be the Seahawks just because it seems they are becoming complacent

portermvp84
05-11-2007, 02:00 PM
Best offseason Move: Raiders getting rid of Randy Moss
Worst Offseaon Move: Broncos releasing Al Wilson
Best Draft: Raiders
Best Player: LT
Most Improved: Jay Cutler/Jerry Porter
Hot Seat: Norv Turner

AkiliSmith
05-11-2007, 02:10 PM
AFC North
Best offseason move - Ravens trading for McGahee.

Worst offseason move - Steelers coaching selections/releasing Porter

Best Draft - Browns, even though Brady Quinn = Joey Harrington ;)

Most Important Player - Carson Palmer. We live and die by his arm.

Most Improved Player - I want to be a homer and say Johnathan Joseph, but I'll go with Kamerion Whimbley. 11 sacks in his first year as a linebacker, he will get at least that again this year.

Hot Seat - If the Browns don't crack .500 this year, Crennel is done.

High Roller
05-11-2007, 03:13 PM
NFC WEST

Best off-season move- Arizona coaches

Worst off season move- Seahawks trading Darrell Jackson to 49ers for 4th Rd pick

Best Draft- 49ers/Cardinals Both pretty solid

Most Important Player- Gore/Edge/Alexander/SJax

Most Improved Player- Alex Smith/Matt Leinart

Hot Seat- None really. Maybe Holmgren if they do bad.

stl9erfan
05-11-2007, 03:54 PM
NFC West:

Best Offseason Move: Ken Whisenhunt's hiring of Russ Grimm-- the perfect guy to fix Arizona's biggest flaw, the OL.

Worst Offseason Move: Seahawks trading Darrell Jackson to a division rival.

Best Draft: 49ers. Great first day picks, with the acquisition of Jackson on Day 2.

Most Important Player: Frank Gore. No one player is as important to an offense in the West as Gore is to the Niners. A checkered injury history makes this a somewhat scary proposition.

Most Improved Player: Steven Jackson. Jackson turned into the All Pro RB Rams fans were waiting for last year. Right up there with Vernon Davis as perhaps the most physically gifted player in the division, combining size, speed, agility, and now toughness into a fantastic package at RB.

Hot Seat: It's got to be Alex Smith. The first overall pick in '05 is entering his all important 3rd year, and although he will be working with his third offensive coordinator in three years, he is running the same system in consecutive years for the first time in his career. Smith doesn't need to light the world on fire, but any regression would be a very bad sign.

Hot Seat Honorable Mention: Bill Bidwell. True, owners can't be fired, but after firing Denny Green and handing the reigns of a talented roster over to Ken Whisenhunt, we're about to see just how much hope Cards fans should have for the future. If Whisenhunt can't succeed in Arizona with his coaching pedigree and the foundation he has, there may be no hope for the future at all.

Best Under the Radar Move: Rams FA. Signings of Bennet, Draft, and McMichael all addressed needs with proven commodities.

Honorable Mention for Best Under the Radar: Seahawks hiring of Jim Mora, Jr. Mora has HC experience and could be Holmgren's heir apparent in Seattle. He was saddled with a lot of expectations and a difficult QB in Atlanta, and could thrive in Seattle down the line. For now, he's almost overqualified to be a mere secondary coach.

portermvp84
05-11-2007, 04:19 PM
AFC North

Best Move: I'm also going to say the Ravens trading for Willis Mcgahee
Worst Move: The Steelers hiring Mike Tomlin, I'm not sold on him yet
Best Player: Carson Palmer or Willis
Most Improved:Sean Jones
Best Draft: Brwons/Ravens
On The Hot Seat: Romeo Cranell

ncstateviking
05-11-2007, 08:01 PM
AFC EAST

Best off-season move- pats getting Moss for a 4th rounder. There have been a few really good moves in this division this offseason. Jets getting jones, pats getting a number of wr, pats getting thomas, but getting randy moss for a 4th rounder is the move of the NFL offseason. They gave up nearly nothing to get a guy who could be a complete game breaker and make that offense nearly unstoppable. Its boom or no bust in that deal.

Worst off season move- the dolphins not drafting brady quinn. If the dolphins really wanted ginn, they should have done as the browns did do, and package culpepper and some picks to get back into the 1st round and pick up quinn.

Best Draft- best pure draft, jets. best draft day weekend, pats.

Most Important Player- hmm...its a tossup between daunte culpepper and thomas jones. If culpepper can return to form, the dolphins could force thenselves into the 2 team race for the division that now looks to be only between the jets and pats. if jones can push 4.4 ypc and 1400-1500 yards, which i think he could do, then that is the jets only hope to catch the pats this year.

Most Improved Player- JP losman. he came strong at the end of last year and has a young rookie at running back. so it is going to be up to losman to carry the load and i think he will finally break through and do it. I see him pushing for a pro bowl.

Hot Seat- Dolphins management. As long as their QB struggles and if ginn isnt as good as devin hester, the fans and media will remember they skipped the franchise QB everyone thought they should take.

Division Winner- NY jets


AFC NORTH

Best off-season move- Cleveland browns. while it might now show now, this could be like 2004 for the chargers where they had a offseason with young players who they had turn thim into a top team e few years later.

Worst off season move- The steelers whole offseason. They lost the headcoach that was the face of the modern day steelers. Now they have lost and nearly lost veterans, porter/faneca, putting a bad attitude in the locker room and sending bad messages to younger players.

Best Draft- Browns, if they are not in the top 10 draft picks next year, this was and incredible draft because quinn is a top 10 QB. To get their franchise QB and LT in the same draft could make a hell of a combo for a decade.

Most Important Player- steve mcnair/ray lewis. The ravens will be the class of this division but they are still getting older every year. The ravens need their two generals to stay on the feild and be the glue for the offense and defense respectively.

Most Improved Player- ben rothlisberger will begin returning to form, so him if you count that. most improved from what can be expected, braylon edwards. He is going to have a very big season putting himself towards the upper echelon of wr.

Hot Seat- cinncinati police. If the begals have another off the feild season like last year, we might not even recognize half the players they have available to play after goodels suspensions.

Division Winner- Ravens


AFC SOUTH

Best off-season move- the texans drafting okoye. The dline that is being built down in Houston is going to be scary. Williams didnt live up to potential last year due to many factors. With those out of the way and okoye next to him, their will not be enough blockers to stop them. expect 12-15 sacks from mario this year, and okoye to be a starter from game 1.

Worst off season move- the suspension of pacman jones. The titans outplayed their ability last year and built up expectations. Now they gave young no help on offense and they lost their best corner and return man. could make them contend for the first pick in the draft.

Best Draft- i think the colts, jags, and texans all had equally strong drafts this year. I think okoye will be the most impactful player from all those picks though so i will go with the texans.

Most Important Player- Peyton Manning. It will be peyton manning every year he runs that offense the way he does.

Most Improved Player- Mario Williams, byron leftwich. Mario will show #1 overall pick value this year now that he had an offseason to work on technique and putting okoye next to him. Leftwich is going to be a very good QB this year and then leave the jags in the offseason after they have horribly mishandled him.

Hot Seat- Jack Del Rio. The jags have been a scary team for awhile now and havent made a real push or seemed like you couldnt steal a game pretty easy from them. He needs to bring them together this year. a playoff run is a must before grumbling starts.

Division Winner- Colts


AFC WEST

Best off-season move- The Broncos aquiring bly. After darrent williams unfortunate shooting, i was expecting a bad offseason for the broncos. They are going to start next season in better shape than they ended the last one though. Both broncos corners could push 10 interceptions this year. Scary coverage.

Worst off season move- The raiders drafting russel and then trading moss. The one perk, to me, of taking russel over the more highly rated (by me) CJ, and Thomas, was throwing the longball to moss and porter. Instead the raiders got raped by the pats and have a QB taking the field alone as a rookie. not a good sign.

Best Draft- The raiders. Overlooking the moss trade blunder, the raiders got pretty good value and potential starters all throughout the draft.

Most Important Player- Jay cutler. If the broncos are to challenge the chargers, then cutler is going to have to play beyond his experience.

Most Improved Player- Phillip Rivers. Now with a whole season under his belt, rivers is going to emerge as a sure thing top 5 QB in the league.

Hot Seat- Larry Johnson. He is going to have alot of question of whether he will drop off this season after the carries he had in the previous season. He will have eyes on him for no reason other than the fear of other running backs failure.

Division Winner- Broncos


NFC EAST

Best off-season move- im not crazy about any of these teams offseasons. I will say the best move was the cowboys aquiring the browns first rounder next year. could be a high pick in a better draft.

Worst off season move- the eagles showing no confidence in mcnabb. Mcnabb, who has had to carry the team for years, now goes into the season feeling unappreciated. not a good thing.

Best Draft- Eagles. i like abrimiri and hunt added to this team. I also like kolb in a pure talent context.

Most Important Player- Eli Manning. Now with Tiki gone the whole offense falls on his shoulders. he has potential and high expectations. could be a make or break year for him.

Most Improved Player- Demarcus Ware. Wade phillips is going to quickly turn him into a merriman clone.

Hot Seat- Tony Tomo. He went from on top of the world to crawling under a rock in a matter of weeks. How he performs this year will forge people opinion of him and the direction the cowboys take.

Division Winner- Dallas Cowboys


NFC NORTH

Best off-season move- The lions draft. The lions got alot of really good players in the trade and they are possibly going to be loaded at some point and they addressed all their glaring needs.

Worst off season move- The packers not putting anything on offense around brett favre. With no idea how long favre will stay, the packers should be loading their offense with talent to give favre and chance and to prepare for when he is gone.

Best Draft- Viking and lions tie. I think overall talent wise the vikings got more. the lions got nearly as much and dont have a huge question mark on their depth chart like the vikings due.

Most Important Player- Brian Urlacher. The bears offseason and offense is in turmoil. If they are to stay at the top of their division, they need urlacher to keep it all together on the defense.

Most Improved Player- Cedric Benson. Now that he will be the clear cut number one guy on that team. he will be a 1200 yard back.

Hot Seat- Rex Grossman of course. If he doesnt put together a season of consistency this year. dont expect to see him still starting next year.

Division Winner- Bears


NFC SOUTH

Best off-season move- Panthers contract extension of steve smith. in a move that didnt get an overwhelming amount of attention, the panthers locked up the nfls top WR through his prime.

Worst off season move- THe falcons QB situation. They got rid of shaub and almost immediately the news have been pouring out negative information amount mike vick. it could get ugly in the atl.

Best Draft- The panthers and falcons both had equall great drafts. However, the falcons had to give up shaub to get their picks, while the panthers moved back and still got their guys, so the panthers get the nod from me.

Most Important Player- duece. the saints offense could be the class of the nfl this year but duece is the non flashy one who makes it all go. He has to keep the defense honest from playing the middle soft.

Most Improved Player- cadillac williams. Return to rookie form for the cadillac.

Hot Seat- Mike Vick. Never lived up to his expectations, hes not a young guy anymore, and seems to be getting more immature.

Division Winner- Panthers.

NFC WEST

Best off-season move- 49ers getting nate clements. They are making progress as a young improving team and were aggressive and got themselves a shutdown corner.

Worst off season move- The seahawks really being the only team who did nothing to improve themselves. In what was once the easiest gimmie division in football the hawks have stood still and allowed everyone to catch up to them.

Best Draft- 49ers. 4 potential starters for them from this draft including the best LB.

Most Important Player- Edgerrin James. If the cards finally are the surprise team they have been expected to be for the past several years, edge needs to be the runner he used to be.

Most Improved Player- vernon davis. after the injury his rookie year, davis will be a top 3 te by years end.

Hot Seat- Levi brown. The cards have been a line away from being contenders for years. They reached for the guy who is supposed to fix that in the draft and the results will speak for themselves.

Division Winner- Rams.

JagHombre22
05-11-2007, 08:08 PM
AFC SOUTH

Best off-season move- Houston, trading for Matt Schaub

Worst off season move- The Colts not drafting defense with their first two picks...

Best Draft- the Colts and Jags had equally good drafts...

Most Important Player- Peyton Manning

Most Improved Player- Byron Leftwich

Hot Seat- Jack Del Rio

GiantRutgersFan
05-11-2007, 08:47 PM
NFC East

Best off-season move- Ken Hamlin, subtle yet solid move.
Worst off season move-Skins not getting a D-lineman.

Best Draft- Eagles

Most Important Player- Donovan McNabb

Most Improved Player - Jason Campbell

Hot Seat- Eli Manning-Bad Season and all of the bust chants will begin.


homer/anti giants


Best Offseason move- London Fletcher. Skins got a very productive player who still has some left in the tank imo.

worst offseason move- Dallas signing Leonard Davis to a huge contract I suppose. Although there wasnt really anything that terrible.

Best Draft- Giants. Solid all the way through. Giants had a great day 2. I would say Dallas had a better draft, but I am not considering the 2008 draft pick right now.

Most Important Player- Tony Romo. He kind of makes or breaks the Cowboys offense, and is still an unknown. They dont have the kind of running game that can make up for it if Romo doesnt come through.

Most improved player- Eli Manning. he now has some good targets to throw to. I expect a lot of improvement from him. He had an 89 QB rating in the first 8 games before his LT and WR got injured week 9.

Hot Seat- Donovan Mcnabb. if he has trouble coming back from the injury, or gets injured again, it could be the end for him in Philly.

saintsfan912
05-11-2007, 09:10 PM
NFC South

Best offseason move - Saints giving up a 4th for Jason David. Yea yea yea, he isnt a premier corner but he is a starter and a Super Bowl Champ. He opened the draft up for the Saints to pick the best player available and pick up a dangerous WR in Meachem.

Close 2nd - The Saints letting Joe Horn walk. He was demanding WAY too much money for little production and constant injuries. Besides, the WR class was very deep so they could afford to let him go. Who cares that he went to Atlanta, he wont get a chance to catch the ball with Vick throwing to him.

Worst offseason move - Atlanta trading away the only real QB they had. Vick is a joke, will never win games. He got the coach fired, has a terrible QB rating and has dog fights in his back yard. Who knows if Goodell will even let him play this season?

Best Draft - Carolina. Beason will be a beast and will take over for Morgan when he has another concussion. Jarrett will compliment Steve Smith very well, taking the under routes and letting Smith run around like crazy. Kalil should start as he was prob the best inside olineman in the draft. The rest im not familiar with so o well.

Most important player - The Saints oline. If they play as good or improve how they played last year the Saints will dominate the division again. They allowed minimal sacks and Jammal Brown was an All Pro. Any improvement will be scary for all other teams in the South.

Most improved player - Reggie Bush. He finally got acclimated to the pros late in the year and the sky is the limit. The way Peyton puts him in situations to score every play should scare every team in the league. He will only improve and that makes me very happy.

Hot Seat - Mike Vick. I know Blank says this is Vicks team and I know Petrino says this is Vicks team but who can really trust the guy? He has terrible accuracy, terrible decision making abilities, and and terrible WR core. Sure, he can run but thats what the HBs are for.

cardsalltheway
05-11-2007, 09:15 PM
homer/anti giants


Best Offseason move- London Fletcher. Skins got a very productive player who still has some left in the tank imo.

worst offseason move- Dallas signing Leonard Davis to a huge contract I suppose. Although there wasnt really anything that terrible.

Best Draft- Giants. Solid all the way through. Giants had a great day 2. I would say Dallas had a better draft, but I am not considering the 2008 draft pick right now.

Most Important Player- Tony Romo. He kind of makes or breaks the Cowboys offense, and is still an unknown. They dont have the kind of running game that can make up for it if Romo doesnt come through.

Most improved player- Eli Manning. he now has some good targets to throw to. I expect a lot of improvement from him. He had an 89 QB rating in the first 8 games before his LT and WR got injured week 9.

Hot Seat- Donovan Mcnabb. if he has trouble coming back from the injury, or gets injured again, it could be the end for him in Philly.

Sometimes I think you try to sound like a complete idiot.

Flyboy
05-11-2007, 10:26 PM
NFC South

Best offseason move - Saints giving up a 4th for Jason David. Yea yea yea, he isnt a premier corner but he is a starter and a Super Bowl Champ. He opened the draft up for the Saints to pick the best player available and pick up a dangerous WR in Meachem.

Close 2nd - The Saints letting Joe Horn walk. He was demanding WAY too much money for little production and constant injuries. Besides, the WR class was very deep so they could afford to let him go. Who cares that he went to Atlanta, he wont get a chance to catch the ball with Vick throwing to him.

Worst offseason move - Atlanta trading away the only real QB they had. Vick is a joke, will never win games. He got the coach fired, has a terrible QB rating and has dog fights in his back yard. Who knows if Goodell will even let him play this season?

Best Draft - Carolina. Beason will be a beast and will take over for Morgan when he has another concussion. Jarrett will compliment Steve Smith very well, taking the under routes and letting Smith run around like crazy. Kalil should start as he was prob the best inside olineman in the draft. The rest im not familiar with so o well.

Most important player - The Saints oline. If they play as good or improve how they played last year the Saints will dominate the division again. They allowed minimal sacks and Jammal Brown was an All Pro. Any improvement will be scary for all other teams in the South.

Most improved player - Reggie Bush. He finally got acclimated to the pros late in the year and the sky is the limit. The way Peyton puts him in situations to score every play should scare every team in the league. He will only improve and that makes me very happy.

Hot Seat - Mike Vick. I know Blank says this is Vicks team and I know Petrino says this is Vicks team but who can really trust the guy? He has terrible accuracy, terrible decision making abilities, and and terrible WR core. Sure, he can run but thats what the HBs are for.

Pretty homer-esque if I do say so myself. :)

Yung Flippa
05-11-2007, 11:17 PM
AFC North:

Best Move: Ravens Picking Up Willis McGahee
Worst Move: Joey Porter Getting Cut
Best Draft: Browns, 2 Future Studs
Important Player: Steve McNair, blew the Ravens up in the playoffs last year. HAS to do better this season.
Most Imporved: Braylon Edwards, with a new QB
Hot Seat: Romeo Crennel ( Not really, but couldn't find any other person)

Caddy
05-11-2007, 11:20 PM
This is for Whole divisions people. Have your answers come with some meat (not just one name)

NFC SOUTH

Best off-season move- ATL getting Joe Horn it gives them someone that they can depend on and help the young WR's

Worst off season move- ATL for trading Matt Schaub, now you put all your eggs in one basket. That being Mick Vick and he might not even play

Best Draft- I like TB (i know homer) but we upgraded your D and got younger where guy's will be leaveing soon.

Most Important Player- This can be one name Drew Brees

Most Improved Player- Its players but the TB o-line (again with the homer pick) but the young guys have played a little bit and Big Luke will help them if he can stay on the field.

Hot Seat- Jon Fox if his team does not win 10-12 games and deep in the playoffs, he is done!!!

Chucky is on a hotter seat than Fox IMO.

neko4
05-11-2007, 11:21 PM
NFC NORTH
Best Move: DET getting Tatum
Worst Move: Green Bay not getting Randy Moss
Best Draft: DET
Important Player: Brett Favre, hes going into his last year and the team will have to rally around him.
Most Improved: Jon Kitna. Less picks, more yards and TD's
Hot Seat: Rex Grossman

draftguru151
05-11-2007, 11:33 PM
AFC East

Best off-season move- Patriots getting Randy Moss. Even if it was icing on the cake, getting him for a 4th and them him taking a pay cut give Moss the nod over Thomas.

Worst off season move- Dolphins signing Joey Porter. $20 million guaranteed? Over the top player.

Best Draft- Buffalo Bills. I liked what the Bills did adding Lynch and Poz.

Most Important Player- JP Losman. He really improved last season, if he continues to impress Buffalo could be a play off team next year.

Most Improved Player- Laurence Maroney. Good rookie year, I expect him to have a great year as the full time starter.

Hot Seat- Chad Pennington. Not really much here, none of the coaches are concerned, Pennington played ok last year but was unimpressive, Clemens wasn't drafted to sit on the bench forever.

New England- 13-3
Buffalo- 10-6
NYJ- 7-9
Miami- 4-12

yodabear
05-11-2007, 11:53 PM
NFC West

Best Off-Season Move:I'll go with the Cardinals' coaches. Wisenhunt and Grimm are one year removed from super bowl champs. And what was Arizona's biggest problem the last couple of years:OL, and they got one of the best OL coaches in the league. And they got a good coach cuz he was around to groom BIG BEN into a champion and I think he will be great for Leinart.

Wost Offseason Move:Seahawks franchising Josh Brown:why? IDK. I don't like the idea of a kicker being your franchise. And I still have issues with him for what he did to my Rams twice.

Best Draft:The 49ers:I think Willis is going to win the DROY. Plus, the Rams had a very average draft and the Seahawks did as well. The Cards did well as well, but the 49ers had more choices. And they got Darrell Jackson for a 4th rounder. So I'll give that to the 49ers.

Most Important Player:Alex Smith. How does he do with losing Norv Turner, we shall see. I think he will do well. If he does well, the 49ers are making the playoffs, if not, they aren't. I know it sounds like common sense, but it is true.

Most Improoved Player:Vernon Davis. I didn't hear much from him last year. I look for that to change because he is a freeking beast, and with the addition of Jackson, Davis will get less coverage on him cuz they'll have to worry about more than Gore and Davis.

Hot Seat:Mike Holmgren. Not really, but he has to be the only canidate. Linehan is in his second year, Nolan is turning the 49ers around in a hurry, and the Cardinals have new coaches this season, so unless Bidwell pulls an Al Davis, which is unlikely, it is the process of elimanation and it is Holmgren.

Divsion Winner:Rams, why? Well, I am a homer, but also I am an optimist. As well as the fact that we have a great offense. The question mark will be the defense. And they took steps to improove this year and they improoved with the addition of Carriker in the draft. The 49ers will get a wild-card and finish 2nd. The Cardinals will be around .500, and be a very improoved team. And the Seahawks will finish last. That was a lot. Peace Out.

Mr. Stiller
05-12-2007, 03:46 PM
AFC North:



Best Off-Season Move:
To be honest it's been a quiet division. You could on one hand saying that Ravens getting former 1st round Pick Willis McGahee. Though, as a Steelers fan, I fear McGahee less than Lewis. On the other, you have Steinbach and Lewis going to Cleveland. Though, Cleveland paid out the ass for a barely above average guard, and Lewis hasn't been the same since he set the record. Though even with Clevelands sub-par line, he still bothers me. I could also add in Peek, as I think he'll be a solid 3-4 OLB for Cleveland. To play Homer, I would have to say adding Barlow to Pittsburgh was perfect, he fills the only need we didn't draft for.

Wost Offseason Move:
Many will say that AFC Norths worst offseason fiasco was us losing a coach that didn't have his heart in the game, losing an overpaid OLB. Now, I understand Tomlin is new, but I think there's more things going on here.

1) Letting Jamal Lewis go, and trading for Willis McGahee - Willis has yet to play a full 16 game season, and with the Ravens adding up their talent to make a run at another title, having your best running back on IR for the post-season is not the way to handle it.

2) I've seen the fact we cut Porter was a big offseason no-no. Was that worse than losing Adalius Thomas? Baltimore lost Adalius, Pashos, Mulitalo, and Lewis from their starting lineup.. we lost.. Porter

3) Cleveland Overpaying FA. They do it every year I know, but they gave an ungodly amount for a G. Faneca wasn't even making that much and they're paying him how much more than Hutchinson?

4) How quickly this is forgotten. The Browns traded Reuben Droughns.. a proven power rusher, for Tim Carter... a guy with 2 seasons with 1200 plus yards that can run in those wintry conditions for a guy that has played 1 full 16 game season in 6 years and has only eclipsed 300 yards receiving.. once. This was a horrid trade.. the Giants robbed the Browns

Best Draft: This is difficult, I will say that unbiasedly it's between Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

Cleveland: C
Adding Brady Quinn and Joe Thomas in early rounds will help them in the future, but that doesn't guarantee 2007 NFL success. Adding Eric Wright will finally give them a #2 opposite of Leigh Bodden. Here's the negatives. They added the oft-injured Melila Purcell and the underwhelming Chase Pittman in later rounds. In a 3-4 defense, even though your LB's get the credit, your DL is just as important, and frankly, they failed to upgrade. They're putting a lot of hope on some late rounders and unproven UFA's. If they don't come through, the Offensive Line of other teams is going to have lanes big enough for Reagan Mauia to put up 300 yards.

Cincinnati: D
I know it's early to be grading draft classes but, other than Leon Hall, Cincy did nothing to help themselves. I mean this was a bad draft in my eyes:

Leon Hall: Good pick, best value at CB, they need a Starting Caliber corner across from Jon Joseph.

Kenny Irons: WTF? They have a solid 1-2 punch with Johnson/Perry and Watson was a solid situational back. Adding Kenny Irons, though of Value, is having too much bank-roll in one position. Could of added Turk McBride, Tim Crowder, Ikaika Alama Francis, who all could have taken over for Justin Smith.

Marvin White: Again, Great Value, but they already have (as much as I hate to say it) and underrated and budding star in Madieu Williams. If he moves to SS, that I can understand, and I figure thats what he'll do, but frankly, Their front 7, IMO is in Shambles, and with Henry being out the first 8 games, it's going to be hard relying on Palmer to single-handedly play them into the playoffs.

Jeff Rowe: I had Rowe as a 6th to UDFA type and while solid, he could have possibly been had later, again, with their front 7 and #3 WR having large holes, a backup QB shouldn't have been priority.

Matt Toeaina: Great pick as a UT.

Dan Santucci: If he plays to potential solid pick, though he was, IMO one of the biggest weaknesses on that Notre Dame OL.

Nedu Ndukwe: You have Ethan Kilmer, Madieu Wiliams, Marvin White, pick a LB for christ sakes.

Baltimore: B
Though not a Sexy draft, they did the same Pittsburgh did and filled needs:

Grubbs: though they lost Staley, they got the best G in the draft and I think he'll contribute at RG early.

Yamon Figurs: I don't know, but I'll label this as due to "The Devin Hester Effect". As that WR run in the 3rd round I call "Marques Colston Effect". He's a solid returner and solid gunner, but he has a frail frame, and I think he was at best a late 4th rounder.

Yanda: Solid RT Pick to replace Pashos.

Antwan Barnes: I wanted him as a OLB, as I believe they do, but I don't think he'll live up to the Adalius Thomas standard. He'll be solid in spot duty IMO. Youth in that aging defense.

Le'Ron McClain: The best FB in the Draft. This I think is the pick that bothers me most, though, I hope he's not too slow for McGahee.

Troy Smith: Good pick vs value and need Could develop behind McNair.

Prescott Burgess: Solid pick this late, could play Inside or out.. SLB/ILB. I like him as a flex guy for they're hybrid defense.

Pittsburgh: B+

They went into the draft with too much age at LB.. they drafted 2 solid players early. Timmons gives us the 3-4 / 4-3 switch ability. Woodley has played in the Pittsburgh 3-4 (Michigan based their 3-4 on Pittsburghs defense and Woodley played LOLB in that 3-4 which is what he'll be playing here.

We wanted a 2nd TE that can block to let Heath Miller catch some balls.. and to get rid of Tuman. Sure people say we need a powerback.. we didn't like Hunts speed and we opted for a more proven guy.

Our biggest mishaps last year (Besides Ben) were on ST. We had upwards of 15 ST Turnovers, whether Punt/Kick Returns.. we added Sepulveda, which should eliminate 90% of the good field positions we gave teams last year.

Adding McBean was icing as he'll take over for Rodney Bailey and we have a great pass rusher that can play UT or 34DE.

William ***, everyone thought we needed a CB, we got a 4 year starter and though he doesn't blaze a 4.3, he is smart and knows where and how to play zones. He'll be a cerebral assassin on our defense, because he can diagnose plays quickly, blitz and I think he's underrated.

Dallas Baker, falls to round 7, has tremendous size and was a solid 7th round pickup. I don't know if he'll crack the 53 man, but if he does, he'll be an excellent red zone threat.


Most Important Player:
This is tough.. It's between IMO Ben Roethlisberger and Steve McNair. If Ben regains his rookie and Soph year form and grows, he could go back as a top 5 QB in rating, and be a leader... on the other hand, if McNair stays healthy, he has a solid team to ride to a ring.

Most Improved Player: This can be a # of players in the AFC North...

Baltimore: Samari Rolle, Steve McNair, Dawan Landry
Cincy: Jon Joseph, Dominick Peko, Madieu Williams
Cleveland: Anyone not named; Jones, Bodden, or Wimbley
Pittsburgh: Ben, Holmes, An. Smith, Troy Polamalu


Hot Seat: I'm going with Frye, Crennel and Marvin Lewis

Division Rankings:
Baltimore (Because they haven't had the coaching change) 11-5
Pittsburgh: 10-6
Cincy: 6-10
Cle: 3-13

SuperMcGee
05-12-2007, 04:57 PM
1) Letting Jamal Lewis go, and trading for Willis McGahee - Willis has yet to play a full 16 game season, and with the Ravens adding up their talent to make a run at another title, having your best running back on IR for the post-season is not the way to handle it.




Uhh, Willis never missed a game before this season (not counting his whole year off for rehab). He's played two full seasons. He's missed two whole games and most of a 3rd, all in a row in the middle of this season. That's it.