Football '16

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by Siman/OH, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Siman/OH

    Siman/OH Legendary Woodsman

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    Its almost here boys. Hall of fame game is in a few weeks (Ill be there...of course).

    What are you guys looking forward too?

    Broncos repeat with that defense post Manning?
    Tom Brady and the Patriots stay relevant with his suspension and age?
    Panthers get even better?
    Aaron Rodgers/Eddie Lacy/Jordy Nelson bounce back season?
    Cowboys piece it together or do they all end up in jail?
    Browns continue as the laughing stock of the NFL?

    I think a QB wins the MVP, Rodgers, Newton, Luck and Roethlisburger all have the possibility.
    I think JJ Watt, Von Miller, Kahlil Mack or even Clay Matthews back on the outside win the sack title and DPOY.

    Steelers vs Packers Super Bowl.

    Discuss!
     
  2. BJE80

    BJE80 Legendary Woodsman

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    Arizona is going to be a force I think.

    Carolina is going to come back to reality and take a step back. No way they repeat as NFC champs.

    Seattle will be above average but I don't think a top tier team.

    Packers have a real shot this year I believe. Assuming Rodgers can stay healthy.

    I can't get a good read on the Cowboys. Are they going to take the next step and contend? Does Homo stay healthy finally?

    Who is going to improve the most and surprise everyone?

    Pats are finally going to regress. Brady does not stay healthy and retires after this year.

    Steelers have the look of a team that isn't going to look great but will grind out victories and contend.
     
  3. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Packers schedule this year vs last year makes it a lock. Soon to be 14 time world champion Green Bay Packers.
     
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    Huge packers fan here and headed to Lambeau on sunday for their practice scrimmage. I have heard every year for the past 7 years that the packers will be in the super bowl and yet my thought doesn't change this year, but it won't happen without a run game. So hopefully Lacy's lost weight will help him this year.
     
  5. Siman/OH

    Siman/OH Legendary Woodsman

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    That vanilla schedule will help the receivers get there stuff together. I think this offense has ALOT of potential with a healthy Rodgers/Lacy/Nelson/Montgomery and the addition of Cook. Rodgers plays best with a chip on his shoulder and with alot of the media speculating that hes injury prone and on the downslide i predict he will be near the top of all the statistical categories again.
     
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    cls74 Legendary Woodsman

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    I just hope Leveon Bell is correct that he will prove he had legitimate cause to miss his drug tests.

    Other than that hopefully the entire team can stay healthy. One dirty player on the Bengals took out all 3 big names at some point last season, so hoping for two clean divisional match ups as well.
     
  7. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Not ever saying a lock for SB....I do however not hesitate to say the Packers will be in the playoffs barring catastrophic issues. Will also most likely compete for the #1 or #2 seed in the NFC.

    I think I'd say Broncos over/under would still be 11 games and they will be in playoffs....Manning didn't win them many games but simply managed and kept them from losing better than most.

    Patriots lose at least 1 or 2 of the 4 games he'll miss and 1 most likely when he is back...place over/under at 12 and again playoff team like normal.

    Panthers will be good, as good? Doubtful, but Cam is coming into his own and the offense I think will be fine, question is who steps up for the HUGE loss in Norman...he seriously cut the field in half. I think they win 11 games...lose at least a couple by 3 or less late.

    Darkhorses I think make playoffs to watch are Oakland and Jaguars.....but everyone sees them as a rising stock. My pick for the surprise is Giants come back to life and Eli leads them to the division and a first round playoff win.
     
  8. MnHunterr

    MnHunterr Grizzled Veteran

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    Didn't realize how many cheese heads are here. I hear it every year as well... "Green Bay is a lock for a SB this year."

    Taking Julio Jones to win the MVP.

    Von Miller DYOP.

    Zeke Elliot ROY playing behind the best O-Line in the league.

    Patriots vs Cardinals in the SB.

    Andrew Luck and the Colts bounce back and make a run at the SB.

    Todd Gurley leads the league in rushing.

    Texans are an underrated team heading into the season.

    Vikings will win the Super Bowl
     
  9. 130Woodman

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    I heard Nelsons other knee is giving him trouble. Denver has a great D but you do need to score points to win. Carolina watch out for. Viqueens might be ok this year but will choke like they always do. Detroit and the Bears nothing to be said there. It should be a good season.
     
  10. Monster Raxx

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    You guys are going to need a truck load of tissues because I don't think your going to have a HOF QB under center for the first time in forever when Rodgers goes down. I am not wishing an injury just think it is bound to happen and then you will see how bad your coach is when he doesn't have Rodgers to bail him out.
     
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    I predict an Arizona vs Green Bay NFC Championship game and a Pittsburgh vs New England AFC Championship game. Most improved team will either be Miami or Tennessee.
     
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    I predict the 55th year of futility.
     
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    Your prediction is wrong.


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  14. Born2Hunt

    Born2Hunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If any team lost there starting qb do you believe that team would do anything that year?

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    Rodgers has been hurt in the past, and the packers did well....
     
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    grnhd Die Hard Bowhunter

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    All I know is I'm ready for some football.... And I hate cam newton, so as long as the panthers fail I'm happy.
    We going to do a pick em league this year? That was fun last year.
     
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    Im hearing some high expectations for the Browns this season with them having rg3 having a decent draft new coach and not to mention josh Gordon will be back after that 4 game suspension........ 4-12. I love em but cmon man it's the Browns
     
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    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'm just hoping the 49ers can put together something to look like a team again. I was against Kaepernick staying in SF and Chip thinks he can do something with him so I really hope he can. But I'm not holding my breath for anything super positive.

    It will be interesting to see what the Rams do in LA.

    I want to see if Carolina can put together a season like they did last year. If they can it would be good.

    Green Bay, Arizona, Denver and Pittsburg all have legitimate shots at winning it all this year I think.

    All I know for sure is I'm looking forward to another great year of football and trying to repeat in my fantasy league as champion!
     
  19. Siman/OH

    Siman/OH Legendary Woodsman

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    Thats not true.

    We were horrible when Rodgers went down. We won a miracle game in Dallas that season to keep playoff hopes alive.

    Then Rodgers came back hobbled and made one of the top 5 most memorable plays of his career to get into the playoffs against the Bears on the road.

    Also...Tom. When your in the playoffs every year...your allowed to predict Super Bowls ;)

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  20. Jake/PA

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    New England and Arizona in the SB.

    I'd like to say the Cowboys, but health and staying out of trouble is preventing me from picking them.

    Oakland and Minnesota will be the surprise teams this year.
     

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