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SteelersFever
05-20-2006, 02:08 AM
Title: AFC Divisional Breakdown
Source: Steelers Fever
Author: Nick Signorelli

Link: http://www.steelersfever.com/editorials/0614.html

3 to be 4
05-20-2006, 08:02 AM
"Miami Dolphins - Yep, I said it. It is the time for the Mighty New England Patriots to lose their grip on the East crown. Between Daunte Culpepper and Joey Harrington, they upgraded the QB position. RB Ricky Williams is suspended again, but that will give Ronnie Brown more carries, and if he can stay healthy, could be a top 10 back in the league. The secondary is improved by the addition of Will Allen. If Nick Saban can keep the momentum of their late season run, Miami will win the division easily.

New England Patriots - I was talking to a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. He told me he is thinking about not getting the Sunday Ticket this year because he is just going to be too busy to watch all of the games. So they understand their dire situation. Patriot fans, yes, you still have a great QB, but if you don't give him a real weapon, and let your best offensive lineman leave without replacing him, you are in trouble. I think the biggest loss in free agency is Adam Vinatieri. All three Super Bowls were won by his foot, and they let him go to the Colts, of all places. That, my friends, is the straw that broke the Patriots back."


That is just embarrassingly dim. First of all, the only reason the division was close last year (10-6,9-7) was because the Patriots werent even trying to win that last game. it should have been 11-5 to 8-8. Culpepper is overated. Harrington sucks.
Who was the "best offensive lineman" the Patriots lost?
more like New England 12-4, Miami 9-7 or 10-6

Livinginthe past
05-20-2006, 08:14 AM
Yeah, who is this Nick Signorelli?

Who exactly is the mystery O-Lineman that we have lost?

I agree that Miami should improve next year - but all this bandwagon hopping onto the Dolphins is turning into something of a plague - its the most fashionable prediction of this offseason.

If people are going to write articles like this they would do well to check their facts first, and possibly try and add a bit of realism.

This is what Steelers fans want to happen - because a repeat SB would be alot easier of they didnt have to get past Tom Brady and the Patriots, not something that is likely to happen.

NM

CantStop85
05-20-2006, 12:21 PM
They signed DT Ted "Mount" Washington, but he is getting old. I remember a game against Buffalo when Randle-El knocked Teddy on his rear. I still think they need more help on defense before they dethrone us. And for all you Bungles fans, the division crown is nice, but when we won the Lombardi, we took it back!

Ted Washington? Last time I checked we signed Sam Adams and the Browns signed Ted Washington.

Not exactly the best article I've ever read. :thmbdown:

tony hipchest
05-20-2006, 12:23 PM
Yeah, who is this Nick Signorelli?

Who exactly is the mystery O-Lineman that we have lost?

I agree that Miami should improve next year - but all this bandwagon hopping onto the Dolphins is turning into something of a plague - its the most fashionable prediction of this offseason.

If people are going to write articles like this they would do well to check their facts first, and possibly try and add a bit of realism.

This is what Steelers fans want to happen - because a repeat SB would be alot easier of they didnt have to get past Tom Brady and the Patriots, not something that is likely to happen.

NM

actually this is what the majority of football fans want. the pats have become boring, and alot of people would just rather see a different team in the playoffs. you notice when pats go on the road they dont pack the stadiums with their fans. in their last sb their fans were outnumbered by eagles fans. the only people who want to see the pats succeed is patfans.

and if you think the pats are in the steelers heads, or theres a mental hump the steelers cant get over you are under a false sense of security. infact the pats may want to concern themselves with getting past teams like the broncos, colts and chargers before they thump their chests in the direction of the world champs.

Livinginthe past
05-20-2006, 12:30 PM
actually this is what the majority of football fans want. the pats have become boring, and alot of people would just rather see a different team in the playoffs. you notice when pats go on the road they dont pack the stadiums with their fans. in their last sb their fans were outnumbered by eagles fans. the only people who want to see the pats succeed is patfans.

and if you think the pats are in the steelers heads, or theres a mental hump the steelers cant get over you are under a false sense of security. infact the pats may want to concern themselves with getting past teams like the broncos, colts and chargers before they thump their chests in the direction of the world champs.

Im guessing most of the fans of other teams just have a horrible feeling about what the Patriots will do to their team - thats probably why they dont want to pay hard earned money to see their team humiliated.

I related it directly to Steeler fans purely because the 'article' was written by a Steeler fan.

Lets face it - which team do most Steeler fans genuinely think is going to stop them winning the next SB - they may like to pretend its the Chargers or the Bengals or maybe even the Panthers - but if they are honest its the Patriots who bring the biggest threat.

Steelers fans can write all they like about how 'boring' this Patriot team is, I guess multiple SB success can be monotonous - but they should at least try and get some of the facts straight before they go to press.

NM

tony hipchest
05-20-2006, 12:40 PM
"which team do most Steeler fans genuinely think is going to stop them winning the next SB"

most definitely an NFC team. as for the afc, the colts will be the steelers biggest threat. (again)

pats can no longer rely on a rookie steelers qb making mistakes and brady wont be able to pick on a young immature secondary. infact the steelers can match up with all the pats wr's now man to man, and bring the heat whenever they want. they will use the same defensive gameplan that worked so well against manning and the same one that denver proved to be so effective against brady. the blueprint has been written how to beat these 2 qb's. thats why they call the nfl a "copycat league"

Livinginthe past
05-20-2006, 12:54 PM
"which team do most Steeler fans genuinely think is going to stop them winning the next SB"

most definitely an NFC team. as for the afc, the colts will be the steelers biggest threat. (again)

pats can no longer rely on a rookie steelers qb making mistakes and brady wont be able to pick on a young immature secondary. infact the steelers can match up with all the pats wr's now man to man, and bring the heat whenever they want. they will use the same defensive gameplan that worked so well against manning and the same one that denver proved to be so effective against brady. the blueprint has been written how to beat these 2 qb's. thats why they call the nfl a "copycat league"

Well i'll look forward to a match up in the post season if we get one - until then the regular season will have to do.

NM

Black@Gold Forever32
05-20-2006, 12:57 PM
Im guessing most of the fans of other teams just have a horrible feeling about what the Patriots will do to their team - thats probably why they dont want to pay hard earned money to see their team humiliated.

I related it directly to Steeler fans purely because the 'article' was written by a Steeler fan.

Lets face it - which team do most Steeler fans genuinely think is going to stop them winning the next SB - they may like to pretend its the Chargers or the Bengals or maybe even the Panthers - but if they are honest its the Patriots who bring the biggest threat.

Steelers fans can write all they like about how 'boring' this Patriot team is, I guess multiple SB success can be monotonous - but they should at least try and get some of the facts straight before they go to press.

NM

Well people are entitled to their opinion. Granted I disagree that the Phins will over take the Pats for AFC East. I still think the Pats are the team to beat in the AFC east and are a real threat. As long as Brady in under center I won't bet against them. But I do think the Pats are not as strong as they were during their Super Bowl runs. I think your defense still has some issues that were not addressed. Also you don't have the best clutch kicker in NFL history anymore. Sorry I don't see your rookie kicker or Gramatica replacing Adam Vinatieri.

About us Steelers fans fearing the Pats. We don't fear them. Yea you did beat us twice in the AFC title game in our stadium. But that was with Kordell Stewart at QB in 01 and a rookie QB in Ben Roethlisberger in 04. If you think the results will be the same this year if our two teams do indeed meet again in the AFC title game you will be mistaken. Yea the Steelers did lose some players from last year but still have fewer holes then the Pats.

The AFC will be interesting like always. But the Steelers have to considered the favorite. Looking at the other teams. I see the Pats, Colts, Broncos, Bengals and Chiefs as the other playoff teams but all have more question marks in my eyes then the Steelers. You might call me a homer and I am. But really if the Steelers don't suffer any major injuries I really think they are step above the rest of the teams in the AFC. We will see though.

Livinginthe past
05-20-2006, 01:28 PM
Well people are entitled to their opinion. Granted I disagree that the Phins will over take the Pats for AFC East. I still think the Pats are the team to beat in the AFC east and are a real threat. As long as Brady in under center I won't bet against them. But I do think the Pats are not as strong as they were during their Super Bowl runs. I think your defense still has some issues that were not addressed. Also you don't have the best clutch kicker in NFL history anymore. Sorry I don't see your rookie kicker or Gramatica replacing Adam Vinatieri.

About us Steelers fans fearing the Pats. We don't fear them. Yea you did beat us twice in the AFC title game in our stadium. But that was with Kordell Stewart at QB in 01 and a rookie QB in Ben Roethlisberger in 04. If you think the results will be the same this year if our two teams do indeed meet again in the AFC title game you will be mistaken. Yea the Steelers did lose some players from last year but still have fewer holes then the Pats.

The AFC will be interesting like always. But the Steelers have to considered the favorite. Looking at the other teams. I see the Pats, Colts, Broncos, Bengals and Chiefs as the other playoff teams but all have more question marks in my eyes then the Steelers. You might call me a homer and I am. But really if the Steelers don't suffer any major injuries I really think they are step above the rest of the teams in the AFC. We will see though.

Hey 32,

I agree that the team to beat is the Steelers - they are in a group of their own and should be favorites to win this years SB.

What I am talking about is the ridiculous amount of people who are picking the Dolphins to beat the Patriots to the AFC East - there is no real rhyme or reason to it - if they said it was going to be too close to call then I could see that.....

You are right about Vinatieri - players like him are not easily replaced, if at all.

Im not saying that the Steelers should 'fear' the Patriots either - all im saying is suddenly that Pats have gone from 3 time champs to a team that won't even win its division - and the people who predict this demise just want it to happen, without any real logic.

Ill take a $10 bet with anyone who wants to bet me (on paypal) that the Dolphins will beat the Patriots to the AFC East title.

Anyway, yours was a nice post - we're all homers when it comes down to it but sometimes you just have to draw attention to the craziness.

NM

hardwork
05-20-2006, 01:37 PM
pats can no longer rely on a rookie steelers qb making mistakes

I see. What was his SB rating again? Yeah, the mighty Steelers.

BBC
05-20-2006, 01:53 PM
I see. What was his SB rating again? Yeah, the mighty Steelers.

What was the result of that Super Bowl again? Yeah, the mighty Steelers.

tony hipchest
05-20-2006, 03:03 PM
I see. What was his SB rating again? Yeah, the mighty Steelers.

randle els sb passer rating > tom bradys sb passer rating

any pats ever have a 75 yard run?

ever hold a team to 10 points or less in a sb? for such a mighty patriots defense, they sure let people score on them at will.

good thing football is a team game huh? i bet brady would be good at tennis or golf.

Black@Gold Forever32
05-20-2006, 03:21 PM
I see. What was his SB rating again? Yeah, the mighty Steelers.

Ben's passer rating in the three playoff before the Super Bowl was great. Yea he had a bad rating in the Super Bowl. But you know what the Steelers won and thats all that matters. Plus Ben really had a messed up thumb. I know what you will say I'm just making up excuses. Ben almost had season ending surgery after the second Bengals game because of that thumb. The thumb is important when throwing a football. Keep doubting the mighty Steelers all you want. Ben will be 100 percent and with the new weapons the Steelers have added the last few years. The Steelers offense has the chacne to be really special.

Black@Gold Forever32
05-20-2006, 03:28 PM
Well I'm just saying people are entitled to their opinions even if how crazy you think they are. As long as Tom Brady is under center I don't see the Pats lossing that division. Plus the Pats have added to the offense this year. Plus I really see Ben Watson having a really good year. My problem with the Pats is to me they still have some issues on the defensive side of the ball which I feel they didn't address totally. I'm not a Pats expert and I won't try to be. You would know better they I would and if I'm wrong on this correct me.

Plus lossing the best clutch kicker in NFL history is the reasons i think the Pats will lose if the playoffs this year. But its also way to early to even think or talk playoffs. Alot of things still can happen between now and the start of the season. Also even though I hate Brady and the Pats. They have my respect. The 3 Super Bowl in fours proved the Pats to be a great team. Thats why I'm not totally sweeping them under the rug like some people. Then again even if people do thats their right to think that.

clevestinks
05-20-2006, 03:53 PM
"which team do most Steeler fans genuinely think is going to stop them winning the next SB"

most definitely an NFC team. as for the afc, the colts will be the steelers biggest threat. (again)

pats can no longer rely on a rookie steelers qb making mistakes and brady wont be able to pick on a young immature secondary. infact the steelers can match up with all the pats wr's now man to man, and bring the heat whenever they want. they will use the same defensive gameplan that worked so well against manning and the same one that denver proved to be so effective against brady. the blueprint has been written how to beat these 2 qb's. thats why they call the nfl a "copycat league"
Can`t think of anyone standing in our way. KC needs some defense but I`m tired of hearing next year from them. NE has not forgot how to lose. With Brady there anythingis possible. not meaning to sound biased though, we really have a strong chance to repeat. We have running and passing, we have a great defense. And dman good sp. We lost nothing really, nothing!

tony hipchest
05-20-2006, 04:10 PM
Can`t think of anyone standing in our way. KC needs some defense but I`m tired of hearing next year from them. NE has not forgot how to lose. With Brady there anythingis possible. not meaning to sound biased though, we really have a strong chance to repeat. We have running and passing, we have a great defense. And dman good sp. We lost nothing really, nothing! there will be only 1 team standing in our way: whoever represents the nfc. it would be cool if it were the cardinals (a rematch of the 1st preseason game) but in a way i hope its the cowboys so we can beat them for a 3rd time, avenge our only sb loss, and once again reiterate who americas team really is.

then again, the cowboys have the record for making it to the bowl 8 times and the steelers need to break that record. screw the cowboys. any nfc team will do. (maybe the saints) :cool:

Black@Gold Forever32
05-20-2006, 04:11 PM
Can`t think of anyone standing in our way. KC needs some defense but I`m tired of hearing next year from them. NE has not forgot how to lose. With Brady there anythingis possible. not meaning to sound biased though, we really have a strong chance to repeat. We have running and passing, we have a great defense. And dman good sp. We lost nothing really, nothing!

I see one team standing in our way and its the Pittsburgh Steelers. Only way we don't make it back to the Super Bowl is if we beat ourselves. Or if we have major injury problems. I really like the makup of this team. Ben is going into his third year. The third year is really the year when a QB really takes off.

Ben already has a Super Bowl ring. The first one is always the hardest in my eyes. Willie Parker and Heath Miller both have a year of starting under their belts. The Oline has had year to play with each other. Last year Max Starks was a first time starter. Kendall Simmons was coming back from injury and struggled to retune his game at first. I expect our Oline to be even better this year. The added speed we have now on offense and special teams. I expect to see alot more fireworks from the offense and special teams this upcoming season.

On defense we lost Kimo and Hope. But Brett Keisel is ready to be a starter and I wouldn't be suprised if Brett nets 7-8 sacks this year. He had three as a backup last year. The LB is still intack and remains one of the best in the NFL. Porter and Haggans netted 19.5 sacks between them last year. James Farrior and Larry Foote are solid inside. James Harrison is the super sub of the group. Andre Frazier showed he had some skills last year.

The secondary even with the loss of Hope will continue to be better. Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu continued to improve. Troy is already one of the NFL's best. Taylor showed he could be a really good corner in this league. Byrant McFadden had a good rookie year and I expect improvement from him. Townsend is back and is still a really good player as well. Ricardo Colclough could make that third year jump like Ike did last year. If that happend the Steelers secondary could be one of the NFL's best.

But our special teams really could be awesome this year. Both kickers are back and will do a solid job like always. But Willie Reid should show that we won't miss El at all on punt returns. Plus Holmes can return also. There is going to be some major fireworks from the special teams this year. Plus Anthony Smith our rookie safety will play on special teams. Smith blocked 6 kicks in his college career. I'm making a bet that Smith blocks a kick or two this year.

Sorry about the novel. But I just watched my Super Bowl XL DVD earlier today and it really got me pumped for some Steelers football.

Burghman
05-20-2006, 04:26 PM
Im guessing most of the fans of other teams just have a horrible feeling about what the Patriots will do to their team - thats probably why they dont want to pay hard earned money to see their team humiliated.

I related it directly to Steeler fans purely because the 'article' was written by a Steeler fan.

Lets face it - which team do most Steeler fans genuinely think is going to stop them winning the next SB - they may like to pretend its the Chargers or the Bengals or maybe even the Panthers - but if they are honest its the Patriots who bring the biggest threat.

Steelers fans can write all they like about how 'boring' this Patriot team is, I guess multiple SB success can be monotonous - but they should at least try and get some of the facts straight before they go to press.

NM I might agree but the Pats are getting a little long in the tooth. This is not the same team it was a couple years ago.

tony hipchest
05-20-2006, 04:37 PM
But our special teams really could be awesome this year. Both kickers are back and will do a solid job like always. But Willie Reid should show that we won't miss El at all on punt returns. Plus Holmes can return also. There is going to be some major fireworks from the special teams this year. Plus Anthony Smith our rookie safety will play on special teams. Smith blocked 6 kicks in his college career. I'm making a bet that Smith blocks a kick or two this year.

. great take. i was most concerned about special teams going into the draft, especially if keisel will be relieved of st duties, but after the draft, i think our special teams could be one of the most potent in the league, whether we are kicking or receiving the ball.

Black@Gold Forever32
05-20-2006, 04:44 PM
great take. i was most concerned about special teams going into the draft, especially if keisel will be relieved of st duties, but after the draft, i think our special teams could be one of the most potent in the league, whether we are kicking or receiving the ball.

Yea I was alittle concerned myself about the special teams also before the draft. El was a great punt returner no doubt. I will miss him. I liked El. But pro sports is a business and thats life. But Willie Reid was a great punt returner in college. Yea it was college and that doesn't mean Reid will be great in the NFL. But I don't think El did returns in college. I might be wrong on that. But Reid did and so I think he has the potential to be as good or better then El on returns. Plus Holmes can return also.

Brett Keisel was a very good special teams player and he might not play on special teams since he is a starter. But I'm sure we will find someone who'll step up. I like Kudla from Ohio State or Shaun Nua. I really like Anthony Smith. The guy is just a football player. I think he will be all over the place on special teams this year. Cowher knows the importance of special teams and I think thats why we drafted like we did. Yea guys like Reid and Smith might be a few years away from contributing as a reciever and a safety but those two guys will make a impact on special teams this year.

RoethlisBURGHer
05-20-2006, 05:04 PM
My breakdown between the Pats,Phins,and Steelers:

Steelers (14-2): Lost ARE and Hope.ARE was not as good as everyone thinks he is.He's average at best as a reciever,his real skills were on special teams and gadget plays.Now some people think our offense is run on the gadgets...but if you watch it isn't.We run and pass,and then throw in a gadget every once-in-a-while.Can we still run the gadgets?Hell yes we can!Ward can throw the ball,Heath Miller can throw the ball,flea-flickers back to Ben who we ALL KNOW can throw the ball.

Cedric Wilson will probally start the season at the #2 reciever position unless Santonio Holmes really impresses in TC and takes the job from Cedrick.But expect to see a lot of Holmes;he has the speed,hands,and crisp route running to really get away from DB's.I expect Holmes to start at #2 some point in the season...but don't look past Wilson,he really stepped his game up in the playoffs and I look for that to transfer over into this season.

Chris Hope was our biggest loss.It would have been awesome to resign him,but stupid to overpay like the Titans did.Him and Polamalu had a real nice chemistry but there is no reason that Polamalu can't have chemistry with Ryan Clark.It won't be the same,but there is no reason to think our secondary is going to suddenly suck either.We also have Tyrone Carter who played well when given a chance last year and we drafted Anthony Smith who will probally be the starter in a year or two.Brett Keisel is going to replace Kimo who was getting old anyhow.He's gonna bring youth and excitment to DE and really make out d-line even better.Expect him to get about 8 sacks this year,much better than Kimo's 3.5.Our linebacking core is still there with Porter,Farrior,Foote,and Haggans.

There is no real hole on this team.There is no real reason to think the Steelers can't repeat as Super Bowl Champs.

New England Patriots (11-5): The division will be thiers,if Tom Brady can stay healthy.If not,there is a chance they will lose the division.Maroney will bring some new young blood to the RB position and spell Corey Dillion when his getting-old legs need a break.If Dillion doesn't step up and play like he can,then I expect Moroney to become the full-time starter on this team.If thier o-line can stay healthy than that'll give Dillion and Maroney holes to run through and keep Brady upright.If the line can't stay healthy then expect the Pats offense to struggle at times,especially against really good defenses.Troy Brown will have to have a really good year to replace Givens.Chad Jackson will get playing time,but he won't have a huge impact on the offense.

They lost the most clutch kicker in NFL history,and that could really come back to bite them in the ass.In close games,Gramattica won't make all those clutch field goals.And he won't make any in windy & snowy games,especially 45+ yarders.If they need a FG to win/tie the game,the Pas might start to wish they woulda payed Vinateri instead of taking him for granted.

The defense though solid,has shown that it indeed isn't the best the league has to offer.Teams have shown they can be scored on,and scored on they will be this year.

Miami Dolphins (8-8): Cullpepper MIGHT be an upgrade in the QB position,but nobody knows if he's any good without Randy Moss and last year he showed that he can't function properly as a QB without Moss to throw jump balls to.Not to mention he tore his knee up last year and may not be back to start the season.Joey Harrington is a downgrade and if he plays a lot then Miami could possibly lose every game he plays.He sucked in Detroit,Miami won't be any different.It doesn't help Miami's case that they open up in the home of the defending Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers (I LOVE SAYING THAT!) and will get beat up by New England twice this year.But they can beat the Bills and Jets no problem,unless Harrington is playing.

Thier defense is good,but they have lost a lot recently on that side of the ball.If thier D suffers this year and Harrington ends up playing more games at QB that anticipated,then thier win-loss record will be worse than 8-8.

CantStop85
05-20-2006, 05:18 PM
My breakdown between the Pats,Phins,and Steelers:

Steelers (14-2): Lost ARE and Hope.ARE was not as good as everyone thinks he is.He's average at best as a reciever,his real skills were on special teams and gadget plays.Now some people think our offense is run on the gadgets...but if you watch it isn't.We run and pass,and then throw in a gadget every once-in-a-while.Can we still run the gadgets?Hell yes we can!Ward can throw the ball,Heath Miller can throw the ball,flea-flickers back to Ben who we ALL KNOW can throw the ball.
14-2 seems a little bit lofty...11-13 wins sounds a little more plausible.

tony hipchest
05-20-2006, 05:22 PM
14-2 seems a little bit lofty...11-13 wins sounds a little more plausible. a bengals fan saying the steelers win aspirations are "lofty"????

:rofl:

Black@Gold Forever32
05-20-2006, 05:23 PM
14-2 seems a little bit lofty...11-13 wins sounds a little more plausible.

I have the Steelers at 12-4.

RoethlisBURGHer
05-20-2006, 05:51 PM
14-2 seems a little bit lofty...11-13 wins sounds a little more plausible.

Okay,here is how I see our schedule playing out:

Miami- Win,even with Cullpepper playing.If Harrington plays then they will really just get anialated.

At Jax- Win,Ben will be playing not Turnover Tommy.Without Jimmy Smith,who is the ball gonna get thrown to?

Cincinatti- Win,Palmer won't be ready for week 3.And if he is,we're gonna blitz him,and he's gonna have his knee on his mind the whole time.

At San Diego- Win,we'll stop LT and make Rivers try and beat us with his arm,which he won't.

Kansas City- Win,where is the defense that's gonna stop us?They don't have one.We'll get a big lead quick and then grind out the clock.

At Atlanta- Win,Mike Vick can't win them all with his feet.If he gets outside the pocket,he's gonna get broken in half by one of our LB's or safteys.And we all know he's not that good in the pocket.

At Oakland- Win,They lost to Cleveland in a game of field goals.Thier defense sucks and thier offense is gonna be even worse with Brooks dumb ass under center.

Denver- Toss up,but I'mma give it to Denver for arguments sake.We killed them in the AFCCG,I am sure they'll want revenge for it.

New Orleans- Win,even with thier two new additions,they won't be that good this year.Thier defense is horrible and thier offense will be better but not Top 5.

At Cleveland- Win,same old Clowns.

At Baltimore- Win,McNair will be in a body casy by this time if he ends up a Raven.

Tampa Bay- Win,they wouldn't have beaten us last year and they won't this year.

Cleveland- Win,same old Clowns.

At Carolina- Win,Steve Smith can be shut down.Thier RB's will be broken and Dellhome can't beat us with his arm.

Baltimore- Win,they won't be able to stop us,we're a powerhouse.

At Cinci- Loss,we'll be resting our starters for the most part on our way to HFA and our SIXTH SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP!

CantStop85
05-20-2006, 06:08 PM
Okay,here is how I see our schedule playing out:

Miami- Win,even with Cullpepper playing.If Harrington plays then they will really just get anialated.

At Jax- Win,Ben will be playing not Turnover Tommy.Without Jimmy Smith,who is the ball gonna get thrown to?

Cincinatti- Win,Palmer won't be ready for week 3.And if he is,we're gonna blitz him,and he's gonna have his knee on his mind the whole time.

At San Diego- Win,we'll stop LT and make Rivers try and beat us with his arm,which he won't.

Kansas City- Win,where is the defense that's gonna stop us?They don't have one.We'll get a big lead quick and then grind out the clock.

At Atlanta- Win,Mike Vick can't win them all with his feet.If he gets outside the pocket,he's gonna get broken in half by one of our LB's or safteys.And we all know he's not that good in the pocket.

At Oakland- Win,They lost to Cleveland in a game of field goals.Thier defense sucks and thier offense is gonna be even worse with Brooks dumb ass under center.

Denver- Toss up,but I'mma give it to Denver for arguments sake.We killed them in the AFCCG,I am sure they'll want revenge for it.

New Orleans- Win,even with thier two new additions,they won't be that good this year.Thier defense is horrible and thier offense will be better but not Top 5.

At Cleveland- Win,same old Clowns.

At Baltimore- Win,McNair will be in a body casy by this time if he ends up a Raven.

Tampa Bay- Win,they wouldn't have beaten us last year and they won't this year.

Cleveland- Win,same old Clowns.

At Carolina- Win,Steve Smith can be shut down.Thier RB's will be broken and Dellhome can't beat us with his arm.

Baltimore- Win,they won't be able to stop us,we're a powerhouse.

At Cinci- Loss,we'll be resting our starters for the most part on our way to HFA and our SIXTH SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP!
You could be (and probably are) a better team than every team on that schedule, but that doesn't mean you're going to (more or less) sweep the schedule. You'll get a few minor lapses here and there that will lead to losses. I don't think the Steelers will get the #1 seed in the playoffs. I'm thinking more 2nd or 3rd seed. There always seems to be a team that jumps out during the regular season and then fades away during the playoffs (colts last year, steelers the year before). I'm thinking that will be either Denver or the Colts again this year.

Suitanim
05-20-2006, 10:07 PM
It's funny...I had a conversation at a sports bar recently, and there were fans from several teams, and all of them were very savvy and informed. When we touched on the AFC East, the consensus was that the Dolphins did enough to take the divison next year...but we were all also in agreement that the Boston-type fans are also the last to admit their own obvious vulnerability.

The Pats have an easy schedule, but so do the Dolphins. It'll be the same situation...the winner will be 10-6, maybe 11-5, and lose in the 2nd round...but it'll be the Dolphins this year.

Livinginthe past
06-18-2007, 12:05 AM
Its fun to look back at old prediction threads.

Someone else obviously thought so too, because this got bumped to page 1 but then the person deleted their post.

Oh well.

Black@Gold Forever32
06-18-2007, 02:12 PM
I was off on my Steelers prediction....But I didn't have the Dolphins over taking the Pats in the AFC East which was popular last off-season....I also said I liked Anthony Smith in post 21 of this thread.....Now he is looking to make an impact this year....I was off on some things but some what right on some things...lol

Livinginthe past
06-18-2007, 03:20 PM
I was off on my Steelers prediction....But I didn't have the Dolphins over taking the Pats in the AFC East which was popular last off-season....I also said I liked Anthony Smith in post 21 of this thread.....Now he is looking to make an impact this year....I was off on some things but some what right on some things...lol

Everyone's allowed to get predictions related to their own team wrong! :wink02:

I remember the ridiculous article in SI proclaiming the Dolphins as the AFC representatives in the SB - based upon absolutely nothing.

The fact is alot of people were guilty of wishful thinking.

fansince'76
06-18-2007, 03:31 PM
I remember the ridiculous article in SI proclaiming the Dolphins as the AFC representatives in the SB - based upon absolutely nothing.

Well, LITP, after all, it is SI. They specialize in dead-wrong prognostications.