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Old 12-10-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default greatest achilles heel going into the playoffs

pretty much all the divisional battles are sewn up, yet some of the leading teams still have some glaring weaknesses. which one poses the biggest problem in regards to going deep in the playoffs?

INDY- rush defense (have never relied on defense and still have the best passer to fall back on. a healthy bob sanders will help)

PATS - passing offense (have always relied on late tom brady drives)

BEARS - quarterback (like the 2000 ravens this may not be much of an issue. they still have the best defense in the league, and can always fall back on b. griese)

DALLAS - the huge distraction named t.o. (ok. this is a reach, after all he does produce on the field)

saints, ravens, san diego, and seattle, really dont seem to have big holes that need to be filled.

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Old 12-10-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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pretty much all the divisional battles are sewn up, yet some of the leading teams still have some glaring weaknesses. which one poses the biggest problem in regards to going deep in the playoffs?

INDY- rush defense (have never relied on defense and still have the best passer to fall back on. a healthy bob sanders will help)

PATS - passing offense (have always relied on late tom brady drives)

BEARS - quarterback (like the 2000 ravens this may not be much of an issue. they still have the best defense in the league, and can always fall back on b. griese)

DALLAS - the huge distraction named t.o. (ok. this is a reach, after all he does produce on the field)

saints, ravens, san diego, and new orleans really dont seem to have big holes that need to be filled.
This makes alot of sense.
Indy rush D pretty much went on vacation and who knows when they are coming back.

The Pats can't count on Tom Brady forever. Sooner or later his days as an all-pro QB have to end sometime. I think that time is coming very soon.

As for Dallas, sure T.O. can play, but he is a huge distraction. Chances are all of the regular and off season incidents are going to add up.

I really can't say much about the Bears because I don't really watch they're games. I only watched some of the others teams games to tell everyone the truth. But hey, I think I still know what I'm talking about.
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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Indy's sieve like run D.
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Bears with a weak QB
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DALLAS - the huge distraction named t.o. (ok. this is a reach, after all he does produce on the field)
How about a QB that has ZERO playoff experience? Same problem we had 2 years ago.
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:51 PM   #6
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Dallas will choke, Romo is no Brady or Ben. His inexperience will catch up to him when they play an oppurtunistic D like the Bears.......in the Chicago cold.
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I think the Chargers have two question marks:
1. How will Rivers perform under playoff pressure, having no playoff experience?
2. Will Schottenheimer revert back to the ultraconservative "Martyball" mode that has cost his teams dearly in playoffs past?
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saints, ravens, san diego, and seattle, really dont seem to have big holes that need to be filled.
The Saints D is a big question, especially if they still have Fred Thomas starting at corner...that guy is horrible.

I'm still not completely sold on the Ravens offense, Jamal Lewis has been less than advertised and McNair hasn't exactly been spectacular.
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The Saints D is a big question, especially if they still have Fred Thomas starting at corner...that guy is horrible.

I'm still not completely sold on the Ravens offense, Jamal Lewis has been less than advertised and McNair hasn't exactly been spectacular.
For once, I actually agree.
McNair is good for the regular season, but haven't seen him "advertised" like other QBs

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No they can't.

He had more around him when we won those Super Bowls though. It wasn't all Brady.
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