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Posted on: April 22, 2010 10:47 pm
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2010 NFL Draft- First Round Winners and Losers

Winners

1. Green Bay Packers - The Packers got to fill a major need with a player that many had predicted to go at number five overall to the Kansas City Chiefs. Bulaga is the big, strong offensive lineman that the Packers desperately need. Adding Bulaga to the Packers just makes this already dangerous offense even more dangerous.

2. Oklahoma Sooners Football - If a star recruit is having a hard time deciding between a few schools, he can look at this draft for a good indication of where to go if he wants to make it to the next level. With Sam Bradford going first overall, Gerald McCoy going third overall, and Trent Williams going fourth overall, the recruiting for Bob Stoops just got a whole lot easier.

3. Tim Tebow - After all the criticism he received this offseason, Tim Tebow goes in the first round to a solid football team in the Denver Broncos. Not to mention he goes ahead of predicted top ten pick Jimmy Clausen. Now the hard part for Tebow, proving that Denver made the right decision.

Losers

1. Buffalo Bills - The Bills already had a solid running back duo in Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson, then they go out and get C.J. Spiller? This is a pass first league now; Jimmy Clausen should have been the pick here. Spiller is a great all-around player, and the Bills can be a great running team next year, but passing the ball is what wins games these days, not running it. (See Colts vs. Saints Superbowl)

2. San Diego Chargers - The Chargers trade up a plethora of spots, giving up a second rounder, and then take Ryan Mathews... who would have more than likely still been there at the Chargers original pick. Running back was probably San Diego's biggest need, sure, but taking a guy with limited upside way too early when they could have gotten him with keeping their second rounder was a colossal mistake by the Chargers.
Posted on: January 27, 2008 4:20 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2009 9:17 am
 

Super Bowl Prediction and Analysis

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Super Bowl XLII: New England Patriots vs. New York Giants

The Patriots and Giants will face off in Superbowl XLII, which should be a very exciting game. This is truly a remarkable run for the Giants, who looked like a lost cause after the first two games of the season. Their season was off and on until the last part of the season, where everything started coming together. The Giants came into Wild Card Weekend, not sure what to expect from themselves or the Bucs. However, they pulled out a nice win. Next, they went to Dallas. Dallas had swept the regular season series, 2-0. Once again, the Giants pulled out a win, secured by Romo, who threw an interception to end the game. The Giants then had to go to freezing conditions to play the Packers, who were favorites to win. But, for the third time, the Giants pulled off the upset, and suddenly Eli Manning was in the Superbowl. For the Patriots, it was too easy. 16-0 in the regular season, then they beat Jacksonville and San Diego in the playoffs. However, their hardest game in the regular season was against these same NY Giants, who at one point had a two possesion lead, only to later blow it. Still, it helped the Giants get where they are now. The Giants go into this game full with confidence, and the Patriots go into this game with the 'no one can beat us' attitude, that has actually helped them so far. The Giants are underdogs once again, and they like it. They like being the Cinderella story of the NFL, the team everyone counted out. I think this game comes down to one big factor: Can the Giants secondary stop Tom Brady? If they can, Maroney won't be able to pull out a win. I think the Giants should and will take the same approach the Chargers did last week, resulting in three interecptions for number 12. I think the Giants also need to not be afraid to take chances. Going for fourth downs, fake punts, and trick plays can really help them. And of course, the two headed monster of Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw will really help them attack the Patriots. With all of the factors studied and understood, I say the Giants complete this season the way no one expected: winning the Superbowl. I think the passion they're playing with right now cannot be stopped by any team, including New England. I think Tom Brady will make mistakes, and I think the Giants will take advantage of that.

Superbowl XLII Prediction:

NY Giants 34, New England 28

Posted on: January 18, 2008 5:39 pm
Edited on: March 17, 2008 10:07 am
 

Championship Game Picks

New England 28, San Diego 13

The Patriots shouldn't have too much of a problem with the Chargers. Rivers, Tomlinson, and Gates are all shaken up, something that will hurt the Chargers tremendously. If Peyton Manning can be that accurate against the Chargers, I think Tom Brady should be able to, also.  

Green Bay 21, New York Giants 7

Green Bay knows how to play in cold weather, and Ryan Grant knows how to run in snow. Eli Manning may have a tough time against Harris and Woodson, but who knows which Eli will show up? I say the decent one shows up, but decent won't win you games.

Should be a fun Sunday!

 
 
 
 
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