Titans - 13-3 - There's really no one standing in their way. They bring THE best running duo in the league. They have a QB that can actually throw. And the defensive is still beastly without Fat Al. Nobody's better than Fat Al on the line. But they just picked Sen'Derrick Marks who isn't horrible. That's an upgrade over what they had as backup last year. Plus they just picked up Kenny Britt who's no slouch and doesn't really have to work that hard now that he plays for the Titans. And if they do this deal with Drew Bennett, they're going to the Super Bowl. Write it down.
Texans - 11-5 - A young team on the come up. Last year they went 8-8 with the 22nd ranked defense in the league. Now they add Brian Cushing and Connor Barwin to an already young and talented defense. If Dunta Robinson can get to camp, they would be that much better off. The rest of the secondary I'm not too sure about. However, consider the fact they lost to Jacksonville by 3, Indy by 4, and Minny by 7. That's three games in which Brian Cushing and Connor Barwin could have easily made a difference. Also, they add Antoine Caldwell who's gonna help Steve Slaton out immensely. The Texans are gonna be better than people think.
Colts - 10-6 - Beginning with the glaring whole at DT, they just drafted Fili Moala. They also drafted Terrance Taylorwho's just as big, but probably not as talented as Fili. At least they got one of them right. Austin Collie, IMO was the best receiver in college football last season and is going to easily fill in for Anthony Gonzalez. What worries me is the inexperience between Anothony and Austin, though. I don't doubt that Peyton will have these boys studying like they've never studied before. Donald Brown gives them a bruiser with a little speed for spelling Joseph Adai. I don't think the head coaching change is gonna be a problem because really Peyton is pretty much the coach. Where I think they go wrong, though, is when they go up against some of these tough, physical teams. I think the Titans can get em twice. And I think the Jaguars and Texans will split with them I think B-More is gonna get em. And I don't think that New England game is gonna be close.
All 3 of the above teams make the playoffs.
Jaguars - 8-8 -Ok, so we're reloaded on the offensive line. We're good there. We're going back to running the football. What I would like to see here is Rashad Jennings be MoJo's backup and Greg Jones just play fullback. This trio is beast if they can get some blocking. I like Torry Holt on the outside to help keep the box numbers down a little bit. However, on the other side, I'm not sold on ANYONE. I don't think Mike Walker has it in him all season. And I really don't wanna rely on rookies. They looked good in college, but let's see em in real time. Tiquan Underwood's not gonna make the team and neither is Zach Miller. That will probably leave Torry Holt, Mike Walker, Mike Thomas, Jarett Dillard, and Dennis Northcutt on the roster. That ain't good. Our biggest receiver's gonna be 6'2 210. I think we're gonna struggle a little bit getting posession catches and converting 3rd downs again. On defense, I think we're still a little bit of a mess. Derrick Harvey, Quentin Groves, and Terrance Knighton are going to make us or break us. If they play to full potential, the defense won't be as bad as last year. If they fail, the defense is gonna be epic fail. I hopeDerek Cox starts from day 1. If the Jaguars are gonna play cover 2, they might as well let him start. Derek is pretty much a shut down corner in cover 2. I think the Jaguars need to do themselves a favor and put out the secondary lineup right now. That way the defense gets used to working in their normal spots. That will help with the obvious lack of chemistry and communication. I think we split with Indy, and Houston. We drop both to Tennessee. The Patriotsgame is gonna be a blowout. Arizona could potentially own us. Miami could deal with us. And just because we'll already be out of the playoffs, Cleveland will beat us. Bye Bye Captain Jack. I hope I'm wrong on this one, but I don't think I am.
AFC South predictions 2009
Posted on: May 14, 2009 7:06 pm