Blog Entry

NFL Power Rankings

Posted on: May 31, 2009 2:21 am
 

1. New England Patriots - Two words. Tom Brady, and hes baaaack. He's not alone either, welcome vetrans Fred Taylor and Joey Galloway to the offense. Along with a younger defense in the draft. They had 4 2nd round picks. Also drafted 4 DTs in the draft. Bodden, Springs, and Butler will do fine at corner. The Pats are the real deal... again.

2. Philadelphia Eagles - Amazing Offseason. Jason Peters, Ellis Hobbs then Maclin and McCoy in the draft. Dont forget 5 rounders Ingram and Harris. The Eagles are going to have a deep dynamic offense and a solid defense. Tough divison.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers - You rebuilt your O-Line a little. But you lost McFadden, Washington, and Foote. Hopefully your secondary can step it up. Last year rookies Mendenhall and Sweed are looking for playing time. Big Ben is getting better every year.

4. Indianapolis Colts - You lost Dungy, thats big. But your still ok. You brought in Donald Brown he'll do good. If you can establish some running game and your defense stays healthy your set. I mean you have Peyton Manning.

5. New York Giants - Plaxico is gone. Theres about 5 WR who can play, someone must step it up. Nicks and Hixon look good. Jacobs is a beast. Your DL with Osi back is going to be amazing. Michael Boley is going to be good. Your front 7 is amazing. If Eli can put it together and get some WR involved your going to be set.

6. Arizona Cardinals - Your team last year + McFadden (cb) and Beanie Wells. You lost very little. No matter what Anquan does your going to be one of the best offenses.

7. Baltimore Ravens - Your looking good. Your lost Bart Scott. Oher was a good pick. Bringing in LJ Smith, Domonique Foxworth, Chris Carr, and Fabian Washington brings depth into your secondary. Flaccos in his 2nd year. Ray is getting older, is he the same Ray? Your looking like another strong season in Baltimore.

8. Tennessee Titans - Haynesworth < 100Mil. Theres 4 DT that are going to rotate and do better than Haynesworth. LenDale White and Chris Johnson will dominate. An improved passing game with the additons of Kenny Britt, Jared Cook, and Nate Washington will help. One of the best OL around. If the defense can dominate like it has the last few years look for a deep(er) playoff run.

9. Atlanta Falcons - Ryan will be lights out. Turner also. Improved OL. Young defensive players added but your secondary is looking a little weak now. But I still think your going to great in the NFC.

10. San Deigo Chargers - Two main guys are back from injuries Shawne Merriman and LaDainian Tomlinson if they can return wow. Your drafted Larry English who is very dynamic. What happened to Cromartie last year. If your players play how expected look for a completely different season that last year.

11. Chicago Bears - Jay Cutler is going to be great. Hes happy. He has some targets : Hester, Davis, Iglesias, Olsen, and Bennett (college bud). Recently signee Pisa Tinoisamoa adds an even stronger LB. Your defense is always solid. Forte will be great. Your looking good not to mention your have the easiest schedule.

12. New Orleans Saints - Drew Brees is great. Its up to Reggie to show what he can do if not Pierre Thomas might take over. As for defense you added Malcom Jenkins and Jabari Green and dont forget vetran safety Darren Sharper. You look like a surprise team this year but your on my radar.

13. Carolina Panthers - Everyone has the Panthers as a top 5 team, I don't see it. Yes theres DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart which everyone thinks is the best rushing game well its actually #4. Delhomme is 34/35 now. Steve Smith is great, Mushy is old. Jarrett is looking better. Lost a couple players in your secondary and Julius Peppers wants out. Your LBs are solid. I still see you as a good team but not an elite team.

14. Minnesota Vikings - Adrian Peterson is amazing, duh. Your WR are getting great Berrian, Harvin, Rice, and Wade the bad thing is you have Rosenfels who is too much of a risktake and a wannabe Vick in Jackson. Sharpers gone and can the Williams (DTs) stay out of trouble? Lucky that you have the 2nd easiest schedule.

15. Washington Redskins - Improved Defense with Haynesworth and Brian Orakpo along with a great secondary all around. Portis is always good. You have some young targets in Thomas, Kelly, Mitchell, and Davis can they step up. Hows Jason Campbell going to do or does Todd Collins get another chance... Colt Brennan? Chase Daniel?

16. Dallas Cowboys - T.O. is gone. Roy Williams and Witten its up to you. Romo can you even play without T.O? Barber / Felix are going to be great. Besides DeMarcus Ware your defense is weak.

17. Houston Texans - Your young, and doing better every year. Mario Williams, Steve Slaton, Andre Johnson, DeMarco Ryans and company are good. Your in a tough divison and your schedule is hard. Going to make a playoff push. Give it one more year and your set.

18. Green Bay Packers - Ryan Grant might be a fluke. Aaron Rodgers did pretty good. Im still not set on GB doing well. With the Vikings and Bears improving so much can you keep up?

19. Buffalo Bills - T.O. = N.O. He's going to do fine. But Lee Evans dont say a word all year. If you catch a ball your going to get yelled at. Lynch will miss some games. And your defense stepped up last year and will again. Look for a late playoff push.

20. Seattle Seahawks - Matt Hasselbeck is always hurt. Your defense has got a leader now in Aaron Curry. Your looking better but with an older OL and a QB whos always hurt its still going to be hard.

21. New York Jets - New Coach thats all defense. Sanchez I think is a bust. He started like 15 college games and had 3 good ones. Coles is gone, Thomas Jones will do alright. Bart Scott and Gholston might work well. Need some time tho.

22. Miami Dolphins - Wildcat + Pat White o my. To bad the DCs know its coming. And you have the hardest schedule. Your going to have trouble this year.

23. San Francisco 49ers - QB is wack. Gore is always hurt. Crabtree will do ok, Vernon Davis STEP UP. Your defense is looking nice tho.

24. Kansas City Chiefs - Cassell is going to make changes. Larry Johnson/Charles can run. Dwayne Bowe to throw too. You had a young offense and brought in two vetran LB, Thomas and Vrabel.

25. Cincinnati Bengals - OchoCinco is going to be mad. You added Coles. Your defense is still wack. Palmer is always hurt, and whos your RB?

26. Denver Broncos - You got help you needed on defense. But then you trade Dre Bly. You got a young D. And your starting QB is Orton, and is Marshall going to stay out of trouble. Moreno will be great.

27. Jacksonville Jaguars - MJD is now your #1 back, thats alot of wear and tear. Torry Holt is old and is not the savor. Garrard isn't so hot. Your defense is just ok. Also in a tough divison.

28. Oakland Raiders - DHB + McFadden + JaMarcus = Young Core. You have some offense, your D is slacking beside the best corner on the league. You'll sneak some wins.

29. Detriot Lions - Your going to win, finally. Lets name some new players: Stafford, Pettigrew, Delmas, Jon Jansen (OL), Bryant Johnson, Ronald Curry, Julian Peterson, Larry Foote, Phillip Buchanon,Eric King, and Anthony Henry. Along with the freak, Calvin and Ernie Sims your rebuilding starts out well. Good luck Jim Schwartz.

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Your in so much trouble you can't even sell your season tickets. Your GM is already talking about blackouts. You have 3 aveage QBs and 3 average RBs. Winslow is still unproven. And you let go of Derrick Brooks. Going to be a long season.

31. St.Louis Rams - Re-Building Stage is now. Your have Marc Injury Bulger. Rebuilding your oline. You release Holt, Pisa, Pace. You've added some young keys. Steven Jackson will still have a decent year. But you wont win more than 3 games.

32. Cleveland Browns - You dont even know your QB. Braylon Edwards and Shaun Rodgers want(ed)out. No longer have a TE. Jamal Lewis is getting old. I can't even name 3 players on your D.

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2009 10:38 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

Im likin Philadelphi at number 2.

Im not so sure about Pats at number 1 spot though, id look a little more at the Broncos if i were you too.

But overall very good

Great Job :)



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2009 10:06 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

holy crap !!!! i never thought i would live to see this day. as a die hard steelers fan myself i have to say thank you dr. d that is the nicest thing a cowboys fan has ever said about the steelers. i hope your buddies dont see this and kick you out of the group..lol. but seriously i agree with everything you said, and maybe even the c boys will be better thru subtraction by letting T BLOW go. good luck this season and tell larry brown id still like to punch him in the face along with odonnel.



Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2009 7:14 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

I have to agree with Drdallas about Brady and his knee injury. It's going to take a lot of game snaps for Brady to feel comfortable again. Otherwise, some good observations and comments. I will stick up for my Panthers however. Everyone wants to blame Jake Delhomme for last years playoff loss. I said then and I'll say it again, that loss was the fault of the coaching staff. We took the opening kickoff and it took 5 plays to run down the field. Then the Cards came back and scored quickly and we abandon the running game?????? As long as we have a solid o-line and those two running backs, we will be in the upper tier of the NFC. Hopefully our new coordinators will figure out how to pass the ball more to our tight ends and running backs. As far as who is # 1 right now, it still has to be the Steelers. I mean after all, how many of you can honestly say you picked the Cards last June to be in the Super Bowl? Or the playoffs??  Probably the same ones who picked Tampa Bay to be in the world Sreies!



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2009 5:04 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

C'mon, show some respect for the Super Bowl champions. The Steelers have most of their starters back and have one of the easier schedules as of right now. Let's not forget that Tom Brady "choked" his last full game in the Super Bowl and that any player that comes back from a knee injury has a long recovery as far as the mental aspect is concerned. It doesn't help that Brady had a SEVERE injury. Carson Palmer came back and it was obvious he was releasing the ball earlier than needed. Look for an early season slump for Brady and it won't be easy playing catch up in that division. I think the Patriots need a solid running effort to get Brady back into the swing of things and right now they don't have a solid answer at the RB position. Steelers should be number one and I'm saying that as a die hard Cowboys fan!



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2009 5:02 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

ITS JUNE 1ST.FOR GOD'S SAKE WHO CARES!!!!!?????Every team is #1 for now.............



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2009 2:15 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

Yea, Eagles over Steelers? Doubt it.

And Seattle should be much improved, that LB core with Aaron Curry is going to dominate.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2009 11:37 am
 

NFL RANKINGS.. for morons!!! This guy stinks

How can philadelphia be #2????? Who is McNabb throwing the ball to?? Jeremy Maclin? Kevin Curtis? I mean DeShawn Jackson proved last year that he is a threat.. but he is no #1 WR. Put a double team on him and then he's done. Brian Westbrook wasn't even mentioned in your post. Lets not forget this team was one loss away from giving McNabb the boot, so now with a team that has made some offseason moves to cover up for what they've lost they are #1 team in the NFC??? I don't think so. Ellis Hobbs is a system player, unlike Asante he will take his licks in Philly. Sheldon Brown is out, Dawkins is already gone, Im sorry who is on their Defensive line?? Besides Trent Cole?? Great DB's can attribute a lot of their stats to great pass rushers.. (Deion Sanders aside) Come on now. As a Giants fan my post is bias but for real how can Philadelphia be the top team in the NFC. Who are their LB's?? They signed two OT's and a rookie WR!!! LMAO this year is gonna be the year McNabb gets thrown completely under the bus. They didn't get him a #1 WR to get the ball too.. AGAIN!!!! And if your gonna tell me Cornelius Ingram is going to make an impact this year ... come one now be serious.. You probably never watched a gators game unless it was the national championship. They play a spread out offense and get the ball to everyone, if you didnt notice his replacement this year had just as good #'s as he did the previous year. So if your going to rank teams in the NFL for THIS SEASON... do not use a player coming off an ACL tear as a reason they will be successful. There are so many other complaints I have with this post but Im gonna let you breathe!!!!!


SF is going to be better than Arizona, Seattle is going to be much better than both. How do you have the Chicago Bears above the Minnesoata Vikings???? Carolina will be better than Atlanta, Tampa Bay will be the worst team in the league. Kansas City will be better than Denver... I feel like you really don't have the first clue to why your posting. What did you just read the free agent and transaction list for each team and decide to make your rankings!!! YOU BLOWWWWW!!!




Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2009 9:48 am
 

NFL Power Rankings

Bengals D won't be what the Steelers' and Ravens' are, not even close



Since: May 31, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2009 11:11 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

The Bengals-not questioning the spot just the reason? No D check the stats. Zimmer is a great coach and in the afc north thats what you need.  Seriously lay off the kool aid. Steelers and Ravens are known for there what??? D!!!



Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2009 9:22 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

New England number one?  Have you been drinking the Kool Aid...


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com