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2008 NFC East Preview

Posted on: September 3, 2008 1:57 pm
 
OK, this time I can post my 2008 NFC East Preview before the season actually starts. See my 2008 Big East Preview, my previous post, to understand. Here we goes...

NFC EAST
1. Dallas - I hate doing this. Really I do. I despise the Cowboys. But they are the best team in the NFC. Hands down. They are explosive on offense with Romo, Barber and Owens and have one of the best D's in the league. There is no reason why they shouldn't win the NFC East and have a first round bye/home field for the playoffs

PREDICTION: 12-4, NFC East Champs, No. 1 Seed
BIASED PREDICTION: 10-6, NFC Wild Card, 3rd Straight Playoff Joke

2. Philadelphia - This isn't at all biased. Donovan McNabb is healthy and producing (see final 3 games last year) and Brian Westbrook is finally getting the credit he deserves for being an all around beast. The Eagles front seven on D is a year older and better and the Eagles have a loaded secondary once again. Losing Kevin Curtis means rookie WR DeSean Jackson will see a lot of the ball and might be the answer at WR for the Eagles down the road.

PREDICTION: 10-6, NFC Wild Card
BIASED PREDICTION: 12-4, NFC East Champs, No. 2 Seed

3. New York Giants - The defending champs are in trouble in my opinion. Losing Osi Umenyiora is going to be a factor. The Giants once dominant D-line now has very little depth and I don't like their secondary. Eli Manning and the offense should still be clicking, possibly into the playoffs. Also, I think their PSL's are ridiculous.

PREDICTION: 9-7, Potential NFC Wild Card
BIASED PREDICTION: 6-10, Fewest Returning Season Ticket Holders

4. Washington - Every year someone picks them to do well. Every year, it never happens. I do like this team overall, but they never seem to put it all together. The offense is inconsistent but very dangerous with Clinton Portis in the backfield. Jason Campbell is still a question mark at QB, but is progressing well.

PREDICTION: 7-9
BIASED PREDICTION: 5-11, 150 Online columns about why we continue to pick the Skins/Cards to do well

Comments

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2008 3:58 pm
 

2008 NFC East Preview

I hate to say it, but it the NFC West was a stronger conference, there wouldn't be a discussion about this. Even Seattle, the best team in the West in my opinion, seems to have consistency issues at times, which could open the door for a team like Arizona or even St. Louis to come in and steal the West. I'd also like to add another column about how no one should pick the Bears or Ravens to finish at 8-8 or higher until they get a quarterback, but no one would listen to me.

Thanks for reading everyone, more to come for NCAA and NFL football.



Since: Sep 4, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2008 10:32 pm
 

2008 NFC East Preview

150 Online columns about why we continue to pick the Skins/Cards to do well

NO KIDDING! I'm sick of hearing about the cardinals. I lived there when they got there in AZ and they haven't done anything since. Oh, wait, they didn't do anything before either. I'd rather have the Saints back regardless of how good they look this year.




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2008 2:57 pm
 

2008 NFC East Preview

Jersey for my son.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2008 2:52 pm
 

2008 NFC East Preview

Right on  Eagle.  It's just been so long since the Redskins have won something like their division that some people just expect it sometime soon.  They have the talent, just lack of consistency and so many coaching changes.  Good luck to the Eagles.  My cousin came down from Jersey with a Westbrook jersey for him.  I almost slapped her :).  But he's 1 and that jersey looks sharp on him.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2008 2:20 pm
 

2008 NFC East Preview

Your right HeelSkins, and I apologize. The Cardinals are much better at being perennial underachievers than the Redskins, I forgot they made the playoffs three years ago. My comparison is more of a running joke between myself and some Giants/Cowboys friends and fans about how a TV analyst picked the Skins and Cards to go to the NFL title game a few years back. It just always seems both teams are the consenus darkhorse/sleeper picks that never pan out for TV analysts. I respect the Redskins immensely and out of the other NFC East teams, would like to see them win more often. If the Skins make the playoffs again, I'll change it to the "Why we shouldn't pick the Cardinals as a Sleeper Pick" column.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2008 2:07 pm
 

2008 NFC East Preview

I'm sorry man and agree with most things you said, but don't put us in the same class as the Cardinals.  We made the playoffs the last two out of three seasons.  I would say we we have done well.  Don't compare us to the Cardinals.


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