This thread is to comment on the NFC and how tough each division will be. I know there is still a lot of things to consider ( such as the draft and the ongoing free agency period ) but I think there are some teams clearly separating themselves from others. I'll post my thoughts on the NFC east.
The NFC east will be very interesting after being one of the worst divisions last year. Every team (except the eagles of course), finished with a 6-10 record but next season things will be much more interesting.
Philly - they kept all their key players so they'll probably play at the same level they did this year maybe even better if they draft wisely.
Dallas - everybody knows how much noise they've made with all the players they got ( Bledsoe, Henry, Rivera, Ferguson ) which I think improves the team a lot. Add that to the fact that they have 2 first round picks and I think they should be very competitive next year.
G-Men - Quietly improving both sides of the ball. Antonio Pierce and Plax are two very good young players who should continue to get better. They also get back injured players such as Strahan and now Manning has some weapons.
Washington - the weak link in the division IMO. They've lost players ( Smoot, Pierce ) and havent signed any impact players. Their D should still be very good but their O will be worse than last years D, which is not good at all.
I know free agency is not over yet and a lot of things can happen but all in all I'd say the talent in the NFC east has gone way up and it should be more competitive. Philly takes first place, followed by Dallas, NY, and then Washington.
Last edited by Charlie24 on Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I'd have to agree, Dallas and NY have made some huge strides in free agency to try and catch up to the Eagles. The division will certainly not be easy, and even the Eagles play like they did last year, I wouldnt be surprised if they go 4-2 instead of 6-0 in division.
The Redskins need to have a good draft at this point just to stay even.
Holy crap - Jim Miller is a scary thought. The poor Bears. Besides the Bengals there is no other team I'd rather see win the SB but for some reason, the FO thinks they can compete in the NFL with spastic special ed guys with the physical talent of junior high tether ball players.
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black_hawk8888 wrote:Holy crap - Jim Miller is a scary thought. The poor Bears. Besides the Bengals there is no other team I'd rather see win the SB but for some reason, the FO thinks they can compete in the NFL with spastic special ed guys with the physical talent of junior high tether ball players.
No,all I was saying was the QB that 13-3 year was Miller,not that we have him now.But he did get a ring with NE last season,so they must've thought he would be okay if Brady got dinged.
The NFC East is still very weak. The Giants and Washington will not compete at all in that division for another year or two.
NFC South is underrated. Michael Vick hasn't been a great fantasy quarterback but he wins games for the Falcons. As well know, the Panthers are very good and underrated, and when healthy are extremely dangerous. The Buccaneers were lacking offense this year, but with Cadillac Williams or Mike Williams in the draft, and the young Michael Clayton and the re-signed Brian Griese, they are loaded on both sides of the ball. And the Saints with a new OC, and with the realization that if we give it to the Deuce we will win, plus our momentum carried over from this past season, plus Thomas Davis or Erasmus James or some nice defensive player in the draft, and as long as Brooks doesn't blow his last chance as our starting quarterback , we will win 9+ games.
Seems like I've heard that before from Saints fans. Your "tough" division will work again you, and when it gets late in the season, you guys will eventually choke.
Like we did this past season? All it took Haslett was 13 games to realize that we will win if Deuce gets the ball 25 times a game. And he did in each of our last 4 games. Not to mention beating a red hot Carolina team at the top of their game, ready to enter the playoffs. I am not worried at all about next season.