The O Zone

My picks for the coming NFL Season… enjoy them and remember as Jody Mac likes to say, remember what you paid for them.

First and foremost of course, the Birds.

Record: 9-7, 10-6 with a few breaks, Wild Card

Keys:

  • Red Zone offense
  • Creating turnovers on Defense
  • The WRs

Things to watch:

  • The Linebackers. Young, aggregrately inexperienced but with a lot of upside; I for one will be watching this group in particular
  • LJ Smith: Can he finally regain some of that Pro Bowl form he displayed a few years back?
  • Stopping the run; Yes it seems every year we say this, but can the Eagles front four effectively stop the run? I like to think so and with the athletic LBs around, that may help and the rotation of DL they will funnel in and out.
  • #5: goes without saying he’s one to watch…
  • The OL: 2 aging linemen & the whole Shawn Andrews saga makes this certainly a concern worth paying attention to
  • Special Teams: Was the pre-season the ultimate tease?

Here’s my overall NFL picks for the 2008-09 season:

NFC
Division Winners – Cowboys, Vikings, Saints, Seahawks
Wild Cards – Eagles, Bucs
Super Bowl rep – Cowboys

AFC
Division Winners – Patriots, Browns, Colts, Chargers
Wild Cards – Steelers, Jags
Super Bowl rep – Chargers

Super Bowl Winner – Chargers

‘Til next time.

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