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Bringing in Julio would improve the offense but not nearly as much as the potential improvement on the defense. But, teams will have a book on the Eagles. They need to start rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. KS has finally gotten the players who he thinks will fit his system. Super Bowl 2018 predictions: Expert picks for Eagles vs. Patriots

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No team results found. Total homer call, but if the planets align, JG may lead them into the playoffs. SB matchup- Chargers , Rams. A West Coach matchup, which will make the bookies furious.

Both Philly and Pats do not make it to the conference championships. Chargers, because Bosa and Ingram get sacks, while the Rams had been beaten up in previous matches, so they are not at full strength. Vikings continue their losing streak, choking in the biggest game.

However, I can dream of a 49er- Patriot matchup, and hopefully, Bellichick will rue the day he traded JG to the Niners. Your going to get your dream matchup Seb. Niners vs Pats in the Super Bowl.

My bet is already in. One thing for sure. The NFL and the powers that be will make sure of that! That would be without a doubt the lowest rated Super Bowl in history. Nobody is going to watch that dud. The All-LA matchup would bore everyone from Barstow eastwards. Do not worry, Jax must improve their QB position.

Bortles will not lead them to the SB. Maybe TB- Miami would be worse. That is why I proposed a multi player trade. Chucky may be desperate enough. However, now that TCs have started, all the teams will roll with what they have. Their best strategy will be to wait until the 53 cuts, and upgrade weaknesses. JG will be the field general, and he will out think the opposition.

He will have learned the playbook frontwards and backwards. He will have thrown to his receivers thousands of times. The O line will be be an upgrade from last season. Richberg is better than Kilgore. Garnett will be an upgrade from Fusco.

McGlinchey will help the running game. The running game will help JG. McKinnon is a better fit than Hyde. Joe Williams will emerge and show how explosive he is. While the Rams are poised to return as division champions, both the Seahawks and Cards may regress. Seahawks have defensive turnover, while the Cards have coaching turnover, and QB questions. Niner coaches have had continuity, unlike the Tomsula and Chip seasons.

Saleh has a year to assess the players, and he can put them in their best positions to succeed. KS has finally gotten the players who he thinks will fit his system. If the Niners can establish the running game, it will make the play action passes more effective. Many injured players have healed, and can contribute.

Hope they bring some of them back slowly, so there are no setbacks. Niners have a relatively easy schedule. They have only 4 games against playoff teams. If the CBs can cover for a half second more, the pass rush may have time to get to the passer. Colbert is emerging as 7th round steal. The Niners have acquired several new DBs.

There will be spirited competition in the secondary. Despite not drafting a pass rusher early in the draft, the pass rush could improve. Arik Armstead will be back from a hand injury. Marsh may start to have fun. Signing Attaochu may result in more sacks. The improved pass rush could result in more pressures, sacks and turnovers.

I would say though, I think Minnesota could have a run like Philly had last year if they get Cousins going like they had Case Keenum going last year. They just need to get hot at the right time. They will definitely win the division but the Superbowl might be too much.

He may not have that same production this year which means that defense might be less dominant. I still think they have a top 3 defense but they may not be 86 Bears or Ravens level of great.

All in all good job Grant. I think for your next endeavor you should have a guest blogger post their season picks. Maybe someone like say,,, your fiance.

Then all the readers can see how you guys did in your competition. My theory on marriage is this: Marriage is a competition. Everything is a competition. Quick example — when you have your first kid and your both exhausted and the kid wakes up crying in the middle of the night both of you will pretend to be asleep so the other one will get up with the kid. The one who can pretend to be asleep the longest forcing the other one to get up is the winner. See… Marriage is a competition.

Nice return article Grant. Chicago and Detroit battle not to be relegated. The Browns seem to have a pretty good defense, at least on paper. So I think they will finish 2nd or 3rd in that division. If the Seahawks lose Earl Thomas, they will be vying for the cellar of our division, imo. So you are probably right, razor. His agent has a history of taking signings right down to the wire. Think you nailed the NFC West.

Rams should be a juggernaut.. Key defensively is Richard Sherman. And if Sherman drags Witherspoon along, watch out. Two very long potential shut down Corners.. Bortles back to a disaster.. My prediction is our secondary is going to be a lot better than people think with or without Sherman. Its got speed and some nastiness! The 49ers signed Sherman as a free agent in March the day after the Seahawks released the veteran. This offseason is the healthiest Sherman has felt in years. Even before the November injury, his Achilles was not completely healthy.

Following the surgery on his leg, Sherman had another surgery to clean out bone spurs in his left foot — an injury which had hampered him for years. What do all of you including Grant thinkof the bleacher report article naming the 49ers has the most overrated hyped team?

I do not think it is the team that hyped them but fans and thoughs that want to progect that next big thing, I still think it will take another season to get more talent but it is interesting thatnVefas has them up their in the positive and they do well for the most part in sniffing out the studs from the duds.

The Vegas Line is driven by how bettors are betting. Are the Niners and JG a bit over-hyped in the media? Do the Niners make the playoffs? Eyeball Test in pads required. The same thing happened with the Atlantic City bookmakers. For us, the key is the first 4 games. If we are or above, we have a very good chance of making a deep run in the playoffs.

Yeah because being suspended for two-games for off the field issues has anything to do with his ability on it. If he disappears in a puff of smoke, it does not matter if he is elite. Subpar LBs have little self control. Lawrence Taylor, the premier linebacker of the Giants, was suspended yesterday by the National Football League for 30 days for violating its substance-abuse policy.

Thanks for proving my point. Even though LT was very talented, his 4 game suspension hurt his team. They lost 2 games during the suspension.

They were eliminated from the playoffs due to tiebreakers with the Rams, one of the teams the Giants lost to. Some posters think Josh Gordon is an elite talent. I think his self inflicted wounds have over shadowed his career. Reuben Foster has 2 strikes. Hope he follows LT, and not Gordon. What I find surprising is that the Rams are considered a shoo-in for the Super Bowl based primarily on their improved but combustible mix of talent on D.

But the other DCs have had some time to study the tape. The Rams have extended the contract of a receiver that Sean Payton and Bellichick felt compelled to move.

Once they lose a couple of games in a row e,g. The result will be spectacular: They are able to process the game faster than the wrinkles the D throws at them. I think JG does fit that mold. Maybe those were mostly due to his lack of knowledge of the offense or not being on the same page as the other offensive players, but it showed his ability to quickly adjust on-the-fly.