Patriots - WR's and RB's are questionable at best and GRONK is always hurt. Elderman? Dobson? Danny I always get hurt ammadelo or however you spell his name.
Broncos - Ball having surgery, and Sanders is a downgrade to Decker. Also I think the Seahawks really exposed them and gave a blueprint on how to beat them. Manning can't throw deep any longer!
Colts - In my opinion this is the team we should be worried about most. Reggie is back and Richardson could really step it up and upgrade this team.
Bengals - Toughest in our division but having Blount alone will help us beat them.
Ravens - Offense upgraded but defense is suspect.
Chargers - We own Phillip Rivers but I can see them winning the West. Chiefs had a weak schedule last year and were a bit overrated.
Steelers - We had Dwyer last year and cheered our butts off everytime he would gain that 1/2 yard. You don't think Blount will be an upgrade to Dwyer? You don't see Bell improved as well? Add in Archer and this entire group is a big upgrade and will make the play action pass actually mean something again in Pittsburgh. The weak WR corp is shaping up to be a very solid group and I'm excited to watch this unfold. I was a huge fan of the Heyward Bay signing and was on record for stating we needed him to be good this year. I now officially EAT my words and having watched this group at training camp I'm stoked and I'm even ok with Bey now being released. OLINE is improved by just having Pouncey back this year but you add in a much improved Gilbert and WOW. DEFENSE: Old and Slow is no more! I loved Ryan Clark but watching him be out of position time after time was frustrating. You add in Worilds who is once again playing for a contract and you have constant QB pressure all season long. You have one angry back up ILB in Williams who is ready to step in anytime. Jarvis might not be great but the kid can make those SPLASH PLAYS from time to time and if we allow a team to drive 60-70 yards before that splash happens who cares as long as it does in fact happen. BIG PLAY WILLIE GAY isn't a shut down corner but he too can make those splash plays from time to time. Tuitt is going improve all year and so will Shazier and Jones.
I see this team easily at 10-6 and playing its best ball at the end of the year. COLTS vs STEELERS in AFC Championship game. Bengals, Broncos, Chargers, and my sleeper playoff team Houston will come a bit short of the big game.
Pats have been in a very interesting position for the last decade or so in which the regular season is just a tuneup for the post season. They have been a very good team for so long, playing in a division with three weak teams (with the lone exception when the Jets were pretty good for a couple of years). I agree that the Bills have the best chance to become the next number two in the division. They have a lot of young talent on both sides of the ball, and within a couple of years could be a serious team.
Originally Posted by tiproast
On message boards, you are not allowed to waver from your previously stated opinion even one iota. You must stubbornly hold true to every opinion rendered from now until the end of time! Admitting that you were ever wrong is unheard of!
Originally Posted by hausparty
Final Ruthless Mock:
1.22 CB Marcus Peters, 6'0" 197 lbs., Washington
2.56 FS Damarious Randall, 5'11" 196 lbs., Arizona State
3.87 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251 lbs., Miami
4.121 DE Henry Anderson, 6'6" 294 lbs., Stanford
5.160 WR Titus Davis, 6'1" 196 lbs., Central Michigan
6.199 OLB Kyle Emanuel, 6'3" 255 lbs., North Dakota State
6.212c OLB Max Valles, 6'5" 251 lbs., Virginia
7.239 RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217 lbs., North Dakota State
RobinCole believes the above. He busts my bullocks because, after some research, I came around on the Shazier and Archer picks, as they were off my radar previous to the draft and I didn't know enough about them. It also looks like Tuitt, Bryant and even McCullers could all work out at this point. Is that CB doing anything of note?
Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
Winning percentage per division since 2002:
Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o.
AFC East: .525
NFC East: .518
NFC South: .515
AFC South: .512
AFC North: .509
AFC West: .488
NFC North: .480
NFC West: .453
And I got blasted by people here for noting that yinzers tend to be racist.
Originally Posted by LordVile
This mentality settles the debate about whether Pittsburgh is a Northeastern or Midwestern city. (Yes, people have actually debated this.) It's Northeastern. Only in the Northeast do sports fans hate their favorite teams.
Originally Posted by steelsnis
Yinzers are terrible ambassadors for Pittsburgh. Thankfully they're all moving out of Allegheny County now, because it's becoming too "colored" for them.
Originally Posted by Notleadpoisoned
Last edited by DBR96A; 08-08-2014 at 02:09 AM.
Pittsburgh, PA: City of Champions.
Without Yinzers Pittsburgh has no more cultural identity. In fact Yinzers keep Pittsburgh from becoming another Cleveland or Detroit.
Originally Posted by DBR96A
Anyone not believing the Pats are stacked haven't been paying attention. The two teams to beat in the AFC are Denver and Pats.
Alls of yinz is being jag offs, n’at.
Stop talking sucko abaht Picksburg
Let's chill aht and grab a cole arn. Also, Go Stillers!
I agree with everything except Pittsburgh being a NE city. Nope, nah, never...
Originally Posted by DBR96A