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#1 cotblock

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:12 AM

Looking at our scheduled opponents, I'm thinking we will lose 1 home game to one of the Mannings and 4 away games...1 to Atlanta, 1 to New Orleans, 1 to Philly, 1 to either Chicago or San Diego.

Honestly, I can't see us losing any others...unless we get devastated by injuries again. And I could see us easily doing as well as 13-3. None of our opponents are particularly fearsome. We could lose to Tampa there, but I really think their coaches are going to struggle. College coaches don't do particularly well in the NFL. A lot, of course, depends on injuries and who we add to the roster...but I'm sincerely very optimistic.

#2 PhillyB

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:24 AM

if the offense keeps pace with last year, which it should, assuming the consistency looks more like the second half of the season, teams will have to put up 30 to 35 points to beat us. if rivera fixes the defense and improves even to a middle-of-the-road squad, 11-5 is not out of the range of possibilities.

#3 Dash Global

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:25 AM

Im looking for a big year. Esp after getting injured players back and a year under the belt in the new system. Cam should be better which is a scary thought.

My only concern is #2 CB and our DL play.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

Why do people do this...

Look, so much can change between now and these games. We could lose pivotal players through injury during camp, the opposing teams could draft well and pick up some great free agents - or even the new coaches could revitalise teams.

Stop trying to predict and just let things happen.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

Im looking for a big year. Esp after getting injured players back and a year under the belt in the new system. Cam should be better which is a scary thought.

My only concern is #2 CB and our DL play.


Here's the good news: If absolutely nothing changed from last year, the experience itself along with a full offseason and TC should improve both. That said, I think Edwards will make a difference...how big, I dunno. I also think that Hogan will emerge as a bona fide #2 corner. And then we're almost certainly to address at least one if not both of these in the draft. I am confident of pretty significant improvement.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

Why do people do this...

Look, so much can change between now and these games. We could lose pivotal players through injury during camp, the opposing teams could draft well and pick up some great free agents - or even the new coaches could revitalise teams.

Stop trying to predict and just let things happen.


right, but these guesses are all about projections based on current information. based on what we know now, as well as what we're projecting from the draft and what is likely to be a very limited post-draft free agency period, and based on cam's progression last season and the addition of offensive line components and the departure of shockey and the return of injured players, we're making comparisons between this year's team and last year's team and determining where we will likely stand.

i get your point, and there's a such thing as taking it too far, but let's not be a turd in the punch bowl about it

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

Urry, are you not a morning person? :P

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:41 AM

Why do people do this...

Look, so much can change between now and these games. We could lose pivotal players through injury during camp, the opposing teams could draft well and pick up some great free agents - or even the new coaches could revitalise teams.

Stop trying to predict and just let things happen.


Why do people post such useless nonsense? aka whining and complaining.

Like another poster pointed out. Its projections based on right now....

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

I'll just wait and see how the record sorts itself out. It's much more interesting that way and I don't get let down.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

right, but these guesses are all about projections based on current information. based on what we know now, as well as what we're projecting from the draft and what is likely to be a very limited post-draft free agency period, and based on cam's progression last season and the addition of offensive line components and the departure of shockey and the return of injured players, we're making comparisons between this year's team and last year's team and determining where we will likely stand.

i get your point, and there's a such thing as taking it too far, but let's not be a turd in the punch bowl about it

Therefore Vegas says 8.5

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:55 AM

I'd like to see who we can add in the draft to this team before I predict our record. But, I'd be happy with a 10-6 record. I think we would be able to squeeze in the playoffs with 10 wins. The NFC is going to come down till the very end anyway.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:57 AM

I'd like to see who we can add in the draft to this team before I predict our record. But, I'd be happy with a 10-6 record. I think we would be able to squeeze in the playoffs with 10 wins. The NFC is going to come down till the very end anyway.


I'd like to see who is healthy after the preseason and what band aid vets we add to the DL before I predict anything

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:59 AM

10-6.... write that down.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

10-6 at least

#15 R0CKnR0LLA

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:08 AM

every team is a playoff team during the offseason


then they actually start playing games


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