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Looknsee Photography
Posts: 21,157
Portland, Oregon, US


Okay:
...  The first wave of free agency is done.
...  The draft is done.

What are your thoughts for the upcoming season?
What teams did well in the off season?
What teams did poorly in the off season?
Who's brave enough to predict the Superbowl now?
Apr 29 13 10:26 am  Link  Quote 
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Looknsee Photography
Posts: 21,157
Portland, Oregon, US


"My" 49ers did incredibly well in the off season.  They picked up some great veterans who are still in their prime, and they picked up some interesting draft choices, all without losing much of their "core" team.

The Ravens, on the other hand, lost a lot of key veterans.

But the Jets will be hurting, despite having several interesting quarterbacks.  Still, they will receive more media attention than the two Superbowl teams combined.

My Superbowl prediction:
   The 49ers will beat the Broncos.
Apr 29 13 10:29 am  Link  Quote 
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Producerone
Posts: 4
Huntsville, Alabama, US


Well you have one of the teams right. But it will be Patriots over 49ers for the big game. At first look they didn't pull any superstars but then when have they. I think your QB will have enough tape on him that DF coordinators are going to give him and his inexperience a real problem.
Apr 29 13 11:40 am  Link  Quote 
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GK photo
Posts: 27,736
Laguna Beach, California, US


49ers and the packers did very well. and someone beyond the dinosaurs from foxborough need to shake things up in the afc.

and sorry, b-more fans...it's over.
Apr 29 13 11:42 am  Link  Quote 
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Looknsee Photography
Posts: 21,157
Portland, Oregon, US


Producerone wrote:
Well you have one of the teams right. But it will be Patriots over 49ers for the big game. At first look they didn't pull any superstars but then when have they. I think your QB will have enough tape on him that DF coordinators are going to give him and his inexperience a real problem.

I'm a big Pats fan, but the loss of Welker is big, and they don't have a replacement.  They have great tight ends, but neither will last through the season.  I wish they were good, but sorry, they are getting old and they have big holes on both sides of the ball.  They'll do okay, but not Superbowl worthy.

Apr 29 13 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
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Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,518
Tampa, Florida, US


Beware of those Sea Chickens from Seattle...
There is something building up there
Apr 29 13 12:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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ChrisFischerPhotography
Posts: 852
Otsego, Minnesota, US


I agree. Seahawks were already very good, and they made some great moves (Harvin, Avril, Bennett) in free agency. They're my pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. For the AFC, I'm going with Denver.

I liked the Vikings' draft until they traded their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th round picks for the 29th pick, then drafted someone who may very well be the next Troy Williamson, all the while completely ignoring the fact that they have no one on the roster who has any business playing middle LB.
Apr 29 13 02:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Let There Be Light
Posts: 7,657
Los Angeles, California, US


Looknsee Photography wrote:
I'm a big Pats fan, but the loss of Welker is big, and they don't have a replacement.

Amendola doesn't count?

Apr 29 13 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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37photog
Posts: 692
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Seahawks lost their D coordinator, the heart of that team.  Pete Carrolls gonna dither away into NFL coaching irrelevancy.

I don't have any real long shots, I think SF & GB will remain top teams.  I think this will likely be Brady &/or Mannings last real shot at being the guy to lead them to the SB.  They'll probably play 2-3 seasons still, but I think it'll need to be with a better team carrying them after this year. Pittsburgh will likely again be an AFC contender.

My biggest out on a limb prediction is that Andy Reid & Chip Kelly will not be coaching their current teams in 2015. I think Andy will be proven to fail in KC, and after 2 tough seasons just step down (nearly forced to), and I think Chip Kelly will also have 2 unsuccessful years & just go back to a big name college.
Apr 29 13 03:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Will Snizek Photography
Posts: 1,387
Beckley, West Virginia, US


Super Bowl Prediction:  49ers vs. Bengals (and that's coming from a Steelers fan).

The Bengals had by far the best draft and their young defense is just going to get better and better.
Apr 29 13 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,319
Orlando, Florida, US


I predict that I will be entertained again this year for about 22 weeks.

And much beer will be consumed.
Apr 29 13 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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37photog
Posts: 692
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Will Snizek wrote:
The Bengals had by far the best draft and their young defense is just going to get better and better.

Sounds like fairly good insight & analysis.  Cinci's one of those franchises kinda on the verge & due for a surprise 2-3 years blip on the radar.

Apr 29 13 09:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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37photog
Posts: 692
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
I predict that I will be entertained again this year for about 22 weeks.

And much beer will be consumed.

I predict Roger Goodell does something stupid.

Apr 29 13 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Looknsee Photography
Posts: 21,157
Portland, Oregon, US


Chris Rifkin wrote:
Beware of those Sea Chickens from Seattle...
There is something building up there

I just don't like Pete Carroll.  I hated how he left USC to deal with all the violations under his watch.

(I liked Chip Kelly while he coached Oregon, but he, too, left some violations behind; not as bad as tricky Pete, but even so...).

Apr 30 13 08:12 am  Link  Quote 
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MS Foto
Posts: 2,224
Manchester, New Hampshire, US


Looknsee Photography wrote:
I'm a big Pats fan, but the loss of Welker is big, and they don't have a replacement.

Big loss indeed, but if they can stay healthy the Gronk/Hernandez tandem could fill that need for a 3rd down reciever...

Apr 30 13 08:15 am  Link  Quote 
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Naughty Ties
Posts: 3,127
Riverview, Florida, US


37photog wrote:

I predict Roger Goodell does something stupid.

Yeah, like creating a rule penalizing defensive players for giving the offense a harsh stare and being big meanies!

Apr 30 13 08:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Looknsee Photography
Posts: 21,157
Portland, Oregon, US


MS Foto wrote:

Big loss indeed, but if they can stay healthy the Gronk/Hernandez tandem could fill that need for a 3rd down reciever...

We can hope, but so far, one or the other or both have been injured for significant parts of the past few seasons.

Apr 30 13 12:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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