NFL Preview: AFC South

For those of you that realize the first game of the 2009 NFL season is less than 48 hours away from kicking off you will probably be wondering how I expect to be able to finish the rest of these division previews. I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t a good question but I think I can pull it off. The game on Thursday is between the Titans and Steelers, so by doing the AFC South today and the AFC North tomorrow I’ll have those teams out of the way. On Thursday I will likely do two, those being the AFC East and the NFC North. On Friday I will again do two, the NFC South and the NFC East. Saturday brings UCLA to Knoxville to face my Volunteers and I highly doubt that I’ll be posting anything that day. So on Sunday morning and early afternoon I will churn out the NFC West, because all of the NFC West teams kickoff at 4:15 ET on Sunday. So if I actually manage to pull this off, that’s how it’s going to happen.

On to the AFC South. This is the division I know the most about because this is the division that contains my Colts but I’m going to try to keep this one shorter (yeah right) than my 1400-word AFC West post. The teams in the AFC South this year will be facing the AFC East and the NFC West. This should provide for some interesting matchups, the most intriguing of which is the always anticipated Colts vs cheaters patriots game, which takes place this year on November 15 in Indianapolis. Continue reading

Julius Peppers Signs Ridiculous Deal

Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers

It just came out that Julius Peppers has agreed to a 1-year, 16.7 million dollar contract with the Carolina Panthers, which means he’ll be getting paid over one million dollars per game. Peppers has played for the Panthers for all seven of his years in the NFL after being drafted by them second overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. Peppers has been a very productive player and is 6’7″ – 283 defensive end and “freakishly athletic” but has often been criticized for taking plays off and not going 100% on ever single down and “disappearing for long stretches.” Peppers had a 14.5 sacks last season, which is a career high and is his fifth season with double-digit sack numbers. He is also the franchise’s all-time career sack leader with 70.5. Continue reading

My Colts Dream

For those of you who aren’t frequent readers and don’t know me personally, I’ll start out by saying that football is the only sport that I really follow. If the football and basketball seasons didn’t overlap so much then I would probably follow basketball quite a bit closer but as it stands I don’t truly give much of my attention to basketball until the football season is over, which for me is as soon as the final whistle blows in the Pro Bowl. By this time each year there’s only about two months of college basketball left and still find it difficult to give the majority of my attention to it, not when the NFL Combine is just a couple weeks away and free agency is going to start up, and then of course there’s the NFL Draft itself to look forward to. So even though you might get a half hearted prediction or two from me about college basketball, they’re really just shots in the dark when I feel that something basketball related should be put up on our site.

Now the point of me saying all that was so you know why in the second week of February I’m writing posts about football on back-to-back days, the one yesterday being about my Vols. This post (if you couldn’t guess from the title) is about my Colts. Last year I wrote a post about who I hoped the Colts would draft that year, and then oddly enough, I wrote another one about the very same thing on the very same day. I can’t figure out for the life of me why I would have done such a thing but I did. So now, nearly ten months later I am writing not what I think will happen, but solely what would be the ideal offseason in my eyes for my Colts and with only the slightest existence of any restraint by realistic possibility. So let me reiterate that I don’t think this will happen, it would just be ideal if it did. Continue reading

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