Re: Belichick talks football
posted at 11/6/2009 7:49 PM EST
Are we predicting who will continue to be good after this year? Because I don't think Cincinatti qualifies as a team that stays out of its own way... Nor do the Cowboys with Romo at QB.
Stalwarts of the past decade:
Teams that were good most of the time:
-Chargers (consistently won the division and fielded talented teams... but they definitely beat themselves due to poor coaching)
-Broncos (under Shanahan, they ran the ball and played fundamentally sound; under McDaniels, they execute the short passing game, get yards after the catch, and play fast defense)
-Panthers (WERE good before Delhomme died)
-Seahawks (Losing Steve Hutchinson and Walter Jones in short succession really highlights how quickly things can change in the NFL)
Teams that I see growing into teams that you have to beat (that won't beat themselves):
-Falcons (bright future with Matt Ryan at QB)
-49ers (Mike Singletary is my favorite coach in the league not named Bill Belichick)
-Dolphins (They play tough and control possession)
-Cardinals (especially if Wells can run the ball and Dockett can keep playing DT at an All-Pro level)
And yes, Jints, I neglected the Giants, who were only good for HALF of a decade. When they're on, they're unstoppable, but without Brandon Jacobs performing and without Plaxico Burress, they only fly as far as an Eli Manning duck.