Re: BOlD PREDICTION 2
posted at 5/9/2012 4:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: BOlD PREDICTION 2
[QUOTE](1) Vereen has 1400 yards from scrimmage (running + receiving) (2) Lloyd beats TB out for SB MVP (3) Jones leads team in sacks (4) Mayo leads team in tackles (5) Hightower is second to Mayo in plays for a LB over the course of the season (6) Ebner is one of the top 3 stories for rookie play going into the playoffs due to his play on special teams (All Pro) and to his play in packages as an aggressive safety (7) BB gets coach of the year (8) Rex Ryan's job hangs on a thread during next offseason till finally it is clarified by the owner that he never had any intention of firing him and so he is brought back for another year - much to Pats fans glee (9) Dennard gets as much playing time in SB as McCourty or Dowling or Arrington (10) Ebert shows flashes of Welkeresque play late in season and in a limtied role throughout the playoffs. Catches 2 passes in SB. Questions about bringing back Welker however fall away as Pats sign him locking up Welker, Lloyd and Ebert as WRs (11) Pats win SB going away. First time it was an "easy" win in all their SB appearances. (12) Spygate essentially put to rest after SB victory (13) Germany and France make peace, agree to work with Greece, Spain, etc and Euro zone is once again a place for the NFL to waste its time thinking it might get a foothold there (14) On the eve of the draft Rex Ryan caught footsie ring where players were given "erotic" foot massages for money. Ryan's wife not involved. Ryan is suspended from Jets 24 hours after the draft then fired the next day. Norv Turner named head coach! Pats fans celebrate the wisdom of it all.
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My predictions aren't particularly bold but here goes.
Tomorrow, mini-camp opens.
Jones looks raw, shows flashes of getting into the backfield in mini-camp, but he doesn't speed around end. He starts in September but doesn't light the lamp. Then things change in about 4 weeks. By November he's getting double teamed whenever possible because his club move is getting past everybody in the NFL. In November he's also batting about 2 pass attempts a game up into the air. Where they come down is not Jones's problem (unless one ball goes straight up and comes straight down). In December Jones catches a touchdown pass because he's even harder to guard than Gronk.
Dont'a Hightower gets his first name mispronounced at least twice in August. He looks like another Brandon Spikes, with slightly different attributes.
Jake Bequette gets a cheering section. BB tries him as an occasional end-around missile on passing downs.
Tevon Wilson is rated about 30th out of 60 safeties in the league. He's a good enough guy to start.
One of the three late-round guys makes the 53 man squad, probably the rugby guy. One drops through to the practice squad. The third is swiped by Baltimore, then released when he keeps his mouth shut about Patriots' procedures.