NFC East 2007 Previews and Projections


Yet again 1) Dallas: Bill Parcells doubters can express out loud whatever they need now that the “Large Tuna” has jogged off into retirement, yet the basic reality of the situation is that the Cowpokes are a greatly improved group now than they were when Parcells assumed control following the 2002 season. In the Tuna’s long term spell in charge he directed the Boyzzz to a triumphant consolidated normal season characteristic of 34-30 and made the end of the season games two times, yes the Boyzzz lost both season finisher games under Parcells, yet don’t neglect to focus on the way that this is a group that had posted a general sign of 15-33 in the three seasons before his appearance and had not made the end of the season games beginning around 1999!


Group proprietor Jerry Jones has gotten Wade nang  , who has the Chargers cautious facilitator, to supplant Parcells who left the Dallas cabinets completely loaded with ability, as Norv Turner who currently has the keys to the blue Ferrari that is the San Diego Chargers, Philips presently has the keys to a delightful silver Lamborghini that calls Texas Stadium home. The Dallas offense is fundamentally the very unit that completed last year positioned fifth in the association and began in last year’s fluky 20-21 season finisher misfortune against Seattle, there are three special cases notwithstanding, previous Super Bowl winning QB Brad Johnson was acquired to guide/reinforcement beginning QB Tony Romo, Leonard Davis was transferred ownership of from Arizona to man the right gatekeeper position and previous Dallas reinforcement QB Jason Garrett will be the man calling the hostile plays.


Protectively the Cowpokes need to enhance last years thirteenth positioned unit that permitted an incredible 419 yards for every game on normal to their last five rivals, to work with this they drafted Anthony Spencer out of Purdue with their most memorable round determination and marked hard hitting previous Seattle wellbeing Ken Hamlin. Dallas truly just has another shortcoming and that is with their kicking game, all year every year Dallas generally appears to require a dependable kicker and this year is the same. The Pokes thought they had tackled that issue last year with the marking of previous Colt kicker Mike Vanderjagt yet as it turned out Peyton Manning was right concerning Vanderjagt being an “simpleton kicker” that couldn’t take pressure. Vanderjagt was cut after 11 games last season and Martin Gramatica was siged as his substitution, Dallas doesn’t joke around about fixing this issue and showed this reality by drafting Nick Folk out of Arizona in the sixth round to rival and ideally supplant Gramatica. Projected record: 11-5


**Hope to play AGAINST these Cowpokes in their most memorable street round of the time when they travel to Miami on 9/16/07 to confront a Dolphin group that will presumably be introduced as a home doggie or a tiny number one, that suits us fine and dandy since there is a lot of ability and pride in this Dolphin group to play well in their home opener and Dallas will be coming to town in conceivable “let-down” mode having quite recently played their season opener at home against their divisional opponent G-men and have a date on deck against the Bears who were the NFC’s Super Bowl delegate last year, might you at any point say “sandwich game”?


2) Philadelphia: These Birds won the NFC Eastern division last year with a sign of 10-6 which gives Philly five divisional titles in the beyond six seasons, nonetheless, it was NOT star QB Donovan McNabb who drove the Birds down the stretch to a 5-1 directly up mark (4-2 ATS), won the divisional crown, or dominated their underlying season finisher match against the G-Men, it was removed reinforcement QB Jeff Garcia who is presently with Tampa Bay. McNabb has now had season finishing wounds three of the beyond five years which provoked HC Andy Reid to draft previous Houston Cougar QB Kevin Kolb in the subsequent round and sign A.J Feeley to a long term agreement expansion.


Kevin Kolb will require two or three years to develop and fill in Andy Reid’s offense yet ought to be an ideal pair and the Eagles future as to beginning 50 straight games and playing each down of his school vocation in a spread offense predicated on a fast, short, passing game. Flexible RB Brian Westbrook who had more than 1200 hurrying yards last year alongside a sum of 77 gets and 11 Td’s, ought to keep on being the Birds stick head, to spell Westbrook the Eagles drafted Tony Hunt out of Penn State in the third round. In an amazing move the Birds let WR Donte’ Stallworth leave and sign with New England and as a substitution got previous Ram Kevin Curtis.


Protectively, Philly positioned fifteenth in the association by and large last year yet had a rush halting unit that permitted 141 yards for each game and positioned a poor 28th as far as yards permitted, to fix this release the Birds updated their line backing corps by exchanging with Buffalo for Takeo Spikes and drafting Stewart Bradley out of Nebraska, the Eagles will likewise have Chris Gocong back from injury who was drafted as a LB in 2006. To help the protective line the Birds got Montae Reagor from the Colts and transferred ownership of Ian Scott from the Bears, they will likewise have the administrations of the “Oddity” Jevon Kearse who will be getting back to the setup from a physical issue abbreviated season.


Yet again the Birds have been the best of the best inside this division, in any case, they are a maturing bunch that has a physical issue inclined QB driving them into fight, the mix of having a genuinely simple timetable to explore concerning their main extreme non division street games occurring at New England and at New Orleans, alongside getting to confront Chicago and Seattle in Philly-land and being in a division that has two groups (G-Men and Washington) in chaos, ought to have the Eagles vieing for one more divisional crown against the substantially more skilled Cowboys. Projected record: 10-6


** Hope to play ON the Eagles on September 30th when they visit the Giants, the chinks in the G-Men’s protective layer presumably won’t have shown themselves at this point while the Eagles will have begun to gel entering this fourth round of the new season, the Birds were +5.5 and +7 direct puppies in their beyond two visits toward the Meadowlands and at this beginning phase of the time will probably be introduced as puppies again which suits us fine and dandy on the grounds that a look at the previous history of these groups uncovers that Philly has won by and large and canvassed the posted spread in three of their beyond four visits to New Jersey.


3) Washington: The Redskins posted a trashy sign of 5-11 last season, in any case, a more critical look-see uncovers that HC Joe Gibbs and company had five games concluded by 3 or less, in those five games they didn’t charge so well with respect to posting a characteristic of 1-4 straight up and 1-3-1 ATS, strangely 4 of those 5 nail-biters occurred on the Skins home grass! A straightforward truth is that Washington needs to figure out how to win in time to take care of business, assuming the Skins had won every one of the five of those nearby undertakings they would have completed the season with a record of 9-7 and perhaps would have made the end of the season games too.


The Skins were not exactly all that horrendous on offense with respect to completing the season positioned thirteenth, what destroyed them was their 30th positioned guarded unit that in truth was injury drained and particularly across the front which prompted Wash permitting rivals to run for 137.4 yards per game and just firing different groups QB multiple times the entire season, which by the way was the most exceedingly awful QB bring down count of any group in the NFL! To address what is happening the Redskins marked LB London Fletcher-Baker away from Buffalo, marked Fred Smoot off the Vikings program, and caught wellbeing LaRon Landry out of LSU through the draft who was presumably the best security in school football last year.


In the end the main thing is the means by which well QB Jason Campbell runs the offense and how well be safeguards the ball and dodges turnovers, Campbell began the last two rounds of last season and posted a consolidated all out of 59 focuses in those trips, in time he ought to prosper under hostile master Al Saunders yet the Skins must understand that this young fellow can not convey the heap without help from anyone else. In the 10,000 foot view if the Skins have any desire to contend in this division with any semblance of Dallas and Philadelphia they must get their running match-up going with RB Clinton Portis who is getting back from a shoulder injury and dependable reinforcement Ladell Betts, and they need to support that cracked protection. Projected record: 9-7


**Hope to play AGAINST these Redskins when they visit Philadelphia on September seventeenth to partake in a Monday Night Game, the Eagles have crushed the meeting Skins four of the beyond five years in directly up design when the game was held in the City of Brotherly Love and this year ought to be the same for Washington with youthful QB Jason Campbell under focus playing his most memorable street round of the new season. Obviously the old neighborhood Birds will be introduced as the wagering top picks in this issue and that is ideal to know in light of the fact that as per the ole history book the most loved takes care of the posted spread 6 of the beyond multiple times these two groups have met.


4) NY Giants: The G-Men are basically the same as divisional opponent Washington in additional ways than one as to the two groups having lead trainers on the supposed “tough situation”, the two groups having widely appealing offenses, and the two groups expecting to show stamped improvement with their cautious units if they have any desire to contend, the main redeeming quality for each club is the way that each has a not-really hard non divisional timetable to explore. Keep going season the G-Men stumbled to a 2-6 directly up imprint to finish off the ordinary season yet in head shaking style some way or another someway figured out how to make the special case round of the end of the season games with a 8-8 record just to lose to the Eagles on a last second FG.

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