First my predictions for the playoffs were as follows
Afc cinci over hou, Pitt over den then ne over cinci and Balt over Pitt, ne over Balt
Clearly I was wrong on both wildcats games here but glad to have been, I was shaky on Pitt and indifferent on the 2012 charmin poop bowl that was cinci hou.
I still have ne v Balt though I would not be shocked to see the ravens turn it over4-5 times and lose.
NFC was correct in no over det and my over ark, i then had ny over gb and no over sf, no over ny in NFC titlegame
SB- ne over no in a game that looks like the ne-car in low scoring first half opening up in the second. Key turn over seals the win for ne.
I could also see us beating den then hou then ny in superbowl and everyone trying to discredit it bc they are 8-8 or 9-7. I would take the critics lol.
Tfb12- since his knee surgery it looks like he could throw standing in a barrel, he doesn't need to step into throws much. This means he needs a smaller pocket is less susceptible to a gap pressure. He can also take hits better because his weight is more easily distributed. Of course to throw it 40+ he would still step up, I think an offense of throws less than 30 yards suits this and protects him. I also see him willing to take sacks this year, sounds odd but I'm happy with these sacks. First 2 years after the knee, 09 & 10 he looked shaky in the pocket and rightfully so. Now he looks confident again Tibetans in there and also to tuck it and take the hit.
J mcd- don't see huge impact until maybe the SB. Here I could see more pa and running ESP against the saints or packers, control top. Next year more utilization of 3 wr sets n ocho and maybe lloyd and welker. Complete offense, 3 wr sets, 2 te sets, good run game. Could be 07 without the fatal flaw.
Defense- I have supported them all season and see a lot of positives. I like Mccourty at safety a lot. When he sees the receivers in front of him he makes good reads. He and Chung could work out well together. Also love edleman as slot cb as he knows the slot routes, is a solid tackler and has hands, he isn't going to drop easy picks like he's a Detroit lion. I see it taken to a new level in the post season by this d.
This team has faced enough tough spots to believe in each other and i think this has been lacking in previous years. We know if we play for 60 min we win period. We just need to do it 3 times and we are SB champs.
Marina or greg, if you want to insert a jump please do it's hard to use them from my phone.
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