Top 4 issues facing AFC North teams

 Ravens The saying goes when you have 2 QBS you don’t have any. What if you have 5 QBS?
4The D played very well last year. Can they continue to keep that going with new DC Don “wink” Martindale?
3The run game was up and down. Can R Alex Collins revive the run game?
2The WR group was totally reworked. Is this group any better than the one in 17?
1Flacco has been down the last several years 29th in passing y 17. Can he get the O going to get back into the playoffs?
  
 Bengals
4Will new blood help an OL that was decimated by losses over the last 2 seasons?
3Can R Joe Mixon get the run game going?
2Can the pass D survive the losses they suffered because of cuts?
1RV Dalton has not won a playoff game in his career. Can he even get there this year?
 

 

Browns
4CL retained HC Jackson with a 1-31 record. How long will he survive?
3CL was 18th in rushing despite refusing to run & let R Isaiah Crowell leave in FA. Is there any hope for the run
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Top 5 questions facing The AFC North teams

 

Ravens

The biggest issues are OL, Dbackfield & Flacco.
5 Will the two injured G’s from last year recover and solve the OL issue?
4 Was RB Collins a one year wonder or will he be able to average 4.8 yards/att that he had last year?
3 How will the new WR group solve the issues they had last year?
2 Will the rebuilt Dbackfield play better this year than they did last year?
1 Will Flacco ever get back to all pro level of play?
Browns
The biggest issue with CL is the head coach. How did he keep his job after going 1-31 in 2 seasons?
5 RB Hyde is the new RB but will Jackson allow him to carry the ball enough?
4 Will WR Josh Gordon stay clean & eligible to play this year?
3 Will the reworked Dbackfield produce better than last year?
2 Who will play LT since Joe Thomas retired?
1 Can Q Taylor get CL to win enough games to get him resigned or will the Rookie start next year?
Bengals
CN was bad last year. Unless the run game gets better, it will be worse this year.
5 Will the
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The Cleveland Indians Have a Fan In QB DeShone Kizer

With so much going on in the world of football it has to be hard for players to find the time for anything else, but rookie QB DeShone Kizer has found some time to help root on his city. Sure, the Browns are not starting off so hot this season, but that does not mean that Kizer has forgotten the things he loves to do.

Kizer was recently quoted as saying he, “loves the camaraderie they have in the locker room” about the Cleveland Indians. He is hoping to have enough time to attend a game or two this postseason and expressed sheer excitement about their upcoming games.

The Indians are certainly a bright spot for Cleveland right now since the Cavs are just getting the season started. Hopefully, for the city of Cleveland, they can have a deep run into the playoffs and then jump right to the Cavs continuing last season’s dominance.… Read more at FryingPanSports

Top 5 Questions facing the AFC North

Ravens
5
Will the Run D improve its level of play w/addition of DT Williams & loss of DE Guy?
4Will the rebuilt O line protect Flacco better than last year?
3Will Macklin help the passing game?
2Will the pass D hold up with the additions of Jefferson, Carr & keeping Webb?
1Will quarterback Joe Flacco be as productive as he was last year?
Bengals

5

Can a banged up and aging D compete with PT & BA?
4How much heat is HC Lewis feeling this year about making playoff & win 1 game?
3Will the run D improve its level of play w/addition of ILB Minter?
2Will O line recover from loss of LT Whitworth & RG Zeitler?
1Can Andy Dalton (the reverse vampire) ever win a playoff game?
Browns

5

Will WR Gordon ever play again for the Browns?
4Can the staff get WR Britt & the 2nd yr WRS corps to produce with the loss of Pryor?
3Can the D ever figure out how to stop the run?
2Can CB Joe Haden play up to his 2014 level or is he done?
1When will QB
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Dissecting the 2014 NFL Draft – Cincinnati Bengals

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The Bengals have made the playoffs the last couple of years but have yet to win a playoff game. The biggest issue in those games has been the lack of accuracy and decision-making by QB Andy Dalton.

1/24 Darqueze Dennard CB – Dennard is a do it all CB without top speed but will fit well in the Bengals D scheme. He was a value at 24.

2/55 Jeremy Hill RB – Hill is a very skilled RB with enough off field baggage to require a 747 to transport it to Cincy. The old joke about the Bagels was they had to go no huddle because too many of the players were not allowed to be within 10 feet of another felon.

3/88 Will Clarke DE – Clarke was one of my under the radar guys. He is very productive and will do well in the Cincy … Read more at FryingPanSports

Dissecting the 2014 NFL Draft – Baltimore Ravens

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Ravens and pigeons are just rats with wings. That is why I call them the Ratbirds.

17 C.J. Mosley ILB – C.J. was the top ILB on my board. He has speed and instincts but does not make many plays behind the line of scrimage.

48 Timmy Jernigan DT – Jernigan went into the 2013 season as the 2nd DT in the draft. He fell late in the season and in the pre-draft period in part due to a diluted drug test. He is a fair value at 48 and will be part of the rotation.

79 Terrence Brooks FS – Brooks is an under rated player that is productive and a tough center fielder. He will likely start for the Ratbirds and was picked about where he was expected to go.

99 Crockett Gillmore TE – Gillmore was one of my favorite under the radar guys. He is big with good hands and will block more than most TE prospects. While others see him as a serious reach, he was taken about where I expected.

134 Brent Urban DE – Urban has a history of injuries and was a reach in the 4th round. He Read more at FryingPanSports