NFC North Starting lineup grades

For everyone asking for NFC North starting lineup grades, here you are. Hope you have time to get ready for opening weekend.

NFC North
QBMitch Trubisky
I am not sure Mitch is the right guy but he is all they have C
RBJordan Howard
Howard is solid but this group is deep with quality A-
WRAllen Robinson & Taylor Gabriel & Anthony Miller
Robinson is FA from JK. He & Gabriel will start. White is a bust & may get cut. Miller & Fowler will stay. B
TETrey Burton
Miller is out so Burton will start C
OLlt Charles Leno lg James Daniels c Cody Whitehair rg Kyle Long rt Bobby Massie
Right side is OK left not so much. C
DLle Jonathan Bullard nt Eddie Goldman re Akiem Hicks
Hicks is solid rest are not D
LBlolb Khalil Mack lilb Danny Trevathan rilb Nick Kwiatkoski rolb Leonard Floyd
Group is solid and will be better with Mack and when Roquan Smith gets in B+
DBlc Prince Amukamara rc Kyle Fuller fs Eddie Jackson ss Adrian Amos
This is the strength of the D and will get better with Amukamara healthy
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Questions in the NFC East and North training camps


Note: We will look at all the divisions of the NFL with this same point of view over the next few issues of

NFC East


  1. Will the new LT be able to protect the blind side of QB Romo? The team cut previous starter Flozell Adams and will try Doug Free and Alex Barron at that critical position. Neither has proven he can be an effective RT let alone face the talented REs around the league.
  2. Will the ground game get back to a high level in the running back by committee system? Last year there was too much Jones and not enough Barber. The line was inconsistent and the running game suffered. Beware of taking either of these guys high in your Fantasy Draft.
  3. Will former 1st round pick Roy Williams ever be worth what Jerry Jones paid for him in the trade? NO and rookie Dez Bryant will have his spot before week 3 unless the injury takes him our for longer than we think.


  1. Will the D line return to the top of the NFL or repeat a disappointing 2009? Going into last season, the DL was supposed to be a strength. It
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Tuesday QB for week 9



The Saints (8-0) are really good.

The Saints started off slowly against the Panthers but came back to win 30-20. The O is outstanding but all teams have close games. The key to a great season is to win those games. The Saints continue to do that against a tough schedule.

The Vikes have a strangle hold on their division.

At 8-1 Favre and the Vikes are 3.5 games ahead of the Pack in the NFC North. They have a few tough games but are virtually injury free. With the lead they have, they will win the division.

The Cowboys and the Cards are in first for now but…

Both these teams seem to be great one week and terrible the next. The Cards have a 2.5 game lead and the Boys have a 1.5 game lead given they both hold tiebreakers against their closest rivals. But so much depends on which team shows up for key games. They both SHOULD win but may well implode.



The Colts are surviving their injuries for now.

The team has survived through the weakest part of their schedule. It gets tougher from here on. Their division is down … Read more at FryingPanSports