|AT 5||Can the run game become a force to balance the O?|
|4||Can HC Quinn get AT to play more physical FB?|
|3||Can Matt Ryan have another Super Bowl season?|
|2||Can Quinn get the D cover anybody or was the SB game an indcation they are overmatched?|
|1||Can AT mentally overcome the Super Bowl Loss?|
|CR 5||After a bad 16, can CR get back to the playoffs this year?|
|4||Can the CR run game help balance the O with someone other than Newton carrying the load?|
|3||Will the O line be able to protect Newton better than last year?|
|2||Will the D get back to playoff level play? Pass D was at the bottom of the league last year.|
|1||Can HC Ron Rivera get QB Cam Newton‘s head out of his posterior?|
|NO 5||Did NO do enough to help the pass D by adding CB Marshon Lattimore & S Marcus Williams?|
|4||Will Brees have anyone to throw to with Cook traded? Michael Thomas, Willie Snead, Brandon Coleman,|
|3||Is this the year that RB Peterson rolls over and plays dead? MN thought so and let|
After guiding the Browns to a win over the 49ers lots of people are thinking that Johnny Manziel may be the QB of the future that the Browns have been looking for since 1999. One thing that has to be considered is that the 49ers could not beat the Sisters of the Perpetually Miserable on a consistent basis. The SF O and D linemen should be bagging groceries at the local Piggly Wiggly.
NOTE: On NNR Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I discussed the news of the day, injuries from the previous week, and reviewed all of this week’s games including a detailed analysis of the Browns game.
I am not among the group that feels he is an NFL starting quality player. But unlike most of the others, I am going to tell you why.
Manziel’s footwork is bad and he is not stepping into his throws. Way too often he throws flat footed. It is very hard to be accurate doing that. In addition he does not step into his throws. That also hurts his accuracy.
He is not consistent in his throwing platform. Even at his height he throws side armed. That will get a … Read more at FryingPanSports
Note: On NNR now Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports & I previewed the AFC and NFC Championship games including my picks against the spread. Then College Insider Kelron Sykes and I discussed the NCAA Championship game and some of the NFL news. The podcasts are on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.
Former Texans HC Gary Kubiak is with the Ravens and had said he was not willing to interview for a HC job. But things changed when he got a call from the Broncos. Now he reportedly will take an interview.
The problem is that the one team that Peyton Manning wanted to go to when he left Indy was the Texans with Kubiak as HC. Frankly they said “thanks but no thanks.”
Peyton does not fit at all in the roll out passing game of Kubiak. That and the fact that Kubiak rebuffed Peyton’s request to come tell me that if Kubiak is the choice, Peyton will move on.
The only chance that Denver has to keep Peyton is to promote the OC Adam Gase to the HC spot. Peyton and Gase have a very good relationship. If the Broncos select Kubiak, then that tells me that they do not want Peyton … Read more at FryingPanSports
Christmas gifts for NFL Teams.
Browns: I give the Browns a head coach that will let Weeden be Weeden. Shurmur is way too much of a control freak to allow his QB to even audible out of a bad play. He has to go.
Steelers: The team needs an offensive line. Being a Browns fan I give them a subscription to Direct TV so the players can watch the playoffs on the team set.
Bengals: I give them a steep decline of both the Steelers and Ravens. That not only helps them but helps the Browns as well.
Ravens: I wish the Ratbirds nothing but bad luck forever. They stole the Browns and deserve to suffer for it. I also wish that former Browns owner Art Muddle never gets elected to the HOF. He deserves to be elected to the hall of infamy.
Chiefs: The team needs a QB. But the 2013 draft class is not stocked with sure fire QB prospects. They “won” the first overall draft pick by being a team that could not beat the Sisters of Perpetual Misery. That must be the school where they got both QBs Cassel and Quinn.… Read more at FryingPanSports
#5 John Elway – Denver Broncos
John Elway had about a storied of a career as you can have as a quarterback. After much Super Bowl disappointment early in his career Elway ended his storybook career as a signal caller who back-to-back Super Bowl crowns. Maybe the most famous of Elway’s career was the 98 yard drive he led the Broncos on in the 1987 AFC Championship vs. the Browns to secure Denver a trip to the Super Bowl. He was a 9-time pro bowler, NFL Hall of Famer, and 1987 league MVP. When we think Broncos nowadays we think John Elway, who is now apart of the team’s front office as well.
#4 Johnny Unitas – Baltimore Colts
Yeah, he played for other teams, but Unitas was above all a Baltimore Colt. Unitas was important to the game because he absolutely revolutionized what we know now as the passing game. He is looked at by many as being the original QB prototype that all others after him would be judged. Unitas played in the pre-Super Bowl era so he had 3 NFL championships and was named a pro-bowler 10 times. He was a 3 time MVP and truly the … Read more at FryingPanSports
Tonight we continue our swing around the NFL talking to the beat writers that know their teams the best.
Chad Minton, beat writer for the Titans joins us to talk about their team needs, draft focus and possibility of signing of Peyton Manning.
Tim Bielik, Buckeye and Browns beat writer for the Loraine Morning Journal joins us to talk about the Buckeyes chances in the NCAA tournament.
Kelron Sykes of College Football Insider radio joins us to talk about the draft and free agency.
Samantha Bunten, Browns and Indians beat writer for the Bleacher Report joins us from Spring Training with the Indians to talk about the Tribe.
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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits https://fryingpansports.com… Read more at FryingPanSports