Monday, September 1, 2014
"NFL Picks" by Bojo and Dad
Well, to quote the great Jimmy Cannon, nobody asked us, but… Here are 2gensportsden’s picks for the upcoming NFL season.
Interesting that when we started this whole thing, we wrote that we would disagree about “nearly everything.” Turns out that, for at least the two of us weighing in here, we agree on way more than we disagree. We’ll see in February how right we were, but for now, here’s how we’re calling things:
Reason: Jay Cutler, Matt Stafford, and whoever ends up
taking the majority of snaps in Minnesota will never surpass the A-Rod of football.
Reason: I am a homer/Giants fan.
Reason: I love the Giants as much as my dad did and my sons do (there’s 3 gens), but they’ve stunk up the pre-season, despite the 5-0 record. Plus, it’s hard to argue against Foles and McCoy.
Reason: Carolina and Atlanta both take a step back, and Tampa isn’t ready to take that step yet.
DAD: Agree here, too. Only better coach/QB tandem than Payton/Brees would be Belichick/Brady.
Reason: 49ers fall apart this year, you heard it here first.
DAD: Love the Seahawks. They’ve reinvented team defense.
Reason: I think Andy Dalton steps up and shows he is at least as average as Joe Flacco, and is capable of playoff wins.
Reason: Roethlisberger has become a sort of “way smarter than he looks” heir to Bradshaw.
Reason: What else is new.
DAD: Yup. Brady is still Brady and they’ve invested picks and free agent money (see "Dollars for Darrelle") revamping the defense.
Reason: Tennessee might reel off a couple wins but this division is pretty weak.
DAD: Agree, although you can only go so far on Luck.
Reason: Peyton will find a way.
DAD: Agree here, too. Bronco off season story is much like the Pats. Knowing they have a superstar QB with limited time left, they went out and bought a defense to round things out.
DAD: Absolutely. Love this team.
DAD: Reluctantly, yes. Hate this team.
SUPER BOWL WINNER
DAD: A big yes.
#1 NFC QB
BOJO: Aaron Rodgers
#1 NFC RB
BOJO: Adrian Peterson
DAD: Yup. Year after year, you can’t top this guy.
#1 AFC QB
BOJO: Peyton Manning
DAD: Tom Brady
#1 AFC RB
BOJO: LeSean McCoy
BOJO: Russell Wilson
DAD: Yes, and I hope we’re right. There’s everything to like about this guy.