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2021 NFL Season Preview & Predictions | American Football

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IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!!! On the eve of the 2021 NFL Season, the dream duo of Pilch n Cork return to your ears and screens to preview the upcomingn season of football. The boys go division by divison making their predictions, explain their projected playoff picture and announce who they think will win the major individual awards at the end of the season. 

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Welcome back to the on the ball podcastanother episode of the greatest Potty gone round, and we have somethingdifferent for you today: Borrowing One Olympics episode. It'spretty much been an analyst endless convoy of Niel and a FL episode justbeen thrown out or thrown Ashur, and we are bringing back it's almost NFLseason almost that time of the year and we will be doing our NFL predictionspreview, as I'm sure you can tell by the tide or the video. Probably whyyou've clicked on it. So you probably don't even know what a fl nil is if youare listening, but I am joined by my fellow and a felexpert that will call ourselves Christian pelter. How are you man it thanks for that totem and I'm very wellmate how you yeah, I'm actually pumped like we talked about this on theweekend and I've sort of been frothing ever since we had our NFL fantasy draftlast night. This won't be a fantasy episode, but you know there might be amentioned here or there as we do. We are fantasy, nut heads and that has gotme right back into the season just scrolling through hundreds of playersnames. It's got me tell you I'm so what we're going to be doing here today. Ithink we did this last year. We might have split it up and we might have hadother guests, but it's just you and me here today and we're probably going todo it all in one might be a long episode. So you might be watchingchopped up versions and stuff like that, but so we're going to go, division bydivision, say or order, one to four might say arecord as well, but we, you know, sort of just guessing now we haven't gonethrough a game by game and seen is one and then we've got a plethora ofindividual awards. We've got the MV The offensive player, the R defense play ofthe year, a few others that were going to have a stab out and see who we thinkit's going to get. The chocolates will be a fun episode really just to just to ease ourselves back into theseason by Hong. A little look at which teams ofstrengthened which teams have got worse WHO's, mad coaching changes stuff likethat, and what the outlooks looking like for the Wo Thousand and twenty oneNFL season so pilch Iran, we get into it mate. I reckon we start with the nFC north and well, I don't want to say you'rebeloved because you do have a lot of teams you like, and I don't want tomake you sound like a bit of a weird o gone for fourteen, but you do fancy acouple: Dames, the NC north. You do like it one of the more interesting divisions,I'd have to say year on year, but how do you see this division playing outthis year? I see the FC North playing out quitestandardless year. For me, it was quite an easy one to predict, so I've gonepackers, taking out the division title with a twelve and five record, followedby the Vikings at second, with a nine and eight record, followed by the bearssix and eleven and then lions, four and third, an which is quite generous of meto give them four wins. I think they might deserve negative winds thisseason, but we will see how it goes. Yeah I've got the exact same ores you.Why do you reckon Vikings will leap frog? The bears fromlast year from all reports, the Vikings D islooking quite good this off season, so I think they'll they'll, put on somegood shows and they're always they're, always like kind of up there. You knowI've got them at nine and eight. So nothing like huge I've actually gotthem missing the playoffs, but I just think they'll be fairly consistent andthen I'm not a fan of the bears. Note Poor, offense and yeah yeah I reckon last year was definitelyan off year for the black ings. I think...

...that squad to get seven winds, I think,doesn't really match up in my head. So Yeah I've boosted them up against thebears. However, I don't think they'll get too many more wins. Obviously we'regoing to factor in the extra game this year, which I forgotten about untilabout ten minutes ago, but they're playing the NF West as the FC match upand they're playing the AFC north. So they've probably got the hardestschedule you can get like. I think that's the best, AFC and and C divisionrespectively, think we'd all agree on that. So definitely not an easy one.Last year they didn't have the eases of fixtures anyway, but it's definitelygoing to be harder. So Yeah I've got the same order of youas you. I've got Green Bay dropping down to twelve winds, but I think theywill win it comfortably. I just don't see nothing really changing the. I knowRogers was at his best last year, but I can't see why I won't be again and aMat lafleurs only going to get better as a coach got as he I gets more useout of the bell. I've got the Vikings at eight wins Chicago at six. Winds,probably a bit stiff to drop them two winds, but I just think I know that offense was absolutelygarbage last year, so it probably can't get much worse but yeah. I just I don't know, there's someweird gone on Michiga. I know the defense is still pretty elite, but yeah.I can't get behind it too much and then I've got dett Detroit two wins. I'vegot three teams who are significantly worse than the rest of the competitionthis year and sadly Detroit are one of those and that impossible schedulemixed with a pretty decent division themselves. I think it's going to betough, going and hard to find wins for Detroit and then new coach. So yeah it's going to be tough for Ja.Golf I predict. Hopefully he goes well because he's had a pretty treacheroustime in his career. So far now he's had some success at the rams, but being insuch a big market at in La he was sort of under so much scrutiny all the timeso hopefully away from the lights a little bit in Detroit, it can put on ashow, you think, Jagrata a not all right, you ah well, I don't even know who westrain to to be honest. encode and Marman Jones have left so shockingsituation for the great man kind of feel bad for him, but yeah yeah definitely a tough spot, andI do not envy him not that I really envy any quarterbacks bit of a toughGig for everyone involved. The NF EAST NEXT MAT. How do you see well what lastyear, what was historically one of the worst divisions of all time sort ofcame home with a wet sale, though I must say there are a couple teams thathad an all right last month, lile season. How do you think things will gothis year? Yeah. Look I envision for this to bethe worst division in football. Once again. I think it be really close, though so Ito be it'll it'll provide some entertainment till the end of theseason. I think all the teams will be within a couple or a few winds of each other,but I'm going to have to put the cowboys when in the division. I justthink with that offense. Arguably a top three offense in theentire COMP. I don't care how bad their defenses it all win them games, so I'vegot them top with nine wins. Eight losses followed by the football teamwho are kind of the complete opposite: elate defense, shocking offense,although Fitz Patrick and that's a bit hard shocking, might be harsh, but we'll set you'llsee if what fits you brings to the table, got them at eight and nine, followed by my truly beloved giants atsix and eleven and then the Eagles Five and twelve interesting, pretty pessimistic view onthe giants. Random question I have thought of this Jack and fit to willplay the whole year.

Yeah yeah, barring injury, Yeah Yeah. That'strue! I'd love to see it because I don't know what's going on with fittyat the moment, but he's last like three seasons where he's been gone. Well,they just like I know last year was extenuating circumstances with a topsix pick into a, but I think it happened at Tampa the year before. Oh,that might have been the inverse. Actually, I think James might a gotdropped for him and then he came in and tore it up and there was only like amonth after the season could be Genovese, but who we dealing with like Taylor, hi nichi yeah he's the back upon the depth chart, but we obviously saw last year he was decent in hislimited appearances but yeah, obviously a big step from being good as like a qbthree to being a week and week out starter, I've got the exact same ordersyou. Actually. I promise that we have not collaborated before this, but I've GotDallas winning the division. In with eleven winds than I've got Washingtonwith nine the giants. I've got eight wins. I think they will improve this year andlast year the NF played the NF West and the AFC north so that they actually hadthe schedule that the NF north has this year. They had that last year. So that gets a lot easier this year and Ithink all their wins will improve because of that, so I've got giant atwins and then Philly on six winds but yeah. I think Washington could be a bitof a surprise package. I've only got them on an on nine winds, but I couldeasily see them come out when five games could easily see them come outand win eleven games. So I think Washington's going to be a real volatile number this year and one towatch I'd have to say I actually don't think I've got them as the worstdivision this year. I think I might have the AFC AT AFC south down there,but we'll cross that bridge on we get to itor right. Next up mate, NF C, South, the N FC south featuring the super bowlraining champs. I guess you would say the Temper Bay buccaneer is obviouslygot the saints as well I'll lead us off on this one last year that the saints actually wonthe division ahead of the bucks. Despite what happened in the playoffsthis year, I've got them. I've got Tampa, actually improving, which isprobably what most people will have. I think most people are predicting themto win more than the eleven matches. Obviously they started pretty slow lastyear and they also are playing the NF this year, which I think is for doubsfor Tampa in no uncertain terms, I think they've got Dallas first weekbaby, which will be the first of therefore, and I've got the buckswinning fourteen games. I've got these seiners winning one less, actually,obviously, the loss of drew breeze. They also lost a few other pieces liketray Hendrickson, who, I believe, went to Cincinnati. He was an underratedpast Russia for them sack, monster and yeah. It's going to be interesting.Hopefully James Tears shoot up. Obviously, he's had his eye surgery andall that stuff, and we haven't really seen much of him. Don't have thehighest hopes, but would be called the same as cut loose and I've got Camarand fantasy. So hopefully he has the best seat. In his career. I've got thepanthers at eight winds. I've got them improving three winds. I think they've,better their team, even more they've brought an AJ boyer Hassand Reddick aswell, so they've improved the defensive side of the ball. San Dona versusCheddy Bridge warder sort of an interesting debate there, I'm not sureif it's that much of an upgrade, if an upgrade at all, but some people thinkit is a pretty big one. But more importantly, I believe last year wastheir coaches first years and NFL coach and I think he'll be better for thelong run. So that's why I've, given them three extra wins and I've gotAtlanta getting the same number four...

...winds. Look Atlanta just seems like a bit of ashit show right now they still got maddie ice, so there's still got someskill and reputation there, but they've had a changing of coach they've broughtan arthemius through is highly touted, but never had a coaching Gig. So we'llsee how he goes coming over from the tennis Tennessee offensive coordinatorshot so yeah. What do you think of the FCS? Not a bad division Mat, but once again,I've actually got these Zack same order as you, but I've got this division performingas a whole worse than last year, so obviouslybucks first I'll, say third day. Third, in and four for them and then thesaints I think they will drop off a few winds. I've got them second, but Ireckon like nine and eight just no dew breeze, no Michael Thomas and a couple,others that you mentioned as well. I just can't see them being that a lateforce that they've been for a long time and then panthers followed by theFalcons. I think they'll both be pretty average I'll, say six and five wins respectively, forthem not convinced about Sam Donald, butwe'll see how that goes. Yeah Peth is another one like Washington, Iha, noidea how they're going to go. To be honest, I was a tough one to predict.The same SI had similar to you add them in like nine wins, and then I justthought that was a disrespect to sharped on so yeah. I tuck them elevenback and understand the thinking behind that. How do you reckon James will goand also what do you think about donal versus bridgewater? Is that enoughgrade or down grade hard to say on Donald Bridge, water,but I'll, probably say down grade just because Donald has not has far from litthe world on fire and as for Winston, I don't think you'll ball. I think he'san a radic quarterback and he's got no weapons part from Camara this year attemporary, AD, Godwin and Evans. So I think you'll struggle and I wouldn't besurprised if Tastin hill takes this spot at some point. To be honest, interesting, it's going to beinteresting to see how much they use him because they were like using himwhen drew breeze was there. So I wonder if they're going to go like througheighty twenty percent stap. But I don't know, I don't think that's really theright place. Sure you just got it back in James early on and give him someconfidence, but yeah it's going to be one to watch for sure there I'm verysurprised that they didn't bring in any like wide receivers of note or anything because yeah their stocks right now,looking pretty cooked, but yeah, that's Jad Cook also left.But it was not intended. I don't know why. I feel weird, I know Brad is thegoat, but I do feel weird picking a team with a quarterback who is likeforty, three or however old he is to win fourteen gamesbut. Their defense isso good. I think it's hard to tip against them. then. Finally, on the NFC side of things, the n FC West, they had the dream fixed or last year ofplaying the NF East, so I've, actually, I haven't, ended up decreasing their wsof increasing Ting, so I've just introduced up for no reason at all.It's because they're playing the AC south this year, who I think, a prettyaverage. This is a really tough one to predict this year. What do you thinkI'm interested? I can? We could have a different order here. Yeah this is the BIFA the hardest one.I've got them all within three winds, but I think the rams will actually getback to their best, obviously make vallate coach and I'm a huge staff andbeliever so I think they'll be elate, but I don't think they'll have a highwind title. Just because they have to play each other and they have a harderfix or then last year as you've alluded...

...to so I'll, say eleven and six, and then I've got the niners secondseahawks. Third honestly cannot split them, but a do. Yeah, we've gone the same: Okay,I've, I've actually given them the I'll givethem the same winds, but I'll go forty niners second, on divisional match ups followed by SeaHawks, followed by the cardinals, but I think the cardinals are good as well.I've got them nine and eight and the nine is a sea walks. Ten and seven yougot a fill for the cardinals. Don't you like honestly, I recant, if there inany other division, may be by the AFC north. I think they make playoffs thisyear, but they just can't rack up enough winds in that division, and Idon't know if it's even possible to make the playoffs coming forth in yourdivision but yeah, I don't know it's going to be tough for them to leap, butI've got them adding one winter, their total. They have been they've added, a fewgood pieces, but their sort of rests like Aj, green and J j. What they'velost some quality players- Patrick Peterson Hassan Redick, but I thinkthat all sort of balances out in the wash and then you've obviously got thenatural progression of Kyla and Hopkins a second year in the system. He shouldimprove and also cliff Kingsbury. He should improve the out times last year,where he was sort of caught lacking as a play, Carl but elsewhere in the NF. Where so I got therams winning it. I've got them tied with the forty. Nine is actually ontwelve winds, but I've got the rounds getting the nod and then I've got thesea hawks dropping back to. Third, I don't know I feel like the seahawks and Green Bay sort of getdisrespected every year and I think people sort of their decline and theynever decline. So I feel like a bit of a fool expecting them to be worse toshear but yeah. I just think I've got an yeahexactly, but I think the rams and nine is a better team. So that's why I'vegot them dropping so Goltermann ten games still think they'll be a verygood offense, but it'll be interested to see how their defense goes, becausethey haven't really out of too much to fix it and yeah. It was not good at all last year.Actually it was all right in the second half of the season, but wholesome somecrucial games, but yeah NF wild cards. While we're onthe NF topic, we may as well address it mate based on your picks, who are yourwild cards and maybe just give us a bit of a preview of your playoff picture.If you can, I know it's sort of fast thinking, but I'm interested to hearwhat you've got the playoffs. Looking like from your predictions all right, so I had the cowboys packersrams, bucks, winning the divisions and then I've got nine is and sea hawksboth getting in from the n FC West, and then I've actually marked down thefootball team, even though I put them as a worst record, which is awkward,but I actually believe it will be Washington ahead of the Saint YeahSpicy. That is spicy, so you've tip the saints to miss. I think, looking attheir roster. It's definitely fair enough. It's just crazy to think the saints will miss outafter like the dynasty that they've had, but the CAN is gone, so it wouldn't beshocking. I would say I wonder what they're overs and unders are on thebedding markets, because yeah, maybe I'm just over hyping them but yeah. Forme. At the moment, my number one seed will be temper that will be and then mynumber to seed I'll probably have the rams ahead of the packers, even thoughsame wind, total number four Dallas, and then my wild cards number five, thenine as number six, the saints and Number Seven, the sea hawks e justmissing out. I've got the football team...

...and the cardinals on one win less thanthe sea hawk. So yeah. I think the battle for the wild cards is going tobe pretty interesting. I don't know if they have like outside of Tampa, I'm not sure iftheir top line teams are as good as they have been in previous seasons. But it's I guess, we're tipping therams to get back to their best. I think the forty nine is of another one whothey're going to be really interesting to watch. They could just easily returnback to two thousand and nineteen four and we could watch them in fourteengames or that could sort of struggle. I know last year they had probably moreinjuries than you could ever get in a season of football, but they'lldefinitely be one. That's interesting to know all right on to the AFC side ofthings. I'd impress how fast we're gone through this. I was scared. This isgoing to take like two hours, but we've done well, we've done well, I m allright May, let's start with the good stuff before we into the bad stuff, theAFC north, Pretty Spicy Division, one of the best last year, peoplepredicting this to have a bit of a shake up this year. Do you agree withthose pundits a little bit, but I think it'll be pretty much thesame as you'll see in my rankings who have you got? I have got the Ravens winning thedivision with twelve and five, I'm actually a loca Raven's fangs. Ilove Lamar Jackson, but I think they y've got a really good system that alot of teams struggle to work out, yeah, so they're going to win a lot of games, Brown second on eleven and six and thena big drop off to the other two. I think the steel is all come off a longway. I don't think Rothley, I think, he'shanging on by a thread and their defense is going to get a lot worse andtheir offensive line has gotten a lot worse as well, so I've got them sevenand ten and then bengals six and eleven bit of Improvement Barrow Second Year and actually a lotof offensive weapons. Question is just their own line, but I think they willdefinitely improve yeah and the they've added some defensive pieces this year,tray Hendricson Mike Hilton as well quarterback from the steels who ishighly rated. So if they could become a bit of aDefensive Power House and let borough just get more of the footy in lessprecious situations. They could be a spicy team. A Do I reckon the bengalsare a dangerous natcho. They have. This division has the AFC west and the NFnorth, and I reckon there's a lot of teams that will stumble against thebengals. Like the luck of the biking s the bears the charge is, the raid is, Ithink, the bangles couldn't beat all those sort of sides. I've got them onsix winds. I didn't want to go too hectic because they are still on a veryhard division. I've got the stills on nine wins in it. Third, I can't lie before I sort of started.Thinking about my predictions. I was confused way over on was getting around.This call that they're going to miss playoffs and come third, but when I've looked at the ends now it'sthought about it. I've sort of gone with the majority, unfortunately,as I do like the steels, but I've got them in a third. I've got the Ravens inits second on eleven winds and I've got the browns just pipping them on twelvewinds, just what the brands already were lastyear and then they've gone and added a few good defensive pieces like Dab onclown and stuff yeah. I think they're, pretty scary opposition. I don't thinkthere's a string to that, bow that they don't have. If you go. What I meanthey've got everything in the everything in the duffle bag that youcan possibly want as a football side and the half freaking frightening tocome up against so yeah I yeah bakes the only thingthat could hold them back, but we saw last year. They got a love and windswith Barker g may field, so should be g but yeah. I don't think there's anyreally questions. Do you think...

Lama well, you've got him in yourfantasy team. So I feel like this is a bit of a biased question, but do youthink Yu'll be two thousand and nineteen tomorrow, two thousand andtwenty Lamar somewhere in between yeah yeah? I tendto agree, I think a blind answer. Yeah now I'm with you that I think the twothousand and nineteen thing, a big part of it, was like the element of surprisesort of like I don't think many teams have seen anything like that. Where nowwe've got a lot of running quarterbacks and everyone's had time to prepare soyeah, I think I'll go with you there. The fact they've brought in a couplereceivers will definitely help the mare a lot because teams all now you knowthey won't necessarily know that he's just going to run this year. I'll haveto prepare for both which cool, which will help him yeah. Ithink Sammy Watkins is a really interesting edition. A there are acouple of games, whereas pretty bad for the chies, but thenthere were some games where he was really really good, but he's someonewho he has the ability to like be a really really important peace for themand be their main receiver, but he could also be a flop. So I think he ifhe turns out to be a good signing, I think he could help elevate that gamebecause yeah, as you mentioned in the past, I haven't really had muchreceiving Tan and surely Hollywood Brown maybe doesn't take the leap thateveryone's expecting. But surely he starts to progress because last yearwas pretty underwells from him. You'd have to say next Tom we got the AFC east, anotherdivision, who I think's going to be on the rise this year. I think they've gotthree really really good teams I'll go with my predictions, they're upagainst the AFC south, who I've said a pretty average and the NFL through justan average division. So I've got them winning a lot of games his division.I've got the bills in it. The number one C I've got them with fifteen wins,not the number one set for the conference for the division. I mean,then I've got the dolphins in it. Number two I've got them on twelvewinds. I think it's going to be interesting to see how they go. WillFull Lark could be a pretty spicy addition to an already threatening offense on paper, just amatter of whether they can put that danger that they have in their line upon to the park? Really New England got them on eleven winds,probably one of the as I kep mentioning, but probably one of the harder teams topredict their defenses. Like Bat, will it's on a new look defense, but they'vegot a lot of new pieces and they've brought car vendor back from Miamiafter a one year, hiatus they've also got don to high tower back from Covinnineteen sit out fame, which is huge for them. He was pretty frightening inthe linebacker position in two thousand and nineteen they've also added JohnnySmith Hunter, Henry Nelson Abe war, so they've given back Jones and throwing targets whichcam you didn't really have so you'd have to say pretty stiff on Cam Newtonbut anyways, so I've got them winning eleven games. Also they've got billbell check which can't be forgotten, and then I've got the jet winning fivegames didn't know how to predict them. They only won two games. Last year,which sort of sort of shocked me obviously new, quarterback this year,they're getting C J Mosley back from Covin nineteen opting out. I guess what do you sayhe's like he was the second team, all pro for, like four years straightbefore two thousand and twenty before two thousand and nineteen third gamethe season out for the year and then set out cover. So we haven't seen himfor a while, but he is definitely a player of the caliber that they need toimprove and also corydalis could be a pretty handy addition for Zack Wilson.He was pretty good for Tennessee and...

...they was not really possessing much inthe way receive it barracks where they made. They were relying a lot of bloody jams and crowdand Shit. So I'm not much gone there. They've also added Kevin Coleman, don'tknow if that should have been mentioned, but I mentioned it. So what are yougoing to do about it? But what are your predictions for the AFC eFat Saucy Ma I've actually gone fairly against consensus, spise division. I've got themperforming worse than a lot of people. Think, obviously, the bills first, Ithink they will go a long way this season, Josh Allen's. Clearly God I can't like I just- cannot see themgetting any worse and they almost made the super bowl. So I've got them twelveand five got the patriot. Second, as you mentioned a lot of players backespecially on the defensive side, Mac Jones, clearly good. Clearly better than Cam Newton was andthey've added they've. Given him a couple of savers, as you said, NelsonAge or, and a couple titen and obviously ballache. So I've got themnine and eight little improvement on last year andthen the dolphins, eight and nine everyone thinks they're going to bebeast. But I just don't like to a don't think he's like from what I saw lastseason. I wasn't backing him at all. Hopefully proves me wrong because Ilike their team, but that's my saucy call for the podcast Dolphins, eight,nine and then jets five and twelve same as you yeah look up. I love to us, so I'm I'mprobably not going to agree with you, but I do see the thinking he's.Definitely a Bromo bus play this year. It could be the thirtieth best.quarterback could be the twelfth best. We have no idea what we're going to getbut come. I hope Ye dthey had ten wins lastyear and they played the NF worst come on. Give Him something that, but youare you are right. He does hold a lot of the potential inhis hands. I guess but yeah that's going to be aninteresting division. Obviously we have their differing opinions on how it'sgoing to go. Well, how the division is a whole is going to go non andnecessarily the breakdown of it. The AC south. This is, in my opinion,of division. That's sort of taken a hit this year, they weren't great last yearto be fair. They had too good teams to shy teams and I've sort of got thesimilar thing going this year, but they have to play the NF west, which isproductive and I've got them playing the AC East as well, which I thinkschool. You don't think it's good, but anyway winning it. I've actually got IndianaIndianapolis, not India. The cults are winning at this time round the titansjust pipped them last year, but I reckon the cults will just pip themthis year. I've got them winning the same amount of games hard draw this year, but I think whenceis a little bit of it. Maybe it may be a little bit of an upgrade on riversand they had a few injuries last year andextra game as well. So that's why that's sort of how I've decided andthen winning the same amount of games, not sure if it's fair logic or not, andI've got the titans dropping to ten games harder fix jar, they've losttheir offensive coordinator and they've lost Johnny Smith, Cory, DavisClown. He didn't do much for the man desmene, but they're, all like prettybig names there that they've fosse the bout a bud deprimit, but they have paidhim about twenty mill a year to get him there and they've also out in HoliJones, who were not really sure. If he's going to be like a top tenreceiver, the top fifty receiver- and we have no idea what we're get. But heis a legend of the game, so I've got them on. Tim, wins, they're,tough on to predict Directin jags on...

...three winds. I had them on two windsand I had the Texans on two wins, but then I thought I won't just respect theJAGS, like that. I gave him three wins and I dropped one off tex and so gaveTexans one win as well, because I don't think anyone will be offended by that. It's going to be interested to see howurban my transitions to NFL foote as along with Trevor Lawrence but yeah,those two teams, don't think it's going to be good years for them to be honest,and yet I could get mess in a couple games here or there. Hopefully they'rewell they're, going to be on every Thursday night foot game a they maythat's the way the schedule works. But how do you see this division playingout? Yeah? I'm act, I'm a big fan of thetitans and I think they will just pip the cults again. I think Holi and Bud depres are greateditions, so I've got them eleven and six colts.Just behind them at ten and seven still, I'm not convinced about whence, butwe'll see how that goes. Jaguars, I actually I don't know I justthink no will improve quite a bit with Travel Lawrence, I'm probably overrating him, but I think they will have a similar year to the Bengals who Igave six and eleven. So I've also given the Jag six and eleven, which woulddefinitely be over their bedding line and then Texans. I want to give themzero, but on there I'll give them one like. Surely surely it's not going tobe hero a I don't Rezero? Is that feasible or can they win one game jaggsget jumping all the way to six. That's pretty big mat that they're on one windlast year, tremors that good reckon five winds. Yep they've improved theiroffense hapes broad in Barbin Jones as well. Interesting, interesting, well,we'll have to see how that one plays out yeah. Hopefully he has quite a fewprime time games. So we can watch, but I don't know if you will, because it isthe Jack Wis yeah we might have to just cop the Thursday night games that theyget but yeah that's an interesting one. We had sort of different opinions there.I hear it something on a podcast today about the cults. I'm not. I didn'treally understand what they're talking about, but maybe they've got a largeproportion of unvaccinated players or something, but they were saying,there's some issue with the cults to do with coved, I'm not sure what it is butand they were saying they're going to struggle because of that, but I didn'treally get what their point was to be honest, but final division may beforewe get into the individual stuff, the AFC west. I don't like this division,just in general, I don't know why. I just don't like the vibes. It gives melike the I'm wearing a Colorado shirt, but the vibes of the Broncos andraiders gives me just a bit weird and charges also as well, but obviouslychiefs, one of the Super Bowl favorites. If not these super bowl favorite this year. This division plays the ACnorth, so that's a pretty tough one Beeng to be exciting, to see Kansas, goup against those three teams and then the n FC East, which Kansas willprobably win all of those, but for the other teams, they'll be interesting.I've got Kansas, winning fifteen games, I reckon they'll, be I don't know Ijust don't back teams winning sixteen or Seventeen Games. I think every teamdrops a couple here or there don't know what you or your opinion on that one isand then I've got the charges in its second similar to last year. I foundthe positioning of this division really tough. I just don't seemuch between the raiders and charges. Raiders have added quite a few bignames, Janian Garway Solomon Thomas for Ma. I think top ten pick baby from theforty niners John Brown as well from Buffalo Bill. Fame they've lost acouple o line pieces and Nelson Agelau, which is really not that big of a loss.But the only thing that scares me from the raiders is just I know: Derek carhe's a...

...like he's a good enough quarterback,but he never really sets the world on fire and he's always you know a couplebad games away from being benched and that sort of cub uncertainty. I don'tlike so that's why I've put the charges ahead of them the charges with a new coach this year,so that might take a little bit of getting used to but Irkin the charges.Defense might return to its glory days this year. The bond of the RamsDefensive Coordinator, which is pretty interesting. They were really good indefense like two thousand and nineteen, not as good last year, but they've letMelvin in grim go even though he was pretty bad last year, and I don't knowI just love Justin Herbert. To be honest, don't know about you but reckonthey win. Ten Games reckon the roades when nine games, and then I've got thebroncos improving two games from five to seven winds. I don't see a huge leap for them. Arethey outed some people? But I don't think it really improves their teamthat much, but I think that defense will maybe be a little bit better thisyear. What do you reckon about the F C WestMat yeah, so I thought this was a saucycall, but you've said the exact same, so I've got chiefs first clearly haven't given any team above third andwinds. I got them third in for someone or either them or the ax will getfifteen or whatever, but I've also got the charge of second on ten wins. Ithink that offense is going to be elate this season Herbert second year can andAllen ECAR elate weapons all round, and, as you said, hopefully, if theirdefense can kind of just improve a bit pull through, then Ithink they will do very well and for a long time as well withHerbert under center. Third, I've got the bronchos thinkthey're going to be quite similar to Washington, just base defense, shockingoffense, don't think lock or bridge order that could decent weapons, butI've got them seven and ten, and then the riders, the big fallers. For me onsix and eleven, just as you kind of alluded to Boring, tame, Derek caraverage lobs is five meter passes to five yard, passes to Darren Waller andnot the best defense either. So back and cop come and last yeah I don't knowthe rate is just a weird team. I find them hard to predict because I swearthey just always get the same amount of winds but like yeah, so I actuallyintend to cheer and Char in a few yeah like, I don't think they're good, butthey just get winds. They accumulate, they accumulate but yeah. I write thatwe're on the the charges. Also, we didn't mention that Anthony Lin, one ofthe old time, wos coaches. There was disgraceful but anyways Fel,bad o the great man Basra great man, but let's be real. It's not shut YoCardet going to be interesting to see what happens in their tight enddepartment. Obviously, Hunter Henry has been movedon to the pats they're brought in jared cook, but he is thirty four, but two years ago he had nine hundredreceiving yard. So He's, obviously not that far from being a really goodplayer again, but I'm theve also got a young guy. I think Donald Panam orsomething but tight ends. They have like three or four tight ends going atthe end of last year, like that were just every every touchdown, theirscored. It would just be to a random tied in. So it's going to beinteresting to see how jared Cook's production goes off the back of Herbert,but yeah Herbert's going to be interesting. Can You keep up the levelsthat he was achieving, which was incredible? Aston is rookie yeah. Ithink he does, but it will be an incredible side if hedoes but yeah my playoff picture I'll. Letyou work out yours. While I say mine, I've got the number one seed. I've gota tie, but I'll go Kansas just because I think their divisions worsei gotKansas number one buffalo number two,...

...the Brown's number three and the coltsnumber four, and then that means my wild cards. I've got the dolphins in itnumber five Baltimore in at number six, the Patriots in number seven, and thatmeans I've actually got the tins missing playoffs, which I think's apretty bold call, but asy and yeah. They would be my number eight justmissing out so yeah. That would be a shame, but anyway, stiff tines also got thesteels missing out, which would be pretty shadowing for them. I think it's be probably going to bebig bands last year, so that will be pretty sad and, what's likely going tobe their last crack Ata another super bowl with this Combo of Mike Toman and Ben Rothelburg. Butanyway I don't think I have anyone else that close, so I have to charge themrades that close, but I don't think they're really in the wild card Combofor me watch your playoff picture, looking like me likewise chiefs. First with third andwinds bills and ravens, I got the same windsbut I'll go bill. Second Ravens third and then tightens winners of the AFFfourth seed fifteen. I have the brands on elevenwinds, followed by the cults sixth and then charges seventh.So a thousand hats missing out for me charges. I don't think that'soutrageous in you, but the charge is making that spicy in Staley's firstyear as coach I would be huge, but that would be exciting. I reckon if theymake the playoffs they're going to just be put in forty on blocks so yeah.Hopefully they do because they're a very exciting team, just wondering whoare your bottom four teams over all Texans Yep, so they're getting thenumber one slot followed by the lines yeah followed bythe jets and Falcons or yeah. I've gotTexans Lines. Jags falcons gets actually I'm Sabot Falcons put inPhilly, Oh yeah. I change Philly's wind total. At the very end I had the likefour or five and then but I was adding winds in for the extra game. I chuckedthem an extra two. I don't know they're real weird to they're a weird tom topredicate because they're like the division is not scary, but they wereshy. Last year they sarantium yeah. There we'll talk about the last timetheir draft, their offensive weapons, the pretty rank, but I don't know JalanReagan- could break out to bontes whatever his name is, could be a beastGod and eats could return to pick form and it could be a different story. Ithink the defense has improved if I'm not mistaken, but I could be very, verywrong about that. Right play a ward time mate. Let's get into this thing:let's go with the big dog first and the m VP of the League. Obviously Rogersthe defending champ. Are you going vanilla, playing boring, peme homes?The third I'm going a bit of lemon lime saw bay, actually mate withJosh Allen of bills. I think he I like it maintained his level from last year,if not better, they get a lot of winds and I think he pips the homes or the NByeah well. Last year, Rogers was the quarterback of the tide. Second BestTeam and I've. In my predictions, I've got buffalo coming tied first, socompletely makes sense. Yeah I just went the logic of the best teams.quarterback, I think, can will be the best team to shear the number one seatin the whole comps I've, given it to patch my home, and now it's boring, butI don't know it's weird to think that...

...he's only one one and he seems to be like the goat of thesport. Well, I know he's not, but you know what I mean like he's aims to finda lot more than that, but I reckon I to Coulan give them one. This yearoffensive player the pretty much just the best wide receiver or running backin the of the year we gone with you, yeah McCaffrey. I think if he doesn'tget injured, he's just going to have that much volume at the panthersthey're just going to be sticking it down his throat, so would be surprisedif he goes for the Double Nek again and brings it home check and they don'tcare. The Panthers are Shit or actually absolutely on question. Thestaff won be too good to ignore to be he did he won it two years ago right,even though they weren't yeah, I think you're right yeah. I think I think it'sstaps to be too good yea, and here there Noe's production, a we cooked.I've gone the opposite. I've gone similar logic to Michel, qb thing, Kansas, don't see Kelsey or hillwinning it so next best thing the bills. I see step on digs getting the dub JohnBrown goes away. I know, there's always the argument that when wide receiver leaves a man, job blocksgoing to get more attention, but I think digs his getting a lot ofattention last year and he was absolutely sick. They're running gamesnot going to be great, so they're going to be passing a lot still. As you said,Josh Allen, sick and dig is span man. I loved Stephen, Dig Arcane, so Yeah Sam,as I'm sure everyone does but he's a freaking WEP that defensive fire theyear. I'll be honest. We sort of pull namesout of a hat yeah. I've just got n this bloat because he's sort of been in themix for like three years and he hasn't got a yet this miles Garrett. I thinkthe additive clowny could take some attention away from him and that willbe a dangerous thing for offensive lines to do, but yeah he's due, surelyAaron Donald can't go again like he just can't come on and and they'reoffensive be better this year. So I reckon that defense might be on thefield less, which is a road point for me, but yeah, I don't know males Garrethis Ju surely come on who you gone with Yeah I've gone miles. Garris can he's abeast yeah like he there's not much more to it really he'sabsolute tank, any conches on with Mason Rudolph,which you love. Well, he doesn't plan. Johnny hits with helmets because he's aO Coward Yeah Call Offensive Rookie of the year carrot. I don't know. I waslooking at this one. Everyone's just go straight to a quarterback and I thinkthat's a fair assumption, but I think it's donetoo quickly, but do you think it goes to a quarterback this year? Again, Ihave given it to a quarterback yet, but I it was a it was between this man and a running back and who have you given it to chief orgiving it to travel arrets yeah, given of given the Jaguas six six and elevena that was implies at he's at a great year. I can, I think, he'll at least beas good as what Barrow was last year, which is easily good enough to takethis award out so well. I think I think Justin Herbertwon last year. He did by they were they had seven wins, so six will be in a whereas the bangles had far and well.Herbit was better than bar. Anyway is wasn't he I haven't gone Lawrence because, unlikeyou, I haven't got the jags winning that many games. I've got them winningthree and for me, that's not enough, so I've looked elsewhere and that wastough to do, because that's not buch else, I'm not giving it to a widereceiver because a I have no idea who they are and be it's a wide receiver. The Bet for me to picking a bunch outof the quarterbacks is Mack Jones, just because I think it's in the bestsituation, I've tipped them to make the...

...playoffs. I think a rookie QB, gettinghis team to the playoffs pretty elite. I'm sure it's going to be the defensethat will get them there, but I'm gonna. I think that could be looked uponpretty kindly, but my smoky I'm going to lock in Mac Jones, but my smoky is the g Harris from Pittsburg. I justthink with big bend body breaking down. I think they're going to run a lot morethis year, connois dog shit last year, and that ar lines completely changed.So it's an absolute. It could be shit. He could tear it up,but I think he's going to get that much volume and if they're a team, that's inand around the playoffs and he is like half the reason. Why is there on theoffensive side of things? I could see him picking it up, which I think wouldbe a pretty big shock. I think it's like eight in the favorites yeah. Ijust reckon if they get to the point where Big Ben's not playing great, thatdefense play as well. They could get in front and then just run the house downwith the great men and for that reason I'll be trading camara to Nagiri now,but just kidding yeah, I don't know, I just was feeling a road call there,thoughts on it made thoughts yeah. Well, as I said, it was between Lawrence anda running back, and that running back was Nag Harris for the exact reasonsyou just stated: Mat Big, Ben's cholesterol, pretty much getting the better of himthese days and yeah. He no he's gone car of the line, though that's the onlything yeah. Apparently it's dog shit so like it's full changed like they'restarting fives gone, I'm pretty sure yeah, that's a worried, but but they'rebrought pitrud carries they've brought people in so I've got paper. We haven't, theyhaven't, they might have drafted people then, but they haven't brought them infree agency they're. Only people they've bought and is Melbourne inGraman Joe show that yeah well from all reports. Their O line is going to bebottom five yeah. Well, the I was looking at some offensive powerrankings and they had them at like twenty seconds, so the line or theoffense, the the whole team, like the whole offense or the whole wholeoffense yeah, which to be fair, big Bens, are great but, like the I'mpretty sure in the article they said they have the best wide receiver corein the COM, so they're, obviously not backing in the O line. I, if they'redown at twenty seconds. So what do you think about that wide receiver? Calloutrageous? No, I think not meant from like a depth. One of you like to be fair chase clay pools thethird wide out like it's pretty decent. I last decent. I come on, but yeah. Ifyou like, give each of them a score out of ten and add the mark. It's not it'snot not. Still, love flows still lower than Adams yeah. Exactly so and likeyeah, our designers is better yeah. Tennessees is better than yeah. I don'tknow strange cool but anyways all right and then we're going to do the passing,rushing and receiving yards leaders passing yards. I M going Justin Herbert.I know I've got mvs, patrick my homes, but just thought I would be boring topick him so gone with Herbert. They don't like Ecola runs but he'smore past catching back, and I think that boats very well for the the agebird they're going to be a good team, but I don't think they're going to beahead in like all their games and I don't think they're going to be a headby a lot where they just give the board acle and he just runs the clock down.So I think they're going to be throwing, I think, they're going to be throwing alot. I think their defense is decent, so he's going to have a lot of time outthere and yeah I ve, given it to her at thegun sling. I think he was second or third last year on average per game, sohe's got some catching up to do, but why not? Who You gone with? You Yeah? I think there'll be quite a fewboys up there, given today's League is...

...very much passing orientated, but it'shard to ye pass Dat Prescott, that's Wyan, so true, woful defense andthe cowboys have a fast paste offense. They throw the ball a shit load and theother pretty sure he was on track for six kyards when he got injured lastyear, so probably I'll be giving it to datprescot they're going to be in a shit ton of SHOODASA. They yeah they're,going to be sick to watch for fantasy reasons. Yeah did it like they play theNS south, so they play like the Falcons and the panters like they're, going tobe like we're going to put up six ans, both of them. I at a trade for a pieceof that offense, but the let's get a pace. Just get a pull: Th Yeah I'llbring in Blake Dolon shiels myrina stringing here in Paul Ob like Joan, be,can plot. I like it, I like it a and they play the OC west, which is likethe charges, raiders and Broncos. So if you think they're not putting fifty onthose staffs tiff on the broadest, the break charges cowboys could be likesixty four fifty eight yeah may panthers cowboys that's game of theseason, a Rican like arc and that's sixty to thirty, I'm so Kay for thatgame or far like th. There's, not there's not going to be asingle run pig. Actually, now you got my cafe. Do you like that she doesn't made a run at yeah? That'svery true! Rushing yards leader. Do you think, Dare Henry Continues Hisdominance? Yeah look, I think he'll definitely win it. Hejust gets six hundred carries at five five, a piece so he'll be racking upanother two thousand plus, but as a smoky, surely there's only two blacks. You cango with cool down cook if he think as days of it. If you stay yeah, I've GoneDown Cook. If you look at average per game lastyear, Henry's like thirty ahead of third, so I don't even think anyoneelse is in the Combo personally. Nick cable would be yeah, but I just thinkhunt takes too much out of him personally. Yeah, he won't be no way.You can bet henry but they're on a bit of team cob, so heprobably might get more actions but yeah. I don't know I like AAn Cook. Idon't know who I just. Why not there's a new offensive coordinator in townTennessee, who knows he might hate running, probably doesn't because whothey hire and but yeah just felt like going someone new.Surely Henry can't give it up for too many more years, so I've gone earlygone for the early bird gets some worm tactic and I've gone the Dawn Venatorbecause I love the gym. Actually I don't know if I do receiving yardsreceiving yards leader who ve you got. I've got your man here, mate step onDiggs yeah, I've gone as well, t'sang, just the targes, the volume, the elateoffense e, let quarterback yeah loans, a word last you to banter de monti, didn't win it, who, i thinkdigs digs or hill or even traps. I can hopkins, is an interesting canet forthis one can and allen to actually yeah true arches a few. He loves of six yada,hey thats, that it les a to yon on there's two of them, though i was goingto say the rands boys could be smokies this year with staffas. Also the dk make mecca and jeffes actually didjefferson win. He actually hear, but early on, hedidn't do much. He cocked for days, love yeah, you think ting, i'm pretty suredigs one. I'm sure. So we we're not even being here is backthought. It's aheroic move on i'm looking at up, but...

...yeah. My smoky then, would be hopkins.I just think second year in the offense they've added, a j green might take afew. If he's fit, he might take away some defensive focus and hopkins could teach shit upand also they've got rid of drake, so they hopefully they put the runninggame in the in the back pocket because it's disgraceful and they should justthrow all that collar on. No one else can runactually stiff on c sevens. He's not a bad he's, a not a bad little runningback and they've also broaden james conner, but does he deserve a snap?Does he des over mention don't know fort in houston's running back calmat, oh quality, being the b three? Quiteweird, i don't get the tapti. I don't know how they're going to go about that.Maybe they're just going to have tyron and all three of them on the field andthey're just going to be like oh who's, going to run and they're, just notgoing to complete a single pass, the whole game and they're just going toshare the runs around an it's a smaky. I've got the top forit wet shod. I guess, or should you if you want? If you are right, we'll gowell i'll back you in and i'll say dick first digas first bar quite some way,and then next three were close jefferson. Second, he was fourth andthen hopkins was saying. The third devant davanti missed a game, i believe so onaverage he was second, but our deca, no lock it that way who are missing a jbrown m, a couple games. I can't be here yeah, i wasn't it tampa. No, i don't think they werehealthy the whole year either. Who was who was? It was not a wide receiver travis.Second, that's just gusting he cocked for in hundred that's it! Actually,that's honestly see that's out right. Just that's unreal, all right out any oanything else. You want to say before he in the episode may go giants. Golions go jaguars. What what they in your top three now bro, i'm that toy for the san. I needto have a look at the fix tur for this week. We should have done around onepre, oyo anyways, only not joining us t. Three t i knowtan part is playing dells yeah, that's the friday or thursday night and baltimore plays loss of vegas. I thinkbecause i've seen some people predicting a raiders upset not cope that yeah. I don't know therest of the or chicago rams. That's going to be ten to six kayes, yetjackson, what i'm saying the ram sacking, pantas jets giants, pronos.Twelve nine to les tell me pantes jets, as at three am yeah. It is school prediction for giants. Broncos, please ma, go tever jil single figure school on. I can't lie the venue. Actually, it'sgoing to have a large waiting online, it's in it's in new york, okay, so i'mgoing to go denver devi have some injine new york havesome injuries to don't they won? No is sterling shepherd playing and stuff. Ithink so, and sikla he's playing well so quanda and goleta both questionableso we'll say that play i'll go giants, get the dub twenty oneto fourteen. No thirteen they'll miss anextra point. Brandam. You know what i m pump for is absolutely truble fromwho's. Listening, i'm pumped for the kicking and punting rotation. I i lovethe first month. I've just seen who's...

...rocked up to a new club because i wasjust going to say brawny mcmanus, but he like legit might not be there. So we'll start that out, but yeahprobably should end this, because it is getting a bit weird because we are just lit talking borusnow, but let me know your thoughts on that prediction. So here, if you've gotthrough this whole thing, you're an absolute hero. Let us know what youthought about calls baas if they were shyed get away. So we as good- let usknow yours, because that's what i'm interested in shout to the party, if for getting tofifty subscribers yeah the boys yeah we'll have to chat off air ifwe're going to do a weekly nfl episode this year, like we did last because there's some big decisions tobe made about that, but yeah really excited for the season. Good luck toyour giants and your fantasy team, thanks by good luck to your granitotape. Thanks brother, the milkman anyways tuning out here from on the barhedge q, go giants.

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