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Preseason ranking

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, May 14, 2010.

  1. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

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    USA today put out its preseason rankings in (I'll plug it for them) NFL 2010 FORECAST available on newstands now! and I thought I would share how they ranked the 32 teams.

    1. Colts
    2. Saints
    3. Ravens
    4. Jets
    5. Cowboys
    6. Vikings
    7. Patriots
    8. Packers
    9. Chargers
    10. Falcons
    11. Bengals
    12. Eagles
    13. Texans
    14. Dolphins
    15. 49ers
    16. Titans
    17. Cardinals
    18. Steelers
    19. Giants
    20. Bears
    21. Redskins
    22. Panthers
    23. Broncos
    24. Seahawks
    25. Chiefs
    26. Jaguars
    27. Lions
    28. Raiders
    29. Browns
    30. Bucaneers
    31. Bills
    32. Rams

    Thoughts?
     
  2. 21dmvp21

    21dmvp21 Cheesehead

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    wow i cant believe the jets are so high on this list, they were 9-7 last year and would not even have made the playoffs if the colts played their starters at the end of the season. i know they got to the championship game but still.
     
  3. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    jets are going to be very good..look at everything they did in offseason and the draft

    Wonder if we all knew that Brett was TRULY done, would the viks be that high?
     
  4. PackersRS

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    I have a really, really hard time buying the RAVENS so high...

    They really didn't impress me last year...
     
  5. NYPacker

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    I think the Cowboys are always rated higher than they should be. I know they may be talented but people are overlooking their loss to the Minnesota Vikings waaayyy too much. If you're team is down by 30 with barely a chance to come back then that team has serious issues. If you ask me the Cowboys did nothing this offseason to fix them and they still may be the same team coming back.
     
  6. FrankRizzo

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    Well they did get to the AFC Title game, with a rookie QB. As TT says about our young guys, you'd expect them to get better. That's true of their QB.

    Plus they added him a new toy in Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes to go along with 2007 Pro Bowl WR Braylon Edwards. They added him a declining but still dangerous LaDanian Tomlinson. They have an emerging superstar RB in Sean Greene.

    They also added a proven pass rusher in Jason Taylor, a top-ten cover corner in Antonio Cromartie, and they drafted Kyle Wilson at CB, a guy many thought would be a top 15 pick.

    I don't understand why they have the Ravens ahead of the Jets, and ahead of us. And what did Dallas do to get better than us? We smothered them last year.
     
  7. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    Happy with 8 but no one has played a game so how can someone judge a team?
     
  8. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    Nobody is "judging" here. It's a ranking. An opinion. A guess. Or a prediction.
    Not scripture or a law-binding piece of legislation.

    I think we better end up higher than 8th.
     
  9. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    We play # 4, 5, 6 (twice), 10, 12, and 15.
    Yikes.
    And most of them on the road.
     
  10. Powarun

    Powarun Big Bay Blues fan

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    The lions and Bears should be switched, The Vikings and Packers would be switched depending on if Favre returns. The Eagles should be a bit lower about on par with the Cardinals. The Ravens, Chargers and Cowboys are a bit too high to be so sure about. But then again I remember the Packers being really high, and its only preseason guesses.
     
  11. 3irty1

    3irty1 Fear the Dreads!

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    Im with RS on the Ravens, they didn't impress last year. Also the cowgirls should NOT be higher than Vikes or Packers, since we both made them look like preschoolers out there. We almost shut them out for damn sake.
     
  12. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    Ok then :) How can you predic were we are when no one has seen anyone play?
     
  13. JBlood

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    Preseason rankings carry as much weight as the Vikings trophy case.

    The Packers will play for Championship #13, and will beat San Diego for the Lombardi.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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    I can live with this prediction. It's good enough. The only one that made me raise my eyebrows was the Ravens.
     
  15. FrankRizzo

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    You can predict anything, anytime.
    You can bet on almost anything, anytime.

    Even if we've had 3 regular season games, predicting the week 4 winners is still a crapshoot, but that doesn't stop people from making predictions.

    It's never too early.
    For God's sake, we saw 2011 Mock Drafts the day after the 2010 draft last month!

    Everything is a guess, but fun speculation!

    I predict if TT adds a competant CB and OLB to the roster, we will go to and win the Super Bowl, barring key untimely injuries!
     
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    Alot of people feel that acquiring Boldin is giving the Ravens an offense, which is most likely why they are ranked so high.

    personally, i dont agree...
     
  17. ivo610

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    And dante stallworth
     
  18. FrankRizzo

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    Good point.
    Boldin will have that offense and Joe Flacco a lot.
    I never liked Donte Stallworth much, but he's a decent #4 WR.

    While their offense is getting better, theoretically, I believe their defense is getting worse with Ed Reed getting banged up all the time and almost retiring, Ray Lewis another step slower. But they did just replentish their defense in the draft with some nice picks.
     
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    yes the jets look good on paper. but so do the redskins every year lol.
     
  20. ivo610

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    Joe Flacco had some really good games last season early in the season, 3 of his first 6 games last season were great, then he seemed to fall off. I wonder how much of an impact the WRs will have but I like the moves. Ozzie is an excellent GM, no doubt about it.
     
  21. PackersRS

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    He'll be better, but I just don't buy Flacco as an elite QB. When defenses started gameplanning for him, he fell apart...

    They got better when they went to the running game.

    I think he's more capable of doing what Eli did for the Giants than Sanchez is for the Jets.

    But Eli had much more chemistry with his receivers, specially Burress...
     
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    Its strictly because of the Boldin addition.

    I think the Pats are ranked too high, theyve lost their flair and appeal.

    We could argue every single team on that list lol....
     
  23. Green_Bay_Packers

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    Eli is better than Flaco Im sorry if you disagree ill let you have your say and Ill win :D
     
  24. ivo610

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    I think they are pretty close right now if I was going to rank them, but I would give the edge to Eli just based on being in the NFL longer.
     
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    the schedule is worrisome, but thats why they play the games. It will come down to gameplans over the next 2-3 seasons, not the players. The players are here, the gameplans have been lacking at times.
    If we can shore up the mistakes and the missed opportunities, then I think we can NOT ONLY beat, but downright BULLY any team we face this year.
    Everyone waiting for "That" team, guess what, we are here (and were here last season in the 2nd half). Now we just need to focus the players into playing the way they can.

    If we arent at least competitive 2 rounds deep into the POs this season, I think the focus needs to shift from TT to MM.
     

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