Saturday, July 29, 2006

AFC West


First let me start off by saying that this is the 2nd toughest division in the league. :)

We'll start with the Denver Broncos, since they did best last season. For starters, Mike Anderson is a Raven. That leaves Tatum Bell and Ron Dayne to carry the load. Excuse me, that leaves Tatum Bell to carry the load. Count out that old badger, he got lucky on Thanksgiving. Thats basically all that matters, since they are a run-oriented tean. The Snake should have the quarterback reigns until he starts to screw up. Expect the fans to start calling for Jay Cutler early. Javon Walker is there only real addition to the offense so he should boost the reciever play. On defense, Trevor Pryce is gone but they brought in Elvis Dumervil. Expect them to still contend for a title as long as they can get good play from Plummer and Cutler.

The biggest concern for Oakland fans should be Aaron Brooks. If he can get back to his 2003 form then they should be in for a treat. With new coach Art Shell we should see a boost in the offensive line play, therefore a better Lamont Jordan. Last year Jordan ran for 1,025 yards. He has no reliable or proven backup, so he should carry the load. He could be a good fantasy pick. On defense, Michael Huff and Thomas Howard have been given the starting jobs. I wouldn't expect them to contend for a division title until Shell gets settled in for a couple more years.

Their only concern will be Phil Rivers, and after 2 years sitting and learning the playbook, expect him to be ready to go. Schottenheimer will put the load on L.T.'s shoulders but Rivers will pick up right where Brees left off. The defense will be in tact and all they need to make the payoffs will be healthy play from Phil Rivers. If he can pull through and the defense can play like they did last season, expect them to contend as well.

Two words for the Chiefs: Larry Johnson. I can't get over how good this guy is and is gonna be. I'm a cowboy gonna be. To read more about Larry Johnson scroll down to read "With the number one pick...". The defensive secondary will be one of the best in the league with Gold Beard, Pat Surtain, and Ty Law. There defensive line will be one of the best because of Jared Allen. The linebackers will be lead by Derrick Johnson. Trent Green is always gonna be one of the top quarterbacks in the league so thats a huge plus. Expect the Chiefs to not only come out on top of the division, but to possibly contend for the AFC title.

Expect the division to finish as follows.
1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. San Diego Chargers
3. Denver Broncos
4. Oakland Raiders

5 Comments:

Anonymous peedi-crakk said...

this is the last time i will say it. DEN is the clear cut winner of AFC west. SD is second.i may explain later. KC got 3. yes they are a great team on paper. last year they added Surtain, Kendrell Bell, Vonnie H and more. why did they still finish 2nd to DEN. now i am a HUGE ty law fan but i seriously doubt he puts them over the hump.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous phil said...

g ewont need to put them over the hump. tamba hali will.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous phil said...

excuse me, he wont need to put them over the hump. tamba hali will. y'all better not draft jared allen...he's mine.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Situ said...

ya'll better not draft tim allen, he's mine.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Willie B said...

Hers how the AfC West will play out for u fools, #1 KC, #2 Den. #3 SD #4 Oak. and thats how i role.

3:08 PM  

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