08/03 8:00 PM 241 NYG 33½ UNDER 242 BUF -2½ *
Looks like a work in progress mode for NYG O with new OC McAdoo. BUF is in yr 2 of HC Marrone and staff. Thus they get the nod. The QB rotation is unknown at this time, but if I had to hazard a guess, NYG backup QBs will play more minutes as they are 3 deep (Manning Painter Nassib) vs BUF QBs (Manuel, Lewis, Tuel and Dixon). If I were NYG OC McAdoo I would keep Manning in for more than a series, but since HC Coughlin is in charge I doubt this will occur. I expect blitzing from BUF D and thus the edge is with BUF.
more to follow as I have time...
The following is a bit rough as I have some thoughts but have wobble/waffled back and forth on picks
08/07 7:00 PM 251 IND 35½ * 252 NYJ -3 UNDER? QB2's for both team veterans (Vick, Hasselbeck) IND OL (rookie/2yr x3 GCG) to play longer than other starters (a half?) IND D concentrating on stopping run? IND lacks depth at majority of positions NYJ expect 2 series w/QB Smith, may 6 series w/Vick ?17pts? NYJ D outstanding run D, O who's WR #2??? -- NYJ 2ndary weak, not even average -- NYJ needs to win w/D & ST, conservative ball control O 08/07 7:30 PM 253 NE 37 *?* 254 WAS -1½ *under? held joint practices 8/4-6 WAS new HC and staff except for DC WAS should have more incentive WAS WR Garcon, S Clark and Thomas OUT, WR Jackson ??? WAS starters 8-10 snaps a series or two WAS HC Gruden simple expectations NE on another level 08/07 7:30 PM 255 SF 35 *** 256 BAL PK **OVER? SF QBs all veterans (3+yrs) BAL QB3 rookie **BAL QB2 Taylor to play at least 2Q, doing really well TC** BAL CB3&4 not up to snuff BAL new OC BAL 2ndary issues will hold 4 joint practices 8/8-11 (after game) SF QB kaepernick a series or two at most SF D deep at DL/LB SF competition higher this yr 08/07 8:00 PM 257 CIN 35 *** 258 KC -2 *under? CIN new OC CIN QB4 rookie inj'd not expected to play CIN treating game as evaluation for players, more situations eval CIN QBs Dalton Campbell Scott McCarron CIN QB Dalton a series or 2, CIN LT Whitworth RT Smith TE Gresham OUT KC QB4 rookie KC DBs numerous inj's ?OVER? KC HC Reid - QB's to play a Q each Smith, Daniels, Bray, Murray KC OC Pederson play calling simple, let players play fast/execute **KC DB Sean Smith and Steve Gregory (vets) playing on 2nd team** KC inj's WRs DBs, more run game? 08/07 9:00 PM 259 SEA 37 *** 260 DEN -1½ under DEN QBs after Manning "very green" SEA QBs Jackson, Daniel(experienced) Pryor (getting lots of reps) SEA D deep SEA OL just got deeper w/xHOU RT Winston and LG Smith 08/07 10:00 PM 261 DAL 36½ * 262 SD -2½ over if SD QB3 plays, advantage DAL **SD 9 straight days of pads** SD new OC Reich DAL D 15 players inj'd 90-4=86/2=43-15=28 DAL OL improved, DL going downhill? DAL QB Weeden to play Q1-2 (Romo out) 08/08 7:00 PM 263 MIA 36½ *under 264 ATL -2½ * after starters, MIA QBs a little more experienced than ATL QBs MIA new OC Lazor, major changes for QBs MIA dozen players inj'd ATL a more physical team this year along OL n DL ATL OL did not do well vs TEN DL 1on1 drills ATL DL/DT definite upgrade from LY, but still not good enough ATL no game plan for PSG1 vs MIA ATL thin @safety, no depth, injuries ATL has no real depth along OL 08/08 7:30 PM 265 BUF 37 over 266 CAR -1 * CAR new WRs, slightly older QBs 08/08 7:30 PM 267 TB -1 * 268 JAC 35½ under TB limited game plan JAC QB2 Bortle extended reps? JAC WRx4, RB OUT 08/08 8:00 PM 269 NO 37½ *under 270 STL -3 * NO lots of inj's NO approaching as eval game nearly identical experience for QBs STL new DC Gregg Williams STL QB Bradford. LT Long, C Wells OUT 08/08 8:00 PM 271 PHI 38½ ** 272 CHI -2 under PHI QBs Sanchez,Barkley,Kinne 'just looks stronger' CHI QBs Clausen,Palmer,Fales 08/08 8:00 PM 273 OAK 37 over? 274 MIN -2½ *** OAK QB2 Carr extended reps? MIN new HC, OC, DC - extended look at QB Bridgewater? MIN simple game plan, wants players to play fast 08/09 7:30 PM 275 CLE 37½ over? 276 DET -2½ *** CLE QB2 Manziel extended reps? DET QB2 and QB3 vets 08/09 7:30 PM 277 PIT 36 * 278 NYG -3 *under unsure about taking NYG, perhaps PIT is better? 08/09 8:00 PM 279 GB 37 * 280 TEN -1 *OVER GB QB2/3s veterans - TC practicing very well GB OL 'best yet' per HC McCarthy TEN new HC OC **DC Ray Horton 3-4 (xARI DC)** TEN fairly young team nearly half less than 2yrs TEN OL well built TEN #2 in AFC South? TEN QBs Locker, Whitehurst, Mettenberger 08/09 8:30 PM 281 HOU 37 ***UNDER*** 282 ARI -2½ *********** HOU new HC OC DC, TC is the most intense in a long time HOU C-QB exchange issues ARI is deep with players