Thursday, August 30, 2012

NFC West Preview

NFC West Preview
San Francisco 49ners Best offensive Player Frank Gore/ Vernon Davis Best Defensive Player Patrick Willis
The Good The 49ners have loads of defensive talent that includes the best middle linebacker in football Patrick Willis and the best 3-4 defensive end in football in Justin Smith to go with Navorro  Bowman Ahmad Brooks Carlos Rogers  Dashon Goldson and the emerging Aldon Smith the 49ners defense should remain a great unit. Vernon Davis was great in the playoffs and reminded people he is still one of the best tight ends in the league. The 49ners added weapons for Alex Smith to throw to in Randy Moss and Mario Manningham.
The Bad They still have Alex Smith and even though he improved last year he is still an average qb at best.The 49ners where a run first team and still managed to give up more sacks than the Packers Saints and Giants.The 49ners won’t be sneaking up on anybody this year and they will face great qbs like Aaron Rodgers Brees Eli Manning Brady Stafford and Cutler this year.
At Worst 9-7
At Best 12-4
Realistically 11-5
Seattle Seahawks Best offensive player Marshawn Lynch Best Defensive player Earl Thomas
The good Marshawn Lynch rushed for 1,204 yards to go with 12 tds last year. THE Seahawks had the 7th best defense in the NFL and Earl Thomas is on his way to being the best safety in the NFL. Russell Wilson is Athletic and a very good passer this rookie should create some exciting plays for the hawks this season.
The Bad While rookie Doug Baldwin has a good year the Seahawks don’t have any explosive wrs on the outside. The 49ners look like the class of this division and the NFC might be too tough for the Seahawks to get a wild card spot. Russell Wilson is still a rookie so it will take him some time to get adjusted to the NFL.
At Worst 7-9
At Best 10-6
Realistically 8-8
Arizona Cardinals Best Offensive player Larry Fitzgerald Best Defensive Player Calais Campbell
The Good Larry Fitzgerald is still one of the best wrs in the league coming off his 5th consecutive 1,000 yard receiving season. Patrick Peterson was dynamic on special teams as a returner. Calais Campbell has improved every season in his career he finished with 72 tackles and 8 sacks last year.
The Bad Kevin Kolb and John Skelton are on the Tim Tebow Level of terrible quarterbacks. The offensive line is horrific at best. Patrick Peterson was great as a returner but he was one of the worst corners in the NFL last year. Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams are both injury prone so what will be the Cardinals running game.
At Worst 6-10
At Best 9-7
Realistically 8-8
St Louis Rams Best Offensive player Steven Jackson Best Defensive Player Chris Long
The good they have Jeff Fisher as their new coach and have a bunch of picks in the next 2 drafts. Chris Long had a pro bowl season and Robert Quinn showed a lot of potential in his rookie season. Steven Jackson is still one of the best running backs in the league, and Cortland Finnegan was brought in to help improve the secondary
The Bad the Talent around Sam Bradford when Danny Ammendola is the best wr on the team then you know your receivers are terrible. Bradford is going to have his third offensive coordinator in his third season in the NFL not a good situation for a young qb. The defense was horrible last year and where the 30th ranked rushing defense in the league.
At Worst 3-13
At Best 6-10
Realistically 5-11

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