Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Your first 2010 NFL Season Predictions

The double-zero decade of the NFL ended with a bang as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints put a beatdown on Peyton Manning's legacy, and now we're in store for an equally unpredictable 2010 season. So it's as good of a time as any to make some very early fearless predictions for the 2010 season in the NFL.

Darrelle Revis will be on the Madden cover. While Brees is a trendy pick for this, it's not like EA Sports to pick the most obvious player. While I've given on playing Madden for the most part, (due to certain circumstances during my high school playing days) I believe that the video game passing attack has been refined to a tee. Who was the last cornerback pictured on the Madden Cover? Trick question. It's never happened.

Matt Leinart will be in the MVP conversation. I will conditionalize this prediction by saying that he will be a fringe candidate, but with those weapons surrounding him, all Leinart needs to do is party a little less and concentrate on football. He also needs to realize that he doesn't exactly have the weight of the world on his shoulders while playing in the NFC West.

Jay Cutler will lead the NFL in passing yards, touchdowns and interceptions. His double chin will also realize its full potential.

All those shenanigans about the NFL entering a lockout will disappear. Brett Favre will be the primary reason for this.

Super Bowl XLV in "North Texas" will be played during a freak snowstorm in Texas. Luckily Jerry Jones built that nice stadium with a roof.

Touchdown celebrations and props will still be frowned upon. But the fist pump will take the league by storm. I mean, did you see all the excessive fist pumping by the Saints' sideline during the Super Bowl. The J-Shore strikes again.

Unfortunately, the gun-issue will rise again in 2010. It's crazy how the when guns come up in the NBA the league is viewed as a league full of punk criminals (Gilbert and friends), but when guns come up in the NFL, the only person to be shown in negative light is the gun-wielder himself (Plaxico). What's the difference here? The NBA takes a public relation hit while the NFL remains unscathed.

Josh McDaniels will regain the hearts of Bronco fans. But then he'll rip it right out just like in 2009. 8-8.

Bill Simmons will see Avatar, and he will like it.

Congratulations to the Saints and the city of New Orleans. I was planning on being a supporter of the Saints during the Super Bowl, but after watching much of the pregame shows, I was hooked as a die hard fan for the day. The Drew Brees saga can finally be appreciated. The man had his throwing shoulder torn to shreds, and was outcasted to a franchise that had never tasted success. Four years later he's a champion.

Super Bowl pick conundrum: I picked the Saints at +5.5, but had the Colts winning by a small margin. I would have won in Vegas with this pick, but I don't feel as if I can take any credit for a correct pick. I will take a loss for the Super Bowl.
Playoffs picks: 6-5

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