Power Rankings: Pre Vacation Edition

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      Well it is that boring ass time in the middle of the offseason. Minicamps start in a few weeks, but until then there is nothing football related, so we have to listen to conversations about baseball, politics, and feet. Time to change that. I’ll be heading on vacation for a few weeks, but I…

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    NFCE Position Ranking – Off-Ball Linebackers

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    OFF-BALL LINEBACKERS By Joey Esquire Leaguewide, teams played with 3+ receivers about 65% of plays in 2016, and as a result most teams now play from nickel as a de facto base defense. In the NFCE, no team had three linebackers play more than 50% of snaps, and only the Giants had more than two…

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    NFCE Position Ranking – Edge Rushers

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    EDGE DEFENDERS By Joey Esquire This is by far the toughest position group to pigeonhole into a 1-4 ranking. All four teams in the division have some things they do well, but some glaring weaknesses heading into 2017. The gap between the top three teams is razor thin, and frankly one of them outperforming the…

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    2017 Seattle Seahawks Game Predictions

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    We conclude the NFC West week of predictions with the reigning division champs, the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks have an easier schedule in 2017, but their locker room is a mess and their offensive line is only marginally better. Overall, they should be about the same as they have been the last 2 seasons, which…

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    2017 San Francisco 49ers Game Prediction

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    Today we continue the game by game predictions for the NFC West, this time with the San Francisco 49ers The 49ers were an abomination in 2016, finishing Rams-14 and having the leagues worst defense. Their defense should improve via their draft picks, but they still have major question marks on offense. I don’t see anything…

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    NFCE Position Ranking – Interior D Line

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    INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE I am splitting up the front seven into three categories: Interior Defensive Line, Edge Defenders, and Off-Ball Linebackers. DL is a little easier to quantify statistically than OL, but just like with OL I’m going to use some innovative stats to try and add a quantitative component to this writeup. They include…

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    2017 Los Angeles Rams Game Predictions

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    In the next set of predictions, we move to the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams regressed sharply from their last 4 seasons in St. Louis, dropping to 4-12 and getting outscored by 170 points in 2016. 2017 is a new year for Jared Goff and company as they look to improve on a historically bad…

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    2017 Arizona Cardinals Game Predictions

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    With the NBA season sadly coming to an end, it’s time to get ready for some football. Time to predict every the NFC West, going in alphabetical order, starting with the Cardinals. The Cardinals limped to an 7-8-1 record and lost most of their defense in the 2017 off-season. Like last year, they will struggle…

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