Colts, Redskins, 49ers – Derailed NFL Dreams?

by on August 29, 2014 updated August 29, 2014

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 Indianapolis Colts РThe Colts have a possible future Hall of fame guy under center in Andrew Luck. Indianapolis also has Reggie Wayne appearing healthy. The Colts schedule is an easy one in 2014 and everything points to Indianapolis winning the AFC South again. But sometimes things go off the rail.

Indianapolis needs some solid play up front along the offensive line to make everything work, keep Luck upright, and open holes for Trent Richardson. This preseason has been a disaster for injuries in the unit and even if everyone else is health, the Colts are taking their chances with some previously unremarkable players. Could offensive line woes derail the Colts playoff hopes?


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Washington Redskins – RGIII is pegged as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins. In his rookie season, Robert Griffin blew everyone away. Lately, not so much. Griffin seems uncomfortable with the system and has never been known as a great pocket passer. He’ll make plays with his legs certainly, but doing so makes him more prone to injury. Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins is having a very good preseason, good enough to stir up questions as to whether he should be starting and Griffin holding the clipboard. Will playing the wrong quarterback because of media hype and owner pressure derail the Redskins 2014 season?


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San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers are all in with Colin Kaepernick and since Blaine Gabbert is the backup don’t expect that to change. Kaepernick however, isn’t lighting things up in the preseason. Against Denver, Kaepernick was 5 of 9 for 39 yards. He was 6 of 12 for 59 yards against San Diego. No touchdowns, no sparkling runs. That’s cause for concern. Could a slump by kaepernick derail the 49ers hopes of unseating the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West?

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