Every new season in the NFL brings a slurry of questions. It’s become almost commonplace for teams to rise from the ashes and good teams to plunge from the heights. 2008 won’t be any different, but it’s obvious from the start that the fate of many NFL teams will hinge on a few key players or situations.
After all the hoopla does anyone really believe that Brett Favre will make the Jets Super Bowl contenders? He’s certainly drummed up interest in Jets tickets, but this is a team that faltered badly in Mangini’s second year and I think Brett put himself in a less than enviable position.
That other Big Apple team, the New York Giants, now find themselves in a strange position. Nobody believed they could win the Super Bowl last year, and in 2008 nobody believes they can do it again. It’s as if they used smoke and mirrors to steal the Lombardi Trophy. Mush hinges on Eli Manning but it may boil down to defense (again)
The San Diego Chargers have been hailed as the most talented team in the AFC several years running. They have yet to produce. Once again, no team with a head coach named Norv will ever win the Super Bowl.
The uneasy alliance of Mike Holmgren and Jim Mora will cripple the Seattle Seahawks. No man (or team) can serve two masters.
The Miami Dolphins begin the long trek back from pitiful in 2008 and Bill Parcells is the man that can do it. Not in 2008 but maybe by 2010 if Bill hangs around that long.
Call me insane but I think the Arizona Cardinals could have a winning season. I like the fact that Kurt Warner won the starting quarterback position. It speaks to me of a head coach that puts the best guy on the field no matter how much the backup is getting paid. That sends a message to the rest of the team.