Washington Redskins – Where’s The Value?

red-skinspngIt’s anyone’s guess as to how the Redskins 2019 season will go, on paper they have a lot of talent, and a lot of holes. Free agent Landon Collins joined form the Giants to add some thump to the secondary, however with linebackers Zach Brown and Mason Foster no longer in town it leaves a huge hole in the middle of the defence. As for the offence, Case Keenum has been named the starter, for now, as you have to think it won’t take long until the reigns are handed over to Dwayne Haskins. You have to think the Redskins will be a run first offence with Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice, and third down back Chris Thompson making a nice trifecta. The issue might be that Trent Williams still hasn’t reported to camp, and leaves a huge hole on the offensive line. Continue reading “Washington Redskins – Where’s The Value?”

Tennessee Titans – Where’s The Value?

2733_tennessee_titans-helmet-2018It was a strange season for the Titans, in the first half of the season they looked very much a pass first offence with Dion Lewis seeing a huge workload, before Mike Vrabel realised that simply wasn’t going to work with a cautious Marcus Mariota under centre, so he reverted to more of a smash mouth approach with Derrick Henry seeing the majority of the work, with only a loss to the Colts in week 17 seeing them narrowly miss out on the playoffs. As for the defence, it looks like one of the strongest units in the NFL right now, with Dean Pees working his magic. Continue reading “Tennessee Titans – Where’s The Value?”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Where’s The Value?

5718_tampa_bay_buccaneers-helmet-2014Bruce Arians has come out of retirement to take over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which would say to me that he sees something in this roster, that I’m just not seeing right now. Yes, they have a young quarterback, and some very talented wide outs, but I still think they need a lot of work, one on a poor offensive line, and two, on a defence that is going through a major transition under Todd Bowles. Ndamukong Suh was signed in the off-season to help the NFL’s worst pass rush and fill the void left by Gerald McCoy, which has taken another massive blow with the injury to Jason Pierre-Paul. The Bucs are going to need to put a lot of points on the board if they’re even going to stand a chance in a very competitive NFC South. Continue reading “Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Where’s The Value?”

Seattle Seahawks – Where’s The Value?

8276_seattle_seahawks-primary_on_dark-2012Somehow the Seahawks have managed to reload their roster in ultra quick time, with no original member of the ‘Legion of Boom’ left they still have a formidable defence, that is lead by the best linebacker in the game right now, in Bobby Wagner. The offence however has lost arguably its best receiver with retirement of Doug Baldwin, although Tyler Lockett did make some big strides in his second season. They also drafted D.K. Metcalf and Gary Jennings to help fill the void. Russell Wilson is very much in the prime of his career, so as long as that offensive line can hold up, the Seahawks should give the Rams a run for their money in the NFC West. Continue reading “Seattle Seahawks – Where’s The Value?”

San Francisco 49ers – Where’s The Value?

Tu9bayFFor one reason or another, quite a few NFL teams get vastly underrated heading into a new season, although I can’t help but the think that the 49ers are one of the few overrated teams. Yes, Jimmy G has looked solid, but he’s coming off major knee surgery, they have a lot of talented running backs, but I’m not sure how they are going to distribute the ball to all of them, and apart from George Kittle the receivers look pretty weak, especially in a division with the Rams and Seahawks. Dee Ford was a nice addition to an already strong defensive front, but the secondary still looks like their weak point, with questions surrounding just how much they paid Kwon Alexander in free agency. Continue reading “San Francisco 49ers – Where’s The Value?”

Pittsburgh Steelers – Where’s The Value?

c461aed52e507e4c3e1554b5cfb57d93I think this is a huge year for the Steelers, with AB and Bell now gone, those shoes have to be filled by some young talent, which they have in James Conner and Juju Smith-Schuster, but can they be consistent week in and week out, only time will tell. As for Big Ben, you have to think that he only has a couple of seasons left in him, so if he wants another ring it’s now or never. He has a decent o-line in front of him, so that may help a little, if he doesn’t hold onto the ball too long. The defence is also going through a transition, with Keith Butler putting an emphasis on getting quicker during the off-season. Drafting Devin Bush and signing Mark Barron certainly fixes that problem, and a few new additions in the secondary should help to shore up their worst area from last season. Continue reading “Pittsburgh Steelers – Where’s The Value?”

Philadelphia Eagles – Where’s The Value?

ee827ac36ae05c326d8c59200d9cb89cThere’s a solid case to be made the Eagles have the best roster in the NFL right, with depth at every position. Desean Jackson has returned home, and added to what was an already decent group of receivers to create probably the best group of wide-outs in the NFL. Trading for Jordan Howard looks like another shrewd move, but after drafting Miles Sanders there seems to be a few too many backs on the roster. The defensive line will again be the key, with 8 guys rotating in and out on a 4 man line. With the Giants and Redskins going through a rebuilding process the NFC East looks like a 2 horse race between the Eagles and Cowboys. Continue reading “Philadelphia Eagles – Where’s The Value?”

Oakland Raiders – Where’s The Value

10a98ad12fa5e46e2ec8261c4eafb079If Hard Knocks has shown us one thing, it’s that the Raiders are serious about changing their losing mentality, and trying to introduce leaders into what is a relatively young roster. Whilst Antonio Brown will never be a leader he does bring an extreme amount of talent, and if he can get his head in the right place (no helmet pun intended) he will be a major addition. Questions still surround the toughness of Derek Carr, he clearly has the arm talent, but can he stay in the pocket and take a hit when he needs to. New GM Mike Mayock drafted Clelin Ferrell considerably higher than most pundits had him mainly based upon his potential to be a leader on that defence. The pass rush still looks very underwhelming, so it may be up to fellow rookie Jonathan Abram to provide a few safety blitzes. The line-backing core is very experienced, and I think the Raiders may shock a few teams when the new season gets underway. Continue reading “Oakland Raiders – Where’s The Value”

New York Jets – Where’s The Value?

new_york_jets_logoNow, am I the only one that thinks the Jets may be a little overhyped going into this season? Sam Darnold showed flashes last season, but he is far from the finished product. LeVeon Bell is undoubtedly one of the most talented backs in the NFL, but he hasn’t played in nearly two years. Chris Herndon and Brandon Copeland are suspended for the first four games. Avery Williamson has been placed on injured reserve. So, you get the picture, there’s a lot more questions than answers right now. Continue reading “New York Jets – Where’s The Value?”

New York Giants – Where’s The Value?

3256231883_3d1276217c_bGiants fans would be forgiven for thinking that at the beginning of last season they had quite possibly the best RB/WR duo in the NFL, after drafting Saquon Barkley to be paired with Odell Beckham Jr. Well that didn’t last long, as OBJ was shipped to the Browns, for a 1st round selection that was spent on Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence. Not saying Lawrence won’t be a good player, but an OBJ doesn’t come along very often. Most would say they reached for Daniel Jones, but only time will tell. Apart from Saquon they look very average in pretty much every area, so it could be a very long season for those die-hard Giants fans. Continue reading “New York Giants – Where’s The Value?”