Had a great birthday this past weekend with family and friends…I am truly blessed. Thank you to all of the gabbers for well wishing.
Mick did not show at the harry’s place, other entanglements from what I hear but… I did pay tribute to my birthday brother by playing the entirety of Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed, Gimmie Shelter and Sticky Fingers back to back to back to back
Something that my abutting neighbors,.. that I’ve nicknamed :
Jack Sparrow, a guy who some times wheres pirate pants to do yard work
Wilson, who lives next door and talks to me over the fence
and Newman who is a mailman...I mean postal worker...
all applauded my music choices
Felix, Oscar and Tater Salad across the street kept their distance
If you’re my neighbor you get a fitting nickname. It’s just the way it goes…
Training camps are in full swing around the NFL and
Old side kick Shorty has agreed to help me with my
Last week we broke down the East of the AFC and NFC
We move to the AFC and NFC South
AFC South 2013 final standings:
Indianapolis 11-5 6-0 div
Tennessee 7-9 2-4 div
Jacksonville 4-12 3-3 div
Houston 2-14 1-5 div.
The Colts won this division by 4 games last season and should be improved at WR with Reggie Wayne back joining TY Hilton. The Colts will score points with Andrew Luck running a good offense. The Colts problem surfaced in the 2013 playoffs. The managed to get by Kansas City 44-43 with a relentless 2nd half offense but ran into a buzz saw the next week in the divisional round at New England 43-22. In two playoff games the Colts scored 66 points…but gave up 86.
Tennessee will have to overcome the odds and 3 of the first 4 games on the road vs playoff teams from last season. Jake Locker says his foot is fine and RB Shonn Green 5'8" 233lbs, has been ashed to lose weight.
This division is much improved and the Titans could easily find themselves in last place
Jacksonville had what many are calling the best draft in the NFL. Adding QB Blake Bortles, WR’s Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson will help this team that scored only 15 pts per game while surrendering 28.
Scott told us about the new scoreboard the Jags have, maybe they can put more points on it this season.
A new hope in Jacksonville…and a new attitude and maybe a winning season.
Houston finished a dismal 2-14. they have a new coach, Billy O’Brien and a new QB. They added the first pick in the draft in Clowney to strengthen that defense. Andre Johnson is still on the team and the future looks bright…sort of. Are we are looking at an 8-8 team if Fitzpatrick is really your starting QB
The NFC South is perhaps the hardest division to pick.
Carolina 12-4 div 5-1
New Orleans 11-5 div 5-1
Atlanta 4-12 div 1-5
Tampa Bay 4-12 div 1-5
The Panthers are coming off a season that had them on the short end of the best NFC line up in a while. Seattle or San Francisco were sure to be the NFC representative in the SB which left the Panthers home watching. Was it opportunity lost? With the Saints as good as ever and Atlanta and Tampa Bay arguably the two most likely to improve on last season the division is anything but a sure thing.
The New Orleans Saints are coming off an 11-5 season and will probably duplicate that this season. With TE/WR Jimmy Graham in the fold and Drew Brees , who says he wants to play until he’s 45, ready to light up defenses again the Saints are always in the mix. The Saints were 1 of just 3 teams unbeaten at home last season (Cin & NE).
Atlanta had one of the most surprisingly bad seasons in the NFL last year and it went mostly unnoticed in flyover country because of the Houston 2-14 debacle. This team has a solid foundation, good coaching, good QB, excellent receivers in White and Jones, and a good defense…but can they win games?
Shorty says yes and watch out Carolina and New Orleans.
Tampa Bay has the dreadful position of playing in a division with Carolina, New Orleans and Atlanta. Their opponents this season are the NFC North and the AFC North plus the Rams and the Redskins. Not a cupcake schedule for a team many are projecting to rise…Shorty is not in that school.
The NFC South could be the second best division in the NFL
New Orleans 11-5
Tampa Bay 5-11
don't be distracted by this beauty
Next week we move to the North of each conference of the NFL and the following week we will finish up with the West’s and Shorty’s playoff picture.
I heard there were MLB trade deadline moves but I’m guessing my Thursday brother Lanz will take care of that----------->
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