Clackwoods Posted July 23, 2009 Report Share Posted July 23, 2009 I was examining our situation and our schedule and I was thinking to myself that we have to win the first week against Denver. They had a horrendous defense last year and they lost their franchise QB. Their entire team is in dissaray and the players aren't fully behind their coach. If we lose that game our confidence will be shot and we will go into the first half of our schedule mentally drained.Week 2- Green Bay- They have a solid offense and a good, young defense. Had they not lost a bunch of games in the fourth quarter last season they would have been a playoff team, we will have our hands full with them, but we can beat them if we get that win in week 1.Week 3- Pittsburgh- Defending champs, Hopefully we have some confidence from games 1 and 2 and we are able to sustain some pass rush to expose their week offensive line. If we can win the first two it will give our young line the confidence needed to handle Pittsburgh's ridiculous defense. We always have problems with them at home.Week 4- Cleveland- They don't have a clear cut leader on Offense, they traded away their best offensive weapon and they have a new coach. Mangini did well in his first year in New York, but this is the AFC North. We should win this game pretty easily unless we lose the first three and we are decimated.Week 5- Baltimore- They lost a starting MLB, a starting safety and most importantly their D-Coordinator. You want to know the importance of a D Coordinator look at what happened to Chicago when Rivera left a couple years ago. They don't have any receivers and their QB is vastly overrated. I predict a big drop off for the Ravens, this is a very winnable game.Week 6- Houston- Damn good offense, but their QB has injury issues that he is always facing. They have an up and coming defense, but I still think they are a year away from being a playoff contender. If our Oline is meshing and our offense isn't banged up we should beat them.Week 7- Chicago- Picked up a Franchise QB, but they don't really have receivers to throw to. They have a good, but aging defense and Oline. I wouldn't be surprised to see them banged up by this point on both sides of the ball. It is at home which gives us a big advantage, I expect that we can win this game and I think we will.Going into the Bye week we could be as good as 6-1 or as bad as 2-5. We will most likely IMO be around 5-2 or 4-3 going into this week. If we don't win in week one that may shatter the optimism on the team and cause our young Oline to fall apart. If we can get to the bye week with a winning record we will be set because four of our next five games are against IMO subpar teams in the Ravens, Lions, Browns, and Raiders. Lets go out and win week 1. I am going to be at PBS to see the fate of our entire season determined! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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