Can Cleveland Overcome Offseason Issues to Challenge in the AFC North

August 28, 2022 @ 11:48 AM

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Has any team had the spotlight on it more than the Cleveland Browns this offseason? After trading for superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson, all the talk has been about his civil lawsuits and 6-game suspension rather than the team’s potential performance. The NFL is still appealing Watson’s suspension so we won’t know the extent of his availability until closer to the start of the season. 

For now, Jacoby Brissett will be starting at least the first six games of the season after the Browns parted ways with former number one overall draft pick Baker Mayield. Brissett and Watson are polar opposites on the field, so look for Cleveland to run the ball hard with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to begin the year. One thing to .........

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How Will Colts coach Frank Reich Move on From Carson Wentz?

August 9, 2022 @ 2:25 PM

coach frank reichHow Will Frank Reich Move on From Carson Wentz? When Frank Reich re-connected with Carson Wentz in Indianapolis, many thought that it would resurrect the quarterback’s career. After all, Wentz saw success with Reich as his offensive coordinator in Philadelphia. Unfortunately for both sides, it just never worked out. Wentz was shipped off to Washington after one season with the Colts and replaced by an even older Matt Ryan.

Reich has always been seen as an intelligent coach with a great offensive mind. The problem is, it hasn’t resulted in much during his tenure there. Call it inconsistent quarterback play, call it bad luck, but Reich has never been able to take his teams very far. Now, with the third quarterback change in three.........

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Can the Colts Overcome Another Quarterback Change?

August 7, 2022 @ 4:47 PM

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There might not be any division that is more up for grabs this year than the AFC South. It seems like all four teams are in some sort of rebuild, although the Colts and Titans are clearly ahead of the pack. The Colts enter this year with most of their personnel intact, aside from one major change: Carson Wentz is out and Matt Ryan is in. Is that a net improvement? It’s hard to say. Wentz struggled in his brief stint with the Colts and not even Frank Reich could resurrect his career. Indy packed him off to Washington in an offseason trade, and the Colts acquired long-time Atlanta Falcon quarterback Matt Ryan. 

Ryan is a veteran presence that should be able to at least fill in for a year or two behind a strong offensive line. .........

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How Can Zac Taylor Take His Team Back to the Promised Land?

August 3, 2022 @ 4:44 PM

Bengals logoTaylor shocked the world last year after leading his young Bengals team to the AFC Championship, and then coming up one play short in the Super Bowl against the Rams. The 39-year-old from Norman, Oklahoma had people skeptical when he was hired as the Bengals coach after just a couple years of previous NFL coaching experience. While his first two seasons were rough, everything fell into place last season when a healthy Joe Burrow and the outstanding rookie Ja’Marr Chase rekindled their LSU connection.

The challenge for Taylor is going to be getting back to the Super Bowl, especially in a stacked AFC. Coming from the Sean McVay tree of coaching, Taylor has a strong offensive mind and it showed. The Bengals had one of the most explosive.........

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Can the Bengals Repeat Their Success in 2022/2023

August 3, 2022 @ 4:44 PM

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Can we call the Cincinnati Bengals last year’s Cinderella team? Joe Burrow and company will be out to prove us wrong this season. Cincinnati saw a magical run to the Super Bowl where they ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Rams. The Bengals knocked off the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship, as well as the Tennessee Titans and the Las Vegas Raiders. Can the Bengals repeat their successes in 2022?

Burrow showed us why the Bengals chose him first overall out of LSU. A year removed from a torn ACL, Burrow showed up on the biggest stage in the sport. It helps that he has one of the best young offensive units in the NFL, headlined by Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins at wide receiver. Remember when people had .........

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