Monday Morning Quarterback Part II

By BOP Staff

September 12, 2012

Damn kids these days.

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Kim Hollis: What are your NFL predictions for the 2012 season?

Jason Barney: The Patriots looked pretty good today. Since I am a Patriots fan, I have to say that I think Brady is on the verge of getting some of the respect he deserves in the "Best QB of All Time" discussion. If he wins one more Superbowl the discussion is over, and the guy is still playing.

Patriots over Falcons in the Superbowl.

Jim Van Nest: Colt fans will be up in arms when Peyton Manning proves to still be an MVP caliber QB. Three years from now when Andrew Luck wins his first MVP and Peyton is retired, they'll feel differently. The Rams, Browns, Cardinals, Seahawks and Dolphins will all still suck. The Eagles, Cowboys, Chargers and Jets will still choke. The Broncos, Bears, Redskins, Bengals and Colts will improve. The Packers, Steelers and Ravens will not.

NFC Championship: Falcons over Giants
AFC Championship: Broncos over Patriots

Super Bowl: Broncos over Falcons 34-19




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Reagen Sulewski: I predict that the Denver Broncos will be the most interesting team to watch on the field. I predict that the New York Jets will be the most interesting team to watch off the field. I predict feisty Detroit Lions team will surprise people in the playoffs. I predict the Arizona Cardinals will be drafting Matt Barkley.

Tim Briody: The rookie QB's that are seemingly everywhere will make this a fun one to watch. RGIII won't play like that every game but I hope he and Luck have long careers ahead of them.

David Mumpower: While I like that a couple of folks have correctly picked the Falcons to reach the Super Bowl, I am horrified that you picked against them in the end. I can understand Jim, the Broncos superfan picking with his heart, but Jay has selected a team that seems to prefer losing in the Super Bowl to winning these days.

I bragged for a year that I picked the Super Bowl contests in 2010 but then Green Bay's upset loss to the Giants kept me from duplicating the feat. I mention this now because I understand the mathematical unlikelihood of ever being this close again two years in a row. So what I can say with confidence is that my picks are almost assuredly wrong. As such, I will not be selecting the Atlanta Falcons since I love them the way that a baby loves its mother's milk.

The two teams I believe will meet in the Super Bowl are (again) the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans.

Kim Hollis: I think that we'll see a lot of the rookie quarterbacks get benched as the season moves on. Brandon Weeden does not deserve to be on the field. He can't find his way out of a flag, let alone lead a team. I also am enjoying watching the game transition to a point where the wide receivers and tight ends are more critical than the running backs. Maybe it's because there are so few elite running backs, but it does seem easier to scheme against the run at this point, while all the creative plays are being done on the passing attack.

I am never good at picking winners, but I think I like San Francisco versus Baltimore. Which I guess means I like Harbaughs.


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