Well welcome to the 2nd installment of the mildly popular Nostradamus effect. The division is of course the NFC East home of the SB champs NY Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. I chose this division since we play them this year. We play 3 of them in the first few weeks in back to back away games vs. NYG and DAL, capped off by a Home game against WASH. No wonder we got a bye week right after. Then of course we host PHI later in the year at home (looking forward to that one especially given our history during our SB era. So with that being said let’s get started.
Dallas Cowboys are a pretty balanced team on both offense and defense and made some pretty good moves this offseason (Jerry Jones collects top name football players every year) They drafted of course the player I wanted Morris Claiborne, They made the most offseason improvements on defense this year with a couple of curious and key offensive moves. That of course the signings of Kyle Orton and Rudy Carpenter, while Carpenter is a backup Orton could start. So my prediction the Cowgirls will start the season while the Cowboys will finish it and after the Bye, Orton will be the starting QB and they could get a wild card since they finish 9-7 and perhaps the biggest change is Romo will be traded to Oakland.
The NY Giants and their fans are living it up after winning the SB, as they should be. Funny thing is every year when a team wins it people start rumbling things like repeat and dynasty. Well the Giants may well be a Dynasty winning 2 in 5 years but can they repeat? They have the offense, although they lost Manningham they got Randle a younger version of him, they really made some good offseason moves. I like the Wilson pick he’s a nice consolation to Martin but is no slacker. My prediction is the Giants were in the top 10 offense last year and this year will win the division. They put the right pieces in play to compete for another SB and go 11-5 but think they lose the NFC championship game against…………..
The Philadelphia Eagles or as a friend calls them The Yuckdelphia Feagles had a top flight offense last year and a defense that did well also. They made some really good offseason moves and stand to change the perception about their “dream team misnomer failure”. There is a lot of pressure on the team still to live up to the expectations they created and history is against them as they are the only team in the division without a SB win. My prediction, this team fights in every game but something isn’t quite right, they have the stars but have to pull it together towards the end. They finish slightly worse ay 7-9 and Andy Reid finally loses his job.
The Washington Redskins have made a huge investment in their #2 overall pick in RG3, then they drafted Kirk Cousins 2 picks later????? Bruce Allen strikes again! But Wash did collect a lot of “right fit” players for Shanahans team this offseason and appear to be looking to build on their new franchise QB. I think they have a melting pot of potential and will be a contender very soon. My prediction is that this team has another losing season as there are too many new pieces to their puzzle, something I like to call the “2011 Eagle’s effect” and will struggle to click. 7-9 is the final result.
Ok well that’s all for now, hope you enjoyed. Remember suggestions and improvements are welcome. Also I am looking to change the name, I hastily chose the on psychics name I knew but it doesn’t have much relevance. I toyed with maybe “My magic 8-ball says” so here’s a poll. Thanks guys.