After three weeks, a team’s record doesn’t mean much. Only three teams, the Falcons, Cardinals, and Texans, started 2012 3-0. The Cardinals, having just beat the 2-1 Eagles, only won 2 games out of their remaining 13. Patriots were 1-2, and had lost to the Cardinals and the Ravens, as were the Packers, Broncos, andContinue reading “NFL POWER RANKING: WEEK 4”
In the early goings of the Season, it looks like there might be a lot more bad/mediocre teams than actual good ones. Teams like the Chargers, Titans, and the AFC East might not be as terrible as everyone expected, while the NFC East, Colts, and AFC North look worse.
49ers – A great showing week 1 without using the option on offense. Patriots – The Patriots generally get off to a slow start while Bill Belichick is surveying his team to find its strengths. They’re venerable with some injuries right now, but once Bill figures things out they’ll be dangerous. Broncos – Peyton tookContinue reading “NFL Week 2 Power Rankings”
Once again a lot of changes this week, mostly relating to teams losing and falling off the ranks. One of the biggest adjustments I made was Ohio State and Baylor, who have both beat Buffalo with vastly different stat lines. Ohio Stat also might have to play a few games with quarterback Braxton Miller nursingContinue reading “DELI POLL: WEEK 2 TOP 25 AND HEISMAN WATCH”
Just a disclaimer: I wrote these before Thursday nights game, but I don’t think I would change much if anything. I knew Baltimore’s offense and defense would struggle early in the year and that Denver’s pass-rush would be lacking a little bit.
by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Happy college football kickoff everyone! Enjoy the games tonight and this weekend, and keep an eye on this year’s preseason Heisman hopefuls. 1. Johnny Manziel, QB I know winning it back to back is close to impossible and there’s been a lot of negativity during the offseason surrounding Johnny Football, butContinue reading “2013 Deli Poll: Preseason Heisman Watch”
There’s the USA Today Coaches Poll, The Harris Poll, The Legends Poll, and now, one week before the start of college football, I would like to introduce The Deli Poll, the newest measure of college football success. 1) Alabama 2) Ohio State 3) Stanford 4) Georgia 5) Texas A&M
#1. The Washington Nationals Team Ace: Stephan Strasburg Most Valuable Position Player: Adam LaRoche Breakout Candidate: Bryce Harper Notable Offseason Additions: Raphael Soriano, Dan Haren, Denard Span Notable Offseason Losses: Michael Morse, Edwin Jackson, Sean Burnett Biggest Team Weakness: middle of the infield
#2. The Los Angeles Angels Team Ace: Jared Weaver Most Valuable Position Player: Mike Trout Breakout Candidate: Peter Bourjos Notable Offseason Additions: Josh Hamilton, Tommy Hanson, Jason Vargas, Joe Blanton, Ryan Madson, Sean Burnett Notable Offseason Losses: Zack Greinke, Dan Haren, Torii Hunter Biggest Team Weakness: The Infield
#3. The Toronto Blue Jays Team Ace: R.A. Dickey Most Valuable Position Player: Jose Bautista Breakout Candidate: Notable Offseason Additions: Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, Melky Cabrera Notable Offseason Losses: Yunel Escobar Biggest Team Weakness: Bullpen