The 2012 season is going to be a wild one, that's for sure. I think I've got my Superbowl picks and I'm ready to share them!
For the AFC I have chosen the New England Patriots. I choose them because I think there is more to that team than just Belichick and Brady. They have two great tight ends who will be unstoppable this season. They've also got six star recievers, Welker, Lloyd, Gaffney, Branch, Edelman, Slater, and potentionally Stallworth if he can make the roster. If they have all six, or maybe seven then they can get everyone a breather and a resting break so they always have fresh feet on the fields for Brady. Then you've got four versatile running backs. But most likely, only three will make it. With those four you've got Ridley, Vereen, Addai, and Woodhead. I just don't think they'll get rid of Woodhead, he has had some production for them in the past. I also don't think they'll get rid of Addai, because he can be a productive back and also being the veteran that he is, he may mentor the younger players. Vereen and Ridley had very little production in the 2011 season. Vereen only having only having 15 touches and Ridley 87 with 441 yards averaging 5.1 yards per carries. That really opened up some eyes in New England. So if it came down to it I believe, Vereen would get cut. But maybe all four will stay on the roster. They have a strong offensive line for Brady and for the running backs to carry the ball. Then on their defense they have a big D-line with Wilfork and Love clogging up the holes so no one can ge through. Then for defensive ends/linebackers with Rob Ninkovich, Dont'a Hightower, Jerod Mayo, and Brandon Spikes. Four good linebackers. When Ninkovich and Hightower rush as defensive ends, they are very elite pass rushers. In the secondary they have two good cornerbacks and an elite safety. At conerback they have McCourtey and Arrington combining for 9 interceptions last season. Patrick Chung, the safety had a good season last year with, an interception and 62 tackles. If both sides of the ball stay healthy and the defense can step up from last season then they should be Superbowls winners.
For the NFC I picked the Eagles. I chose the Eagles because, they have a quarterback that can run you over and can throw it all the way down the field for a touchdown. They have a pro-bowl running back and a fantasy star who just gets better every single down. Then at wide reciever you've got Jackson, Maclin, Avant, and Cooper. Cooper is a step away from being just as good as a reciever as the rest of them. Jackson and Maclin are two elite and can make a game changing play any possible down. At tight end you've got Brent Celek who has an unbelievable set of hands and will likely catch anything in his radius. The biggest key to Eagles success this season will be the offensive line. The o-line has to keep Vick safe and has to give McCoy room to run the ball down the defenses throat. If the o-line can do their job then you may just be able to crown the Eagles Superbowl champions now. Thier defense will be a big part to success too though. Up front you've got Cole, Babin, and Cox. Three outstanding athletes who are on their way to a great career. In the middle you've got Chaney, Rolle, and Ryans. I would have to say DeMeco Ryans will be the biggest linebacking need for success. Even though the Eagles lost a great cornerback in free agency, they still have a great one with Nnamdi Asomugha. Asomugha is a pro-bowl athlete and a leader of this team. He is a great player and can make any wide reciever look back. With Yeremiah Bell and O.J. Atogwe they should have no problem with dominating at safety. Other than the age of the players, they have nothing to worry about in the secondary at all.
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