Wednesday, September 9, 2009
NFC East team previews
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
We've thrown a lot of information at you the last couple of days, so I wanted to make sure you haven't missed anything. Here are the team previews for the Cowboys, Eagles, Giants and Redskins. You'll be able to read our predictions for each team, features about the draft classes and some analysis from our pals at Scouts Inc.
Here's the link to our experts' predictions for the '09 season. Adam Schefter, the newest member of the ESPN.com team, got off to a very controversial start with the following picks: He has the Texans and the Bengals grabbing the AFC wild cards. Schefter has the Cowboys winning the Beast and the 49ers taking the NFC West. And in one last shocking prediction, Schefter predicted that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would win the MVP.
NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert went out on a limb and picked Texans defensive end Mario Williams to win the defensive player of the year. And yes, it's fun bolding bloggers' names instead of NFL players. AFC West blogger Bill Williamson upset many readers when he picked the Bills to be one of the AFC wild card teams. Really?
Both Seth Wickersham and Pat Yasinskas have the Cowboys headed to the Super Bowl. Seriously. That would require the Cowboys to win at least two playoff games. And you have to admire Wickersham and Williamson for their originality in picking Rey Maualuga and Larry English to win defensive rookie of the year honors.
I was the only one to predict the Dolphins as an AFC wild-card representative. My hat's off to Paul Kuharsky for picking Haloti Ngata to be the defensive player of the year. Ngata's the key to the Ravens' defense. He'll never win the award because he doesn't put up big numbers, but he's a huge part of the Ravens' success. Kudos to Kuharsky for taking the time to explain his vote in the power rankings.
If you're having trouble finding something, leave word in the comments section. We'll get you taken care of.