#MondayMorningCouchCoach  NFL Week 3 Recap

1) Which team had the biggest win in Week 3?

– The Minnesota Vikings! I was shocked that the Vikings ( despite losing Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson) pulled off the biggest upset of the week. The Panthers are lights out at home. When the Vikings were down 10-0 in the 1st quarter I definitely didn’t think they would reel off 22 straight points to defeat the defending NFC Champs. Mike Zimmer’s Vikings are playing with a chip on their shoulders. 

2) Which team had the biggest loss in Week 3?

– The New York Jets.  Losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 24-3! Early on I predicted the Jets to make the playoffs due to the re-signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick….<Insert Egg on my face> . I totally understand that QBs and other players have bad games, but 6 INTS Fitzy…..really ….GTHO…..! I honestly thought a game vs the Chiefs would be a statement game boy was I wrong……

3) Which (3-0) team is unlikely to make the playoffs?

In my opinion every (3-0) team currently will make the playoffs, but out of the 5 undefeated teams I think Minnesota Vikings will not make the playoffs. They have a favorable schedule down the stretch , but they still have to go to Lambeau Field on Christmas Eve in a battle for the NFC North tittle. 

4) Who gets the GameBall for week 3?

T.Y Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts : 8 Rec , 174 Yrds, 1 Td 

5) Who’s your Top 5 Teams going into week 4:

1) New England Patriots 

2) Denver Broncos

3) Minnesota Vikings 

4) Philadelphia Eagles 

5) Baltimore Ravens 

#MondayMorningCouchCoach NFL Week 3 Picks 

In honor of week 3, I have 3 bold declarations for week 3:

– A 2015 Divsional Winner will fall to 0-3! 

– 2 AFC East teams will win their first game!

– A rookie QB will lead their team to a victory in a battle for state bragging rights!

Last week( 7-7) , YTD ( 15-13)

Week 3 picks 

Texans 24   Patriots 17

Bills 31   Cardinals 27

Titans 31   Raiders 16

Dolphins 27   Browns 14

Jaguars 28   Ravens 27

Packers 17   Vikings 14

Giants 37    Redskins 27
Buccaners 31    Rams 9

Seahawks 19  49ers 10

Jets 27    Chiefs 24

Colts 32    Chargers 28

Eagles 20    Steelers 17

Cowboys 30  Bears 9

Saints 34   Falcons 28

#MondayMorningCouchCoach NFL Week 2 picks





Last Week (8-6)

YTD: (8-6)


Steelers 21 Bengals 20

Lions 45 Titans 25

Ravens 24  Browns 14

Redskins 24 Cowboys 21

Giants 31 Saints 28

Patriots 21 Dolphins 14

Cheifs 35 Texans 28

Seahawks 31 Rams 24

Cardinals 32 Buccaneers 16

Jaguars 24 Chargers 21

Raiders 35 Falcons 17

Broncos 28 Colts 14

Packers 35 Vikings 17

Eagles 24 Bears 21

#MondayMoringCouchCoach Week 1 picks

Here are my picks for week 1 ! Enjoy!!!!!
Packers 37  Jaguars 27

Bills 21 Ravens 31

Bears 24 Texans 27

Browns 35 Eagles 21

Buccaners 35 Falcons 17

Vikings 14 Titans 28

Bengals 28 Jets 38

Raiders 31 Saints 34

Chargers 14 Chiefs 17

Dolphins 27 Seahawks 45

Lions 24 Colts 28

Giants 31 Cowboys 21

Patriots 24 Cardinals 21

Steelers 28 Redskins 31

Rams 17 49ers 10

Monday Morning Couch Coach #NFLPreview2016

2016 Predictions

AFC North

– Steelers 11-5 YZ

– Ravens 9-7

– Bengals 8-7-1

AFC South 

– Colts 10-6 Y

– Texans 9-7

– Jaguars 7-9

– Titans 4-12

AFC West

– Chiefs 11-5 Y

– Raiders 10-6 X

– Broncos 8-8

– Chargers 6-10

AFC East 

-Jets 11-5 Y

– Patriots 10-6 X

– Bills 8-8

Dolphins 7-9

NFC North 

-Packers 12-4 Y

-Bears 8-8

-Vikings 8-8

Lions 4-12

NFC South 

– Panthers 13-3

– Buccaners 8-8

– Falcons 7-9

-Saints 5-11

NFC West 

– Cardinals 14-2 YZ

– Seahawks 11-5 X

– Rams 7-9

-49ers 3-13

NFC East

Giants 10-6 Y

Redskins 9-6-1 X

Cowboys 8-8

Eagles 5-11

Z  ( home field throughout playoffs) Y (Divisional winner) X (Wildcard)


MVP: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

OFF P.O.Y: Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

DEF P.O.Y: JJ Watt, DE, Houston Texans

OFF R.O.Y: Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans
DEF R.O.Y: Karl Joseph, S, Oakland Raiders

Coach of the year : Jack Del Rio, Oakland Raiders

Comeback P.O.Y: Robert Griffin III , QB, Cleveland Browns




Raiders over Jets

Patriots over Colts

Packers over Redskins

Seahawks over Giants

Steelers over Raiders

Patriots over Chiefs

Seahawks over Cardinals

Panthers over Packers




Steelers over Patriots

Seahawks over Panthers

Super Bowl:

Seahawks 31 Steelers 28

Josh from Ashburn saves the Redskins 

Being a huge fan of Hard Knocks & I’m always fascinated about the process of how teams cut players. Usually before a player gets cut they receive a call to come to the coaches office and bring your playbook. It’s sounds like a typical protocol for all 32 teams right.. Well my beloved Washington Redskins dropped the ball! Ejiro Ederainen was cut by the Redskins and a fan found his playbook & several other play books in a clear trash bag near a hotel where Redskins rookies stay during Training Camp. 

The Fan now know as “Josh from Ashburn” called The Junkies Radio show & described the contents of the playbook. Josh said: “It has breakdowns and handwritten things of the new calls, like the defense change the call or whatever. He scratched it out and put the new verbiage for it. I mean it’s got everything “.  Josh also stated that the playbook had audibles with descriptions of what guys are suppose to do.

This should serve as a learning to all 32 teams in the league that when a player is cut please take their playbook . Luckily the playbook went into the right hands and possibly save their season and also the Redskins need to get the playbook from “Josh from Ashburn”

#Starting5: College Football Preview 2016

1) Who are the sleeper teams this season :

– Tennessee : The Vols are the flavor of the season and I might add it’s delicious. This team finished in the top 25 last year. The Vols took lumps as they lost to Oklahoma , Florida , Alabama and Arkansas last year. Vols fans can find solace that they remained competitive in those games. Another year of experience will help the Vols reach to the SEC Championship vs Alabama! Watch out SEC!!

– North Carolina:  The Tarheels was an onside kick away from shaking the CFP playoffs way off the axis. The Tarheels ( 11-3, 8-0 ACC in 2015) enter 2o16 with Mitch Trubiski at QB who patiently waited for this opportunity . RB Elijah Hood returns to give the Tarheels a home run hitting back who had 1,463 yards in 2015. The Tarheels return a talented Defensive backfield with two dynamic CB’s in M.J Stewart & Des Lawrence. The Tarheels must win vs Georgia in the opener & on the road vs Florida State on October 1st in order to earn a berth in the CFP.

Houston: The Cougars finished last year 13-1 including a head turning win over Florida State in the Peach Bowl. The Cougars return 11 starters including QB Greg Ward. Transfers RB Duke Catalon and WR Ra’shadd Samples are huge additions to an already potent offense. The Cougars D allowed less than 21 points per game and had a plus 21 turnover margin. What will hurt the Cougars will be their strength of schedule and not being in a power 5 conference . The only way the Cougars to make the CFP is a win over Oklahoma and if Louisville can be a top 10 team prior to their Nov 17th matchup.

2) Who are the teams that will overachieve : 

LSU: Sound crazy right? Well LSU was 9-3 and Les Miles was one foot out the door..remember? In normal universities this would have been a landmark year…hell even a good season, but at LSU it’s like being 7-6. LSU has arguably the best overall  talent coming back . Bringing back RB Leonard Fournette , and WR’s Malachi Dupree and Travis Dural should help QB Brandon Harris immensely . The biggest question mark is the defense , in which gave up 24.8 points per game ( very pedestrian in the SEC) , can new defensive coordinator Dave Aranda make a quick fix. The Tigers will be better than 9-3 but remember Alabama is real!

– Washington : Expectations are sky high for the Huskies. The Huskies are slowly becoming a Pac-12 contender. Last year the Huskies finished 7-6 and return 17 starters including QB Jake Browning. The Defense averaged 18.8 points per game.The Huskies have an emerging secondary with CB Sidney Jones and FS Bubba Baker. The biggest test will be on October 8th as the Huskies travel to play Oregon. This team will make strides and hover around the lower end of the top 25.

-Louisville : The Cardinals was one of the hottest teams in college football as they won 6 of their last 7 games. Texas A&M was the only winning team the cardinals beat during their run last season. The Cardinals was 2-4 vs bowl eligible teams & 0-3 vs top 25. The success of the Cardinals falls on the arm of QB Lamar Jackson who is a rising star in college football . Louisville will have huge test vs Florida State on Sept 17th and a trip to Death Valley as they take on Clemson on Oct 1st. The Cardinals are the flavor of the month that will sizzle fast.

3) Who are your 3 Heisman favorites and 3 Dark Horses : 


1) Deshawn Watson QB Clemson: (2015: 4,104 passing yards, 1,105 rushing yards 47 TDS) Watson is on a mission to bring Clemson a CFP championship.

2) Leonard Fournette RB LSU: ( 2015: 1,953 rushing  yards , 191.4 yards per game , 7.34 yards per carry) Nov 5th vs Alabama will define his Heisman fate.

3) Christian McCaffery RB Stanford: (2015: 3,864 all purpose yards) The straw that sirs the drink for Stanford . The most versatile player in college football.

Dark Horse:

1) Dalvin Cook RB Florida State :  (2015: 1,691 rushing yards)The success of FSU is contingent on a successful year for Cook.

2) Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma: (2015: 3,700 passing yards and 36 TDS)  If he duplicates last years stats he has to be at least invited to New York .

3) Chad Kelly QB Ole Miss ( 2015: 4,042 yards 31 TDS) The most talented QB in the SEC.



4) Predict the 4 In & 4 Out for the College Football Playoff: 

4 In :

Alabama, Michigan, Clemson , Oklahoma

4 Out:

Ohio State, Tennessee,Stanford, North Carolina

5) Who will win the College Football Playoff Championship?

The Michigan Wolverines !!!!!!