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#MondayMorningCouchCoach NFL Week 5 recap



1) Which Team had the biggest win in Week 5?

The Atlanta Falcons! The Falcons once again traveled west and got another huge road victory over the Denver Broncos. Is this the 2015 Falcons who had a great start then fizzled out.. Stay tuned! 


2) Which Team had the worst loss in Week 5?

The San Diego Chargers! The Chargers have basically demonstrated another way to lose. The Chargers had 4 Turnovers and critical botched snap that led to their 10th straight Divisonal loss.  


3) What Week 6 game is the most intriguing?

Falcons @ Seahawks: The Falcons once again travel west. This is a huge statement game for the Falcons! 


4) Who gets the GameBall for Week 5?

Tom Brady, QB New England Patriots: 28-40, 406 Yards , 3TDS 


5) Who’s your top 5 teams going into Week 6?

1) Minnesota Vikings 

2 New England Patriots 

3) Oakland Raiders

4) Atlanta Falcons

5A) Denver Broncos 

5B) Pittsburgh Steelers 

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)


Awards

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

 


Playoffs 

Wildcard:

Raiders over Jets

Patriots over Colts

Packers over Redskins

Seahawks over Giants
Divisional:

Steelers over Raiders

Patriots over Chiefs

Seahawks over Cardinals

Panthers over Packers

 

Championship: 

 

Steelers over Patriots

Seahawks over Panthers

 
Super Bowl:


Seahawks 31 Steelers 28

Demaryius Thomas on tweet to Josh Norman: Not trash talk, was speaking fact

At least that’s the way Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas sees it. Asked after Thursday’s practice why he posted a picture on Twitter wearing his Super Bowl ring with a tweet directed at Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman that said “Where yours at young fella,'” Thomas said he was “tired of it.”

Asked specifically why he took to Twitter to “trash-talk,” Thomas quickly responded: “It wasn’t trash. It was speaking fact. I don’t got to talk trash. It was just speaking fact and I got tired of it, so I just said something.”

Demaryius Thomas tweeted out: 

Where yours at young fella?? 😑

So……………..#RedskinsNation what are your thoughts??????

 

Josh Norman: ‘I’m the best cornerback on Earth’

So with no regular season game under your belt..Not much work in the preseason & the rumors of you getting thoroughly toasted at practice, the SELF PROCLAIMED corner Josh Norman is talking real big. I believe in being confident as an athlete, but like my father would always say, ” I hope he doesn’t let his mouth write a check, that his___can’t cash”.

What are your thoughts?? Is he the real deal, or a facade of what he wishes he was??

You fill in the blank…

 

#PutUpOrShutUp #TalkIsCheap #NFL2016season

#NFLPreview2016 : AFC North




Steelers (11-5) – The Steelers in my opinion is poised yet again to make a run in the NFL playoffs again. Last year the Steelers put up a combined 63 points against the two best scoring defenses last year ( Bengals, Seahawks ). The suspension of RB Le’Veon Bell ( 4 Games) &  WR Martavis Bryant ( All of 2016) are the biggest question marks on offense. Big Ben will have to rely on 33 year old RB Deangelo Williams for the 1st quarter of 2016. Despite the season long suspension of  Bryant the WR core is booming as Antonio Brown continues his dominance as the premier wideout in the NFL. I expect Marckus Wheaton and Sammie Coates to fill in Bryant’s absence.  The defense is comming into its owns as they adjust to the “Tampa 2 ” scheme. Look out for Stephen Tuitt as he emerge as one of the top D Ends in this Leauge . The Steelers are still the class of the AFC North and are poised for another run that could land them in SB 51. 

Ravens (9-7)- The Ravens was a uncharacteristic 5-11 last year. The core of the Ravens ( Suggs, Flacco, Smith & others) were injured for the majority of the season. The biggest question facing the Ravens is the health of Joe Flacco . The Ravens was ranked 8th (total passing) 14th (total yards) who will get a healthy receiving core finally. Benjamin Watson is a sneaky acquisition who still has gas in his tank. Terrell Suggs returns to a Ravens D who ranked 8th (total yards allowed) 10th ( passing yards allowed) & 12th (total defense). Ravens also bolstered their defensive backfield with the acquisition of Eric Weddle and former CB Lardarius Webb moves to the strong saftey spot. The Ravens rarely have concsecutive bad years and I think they bounce back. 

Bengals (8-7-1)- The window is slowly closing on the Bengals . After the wildcard loss to the Steelers the Bengals return with a healthy Andy Dalton(25tds 7INT 106.2 QBR) who sustained a thumb injury ending his season prematurely & new offensive coordinator Ken Zampese who replaces Hugh Jackson. The cupboard is stocked with a 2 headed RB attack with Jermey Hill and Giovani Benard & receiving core of AJ Green, & Brandon Lafell that will help Zampese transition into his new position. The Bengals defense was one of the NFL’ s elite defenses in 2015 (Ranked #2 in Pts allowed , 10th in sacks) . The Bengals D will be without Reggie Nelson who signed with the Raiders & Vontaze Burfict will serve a 3 game suspension . The only thing that concerns me is their questionable secondary as it’s riddled with underachieving talent with Dre Kirkpatrick & Darquez Dennard. This team takes a slight step back , but will be in the playoff hunt .

Browns (5-11) – 1st year head coach Hugh Jackson has big shoes to fill. As the city enjoyed it’s 1st major sports championship in 54 years & the city is looking for its Browns to turn it around. RG3 becomes the 25th QB to start for the Browns since 1999. The Browns will rely on a heavy running attack with RB Issiah Crowell ,Duke Johnson & company. The receiving core of the Browns has the ability to improve immensely once Josh Gordon serves his 4 game suspension . Corey Coleman , Taylor Gabriel , Ricardo Louis have the ability to gel well with Gordon . Garry Barnidge proved in 2015 that he can be an elite TE in the NFL . Defensive coordinator Ray Horton returns to the land. Horton looks to recapture the magic of 2013 , where the Browns had its best statistical defense. Hopefully Joe Haden can stay healthy. This team will take some lumps , but this team is headed in the right direction.

NBA Draft 2016: Winners & Losers

2016-NBA-mock-Draft

 

This years NBA Draft was the type of draft that we always envision (multiple trading of picks, surprise picks & college coaches calling GMs begging for them to pick their former players) .There were definitely winners and losers in this years draft so I will give you top 3 winners and top 3 losers…

 

Winners: 

Orlando Magic: The Magic pulled off the biggest trade of the draft in their favor. Losing Victor Oladipo is major but the Magic need a all-star caliber guy whp can take them to the next level. Acquiring Serge Ibaka will give the Magic a legitimate defensive presence that will bode well with Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier & company. I expect Serge to become a all-star and taking the Magic to another level.

Phoenix Suns: The Suns biggest need was to solidify their front court. Drafting Croatian sensation Dragan Bender and trading up to draft Marquese Chriss will address the Suns needs immediately. The Suns are now Kentucky U of guards once again by drafting Tyler Ulis ( 5’9 who has a Celtics Isaiah Thomas type of abilities) teaming up w/ Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker, & Archie Goodwin.

Atlanta Hawks : The Hawks prior to the draft may have struck gold by trading Jeff Teauge. I’m  only saying that its gold because of the fact that Teauge was on the trading block for the majority of the 15-16 season and to come away w/ a lottery pick is a heck of a deal. Drafting Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry will provide the Hawks two excellent wing defenders and  guys with eons of college experience.

 

 

LOSERS

Boston Celtics: You had one Job and one Job only….Trade your picks for a viable starter who can make an immediate impact…HELL you had 8 PICKS…this is what they did with the picks  (Disclaimer : you may only know 3 of them tops!!)..(Source ESPN)

1 (3): Jaylen Brown, SF, California

1 (16): Guerschon Yabusele, PF, France

1 (23): Ante Zizic, C, Croatia

2 (45): Demetrius Jackson, PG, Notre Dame

2 (51): Ben Bentil, PF, Providence

2 (58): Abdel Nader, PF, Iowa State

Traded away: Nos. 31 and 35 to the Grizzlies

Traded for: 2019 Grizzlies first-round pick

The Celtics are on the verge of becoming a 50 plus wining team and it was contingent on a strong draft. Hopefully a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Free-agent will land in their lap.

Milwaukee Bucks: THON MAKER…Need i say more…I understand Jalen Rose stating that we are in the age of position-less basketball, but getting a guy who is similar to your  best player ( German Freak) at #10 is the biggest stretch since The Cavs drafting Anthony Bennett #1 in 2013. Maker is a raw prospect who at this point is the biggest mystery going forward

Sacremento Kings: Are you surprised that the Kings are on this list? They have been on this list damn near every year specially this decade. They are the Clippers of the 80’s 90’s and the early 2000s when it comes to NBA Draft …just cant get it right to save their lives. First you trade down to get Georgious Papaginaonis , a German big-man then you draft Skal Labissiere ( a stretch power forward at best). I give the kings a crumb of kudos by drafting Malachi Richardson who is a excellent scorer who has great length..

 

 

 

 

 

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