#CouchCoachLive 2017 NFL Preview: AFC West


The Fellas of CouchCoachLive previewed the AFC West as they discussed the following:

-Is the Raiders poised for a Super Bowl run with a healthy Derek Carr?

– Who will be the starting QB in Denver? Will we Chad Kelly this season?

– Can Melvin Gordon improve in his 3rd year?

– Will the Chiefs win the AFC West?
The Fellas also discussed each teams top 2 games to watch and gave their 2017 predictions and more, Check out the full preview right here!

#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

#NFLPreview2016: NFC North 

Packers (12-4) : After a devasting loss to the Cardinals in the Divisonal round the Packers return back with a healthy Jordy Nelson. The Packers have arguably the best QB in the NFL in Aaron Rodgers who posted 31 TDS & 8 INT (worst since his 1st year as the starting QB). HC Mike McCarthy will call plays on the Offense that will feature a multitude of weapons. The running back core features a slim & trim Eddie Lacy , Jame Starks & FB Aaron Ripkowski ( who replace fan favorite John Kuhn). The health of Jordy Nelson is the biggest question mark facing the Packers , but the WR core is fairly stacked with Randall Cobb (14 drops), Devante Adams , Ty Montgomery & TE Richard Rodgers (No Hoodies) will give Aaron Rodgers a plethora of options. Dom Capers “Base 30” front will cause havoc on opposing offenses. The front is an attack blitz that will feature stud DT Mike Daniels who had 5 sacks & 7 tackles for a loss in 2015. The line also features Letroy Guion, & Kenny Clark ( replaces BJ Raji) . Clay Mathews (8 sacks 14 Tackles for a loss) leads the LB core featuring Julius Peppers, Jake Ryan & Blake Martinez. The secondary is solid with CB’s Sam Shields , Demarious Randall & Safties Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix , Morgan Burnett. I expect the Packers to make a deep run to the playoffs with a possible run to SB51

Vikings (9-7) : The Vikings have arrived!!!!!…..Not so fast . After a 11-5 campaign in 2015 the Vikings return with a chip on their shoulder. QB Teddy Bridgewater lead the Vikings to the 29th ranked offense. RB Adrian Peterson carried the ball 327 times ( 1,485 yards 11 TDs) . At 31 years old Adrian Peterson still posses elite acceleration that amplifies his vision and patience to create holes. WR core is young and has immense potential with Rookie Laquon Treadwell, Stephon Diggs , Cordell Patterson coupled with talented Kyle Rudolph ( career high 49 receptions in 2015) . The Offensive line is lead by Matt Kahlil and Alex Boone. The Defense is the stacked as HC Mike Zimmer and D Coordinator George Edwards head a  scheme that questions if linebackers will drop coverage or blitz. DE Everson Griffen posted double digits sacks once again in  2015 & looks to add to that in 2016. The linebacker core is lead by 3 down linebackers in Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks & Chad Greenway. Xavier Rhodes &Terrence Newman leads the CB position , While Harrison Smith & newly acquired Michael Griffin leads the safeties. This team is on rise to say the least look out . 

Bears(6-10) : Jay Cutler actually had a good season last year 0nly threw 11 ints under former Offensive coordinator Adam Gase ( current Dolphins HC) . Losing Matt Forte (2nd all time leading rusher in Bears history) is a daunting task hopefully fantasy football stud Jermey Langford can fill Forte’s role. Kevin White returns from injury and teams with Alshon Jeffery to help enhance the receiver core. The sneaky move I love from the Bears is the move of Kyle Long moving to RG. The defense that we have came to know as the “Monsters of the Midway ” is not walking through this door. Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio implement a 3-4 defense lead by LB Pernell McPhee . Acquiring Super Bowl champion Danny Trevathan to help bolster their linebacker core. The secondary has a interesting mixture of youth and experience( CB :Tracy Porter , Kyle Fuller , Safties : Harold Jones-Quartey , Adrian Amos). Expect another cold winter and season in Chicago. 
Lions (4-12) – Is it 1997 or 2016? Both years saw the face of the franchise leave in the prime of their careers. Like 1997 when Barry Sanders left , Calvin Johnson announced at the age of 30 that he’s hanging up the cleats. Matt Stafford adjusted to Jim Bob Cooter’s offense in the 2nd half of the 2015 season ( 19TDS 2Ints) . Ameer Abdullah showed slight flashes last season ( 597 Yrds 2 TDS) coupled with Theo Riddic and Steven Ridley. Losing Calvin Johnson is devasting to the receiving core , insert Golden Tate ( 90 rec 813 Yrds 6TDS) , Marvin Jones and newly acquired Anquan Boldin to help fill the void.  The Denfense took several steps back in 2015 ( 2014 Ranked #2 in total D) as they were ranked #23 in total defense. The DLine has talent as Ezekiel Ansha (30 sacks in 1st 46 games) leads this group alongside Devin Taylor , Wallace Gilbery & Haloti Ngata. LB DeAndre Levy returns to a linebacker core that is emerging as a unit. The secondary remains sold with corners Tahir Whitehead & Daruis Slay with safeties Rafael Bush & Glover Quinn. It’s goin to be a long year Detriot ! bundle up!!

The Final Couch Coach 2014 NFL Mock Draft!!!!


Couch Coach Final 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Houston Texans    1)  Texans :Jadeveon Clowney DE, South Carolina – I don’t expect the Texans will make this pick .I predict them to trade down to maybe Jacksonville to get Khalil Mack.

St. Louis Rams      2) Rams : Sammy Watkins WR, Clemson- The Rams strengthen their wide-out core and officially place the NFC West on notice.

Jacksonville Jaguars3) Jaguars : Khalil Mack OLB, Buffalo- The Jags might end up getting Clowney, either way they will get a great player.

Cleveland Browns   4) Browns: Blake Bortles QB, UCF- Bortles will be a project and will be  Brian Hoyer’s back-up…consider Mike Evans in this pick as well.

Oakland Raiders   5) Raiders : Mike Evans,WR,Texas A&M- Best available player at this point.

Atlanta Falcons    6) Falcons : Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn- The Falcons grab the biggest steal in the draft.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers     7) Buccaneers :Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt- The Bucs take a reach and grab the talented DE that is needed.

Minnesota Vikings      8) Vikings:Johnny Manizel QB Texas A&M- The most polarizing player in this years draft land in Minnesota.

Buffalo Bills     9) Bills : Eric Ebron ,TE, North Carolina- The Bills need a play-maker & he fits the mode. Ebron will be the Offensive Rookie of the Year!!

Detroit Lions 10)  Lions :Justin Gilbert CB, Oklahoma State- Cornerback is the Lions biggest hole; Gilbert makes perfect sense at 10.

Tennessee Titans   11)Titans : Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA- One of the best LB in this years draft, the former RB will make an immediate impact.

New York Giants 12) NY Giants : Jake Mathews,OT,Texas A&M- The biggest slide of the draft.

St. Louis Rams  13) Rams: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama- Best available DB at this point.

Chicago Bears 14) Bears: Kyle Fuller,CB,VA Tech- The Bears need help desperately in the secondary.

Pittsburgh Steelers   15) Steelers :Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan- Steelers take Lewan since Fuller is off the board, the Steelers need O-Line help.

Dallas Cowboys16) Cowboys: Timmy Jernigan, DT, FSU- Cowboys take a leap to get Timmy.

Baltimore Ravens    17) Ravens : Cyrus Kouandjo, OT, Alabama- The Ravens also love C.J Mosley, but must make O-Line their top pick.

New York Jets     18) Jets: Odell Beckham WR, LSU- The Jets need to surround Geno with formidable weapons.

Miami Dolphins   19) Dolphins : Jawaun James, OT, Tennesse- Can James start at RT (a position that is needed in the worst way)

Arizona Cardinals   20) Cardinals : Derek Carr QB , Fresno State- Project QB to sit for a year or two while Carson Palmer enters the twlight of his carrer.

Green Bay Packers      21) Packers: Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illions – The Packers must fill their secondary in first round.

Philadelphia Eagles   22) Eagles: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State- Best CB on the board at this stage.

Kansas City Chiefs     23) Chiefs: Marquise Lee WR, USC- Lee fits the mold for Andy Reid and company.

Cincinnati Bengals      24) Bengals: Jason Verett CB, TCU- Helps fill their gaping hole at CB position.

San Diego Chargers        25) Chargers: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State- Chargers take full advantage of rich CB supply in 1st round.

Cleveland Browns          26) Browns : Cody Latimer, WR Indiana- Speed reciever  that Blake Bortles will love.

New Orleans Saints     27) Saints: Zack Martin, OG, Notre Dame- Needs help on the O-Line.

Carolina Panthers      28)Panthers: Morgan Moses, OT, UVA- Panthers have hole at WR &CB , but can’t pass up on Moses.

New England Patriots         29) Patriots: Joel Bitnoio OG, Nevada – A true Patriot Way pick to the fullest..

San Francisco 49ers           30) 49ers: Brandin Cooks WR, Orgeon State- The 49ers need another wide-out to help Kap.

Denver Broncos           31) Broncos:  Ryan Shazier OLB, Ohio State- The Broncos need a physical line-backer and he’s the best available.

SEA            32) Seahawks: Austin Seferian-Jenkings TE, Washington- Another weapon for Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champs.

Couch Coach 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0





Couch Coach 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

Houston Texans    1)  Texans :Jadeveon Clowney DE, South Carolina

St. Louis Rams            2) Rams : Greg Robinson OT, Auburn

Jacksonville Jaguars     3) Jaguars : Sammy Watkins WR, Clemson

Cleveland Browns   4) Browns: Johnny Manziel QB, Texas A&M

Oakland Raiders   5) Raiders : Khalil Mack  OLB ,Buffalo

Atlanta Falcons    6) Falcons : Jake Mathews OT , Texas A&M

Tampa Bay Buccaneers     7)Buccaners : Mike Evans WR, Texas A&M

Minnesota Vikings      8) Vikings: Blake Bortles QB, UCF

Buffalo Bills     9) Bills : Eric Ebron TE, NorthCarolina

Detroit Lions 10)  Lions : HA HA Clinton-Dix FS , Alabama

Tennessee Titans   11)Titans : Aaron Donald DT, Pittsburgh

New York Giants 12) NY Giants : Zack Martin OG,  NotreDame

St. Louis Rams  13) Rams: Taylor Lewan OT, Michigan

Chicago Bears 14) Bears: Timmy Jernigan DT, FSU

Pittsburgh Steelers   15) Steelers : Darqueze Dennard CB, Michigan State

Dallas Cowboys16) Cowboys: Anthony Barr OLB, UCLA

Baltimore Ravens    17) Ravens : Jimmie Ward SS, Northern Illinois

New York Jets     18) Jets: Kyle Fuller CB ,VA Tech

Miami Dolphins   19) Dolphins : Justin Gilbert CB ,Oklahoma State

Arizona Cardinals   20) Cardinals : Derek Carr QB , Fresno State

Green Bay Packers      21) Packers: Ryan Shaizer OLB, Ohio State

Philadelphia Eagles   22) Eagles: Odell Beckham Jr WR, LSU

Kansas City Chiefs     23) Chiefs: Marquise Lee WR, USC

Cincinnati Bengals      24) Bengals: Jason Verett CB, TCU

San Diego Chargers        25) Chargers: Louis Nix DT, Notre Dame

Cleveland Browns          26) Browns : Brandon Cooks WR, Orgeon State

New Orleans Saints     27) Saints: Dee Ford DE, Auburn

Carolina Panthers      28)Panthers: Jawaun James OT, Tennesee

New England Patriots         29) Patriots: Joel Bitnoio OG, Nevada

San Francisco 49ers           30) 49ers: Cody Latimer WR, Indiana

Denver Broncos           31) Broncos: Morgan Moses OT, UVA

SEA            32) Seahawks: Austin Seferian-Jenkings TE, Washington