It’s late August and classes are back in session for kindergarten and grades one through 12.
Hence, there’s no better time for us to show what we were able to learn during summer school.
Here are our preseason reports cards for each of the NFL’s 32 teams.
How did we come to these conclusions? It is based on a team’s performance on the field followed by the aftermath of those contests. This is not an offseason evaluation, nor is it a forecast for the upcoming 2014 campaign.
Keep in mind that we are grading the preseason. This is about indications, not indictments.
Hence, don’t assume a team with a winning preseason record garnered a high mark. On the other hand, a poor showing this summer doesn’t necessarily add up to failure.
So here are the results of our findings. Rest assured we have done our homework, so there’s no need for us to stay after school.
One historical note: It is worth a mention that only one team has gone winless in preseason and won the Super Bowl the same season. That would be the Washington Redskins during the 1982 strike-shortened campaign, in which they captured Super Bowl XVII.
Just in case the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts were wondering.