Sometimes teams have the tools to win, but cant seem to find that missing piece to that puzzle. For example, their coaching strategy may not suit their style of play.
Today in the NFL parity is becoming the name of the game, every year some new team comes out and surprises us. Take for example the Tennesee Titans for years they had just been a mear bubble team that had the tools to be a contender. Then recently last year they were able to put it all together and take the title from the Colts as the champions of the AFC South division.
As many teams playoff fortunes are falling faster then U.S Airways Flight 1549, you have to ponder the question:
Who are these teams Sully Sullenberger?
Well, to answer that question lets have a look at some of the teams that could possibly surprise us all.
The 49ers are on the right track right now. They have Mike Singletary, who is a coach who doesn't take no for an answer.
That is what kind of coach this team needs. First of all they draft one of the best players in Collage Football: Michael Crabtree.
Crabtree is one of those once-every-10-years players who will breakout in the NFL as a Pro Bowler, and doesn't San Fransisco have a history of developing Pro Bowl wide receivers? (Terrell Owens and Jerry Rice.)
Also they have one of the best running backs in the league Frank Gore, who can explode into a 100-yard game every time he walks on a football field. Look for San Fransisco to give the Cardinals a serious run for the division title.
Reason: The Redskins fired out of the gates last year, going 6-2 in there first eight games. Looking like the Jim Zorn era had taken off at full speed, unfortunately the Redskins weren't able to pull iit together in the ending stretch. Ending the seaon 8-8, and leaving many experts asking if Josh Cambell should be the Redskins starting QB.
Although problems on offense last year, the Redskins were a dominant team finishing beinng in the top 10 in nearly every defensive category. With he additions of bruisers Albert Haynesworth and Brian Orakpo, the Redskins will be a dominant run stoping team. Which will help a lot considering they are in a division with Brandon Jacobs Brian Westbrook, and Marion Barber, all great runningbacks that they will cross paths with six times next season.
With games aginst Detroit, St. Louis, Oakland, Kansas City and Denver, that is five games they should easily win. Games lagainst the Saints, Bucceners, and Cowboys should go either way considering that they beat two of those teams last year.
Look for the Redskins to do good this and hopefully have some closure. They have an easy schedule and a lot of home games that they could win they will be a team that should not be taken lightly next year.
Lat Years Record: 8-8
Remember in 2006 when the Houston Texans drafted Mario Williams and everyone was saying how it was a huge mistake passing up Reggie Bush.
Well, it looks like Houston made a good choice. Williams was seventh in the league in sacks last year and fourth the year before that.
The Texans have many young talented players like Andre Johnson who lead the league in receiving Yards and Steve Slaton who was third in rookie rushing yards.
Their QB trouble look to be a thing of the past as the Texans were third in passing yards last year, the Texans have a good Offense and a above average defense and should have a good 2009.