In conclusion, using a point base system to rank the teams with the top team scoring three points, the second team scoring two points, the third team scoring only one point, and the last place team scoring only zero points in each category, I've came up with this ranking system.
The only category that is different in the point system is "personnel fitting scheme and philosophy". The scoring is five points for first place, three points for second place, one point for third place, and zero points for last place. The reason why I have this is because you can have the best players in the league but without these players fitting a good scheme, then they won't play to their best potential.
So this is the rankings that I've come up with.
1. San Diego Chargers (21 points): The Chargers are the realistic choice to take the division again. The Chargers have been consistent and even with the amount of players they lost, they have a answer for every person that is either gone or not with the Chargers due to hold-outs.
While teams are getting better in the AFC West, I have a tough time seeing the Chargers losing their grip on the division in 2010.
2. Denver Broncos (17 points): The Broncos still have the same team, minus Brandon Marshall and a couple of linemen on the offense.
The Broncos shouldn't get any worse than 8-8, but I have a tough time seeing them moving forward to a 10+ win season due to not many immediate additions that could contribute right away like Demaryius Thomas and Tim Tebow.
The defense should be able to play at the top of their game, but they need to tighten up in giving up too many points towards the end of the season.
3. Oakland Raiders (14 points): The Raiders had a great offseason. honestly believe they'll be better than the Broncos, but there are too many changes to the team to make a realistic guess on how well they'll do.
The Raiders do have, in my opinion, the right players to fit their scheme and philosophy. That will prove very interesting as they'll more than likely have a 10+ win season.
4. Kansas City Chiefs (7 points): The Chiefs haven't done a good job in getting the right coaches to fit their personnel roster in my opinion.
Theyalso haven't upgraded the front seven on defense which was the reason for the Chiefs not having a good run or pass defense.
They can prove me wrong this season but realistically, I have a tough time seeing them getting pass the Chargers, Broncos, or the Raiders this season.
I hope you enjoyed this article. Let the debate begin.