NFL Offseason Predictions: Is Tony Romo Trade Bait for Dallas Cowboys?
Eight teams have business to take care of in the playoffs, but everyone one else has business to take care off the field.
Coaches getting hired and fired, and players are getting released (the pink slip, the door shown their way, fired, etc).
The draft is coming soon, and hopefully the decision on the 2011-12 NFL season will be decided as well.
I am predicting 10 offseasons moves that will shock you, amaze you and maybe even scare you (depending on whether or not you take my predictions seriously at all).
10. Albert Haynesworth Gets Traded to the Texans
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You had to predict that Albert Haynesworth was going to be traded or released. The Texans are going to run a 3-4 defense which is problem considering that the big cry baby doesn't want to play in a 3-4 defense because he's not "good enough."
Gary Kubiak and Wade Phillips are just going to have to tell Haynesworth to suck it up, which is easier said then done.
Haynesworth didn't work hard enough so he could make an impact in the Redskins 3-4 defense. The Texans are going to try to get something out of Haynesworth which Shannahan didn't do.
Maybe a trade will help Haynesworth that he doesn't run the team.
I know your wondering why the Texans would trade for a guy with a big contract and an attitude of a spoiled four-year-old?
When Haynesworth is at his best he is an unstoppable. In his last year with the Titans people consider him an MVP candidate.
The way the Texans defense played this season they can't get any worse with Haynesworth.
9. Nnamdi Asomugha Signs with 49ers
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Nnamdi Asomugha is now an unrestricted free agent, and he is by far the best one out there (no offense to Donovan McNabb).
Now that the NFL has become a "passing league," you will need a shutdown corner. I look at the 49ers secondary, and...well, it doesn't look very good to me.
The Raiders have yet to name their head coach. Who knows when that will happen?
The 49ers look to improve their roster to become a true playoff team. Asomugha will boost their chances in a big way.
Asomugha won't have to move out of the state of California can arguably end up on a more talented team.
I expect the 49ers to hand Asomugha a contract he can't resist.
8. Kevin Kolb Gets Traded to the Seahawks
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Kevin Kolb wants out. He will get what he wants.
Despite the performance of Matt Hassleback against New Orleans, I do not think he will be the starting quarterback for the Seahawks next season.
He is 35 years old; he is not the future of the Seahawks. Charlie Whitehurst didn't exactly prove that he could take over the reins in Seattle, either.
The Seahawks run a West Coast offense, and Kolb is 26 years old in his prime. The only thing that might prevent this trade from happening is what the Seahawks might have to give up.
7. Vince Young Signs with 49ers
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Vince Young will be either traded or released, according to owner Bud Adams.
Even though I think the 49ers can build around Troy Smith and have success, the 49ers themselves don't seem to think that way.
Young isn't known as the flashiest guy, or even a good teammate, but he is known as a winner, and the problem with the 49ers is that they have been unable to win over the past couple of years.
So for the 49ers, signing a young, talented winner would be a great idea.
6. Donovan McNabb Signs with the Broncos
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So we are all in agreement that the McNabb era in Washington is over, right? Good.
The Broncos aren't exactly sure if Tebow is the future of the franchise at quarterback. Either way he might have to sit and develop.
Who would be a better teacher for Tebow than McNabb. The Broncos have a lot of weapons on offense, and maybe if McNabb can return back to his old self the Broncos can get back to the playoffs.
McNabb might want to be on a better team, but there aren't too many good teams out there that desperately need his services.
Denver might be the best option for McNabb.
Bronco's signing McNabb would also signify the end of Kyle Orton in Denver.
5. Bill Parcells Will Join the Bears Organization
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As old as he is, Bill Parcells is arguably the biggest football guru (no offense to Bill Belichick).
The Bears are winning now, but can they win consistently with the owners they have? I don't think so. Parcells is looking for work, and after turning the Dolphins from a 1-15 team to a playoff team there is a good chance he will find it.
Parcells could help the Bears become more of a contender. There are some Bears fans that do think the Bears ownership is part of the reason their team hasn't been able to win a championship in a while.
Hiring Parcells could earn some trust from the fanbase and might sell more tickets
4. Redskins Draft Cam Newton
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Cam Newton has decided to enter the NFL draft and is projected to be a late first-round pick.
Don't be surprised if Mike Shanahan takes him at 10th overall. Some of you might remember that he has drafted a smart quarterback with a strong arm who needed some work in the past, and that turned out pretty well.
Shanahan will be looking for a young quarterback to develop. Newton has all the physical tools. He just needs to work on his mechanics and reading NFL defenses.
The Redskins do have bigger needs to address, but it's difficult to pass on a guy with physical tools like Newton.
3. Steelers Release Hines Ward
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Some Steelers fans aren't going to like this prediction.
Hines Ward is one of the greatest players in Steelers history...but he's 34. I think the Steelers want to get younger at the wide receiver position.
Some of you are probably shaking your heads and saying that there is no way any franchise would release one of its greatest players. Well, if It happened to Marvin Harrison, it can happen to Ward as well.
2. Colts Cut Ties with Bob Sanders
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It's about time for the Colts to cut ties with Bob Sanders.
He is more injury-prone than Chad Pennington. He's played nine games in the past three seasons, after all.
He is getting paid a good bit of money, but he gets hurt way too many times to stay with the team.
Yes, when he is on the field he is by far the Colts best defensive player. But when is he ever on the field?
I don't know how the Colts are going to do it, but they will not have Bob Sanders on their roster.
1. Tony Romo Gets Traded to the Vikings
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Jon Kitna did pretty well filling in for Tony Romo.
The Cowboys have been unable to win more than just a playoff game with Romo. I think they will decide to move in another direction at quarterback.
The Vikings have questions at quarterback, and if McDaniels is going to be the Vikings offensive coordinator then they will need to get some one like Romo, who is a better fit in McDaniels' offense than someone like Joe Webb or Tarvaris Jackson.
The Cowboys might look to Stephen McGee to be their quarterback of the future or draft another quarterback, but I do not think that Romo will be their starter next year.