Saturday, August 06, 2011
Moni's Going To NFL Prognosticate This Season
For fun I used to pick the winners of NFL regular season games back in the 80's and 90's and was pretty good at it, but lost interest in keeping up with NFL football for a few years after the Tennessee Traitors backstabbed all us long suffering Oiler fans and moved in 1997.
Ahem, back to the post. I can get my football hate on for 'Bottom Line Bud' Adams and the Traitors twice a year when they play their AFC South Division games against the Texans on October 23 and end the season January 1 at Reliant Stadium.
I thought about doing the TransGriot prognosticator thing for the 2010 NFL season but got distracted with other issues and before I realized it the first two weeks of the season had elapsed.
Speaking of the Texans, will this finally be the year they make it to the playoffs? Once again they start the season with their AFC South Division nemesis the Indianapolis Colts at Reliant, and hope they can repeat what they did to the Colts in last year's season opener.
With all this talent on the squad, I hope they can take it a step further and win the division. They lost six games by a touchdown or less and flip that stat and they win the division. But they wouldn't have stayed in the playoffs long with their corners and secondary getting toasted like Quiznos subs.
Well, that's why Wade Phillips was hired. The defense is getting a 3-4 makeover with Mario Williams moving to outside linebacker and free agents safety Johnathan Joseph and corner Danieal Manning being plugged in to vastly improve the Texans secondary.
Now that training camps for all 32 NFL squads are open and the NFL is about to kick off its preseason slate of games on August 11, I'm beyond ready for some football to be played. I'm also interested in seeing how all the old faces in new NFL places affect their teams and who gets to play in the Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium.
And I know y'all are waiting to see if the TransGriot can actually do a better job than those well paid NFL analysts on CBS, NBC, FOX and ESPN in picking this season's games.