by Ryan Meehan
Well, it’s a good thing there were no offseason issues in the NFL this year. #Sarcasm What happened between February and September has yet again distracted us from the real talking point – The season is just about ready to start. Nobody could have foreseen that the Saints, America’s darling just two years ago, would be in the mess they currently find themselves in. On the other hand everybody could have predicted the media circus that followed Tim Tebow to Jets camp, but then again if you really cared about football you’d be focusing on other things going on around the league.
For example, when are some of these teams going to realize the importance of investing in a quality offensive line when they’re putting so much money into who’s under center? It would seem to me like you would want to have a very large portion of your roster designated for linemen on both sides of the ball. I swear to God, you can’t watch any of these NFL analysis shows for more than a minute without somebody mentioning a left guard that’s been moved over to center because the starter got the piss knocked out of him by some nose tackle.
Or perhaps the never-ending dispute that’s been raging between the officials’ union and the league? As of today, this has not been resolved and crunch time is approaching fast. What scares me more than anything is the idea that these crews haven’t had a chance to work together in preseason, so what’s going to happen when they get the deal done Wednesday morning? Are they just going to fly the A Team to Giants stadium that afternoon if they get the deal done at 9AM? And would that be the best option available when you consider the scrubs have already worked the entire preseason together?
How huge of a douche must Maurice Jones-Drew be when well over half of the teams in the league can put him to good use, but almost nobody has been able to get that done? And how long will that team’s management willing to continue to put up with him just to sell ten jerseys a week? If I got a tattoo inside of my armpit, what would it say?
But thankfully, we have all year to work those kinks out. And that’s not really the purpose of this article. First Order Historians is back in the football business once again, as we have returned from a huge summer full of interviews. It’s time to set all of that aside until February sweeps week, which we will now refer to as Super Bowl week until it occurs. These are my predictions for the 2012-13 NFL season, which are subject to being incorrect at any point during the year/all of the time. Continue reading