As the dust settles on the 2017 preseason and the Jacksonville Jaguars and 31 other teams turn their collective attention toward the regular season, Coloring With Teal takes a look at the current balance of power within the NFL.
Hi Readers! Hope you are all having a nice Labor Day holiday!
As I was saying, Blake Bortles is the Second Coming of…
Wait, that’s the start of a different article altogether. Sorry. Let’s try again.
As the dust settles on the 2017 preseason and the Jacksonville blah blah blah NFL.
Hey everybody! Who’s up for some FOOOTBAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL??
All four of you who clicked on this title, thank you for joining us. Today, we’re going to have a look at the current state of the NFL as we, with doubt and dismay, careen ever so wildly toward another season of Jaguars Football and the NFL. What I want to do is look at the teams, grouped by division, and do my best to make fun of them. Along the way, as I do with the Draft, I’ll maybe, possible, perhaps, put some effort into it and offer some armchair thoughts on a particular team.
As usual, keep in mind that the following Power Rankings (NOTE: capitalized to indicate Major Importance) are random thoughts and musings and should not be taken as serious journalistic analysis. To wit:
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I gave some thought as to how I would structure this. I figured: if it is a straight-up power rankings, the readership might expect me to produce one weekly. Unfortunately, that’s just too much for me and my schedule. Plus, my style would wear out by the end of the first quarter of the first game. However, if I offer it as a semi-seasonal listing, I might be able to get away with it. So I’ll offer this and maybe drop a more serious one later in the season. Furthermore, I’ll stick with just the American Football Conference (AFC) since the two conferences don’t really affect the other in the pecking order until the Super Bowl anyway.
Here’s ESPN.com commenting on former coach Philbin’s thoughts on Tannehill in 2014.
One out of eight done. Next up:
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Remember when Jacksonville was part of the AFC North? Well, back when it was the “Centeral” division. We used to compete with the Steelers for the AFC Central crown. Ahhh, the good old days.
Here is a reference to consider for the Red Rifle.
For years, people have considered the AFC South the cellar of the NFL. I disagree, but these four teams do need to get it together. Now, I have to set aside my fandomness and try to project objective thought. Here goes:
Here’s Vic Ketchman, formerly at Jaguars.com, commenting about Quinn Gray and the clamor from the fanbase in 2006.
Reference: Colts fire GM Grigson.
How many of you are planning to read after this division? As a scientist, I like experiments. Here’s an experiment you can help me with: comment below whether or not you read past the AFC South rankings. I’m just curious, and also I really want to hear your thoughts. Oh, and don’t forget to include “CWT is one of the best article series on a Jaguars website.” (wink-wink)
Rounding out the American Football Conference, we take a look at the four clubs west of the Mississippi River:
So that’s that. We’ll see how the Jaguars fare in the first quarter of the season. Share your thoughts below in the Comments section!
P.S. — You know what? It doesn’t feel right to conclude without tossing at least a couple of potshots at those teams who are easy targets, so…
The Bears lost Jay Cuttle-er and moved on to Mitch Trubisky, which likely spells another fourth-place seat in the NFC North division.
San Francisco is still trying to find their way out of a paper bag. Suckers!
Ahhhh, there, that feels better. Have a great season, Jag fans!