Tim Tebow was given one real chance to play in the NFL. It has been two years since the Denver Broncos played and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 wildcard round in OT off a throw from none other than Tim Tebow. On a team with the 20th ranked defense in the NFL he led the team from a 1-4 start when he took over to win seven games and lose four and win a division title as well as a wild card game against the Pittsburg Steelers. The Steelers also happened to have the #1 ranked defense in the NFL that year. Since then Tebow has been traded to the New York Jets, cut from the Jets, signed by the Patriots and then cut from them. Yes, we understand that the Broncos traded Tebow but who wouldn’t want Peyton Manning as their quarterback? And the Jets are just a mess. The Patriots have some guy named Tom Brady on their team. He was a sixth round draft pick so he must not be good. But does every team in the NFL have guys playing Quarterback with the last name Manning or Brady? We didn’t think so. So some of us here at The Backfield have decided to show you why Tebow should still be an NFL QB. This season there has been 53 Quarterbacks to play in an NFL game and for those of you who do not know there are only 32 NFL teams. In this article we have different views of all these Quarterbacks and what categories they fit into. Continue reading
Week eight is now over and that means the NFL regular season is now half way over. Which can only mean one thing the Brown,Bills,Buccaners and Jaguars all look to miss up another draft class in a few months. Well, alright maybe two things happen the bad team stuff and then everybody’s favorite thing MID-SEASON AWARDS so lets get started
MVP-Peyton Manning, QB, Denver- well this one is pretty obvious, Manning is on pace to shatter Brady’s touchdown recorded by 12+. he has the Broncos playing the best offensive football in the league and he deserves the award so far through 8 weeks he is on pace to break Tom Brady’s touchdown recorded.
Offensive player of the year– Jamal Charles, RB, Kansas City- Charles is a big reason the Chiefs are 9-0, as he accounts for 38% of their total offense, The Chiefs have to be careful though as they just may over use him before the playoffs.
Defnsive player of the year– Tamba Hali, DE/OLB, Kansas City- Now the real reson the Cheifs are 9-0, Their defense led by Hall which has 37 sacks, thats 10 more then the Bills who are second in the league, Hall shows no signs of slowing down any time soon
Offensive Rookie of the year- Kendrall Tompokins, WR, New England- This undrafted rookie has quickly become Tom Brady’s favorite target and that takes a lot to do. Tompokis has a bright future ahead of him
Defensive Rookie of the year- Kiko Alonso,MLB, Buffalo-The 2nd round pick has over done his expectations as he leds all rookies in tackles with almost 90, he is a big reason the Bils D has improved
If you need help picking which upsets by region will happen look no further then right here as SNNR breaks down upsets that you should watch for.
MIDWEST: Now when you first take a look at the bracket the game that stands out is Oregon(12) vs OK State(5) if you didn’t know, a 12 seed has beaten a 5 seed in 25 of the past 27 years. Now that must mean that Oregon is the sure-fire pick right? NO. OK State has one of the best players in Marcus Smart. Oregon, even though they won the Pac-12(which may be the weakest of the power 6 conferences) they lack a go to scorer and that may cost them. Now for the Midwest region I would suggest to go all chalk, but I told you i would give you the upsets so here it is. The upset pick for this region would come from St. Mary’s(11) if St. Mary’s is able to beat Middle Tennessee. If St. Mary’s can do that then I think the could beat Memphis(6). Again I don’t really like any upsets in here but if you must have one go with St. Mary’s over Memphis
WEST: Now back to referring to that 12 seed has beaten a 5 seed Ole miss(12) may be able to beat Wisconsin(5). Marshall Henderson is a baller and can hang with the best of them. Wisconsin offense is very boring to watch, but their defense is very effective, in fact top 5 this year. You could make the argument that Ole miss has not beaten any worthy team outside of Florida, will Wisconsin has beaten Indiana, and Michigan but not Ohio St. Ole Miss looks ready to push the upset button, but, if you don’t like that you could always go with Belmont(11) over Arizona(6). Belmont is a very good shooting team and Arizona is a very bad defensive team.
SOUTH: There is only one possible upset I see here and it is UCLA(6) falling to Minnesota(11). Minnesota has beaten some really good teams like Indiana, Michigan St and Wisconsin. UCLA is a little hobbled by injuries and may be ripe to fall to Minnesota.
EAST: There is also a few possible upsets in this region. One is Butler(6) vs Bucknell(11), Butler has been the upset pick for the past 3 years, but, this year it is different and Bucknell could be that team. I am not going to say Bucknell is going to the Final Four or even the sweet 16, but, they may make it to the field of 32. The last upset that could happen is California(12) vs UNLV(5). This is other 12 beats 5 seeds and it may just happen. California is a great shooting team but UNLV is a good all-around team.
Those are the upsets we here at SNNR like, Now get out there and fill in those brackets