Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the other Berman show.
It's not really other Berman show, but I guess you can call it that because there's no real other name for a show that I do where it's just may other than no single sports talking, this is obviously it's one PM so it's not no signals put Stop.
I'm well aware I sound kind of weird person.
This is the first I've said any words all day long as I woke up about an hour ago and I haven't really talked anyone yet.
So so I've always kind of something.
I just got up because in a way, I kind did.
Anyway, let's get things started here.
We're going to going through in reverse Order number 32 starting with number 32 ending with number one.
And, yeah, you're going to see where they ranked in our previous to installment, my power rankings at the bottom of your screen on your ticker, and then you are going to do the names.
Let's get things started right away here with number 32 and coming in and number 32 of the same team that was over 32 each of my last £2 ranking, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Yeah, this team, as I've been saying all just they're in my opinion, be clear cut worst humanly.
Unlike Michael, I have no problem in saying it was bad.
And this team is absolutely horrible.
Yes, they have a couple of young pieces here and there.
I guess they can build off of.
But as a whole, this is not a team, and I think, has any chance of doing anything.
It's running the ceiling for these guys.
The ceiling is six wins.
That's the best case scenario for them.
But, hey, at the end of this thing there, very well could and, I think, are the front runners to end up with a pretty good Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who, uh, has Andrew Luck hike at this point in time.
So I mean, things could turn around for Jacksonville pretty quickly, because if he's a good people think he is, including myself.
Yes, things will turn around rather quickly if they could get him, But in terms of this year, yeah, they're going nowhere.
I got no faith in Minshew.
That defense is an absolute joke.
They got for net That's it.
They got no hope.
This him and Doug Marrone.
I give it two weeks.
Six before he is let go.
We move on here Number 31 is the team that was number 28 in my post free agency power because number 30 after the draft.
Now they're coming in at number 31 on the New York Jets.
The reason why they moved down there isn't one.
It's just simply, I think, that there's a team that belongs here.
It's not related to got by the rewards, just I guess my pinion kind of changed a tiny bit here and there, and you'll see that a lot of teams, I think they had a pretty poor driving by the drop it, drop it for the free agency.
But I don't know why they were ever as high as 28 to begin with.
I mean, they're receiving corps.
My pains, the war first.
Even Courtney entire NFL Sam Donald has looked OK.
A time at best, Sanders looked OK.
He's looked horrible, so I don't really know.
I just don't think that the Jets are going to read Russian Adam case in my opinion is the single worst head coach in the entire league.
So I just I think it's gonna be another long season for New York, and they're not the only New York team.
It's gonna be really bad this year.
It also at least their counterparts in their stadium, is gonna be just as bad as I got to them and very, very short period of time.
But the Jets, yet I don't know they're doing and now coming in here at number 30 the team that was number 26 after free agents number 25 after the draft.
And it's their counterparts in New York Giants coming in number 30 Another team where I don't really think we got any worse of Lebanon free and she assumed power.
It's just I don't know how they were this high to begin with.
I really don't Um yeah, they're just not a good team.
There are just again another team that's just not good.
And, like Sanders, Daniel Jones and is he's had less time than Donald Officers.
NFL Aziz Younger has been a league for less time, but when was Indiana Jones at best? He's looked pretty good at worst.
He's not look good at all.
So But you look at the offense of end of have been, say, Kwan.
I can't really point any really bright spots, I guess.
A nice rookie year in everything room, but and then offensive lines horrible their defense.
I see nothing for them.
So New York John's coming at 30 and again, it's not like they got in the worst loss of power.
I just have this high to begin with 25 or 26.
All right, so they Jacksonville 32 Jack Jets of 31 Giant at 30.
All right, we now move on here to number 29 a team that came in number 30 out of the end of free agency number 31 after the draft.
And again, these guys the other way around it again, you better.
It's just, I think, their teams the worst of them.
I just yes, change opinion sense of the Detroit lines.
It's not because it seems in good.
It's just obviously nothing 29 right team.
But yeah, for you have a team is gonna be a long season for that map.
Patricia is another horrible head coach.
The common theme throughout here is I've said that over three of the 1st 4 teams have said the only time I even said that about as a team with a rookie head coach.
So for all we know, he could be bad Joe. Judge.
But Detroit, Um, I am not a believer in Stafford.
I think that if I'm Detroit, I am looking now.
I'm already looking for replacements long term.
And yeah, they're not a good team, either.
I'm gonna get more positives.
We get home. But again, I like Michael.
I have no problem saying a couple of these teams are bad.
And I'm gonna be saying that about teams until we get to around the 24 range.
All right. Moving on here. Number 28.
The team that came in number 31 after free agency number 28 after the draft letter to stay here, Number 28 this job borough in the Cincinnati Bangles.
They were the worst team in the league last year, and it's amazing it is about teams number 28.
But, hey, I think I'm gonna take a step in the right direction this year.
I mean, it's not because they're gonna be any good.
I think they're stealing for them or six wins.
But I think that as long as Joe Burrow looks like a number one overall pick, and as long as the team takes a step for in right direction being this bad, being number 2018 is not a disappointing year.
It's really not.
So there you go.
We know we're going here to number 27 fills convention question right now.
Team came in number 29 after free number 29 of the draft movement 27 years, the Washington Redskins and again like the line does not because they got any better.
It's just I think there are a little bit more teams or worse in them, and I originally thought, but again, it's not because these guys really improved.
It's gonna be a long season for them.
I think Chase Young is a ton of potential.
Obviously, he's my he's the best player in this draft and I've just come draft time.
You guys know I was probably high on him as everyone was, um, other than, say, Kwan, other than, say, Kwan Barkley, Chase Young is the only player I've ever said has Wholphin potential coming out of college.
And, yeah, he's that good.
But Haskins is another guy where, in the limited sample size we've seen of him, he's looked either really bad.
That is worth and it is best.
He's looked good, looked serviceable, But in a lot of what we see, he's looked the horrible, but again give a bad time to develop another team like the Bangles.
Take a step in the right direction.
Being this bad is not really a disappointment, because there's no real expectations on these guys.
So hey, take a step forward in the right direction and I'd be satisfied I was rushing spin.
All right, we now move on here to number 26 this is a team that was number 20 post free agency and the hat and the post frigid 2026 post draft step number 26 year and for Las Vegas Raiders.
I mean, we're talking about teams.
I had no idea high ranking as high as I did earlier on this is one of them.
I don't know how they were number 20 before, because I've never been high on, but yet they had a very disappointing offseason.
There's going to their first season in Vegas with fans or not.
Obviously, they will be playing in Vegas and that really cool new, um, trash compactor, Aruba Stadium thing.
But I'm just kidding, though.
It all joke was understating, saying, I'm not National Stadium.
It just looks like it, but it's still it looks pretty awesome.
So, again, there's nothing bash on it.
The only thing that a bash on is this team.
Um, just Jacobs had a great rookie year.
Derek Carr, um, has been proven to be a service, a quarterback, serviceable quarterback, but not a winning quarterback.
You know, he's proven to be a guy that can get you may be in the playoffs.
He's proving the guy that's caliber of like with a good team around him, he could get in the playoffs is also proving to be a guy who's not.
And there's not good enough to get them any ****her than maybe the first trap.
The problem is, team around him is not good enough.
You can get him that for I mean, Chucky is done.
Not a great job in Vegas at all, or Oakland, Really? But May I? I've always been high on that because he's my favorite draft ****yst of all time, and I think he's done a decent job, but he hasn't done.
He's an okay job.
I guess you could say over there.
I think they point put together a very good year last year, considering how bad their roster is and how much turmoil had with losing a B and beginning the air.
I thought last year was a very good year for the Raiders.
I think they take a step down just because they made in the service of love cranes.
I think they made a lot of moves, but none of them were particularly that good.
So the Raiders go to here to number 26.
All right, we'll move on here to number 25 this is the team.
That man has fallen off so much, not since last season.
They just fallen off in Los two years.
I mean, think about this.
Guys is not June 1st.
Okay, so think back to our mission.
May April March February's.
That's four at 6 to 16 months ago, 16 months ago, this team was in the Super Bowl.
Now there, number 25.
They were number 24 on post friends number 27 post draft.
They're not kind of right in the middle of 25 in the L.
Rams, I mean, is a team that, unlike all the victims of said, I think they really are not a bad football team.
It's just they're not that good anymore.
And as the NFL, as I've said many, many times, the NFL has never been so wide open as I've said so many times, and this is a perfect example where this is really not that bad of a team.
But with that being said, I would be shocked if they were any good.
You know, this is not one of those teams that, even though you know, just said they're not bad.
This is a team that would be shocked if they were a playoff contender just because A their division is the best division football with all three teams spoiler alert.
But all three teams, I mean start the other three teams in their division are all of them are in the top 15 2 of them are in the top five.
So right off the bat, that's a huge, huge thing coming against him.
And then I The roster has gotten worse.
It's not a bad roster.
Sean McVeigh's a great coach.
It's just their schedules so hard, and their division is even harder.
Leslie is just really not done a great job, is there? GM Sean McVey Things a fantastic coach.
There's nothing McLay is done.
This made me say in the last year McVeigh is nothing anything to make us think that he's went from the best young coaching football.
Anything less than that.
He is still the best young coached football problem is his.
GM has not done a very good job, and I think the Rams, or take a huge step down through no fault of their own, is just People got better and they didn't is that simple? We have one here, number 24 this is a team that was number 27 post frayed.
See number 23 post draft and I guess again, kind of right in the middle.
Leaning more towards those draft.
Bringing the number 20 for the Carolina Panthers is the team Michael I know is not high on Buddy.
The team they saying like, could maybe surprised me.
Well, and I both agree and disagree with, um because I could see a sin area where the Panthers do surprise people and maybe, maybe let's try and make a run it trying to sneak in, like fall short to make a run at it.
But I would say that there's a better case of that not happening.
Then it then it happening, you know, like I would say the chance of it happening are 20% but but it's still possible.
You know, I don't think this team is gonna be good this year.
That being said, I think they're going in the right direction.
I think they tore down this offseason as they needed to get rid of Ron Rivera, another about coaches trying to move on.
Not that these bags.
It's time to move on. Getting rid of Greg Olsen. Same thing.
Not a bad time to move on. Lou quickly retired.
He obviously wasn't their choice.
They wouldn't want to get rid of number to the same type of thing.
This team needs to move in the in a new direction.
Where with that core guys, it's not like they would be a bad team, but they were never gonna be contenders ever again and shout out to Marty Hurney that gm for realizing that that yes, maybe this team could still be a 789 win team.
Maybe we're never gonna be a contender ever again.
With that core, they need to tear it down.
And not a lot of teams have that mindset.
And I give a huge, huge amount of pride to the Panthers for realizing that there's a lot of teams low on this list.
A team like that, we point out earlier in the, um, in the Detroit lines, you're 29 where I had them.
That is a perfect example.
The team that I feel like has not realized that, and I feel like they should because yes, I've lines that low.
What of age somehow pull together eight wins? I wouldn't be shocked, but if they somehow make the playoffs, I would be absolutely flabbergasted.
It's a state of the thing where the Panthers realized it and they said, All right, let's start over and it won't do anything good for them this year.
I don't think there will be a good team this year at all, but I think that they have sped up the process of becoming contenders.
I think they're gonna be a contender in the much nearer future.
And they would have been if they were stubborn about it.
And probably what say So that core of having Cam Ron Rivera, Greg Olsen? What happens? They move up to maybe 20 on the power rankings or 19.
Maybe maybe could seek in the playoffs and get past the first round.
No, there they want more than that.
And it's not gonna for well this year, but huge credit to them for realizing.
And I think they made a great step forward in speaking of that process.
That's all season in the Carolina Panthers, but it's not gonna do anything this year.
All right, Coming in here at Number 23 is a team that just last season and I have this show.
But I had the podcast, the other Berman show podcast and farewell season preview.
I had these guys on go back to July 14 2019 my training camp power rankings.
I have these guys number four.
They did not make me look very good to say the least, especially their quarterback.
Man. You took a huge step down. Travis E.
Um, post free agency, the wrong number 22 post draft 24.
Right smack in middle here.
They are, uh, and it's a team that is gonna ride or die with, um, developed because, well, Ryan pace.
Well, at least because Ryan Pace, of course, everyone knows he took the GM took him over Holmes and John Watson.
What people realize is not like that.
He take him over Holmes and Watson.
He traded up to do so.
He had the third overall pick and could've gotten frisky.
He traded up to two giving up assets.
To get a guy that was the third was easily the worst of the three first round quarterbacks.
Have, you know, four packs a punch.
Believe went around one.
Let's get years mixed up.
No, actually, I was the same year.
Correct? Yeah, I think you want.
So now I didn't do it.
He moved up to do it, giving up a few tracks.
It's to get a quarterback that proved to be not that good and the whole This roster is the perfect definition of the word meth.
You know, they're not a bad roster, but they're definitely not a great roster.
Where they have some pieces, that's solid.
But they have some pieces that are horrible and altogether they're just met, all right, they are the perfect 88 7 and nine football t that could.
And now you have the power rankings 23 meaning they might finish a little bit less.
But I would be surprised if they finish with the because again, this is in power like standing zealot hairs.
Our power rankings is a team.
I think standings wise might finish a little bit higher, but I think it's just in terms of talent is around where they rank there, just in the definition of mediocre.
I mean, they're just a Sean so great they're one sided team.
They have a great even.
The offense is horrible, but you don't have an offensive line coach Matt Nagy, which makes it so weird that it's a once in a team.
On the one side is defense and the head coach is such an offensive mind.
It's weird any way we want here to a team.
Coming at Number 22 is a team that has some unnecessary hype.
I believe not a lot of people.
I feel the hype is really died down recently.
But after they went on signed Todd Gurley there, hype went way up for no reason. My opinion.
A team that I think should take a page of the Panthers book because things a team that could very easily make the playoffs.
But it definitely can't make anything happen, like in terms of any kind of contention and the team part example of a team that needs to do what the Panthers are doing.
Number 19 and both French number 22 post draft Atlanta Falcons Look at what the Panthers date. Atlanta.
It's not because your core is bad.
Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Dan Quinn and that core is not bad by any means necessary, not even a little bit.
And I am not trying to say get rid of Julio because that would not be smart.
But I am saying get rid of Dan Quinn and get rid of that running and not because Matt Ryan is bad.
Dan Quinn, out of those countries met, right? I'll tell you what is not because he is that he's not even a little bit better.
But neither was Cam Newton.
The Panther saw that he wasn't a guy who could contend for them anymore.
Matt Ryan is not a guy that could make the Falcons your role contender anymore.
It's that simple.
Where if they want to tear down this next off season, I think that would be the right move.
They're a team that stuck in mediocre and a team like the Bears.
But I'm like the Bears.
They're kind of stuck in it because they're not trying to make anything happen.
The Bears at least try to make a move on anything that moves.
We're gonna make him honestly, moves are gonna make him any better, But there they're not stuck in there trying to get themselves out of it.
The Falcons are stuck because they're not their team.
It's not bad enough to tear it down there, so they're not bad enough to be a team that says you've got to tear it down.
Not even good enough to say All right, there just a couple pieces away for me is you broke attendance because they're Super Bowl Window has passed that they had a Super Bowl window.
They were in the Super Bowl.
We all know what happened, and this is a team that just never got over.
And first of all, there's no blaming them, in my opinion.
And I don't think that's going to even debated the most heartbreaking loss in the history.
Professional sports the most hard to get over loss in his professional sports history.
Definitely NFL history, because they were this close to winning the Super Bowl and they didn't.
And then when something like that that they were even closer.
If they were, they had a 99.
6% chance of what it was and they blew it.
And that is not something any team any team can get over.
In my opinion, I think that's one of those things.
That's just there is no way anybody can get over that kind of loss, and that includes all the the facts.
So they come in here ranking 22 and, yeah, is a team that yes, not bad have to be an outside on the situation that you tear it down.
But I feel like the teams there something mediocre should have that mindset where we should tear this down and try and start over.
All right, let's move on.
Here to number 21 is a team that was number 21 proposed.
Francie moved up to 20 post, drafted him right back down to 2021 by the same basic orders.
And you're gonna tell me that I'm sitting on the Browns and I'm gonna tell you what happened last year.
Last year, we all head up brands.
They were worse than they were the year before.
This is a team that has all the talent in the world, and on paper, they're a top five roster in the NFL.
They really are on paper.
This team should contend for a Super Bowl, but guess what We said that last year and what happened? So there is nothing.
There is absolutely nothing in my mind that says there's nothing.
I'm sorry, doesn't look smart Alignment saying, You know what? Let's try it again.
Let's him up again, because I tried that, and that failed miserably and we all tried that last year for miserably.
Until Cleveland does something to prove they can contend and they will contend I can't buy into.
It is not because their rosters number 21 their rosters top five, maybe even tough free.
But no one's gonna call him a top three rounds in the NFL or 0.
3 team because they're not until they prove it hasn't.
We went on here.
Number 21 is the team that I'm sure Michael is going to be thrilled to see that I have him at this number.
Number 23 plus free.
And she would not put number 18 post drive, kind of in the middle, here and again, Michael Shannon to you if the Miami Dolphins All right, this is not because this is a team that fat.
This is a good football team, but as we mentioned kind of orbit using when we found out, too, it was likely to start, is that in a normal season, it is very, very difficult for 18 that had a lot of new pieces brought in to gel together and be good to start the season to be good in Week one or two, or even or even week five, for that matter, they need time to gel together in a normal season.
At this point is a foregone conclusion that we will not have training camp even if we do.
Somehow, by some way, they've still have less time.
They were trying because they're not having o.
T. A's as a team.
So there's a team that yes, on paper is a pretty good, pretty solid team.
But they had at the time of gel together.
They're incredibly young and probably unproven, and I can't buy into him this year.
I think to a is playing him is a mind numbingly stupid new move.
As I've said many times, for many reasons on the injury front and because he's a rookie quarterback and there's only in my opinion, there's very few working quarterbacks that should be thrust into the fire to was not one of them.
That's kind of in general statement.
If Lamar Jackson was pressing the fire Week one for the Ravens in his rookie year, his developed, he would never have become the player that he is right now.
I could guarantee that guarantee that it.
Patrick Mahomes didn't play.
Everyone's did not play it all in his rookie season in two weeks. 17.
If he played in week one, he wasn't pro ready.
They brought out Smith, and I think he was better because he was more ready.
I'm and Mahomes how here to sit back and develop.
And now look at the homes I can go on and on and on.
Aaron Rodgers had to wait three years, not because it wasn't good because you had breakfast because they had Brett far above all because he needed time to develop to, uh, is not one.
Yes, there are exceptions, but I don't think two is one.
It's not because you will never become one and because two of every kind of requirements, because he needs time to develop, especially because that injury, especially because the scene is so unproven you trust him out there with a team that doesn't really know each other that well.
He's gonna get absolutely murdered, and he's already injury prone.
That's my problem in Miami, and that's the problem of playing him as early as they are.
So again, the 71 paper is better than their ranking But unlike Michael, I can't buy into type.
And Michael isn't a lot of people are.
I just personally can't until I see on the field that I should.
We now move on to a team at number 19 and this is a team that everyone has been calling for myself.
The hardest time to protect the entire NFL.
For good reason.
They were number 14 post free number 19 post draft.
They say your number 19 and Sam, very New England Patriots and is the team that if they somehow by some miracle, become a Super Bowl contender with Jared Stadium, everybody as village, What else could we both thought? And if they finished three and 13 with a number one overall pick, they're gonna be all right.
Can you blame the guy? Can you blame a team? The team sucks on paper.
There is a very good argument, and probably a strong argument in May, and they are a bottom three roster in the NFL.
But yet they're still somehow number 19 because no one could be going to be that bad.
And you know what? If they turn to be so much better, know what you mean like, How could we have so long? We got the Patriots, the Patriots, so I kind of just kind of went with kind of right smack in the middle.
I debated putting that 16 because that we can put it right in the middle, but I felt was a couple teams and I just needed a little tired Patriots at this point.
But yep, it's It's the Patriots, man.
I can't put him any lower.
My brain tells me that I should, but I can't.
It's that simple.
We don't want to a team here at number 18.
It was a team that I have always considered myself to be very high on until I met Michael in particular and Luke, because they are even higher on them than me.
Post free agency Number 16 Post Drafted for locals for high rankings Considering how most people have of the Denver Broncos, this is a really high ranking considering look online power rankings, most power to the Broncos in the 25 range or lower or 2030 2027 range.
This a high spot considering where most of the quarter the problem is with Michael in his power because of the power he about having like 12 and local haven't like 15 or so.
So I am by no means.
In fact, I'm hyping these guys up.
This is a good football team in Denver.
Is a team that could sneak into the playoffs is a real dark horse team Drew lock.
I think in developed very well, not into an M V P, but he could develop into a good quarterback.
That defense is good.
Offense is really young.
That's makes you with them this for this year.
They're just so young where I can tighten up this much this year.
But in the future, maybe a year or two and future, and they could very well be a top five offense in the league.
I don't necessarily think they can put together this year, but they're doubling in the right direction, especially knowing how good and how young and offense is.
Denver's a great team, and they could very well be a contender.
Absolutely could, and very well could be.
Neither will will be all right.
We now move on here to number 17.
As a team, I had this a team I've always doubted.
Um, and you could see here my previous rankings and 25 post range able 21 bootstrapping move again because I've always had my doubts of this team and I still dio and this is probably even this still in lower spot the most.
We're gonna put him at 17.
It's just I've never been able to buy into these guys and you can go back to last year.
I'm 27 they made.
Plus, they want laughter.
So hey, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice.
Shame on me is something that's very legitimate.
And it's something that very well could be said about me in this year because I'm gonna get him again.
The minute started Vikings.
I just don't see them being a real contender this year.
I'm higher on him than I was last year.
Last year, I said they were going to fall off completely.
I don't think that about, but I just don't see them be a really contender at all.
I think they can maybe make the playoffs.
I don't think they have any chance of winning a playoff game.
I don't think that teams good enough to do that kind of thing.
You know, that's my issue where they're not a bad team.
It's just There are so many teams that are better, and I doubt of them last year. They prove me wrong.
So hey, prove me wrong again.
Minnesota Joe Carter.
Sure you love this ranking? OK, so I think about it.
We don't move on here.
That's the other kind of our bottom half here.
So now we're in the top half.
We start things off with number 16 is a team.
That thing is right smack in the middle of Leak.
They were number 16 post, ranging over 17 poster having their team has been in this spot.
They've been stuck in this spot for so long now, and it's not because they've had a bad roster on paper.
They've had a team that's really should be contending for now, but for years now, but they've never been able take the next step in.
It's because of their head coach that they decided you know what, he's doing such a bad job ahead. Coach.
Why don't we give him all of the jobs and in the front office bill O Brien and the Houston Texans.
Again, he's not even a good coach.
Why is he making calling all of the shots? Ballon check has less responsibility than this guy does.
Valanciunas Nicolas Aereo Bill O Brien has nobody.
So Houston is the team that I mean it will be in the playoffs.
Probably almost definitely.
Yeah, if they don't make the playoffs, mean I'll be disappointing here for them.
Put this roster should be a Super Bowl contending roster, considering how they've been in the playoffs every single year since, what, 2014 six or seven years? And aren't even in the playoffs? Correct it.
Maybe one or two years, they didn't but primitivism weird in the playoffs.
That is a team that should be by now contending for Super Bowl Absolutely should be, especially when your quarterback of the Sean Watson you had a guy like DeAndre Hopkins.
You have a defect you've got like J.
J. Watt in his prime.
They've wasted it, and they're still a team that could contend for Super Bowl if they did things the right way.
But instead they've completely messed it up, and they haven't even going to make it.
Two in a F C championship game yet, and this is not the year where they're gonna be able to do it.
I don't think so.
I'm gonna put them at 16 and again.
There's just nothing they could do. Anything I'll think anymore.
And speaking of this opportunities team here at number 15 is another team that is the a penalty of missed opportunities.
Number 12 plus range number 14 post draft again.
Missed opportunities more in the last decade on the Pittsburgh Steelers as a Ravens fan.
That gives me great pride in saying, but I mean they missed the opportunity.
This is a team that should have one Super Bowl in the last 10 years.
They should have absolutely wanted to perform last 10 years, but they didn't didn't even make the only made one.
It was the first year of a decade when the team was not that team yet didn't even have lovely on you.
So that was not the killer Bees team.
That was kind of the challenge that team in the 2000 that whenever a went to schools and it was the last kind of ride of that roster, it wasn't any kind of the version of the team that we also have this opportunity getting governments.
You know, that was not that court.
I was rookie Antonio Brown who was not any good at that point.
And better office for Ben Roethlisberger, is there? Yeah, he was still doing great things.
Didn't even happen.
Love Young was soft war in college or a freshman in college.
At that point, this was not a Steelers roster we're talking about here, Okay? This is not a team that was contended, um, at all.
So this is kind of a new roster, though.
They've kind of realized in a team like the Panthers.
And I think, um, that has really, um, not been able to make anything happen.
And like the Panthers, they kind of realized that the last couple off season, and they have said, Let's kind of tear it down and we're gonna see here what they do.
I think this is a definitely different roster.
This is the last chance.
Ben Roethlisberger, I think, has in particular but primitive on that roster is young and unproven.
That defense is very, very good.
Probably making about You must be thoroughly and very young.
So I don't know what they're gonna do this year in Pittsburgh, but not a bad team.
And they're kind of stuck in between two errors and we've seen teams like that do in the past.
You have no idea what's happening.
Don't ask, but we're not been one here.
Number 14 and another team. That was the second.
Let's were kind of right smack in the middle because I put him 13 post free agency 15 post draft.
Not gonna put him here at 14 Stand Annapolis Coats the team.
Last year I had Andrew Luck winning M V P.
I had them going into damage of game and I wasn't very bold.
I mean, it was kind of old, but a lot people were like that.
Obviously, Andrew luck then proceeded Children's higher and make everyone, including myself, myself, particular look unbelievably stupid for placing a guide.
One M V P, who then retired a week after that prediction, was being made.
Not a great creation, my part for the worst person I've ever made in my sports life.
But you look at this roster and you look at the potential these guys have with the exception of the quarterback position, one of the most complete rosters in the NFL.
There are only as she was the quarterback.
So what, they dio they get an older version of their bad quarterback in Philip Rivers.
Percent was at least a young guy who had the capabilities.
Rivers coming off.
He's a Hall of Famer, Yes, but he's coming off the worst of his career by a landslide in the year where he threw 20 interceptions and single handedly lost the Chargers at least three or four games.
And that's being generous for Rivers.
So this roster is a great Super Bowl.
Contending roster is just that quarter position really brings it down.
A few tears and three smiling, very content.
Last thing of luck played for him and lucky, full health.
They very well could have been a team in the Super Bowl.
And they could be a team that's in the top five in this point. Bruce Pound working.
But I just can't do that now.
All right, we now move on here in a number 13.
I had a number 17 and post Frenchy number 10 post Travis Human.
I'm admittedly very high on and I can't really point anyone who just highs them on them as I am, and it's for good reason together.
So many teams like them that have been there were hunt that last year that really disappointed, but for some weird reason.
Unlike most teams, I can't do the same thing with these guys, said with other teams where I can say, you know what I had in the last year.
They failed even they felt last year.
I'm gonna go around the high train again.
I got they got knowledge.
A Chargers and Justin Herbert rookie quarterback and is one of those things where I think I'm going on.
This boat I know is very bold.
But look in that roster and you tell me this is not a really good team.
The only issue is that quarterback position and I cant looks like the Colts.
I can't really make him any higher, but look at that team that such a good team, I would feel bad about putting lower.
But I know it's pretty bold putting this hat.
I think they could prove me right, though I really dio we now move on here to number 12.
And Sean, I'm hoping you're still here because they're your team.
They were number 10 post free, number 13 post draft and I were 12.
I think they're a team that people don't realize how good on the roster they have.
I mean, considering the fact that would make the playoffs with a practice squad team last year, This is a team that logically should be even higher.
I just another team.
I just I'm a little hesitant, put him higher, but I very well could, but no, they got a lot of talent there.
I think Carson Wentz a lot better people give him credit for.
He's not better than Deck, but he's still very, very good.
The only issue was obviously say it with me.
He can't say healthy.
That's his issue.
So it begins the hell ville.
This is an eagle scene that could very logically content for other people.
They are that good.
Don't don't count them out.
Coming in here at number 11 This is my team that I am riding this year and a lot of people with me.
This is the team that is my team and I think in surprise people, um, I write them 15 free number Number nine, post draft, the Arizona Cardinals.
I mean, this is the team that I think content will take the biggest leap this season.
You look at where they were last year as a team, a top 10 pick, and I have just outside the top 10 team in the NFL game.
DeAndre Hopkins for nothing.
Yeah, that'll boost.
You have a couple spots just going all in on your culture, on a culture I don't necessarily believe in.
I don't think with Kingsbury is very good.
I don't think it's gonna really see the NFL on a huge fan of Kyler with that being said, What I saw on the field last year was good enough to make me take a step back and make me say, You know what, I could be wrong.
Here they look, they look pretty good and they're going all in on the culture.
So there's a team that's either gonna live up this ranking or they're gonna be really bad, and they're gonna be up.
Well, this failed to me is either gonna be the next chip.
Kelly experience or this is gonna be a revolution of an offense.
It's gonna be really, really good.
I have my doubts that could be a revolution.
But you know what? I also find myself hesitating to pick against him.
You know, I'm hesitating to put him lower, even though my gut is telling me Dio.
But for some reason, usual is a McGuffin.
For some reason, there's something stopping with putting lower.
There's something weird about them.
It's going on the desert.
I think they're going in the right direction for the first time in franchise history, with the coming of maybe couple times.
All right, we not move on here to the top 10 is the 10 best teams late, according to me.
And I mean pretty much all these guys air the consensus stuff to know these guys are really that bold.
But the guys in the Top 10 store, they have the top 20.
My head number seven post Frenchy number 11 post draft is the Tennessee Titans.
Obviously, I'm still very mad at them for breaking my heart in the playoffs last year. It's a loss.
I'm still not over.
That makes me very sad to think about, um, but we got to be unbiased here on this show and is the team that is obviously very good.
I could see them maybe taking a step down, maybe being fluke, but I don't see it.
I think there's a team that's here to stay.
I think Derrick Henry, there's no one what I say the same could be afflicted because he's obviously Jit Ryan Tannehill.
Also people, I think, because tenant, no candles.
I think, though, that defense over achieved greatly last year, I don't think that even is very good.
I don't But Mike Vrabel obviously is a former NFL linebacker, so we can keep us in mind.
Guy, you lost DNP Zotto Retirement has, according to us, your mastermind of defense.
So it's gonna be tough to have that same caliber defense they had last year because I don't think they were that good to begin with.
I think they over achieved, but I'm gonna think I think they can.
I think they'll be able to do it.
I think this is a good team in Tennessee.
I know it's a team that could definitely contend once again.
Think they're definitely going the right direction.
Mike Vrabel is doing a great job over there, and so was Arthur Smith.
Who's that? GM? The Titans? GM Arthur's with this. Not energy in Heathrow.
See? Right? Yeah, G e There are MOC GM God.
John Robinson, right? Yeah, John Robinson again.
So we're going the right direction. Tenancy.
Well, I'm here to number nine here and there's a team that I had number five post free agency.
And then, after having the single worst draft in the entire NFL, I moved in down 12 and I felt it was a little harsh, removing a little bit up to nine, But I definitely can't put his highest five anymore. Surgery may patters.
Um, this team, in theory, should be lower, but it's Aaron Rodgers in that it's hair and Rogers.
That's the reason whether this high, I'm not gonna discount discount double check.
You know, Matt Wood floor on them seem to have a good voice ship most here.
Aaron Jones expecting to do really well in A J.
Dylan's wanting to do good in their fishy was the rest of their offense.
They don't have a really good receiver other than Davante Adams they don't have any good tight ends my butt.
And then they have the worst tight end room, an entire league.
Either them or New England, either Green Man doing his Orson, Um, that is for me a fact.
Look, um, other than divine, have anything They have a really sound number two.
I think Funchess is a receive a wide receiver.
Three, I think, is a great wife number three.
He's a bad wide receiver to I think he's in that category.
Where is not good enough to be watching, too, But he's an amazing wide receiver.
You're seeing another guy over there.
Problem is, you have a guy.
One of your Allen was our thing, which I'm not well. One.
Just like he's wanted for two sitting with scant ling.
So they're missing that way.
If you were to and then maybe the most stacked wide receiver draft class ever.
They don't draft one.
It's why she with them their defense has been.
There were moments of that.
Defense was incredibly good, and their moment of defense was incredibly bad, so I don't really know where it's rank them.
Their run defense is gone.
All for the 186 yards before Khan Cat to where he most urine.
That Niners run game, but they always been moments.
A second in particular is really stuff have been great, so and they have Kenny Clarke.
Enjoy your Alexander and Darnell Sa***e and Adrian Amos and they got some pieces that area, some of them presence.
But those are some really good young pieces on the defense, so it's something we have a bad defense, but they also some pieces on the defense that are incredibly bad.
So that's what they could do.
So we don't hear number eight on a number nine post Freiji number six post draft, another number eight in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
And when you get Tom Brady in the off season, that's gonna boost you up a couple spots, all right, As a team, that was already, even if they had even have stuck with James, I would have said they're not going to be a real contender, but they're gonna be ableto move up.
Probably a playoff team next year, and they did. They have moved up now.
Now they have Tom Brady, so I definitely was not a couple more spots, so I'm excited to see what the Bucks do this year.
I don't think they are a real Super Bowl contender when most people think, but I think they're definitely on a virtual lock for the playoffs.
But And when you're Tom Brady grown, My Gavin's Chris Godwin, O. J.
Howard and then I mean, that's a pretty good team.
And they have. Levante gave one of Margarita players.
Means higher lead on defense.
The Romans? That's about it. For the defense, of course.
Devon White, I guess coming to second year, I think he could take a step, but he could be solid.
You have a couple guys here and there and if not shocked there and forget him.
But as a whole, it's not great defense that I think can really make him atop say about our defense.
This team would be tough.
They just don't.
But I think they're obviously trying directions Operating.
Number eight coming in here at number seven is a team that number 11 post free agency number seven post draft.
They stay here in number seven as the Dallas Cowboys.
This is one of the most complete rosters.
Indians higher NFL.
Dak Prescott, assuming he shows up, has been getting better and better through his career and does not deserve the hate he gets.
Zeke Elliot is Zeke Elliot.
They have probably the best receiving corps in the entire league with alright, Cooper, Michael Gallup, CD lamp, Blake Jar Win.
All coming in there and Zeke and you're saying I mentioned Zeke and receiving corps because he's just much of a factor in the receiving game, is he's in the run game.
That's a really, really good receiving corps over there and House and their defense is all young and gun.
Layton Vander s missed almost all of last season when he was leading Man U.
S did not play for most last season, and when he was playing, he was playing her.
They have a very, very complete team.
Obviously, their offensive line is the Dallas offensive line.
We all know how good wrapping it around that old line is.
And again, I'm gonna struggle back.
Demon grabbed me like I just kind of glanced over him.
But not only they have vendors coming.
Backgrounds of Jaylin Smith.
They have They have a woozy who I think could take a real step up, but I like him.
Xavier was nothing solid.
And then you have a great defensive line.
I mean, of Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, Gerald McCoy, Don Torry Po are coming in there.
You also tracking to build Gallimore Tyrone Crawford as well.
This is a very, very complete team.
And also of Randy Gregory.
I believe coming, maybe coming back as well.
So this is a very, very good team.
And if it wasn't Gallas a team that's really had a complete team for years now, I've never been able to attend.
This team would be in my top three.
I mean, this will probably this will be my enough.
This will be my team to pick for the NFC.
This will be my team to beat in the NFC.
I think there are good.
It's just I believe when I see it because of we've been fooled by them before and one here in number six.
The team that was number eight, post Rainsy number eight, post draft, and I'm going up to number six.
Not because of any teams, um, Governor wars just I feel like I kind of underrated them before it's the Seattle Seahawks.
I think they are a really, really, really good and misses the Seahawks here. I mean, there.
I mean, other than the If the Patriots didn't exist, the Seahawks would be that team ever talked about where it's like there, that team? They're the Seahawks, man.
There are always good They were.
They were all over again.
Other than the Patriots, they were the team of the decade.
Last 10 years, easily Pete Carroll has been got a head coaching job.
Ah, good head coaching job very late in his career.
But man, is he taking advantage of and done an incredible job.
John Schneider is an incredible GM.
Russell Wilson is one of the most underrated players.
Maybe in NFL history.
At this point in his career.
Has never Stephen M.
V P vote, and right now he's my pick right now, By the way, if those we that messed it at this point time, Russell says.
I picked a win league M v p.
I am very high on the Seahawks. Russell Wilson Tyler lock.
I mean, the whole do you know, a guy by guy on the roster.
It's thundering, thundering thundering under it under it under it.
Oh, so C ial is a very, very good team.
And it was a team like, very welcome.
Contend for Super Bowl this year.
Could very, very wide open in ISI and they're a team that could really take advantage of that.
They are always in the mix coming here, number five in the team.
And I've been very proud of because in the training camp last year, there were team there Will team last kind of came out of nowhere, but in training camp throughout the entire summer, having my friend how good they were gonna be and they were even better than I thought.
So I've always been very proud of this, even that way, and I'm doubling down on him.
I think it would be even better except electable with me.
Now I'm number six Post rage number five Post trafficker.
Staying Number five is the Buffalo Bills.
I've been very high on Josh Allen ever since he entered the league.
Um, I just I think this Buffalo teams that defense is I mean, it's really legit.
Shah, Chef Alan is a guy but higher.
But it must be said, is very roll.
So the more more in game experiences getting, the more and more that means that more the better and better he's gonna get because that there's, as they say, there is no substitute for in game action, and that's how you get better.
And that's how he's getting better.
He's developing, and he's getting better and better with this team.
And it's not like situation.
You're saying, Well, then why don't you start these other young guys? You always see the bench, the risk differences because unlike was those guys.
He has a good offensive line to protect him, and he's a good supporting cast.
But other quarterbacks don't.
So it's a so it's worth the risk.
So that's that is what, Um and I think Buffalo.
They took that step up last year and I think I could take an even bigger so the team has not won a playoff game in the last in this century, haven't won one since 1999.
I think this is the year they could do it.
I am is a year where, um obviously there's the top two a f C teams the rating of the chief spoiling their my two favorites, a c T.
I want those two.
They're my team name.
See their my sleeper team? Nancy.
I think if there's a team, there are my thing and the only team that think come in and be this year's Titans of No.
One really like him and coming in and beating the from ER as the Titans did not once but twice in the playoffs last year.
I think that seems the bills this year except people will see them because they are very I'm not going anywhere.
Come back my charges, someone over there.
Mike appears about that.
And when he gets to 14 lesser, let me go right back.
I'll be back. Five total.
All right, all right.
We're now here in the top four at its two NFC teens to a F C teams.
And to me, especially your time in the top two are obvious.
So I say that, you know, we talk to our and so you have your two NFC teams here that are, um, gonna be before number three.
Number four of the team that I had number four free agency number four post draft, and they're going to stay here at number four.
And it's my team that I went all in on last year.
And they have improved, ironically, lost in the first round, the playoffs in the New Orleans Saints.
You know what again? I feel my gut, my brain.
Everything is telling me.
Yep, this is going to rule this year in the NFC.
They're the team and the best team in the NFC.
They're going, Yeah, I can't make another one of the inner city.
You can't because he went all in.
I said, Super Bowl or bust from second.
They lost the NFC.
Change your game to the second they lost in the wild card round, I said, the sense arranging bull.
I went literally.
There was not a single second where I said any team not in New Orleans and was going to the ball, not one and they lost track, so I can't go all in on them again.
But I feel like I should, because they are, in my opinion, the best teams it.
But there is one team I have to run ahead of him for.
The sole reason off we've seen them and then agency role last year.
So that's an issue for the same having this low because they should be higher.
But Rosie there, listening the podcast.
We'll be uploading this on, uh, our podcast network, and I was gonna go back and you want to go back and listen to us capitalised on our progress to the next, because and go back because all my house, the other Berman show, were also published on that same account is my account, and you can hear me hide on the saints literally from the jump.
So I can't do that this year.
But no, you're the Saints.
They're gonna be very good.
Question is, can they be going to playoffs? Because that's what we have not seen the best.
All right we have on here Number three and this is the team.
The only team I am right head of in the NFC number three in the French number three post draft on the defending NFC champion Sampras Go 40 Niners.
The only reason why I don't feel as comfortable putting this high is because it's a rule.
Hangover is a real thing.
If you lose in the Super Bowl, it is almost get sense.
It's very, very rare of you if you lose the Super Bowl and your team is not called the New England Patriots, that you can be a really, really good to you because it's so heartbreaking to make it there and lose its At least there's a one year and what I'm saying, I'm not saying that this is like the Niners up that are conclude.
No, but I think that if the Niners take a step down this year and then, um, the following year are right back to being amazing.
I wouldn't be shocked.
I'm saying to take a little step down with you.
That's what happens.
It's so hard to make it back.
So that's my shoe with that.
But that is my only issue with that.
This is the 40 Niners is the team that won the NFC last year.
This is the best defense in the league, maybe.
I mean, there are definitely top three.
I mean, I think they're the best units in the past, rushes incredible and now in the past are so good.
They were also young.
Your older mean having your develop their your gentle together, and I mentioned the Dolphins.
This is the exact opposite in your seats.
All three teams.
My top. Oh, actually, all four teams.
My top four, with exception of, like a couple pieces here.
And there are almost the same teams from last year, and they have that advantage any year.
They have the advantage coming in because they don't have a job together, and especially when they can't even get together and meet each other for a long period of time, it's even that advantage grows even bigger.
That's why I think this is a year where even though there's a lot of teams that could surprise people, I'm not gonna silly predicted just because these guys are new together and it's hard.
So that's why the teams I have, maybe making a surprise run are not necessarily teams that went and got a superstar, their teams that are young and are getting them.
But with that being said, there are exceptions that with the Cardinals and the box, as I've said, all right, let's move on here to talk to you are obviously the Ravens in the cheese, so coming in here at number two was a team that I had.
Oh, that's been taken.
Coming in at number to see my number one post.
Frenchy number two, post draft letter B number two against Kansas City Chiefs.
And they should probably number.
One is they are defensible champions.
And you know, you're a Ravens fan.
Never put your auntie never one second.
But here's the thing.
You guys watch him.
Sarah, there's me, Luke and Michael.
I'm the oldest of the three of Michelle in 15 14.
So I'm I am the oldest Michelle and I can still tell you that the last time a team repeated the Super Bowl champions, I was three months old.
I was three months old.
Last 17 repeated Luca.
Michael weren't even born yet, so it is so tough to do.
It's only been done twice since the salary cap been introduced to the seller against minorities.
The Patriots at No.
Three and no for on the Broncos, did it in 97 90.
It's never happened in the salary cap actor. That's not true.
The cowboy state of the nineties as well, I believe.
Or was that? Yeah, When I was doing the salary cap, they had 73 times.
But it's happened zero since 04 Yeah, yeah, and the game was played No.
I was born in November before, but anyway, that's why I can't put a number one because they should be number one.
I mean, they're probably a better Ross of the reasons that being said, now it's first of all marinas Fan.
Is there a little bias? Maybe, but it's also it's so hard to get back long, windy.
And if they make it to the Super Bowl and lose the invisible next this year, that's one thing.
How they have any chance of winning it again just because it's so hard to do? They are a team that could.
They're not one of those teams where I feel like I got no chance to be that team to repeat because someone's gonna do.
It has never happened in the list of ever again.
Someone will, and it could be them.
They're good enough.
I'm just not gonna call it.
I don't think they are gonna be able to, because there's another team of the A F c happened be my team thinks better right now.
Coming in here at number one.
Number two imposed for 80 number one, Post draft number one and number one in my heart.
My Baltimore Ravens And call me Bias All you want.
Call me. Ah, Homer all you want.
Let me ask you if you don't have the number one, you definitely have him at number two.
Have you looked on one? Have you seen any power rankings when they're lower than two? Look, I think yourself you think there are any worse than you think.
Anything out of the Chiefs that might be better than them? No.
So you really shouldn't have a problem with me putting the number one? Because it's funny.
People call yourself that.
Do think that my Baltimore Ravens are the best team in football right now.
You talk about a team that came out of nowhere last year and I will tell you first hand a Ravens fan they over achieved made it.
But it's not because the corporate bad, because they were so young, they weren't really ready.
They have another you under their belt, and now they're ready.
They're ready to win a Super Bowl.
I really believe that that defense was already good and they made it great.
That offense was great.
They kept it great.
This is an organization that has been so good for so long.
I think this is our here.
And that is why my Baltimore Ravens are the best team in football right now.
Lamar is the unanimous M v P Don't doubt him again.
That running game was the best running game in the history of football last year, and they got better.
They got better.
Their defense was really was average for most recent got Marcus Peters and they made it really good.
And they gave it even better because that pass rush got was the only thing was really lacking and they made it.
But it's still a little bit.
There's little hole there, but it's significantly better than it already. Waas.
And my only issue, though, is of course, lots of Marshal Yanda.
I don't think D.
J Fluker is gonna That's what they're gonna start in that spot like you just look, you do an amazing job and compared to Janda, but I think he's gonna do a serviceable job where it's not gonna be too much and you're in special, considering I'm going the rest of our four guys.
Moments of monies, especially its income.
Ryan Stanley, Orlando, Zeus, Brown Jr and, ah, broadly, Bozeman, of course.
Really, he are obviously first in front of the show, but also a guy that's really earned my respect and has really, really come along.
He's He's very, very good as well.
So yeah, I'm excited about Ravens this year.
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