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It is well do***ented that Tampa Bay's head coach, Bruce Arians, love to you, Shall we say colorful language with his players now, despite being the great players that they are, Rob Gronkowski, even Tom Brady get yelled at, and that language used on often enough that people wonder how they feel about being, you know, called out in such a manner.
Rob had this to say.
It gets motivating for sure.
When a head coaches getting on you, it motivates you.
It's all for a good, positive way.
It may be colorful language, but that's fine.
It's the game of football.
It's all to make yourself better.
It's all to make a team better, and that is what it's all about.
It's good to have that.
Also, it keeps you going.
It keeps you motivated Now.
Different coaches have different styles.
Some coaches love to use curse words.
Some coaches don't there.
Well do***ented, very good coaches in the NFL never cursed a single time, but some coaches feels no, they need to.
But in the NFL, these are grown men.
They have to understand.
Hey, you know some people are going to curse at you, and for the most part, that's what you get when you're in a professional adult sport.
It's not like they're in peewee football and they're five years old.
And you know, you got to kind of watch what you say and how you say it, because, uh, you know, you might hurt someone's feelings in the game of football As an adult, as a professional, you're a kid on hurting their feelings.
That way you could get some out of them.
You want to bring out the best in them.
Sometimes that's by bringing him up.
Other times you got a chastise him and chastise him in a harsh way, especially if they're not doing what you're saying to do over and over and over.
They can't seem to get it through their thick heads.
You know, now I'm not saying that NFL all NFL players have ****heads or nothing like that.
I'm just saying, uh, you know, if you have a wide receiver that's not using proper technique and you've had to tell him over and over and over, sometimes you got to do or say something that gets that player's attention more so than what you've already been getting into because this isn't something.
Isn't your backyard football game, right? You need your out here trying to win, and this is a competitive sport, and it's not just, you know, the luxury of winning.
This is a business as well.
All these guys were trying to keep their jobs.
These head coaches, they're trying to keep their jobs.
It's about the money in their pocket, in the security, long term security of having employment.
So they're going to do and say anything that they possibly can to motivate these players.
I don't see a problem with it, whether they do or they don't curse.
Whether they do where they don't use that colorful language.
It's all in the style of the head coach.
But I mean, think about it.
Bruce Arians is in a situation right now.
He feels he has a Super Bowl contending team, a true Super Bowl contending team with a last year's number one run defense in the NFL, amazing weapons in the passing game and Tom Brady now throwing the football, they're expected to go the distance.
They're expected to be a Super Bowl contender But are they a Super Bowl contender? I believe that they play to their potential and Tom Brady does not throw his arm out earlier.
And when I say through his arm out, I don't want to see Tom Brady throwing the football 50 times a game.
I don't care if it's constantly 15 yards and shorter passes.
50 passes a game is a lot.
And when you're 40 2 43 44 years old and throwing a football that much, trust me.
I don't care what kind of shape you're in.
Your arm is going to get tired.
It's gonna get sore, and it's not.
It's not gonna hold up over the course of 19 games because don't forget, it's not just 16 games we're talking about here.
This team is expecting to make and contend for the Super Bowl championship, so you've got to make sure that he's healthy and at full strength for 19 straight games.
So I'm thinking that Tom Brady needs to be able to throw the ball maximum 30 35 times a game in would like to see him at 30 or less many times, which would require a run game.
Tampa didn't have much of a run game last year.
Now, granted, they got a new running back and he's getting a little bit over the mountain as well for running backs.
But talent wise, they are contender.
But to me, they're an outside contender.
They're not that number one, number two right in the NFC.
So let's actually look at what we're going for.
Who are number one number two contenders in each conference and decide who are the also the outside Super Bowl contenders that the teams that are not expected to be fighting each other.
But we'll be there, say, in the divisional championships, there's a difference between being a playoff contender and a Super Bowl contender, right? If you have your a lot of your you know, 5th, 6th, 7th seeds this year because there are seven seeds now, a lot of those unexpected to make it to the divisional championship, right? They're not expected to make it to the divisional round low along the conference championship.
But if you make it to the divisional round, you're a contender.
You're a Super Bowl contender cause you're only one game out of playing in the Super Bowl, so Let's take a quick look at these teams, shall we? So in the NFC, in my opinion, San Francisco and Seattle are contenders.
True contenders out of one division, they have to true contenders, especially since Seattle had a not a very good yards per carry run defense.
And they went out and got Jamal Adams.
And Adam's gonna help that run defense.
We'll bring him to at least an average run defense.
I don't know, but Seattle, on a consistent basis, makes big plays every year.
San Francisco made it to the Super Bowl last year.
You gotta Frohman.
Yes, they lost maybe their best defensive player in free agency and a trade to the Indianapolis Colts.
Yes, they lost one of their one to hit at the running back position during free agency.
Yes, they've lost a couple people at wide receiver, but they're still there.
They still have all of the components that needed to make that type of run.
They are a run first team, and they have still have a great defense.
And when in the playoffs, that's what you just need to get in the playoffs once you get into the playoffs.
If you have a great defense, you know, top 10 defense in a really good run game, you have a shot at making the Super Bowl in.
San Francisco has that, and we'll get to the playoffs in the NFC, South, Tampa Bay and New Orleans or those two teams.
I think Tampa Bay is that secondary team I like.
New Orleans is a team that can legitimately make a shot at the run.
If they could keep Alvin Kamara.
Many of you know, as we reported yesterday, he's wanting money.
He's warning Christian McCaffrey money, and I don't know he's going to sit out the season.
I don't know if he'll accept that something less, because right now the New Orleans Saints are not looking good.
Uh, for next year, when it comes to cap space, they're, like, negative a lot.
They are in the in the red by arming a lot.
Mainly, I think, because, uh, possibly the Drew Brees contract, I'm not 100% sure.
Look into that very well.
But I think New Orleans Saints year in, year out or a Super Bowl contender, they have been for years So you got to give it to him.
They have a legitimate shot at making it.
And Tampa Bay? They haven't outside shot.
They, like I said, has a really good run defense and an explosive passing game.
Or at least that's what we see on paper.
Well, come to find out how all these new additions mesh with each other and whether or not age comes into Pachter not only for Tom Brady but for other players such as, I think it's what shady McCoy Rob Gronkowski.
We'll see if age runs into them in the NFC East.
We don't have a legitimate contender.
We have an outside contender in the Dallas Cowboys.
Do I think the Dallas Cowboys could make absolutely look at the talent they have on that team? But they're They're basically the Cleveland Browns of the NFI.
All this talent and consistently underperforms during the season or in the playoffs.
Dallas has to make everything work this year.
They gotta at least make it to the playoffs and then lean on what they do best.
I think they have an outside shot, but I don't think it's like the most outside shot of the entire in F feet, and then you go over to the NFC north of the only team I could look at that he's even has a slim to.
No chance is Green Bay, but I'm not putting them in the list of continues through Super Bowl.
Yes, they were 13 and three last year, but they they did not improve anywhere on this team that I can tell.
Nowhere other teams at least improved somewhere, and I think that the Green Bay one, a lot of games they should have legitimately lost because of last minute Magic by Rogers.
It is, Rather is gonna have that same compulsion to try toe, bring this team above and beyond what they are actually capable of after they just drafted his replacement.
That's an interesting question, and I don't know if he's gonna be having that same drive that he had last year to make the Green Bay Packers better than what they are on paper.
So that's my NFC list of Super Bowl contenders.
Let's go to the A F C.
Let's go to the A F. C.
Obviously in the West Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs or the Contender, they're the champions.
Now there hasn't been a team that's won back to back and forever what Kansas City basically kept their entire team, somehow even extending people and paying them top dollar when they didn't even have any money to do it with.
It's an amazing situation that I am not fooling shot.
They were able to do so.
So, yes, they are the top out of both.
F CNNsi Super Bowl contender.
You go to the East Buffalo.
There's a reason I say Buffalo because they had only got do with make the playoffs and what I say once you make the playoffs, if you have a good run game and a great run defense, you have a shot.
Buffalo has that now.
Granted, we need to see some improvement out of Josh Allen.
Even a slight improvement, like he had the year before to make this passing up because he's got tons of weapons in the passing game this year.
They added weapons, dangerous weapons, digs.
They added some weapons.
And if Josh Allen could just improve slightly, then Buffalo is becomes a serious contender.
But right now they're outside contender just because they legitimately have a good run game and a solid defense.
New England, believe it or not, is an outside outside contender.
They have the number one overall defense in the NFL last year in Ma.
In many eyes, they may actually, because of their offense, the way it's set up.
Cam Newton might be a better quarterback for the New England Patriots than what Tom Brady was last year for them.
Am I saying that Cam Newton is a better quarterback than Tom Brady? No, but it's situational football, right? Tom Brady is a pocket quarterback.
He relies on his wide receivers to get open early.
That way, he could throw accurate passes to them.
Cam Newton is not the same guy, and the New England Patriots don't have those type of receivers.
Cam Newton is a guy who could extend the play and give a receivers time to actually get open because they need that time.
Because the receivers on this team, at least last year, supposedly from what a lot of people are saying could not get open.
So he's going to give them time to get over.
Plus, he can run the football if he darn well decides he needs to to get a first down to keep a drive moving.
Tom Brady could also.
But let's face it, he needed a lot of space in order to run to get some ah t get positive yards right to get a first down cam.
Don't need that.
Cam could do it on any play he could take off to get a first down.
And let's not forget that Cam Newton.
The last time he played healthy, 14 games in 2018 he had near a 68% completion percentage, 68%.
The biggest hit on Cam Newton is he's not accurate, 68% pretty darn accurate.
If they could continue that with the New England Patriots and still be able to move around extend place, New England could be a very big outside threat to the Super Bowl.
Again, let's move to the A F C North.
There's 18 and Nancy North that I believe is Super Bowl contender.
And it's not the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Even with Ben Roethlisberger back.
I think I honestly have.
I don't have buck about, I don't know.
I don't think that that offenses nearest good as what many people believe they are.
They weren't very good last year.
Granted, Roethlisberger wasn't quarterbacking.
Roethlisberger will make a help with the team, but I don't think there are Super Bowl contending Team Pittsburgh's defense.
They gave up yards, though, in specific areas.
They came up with turnovers and sacks.
That's a big help, but you can't rely on turnovers and sacks in the playoffs.
You can't expect it and rely on every game You need a team that is fund ALS, fundamentally sound on the defense and doesn't allow big plays.
They allow big place.
Pittsburgh allowed big plays with the opportunity, opportunity to create big plays themselves on defense and to me, that style of defense don't work in the playoffs.
The Atlanta Falcons had a very similar, very similar style of defense when they made the Super Bowl, and New England made him pay for Baltimore.
Is that team that is a legitimate Super Bowl contender that once they get in the playoffs? Like I said, he had a good run game and a good defense? Baltimore had the number one run run game in the NFL last year by a huge margin.
A lot of that had to do with Lamar Jackson and his what? 1200 yards on the ground? Do I expect Lamar Jackson toe have 1200 yards on the ground this year? No Onley reason.
I expect him to throw it a little bit more.
Do I think he'll be less effective as a runner? No, I think that that R P O.
That he runs will still be very effective, but he still the run game will be there.
But because he's going to open it up a little bit more in the passing game, I think that allows Baltimore to be a more of a contender for the Super Bowl and not get just ran over by a no name team in the playoffs like they see in the last couple years.
They need to be more open on their offense, passing wife from the get go.
They can't end up being 17 21 points down heading into the fourth quarter before they decide to start opening up their playbook and start throwing the football down the field.
I think I think this year will prepare Lamar Jackson to be able to do just that, a F C South.
This may come as no surprise to a lot of you, but I have the colt as an outside outside contender, just like the New England Patriots.
And if you hold on and listen, I'll explain it for the exact same reasons.
Especially with the new additions that they've acquired in the play in the off season, including the forced Buttner and the top running game.
There's not a team in the NFL that wants to face this offensive line with Marlon Mack and now Jonathan Taylor.
Last year, the Colts passing game with anemic, mainly because of the unexpected retirement of Andrew Look.
And then, midway through the season, their backup quarterback, Jacoby percent gets injured, and it limited him and made him play scared for the rest of the time that he played.
Now we have Iron Man Philip Rivers, who a lot of people are like, Well, his arm is dead.
He throws to meaning interceptions.
In training camp, there's been nothing but positive feedback from Philip Rivers.
He's throwing 50 55 yard bombs in air to guys like T y Hilton Paris Campbell, Michael Pittman, junior.
The other rookie is, uh, he's not lighten up training camp, but he's getting better on a day to day basis.
Last year, the Colts wide receiving corps missed either the majority or the entire NFL season due to injury.
Their top three receivers.
T Y Hilton Paris, Campbell, Devon, Bunches.
They missed seven or more games, each of them.
So far this season, they have been healthy.
Do you? Why helped lighten it up? Paris Campbell.
So you have a team like the Coals who have a very strong run game and a very good defense.
They make the playoffs.
They have a legitimate shot at making the Super Bowl, so they're an outside contender.
That is my thought process on how I feel.
The Indians of the I'm sorry, the NFL playoff Super Bowl contenders.
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