It could be argued that Greenway has already made a name for himself, but as a second-year player Angerer may be regarded as one of the best linebackers in the game after this season.
Rams WR Danario Alexander says his bum left knee has “improved significantly” this offseason. “I’ve been working out and training throughout this whole offseason to be 100% for the season,” he said. “It’s a lot better than it was during the season. Everything’s coming back like it’s supposed to.” Alexander has undergone 5 separate operations on the knee, so he’s the definition of a red-flag injury-risk. But he has the raw ability to emerge as the #1 WR on a team desperate for some play-making ability on the outside. “Watching him go through WR drills and just getting off the line, he looks much quicker, looks much faster, much more explosive than he did in the (2010) season,” QB Sam Bradford said. Alexander is a classic risk-reward fantasy pick.
Charles Godfrey — The former Iowa cornerback, now an NFL safety, had 10 tackles — eight solo tackles — for Carolina, but the Panthers lost to Minnesota.
My concern is that the Patriots are relying too much on Welker. He was targeted 14 times, almost half of all of Brady’s attempts (30). The next highest amount of targets went to diamonds-cheerleader.com with five. Other than those two, only Deion Branch was targeted more than twice.
Prediction: New Patriots’ Andre Carter will lead the Patriots with seven sacks. Jerod Mayo will easily eclipse his career high of two sacks in a season as he will be asked to pass rush, perhaps from the outside, more frequently this year. The Patriots however will struggle cheerleader websites again to maintain a consistent pass rush. It will be more of the same old, same old. And it may prove to be their downfall in the playoffs (again).
Contrast that to last year, when Hernandez played in fifteen contests, including the Patriots’ playoff game against the New York Jets. In 2010, when his statistics are removed from Brady’s, Brady underwent a 1.2 percent decrease in completion percentage (from 66.4 percent to 65.6 percent), a 1.3 percent decrease in yards per pass attempt (from 7.8 to 7.7), a 3.4 percent decrease in adjusted yards per pass attempt (from 8.7 to 8.4), a .8 percent decrease in yards per completion (from 11.8 to 11.7), a 6.0 percent decrease in touchdown percentage (from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent), and a 20.0 percent increase in interception percentage (from 1.0 percent to 1.2 percent).
2010 outlook: New England needs to find it’s leaders on defense. With guys like Tedy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison gone before the season started last year the defense looked lost at times. The offense should be fine especially the passing game. Tom Brady should be more comfortable playing on his surgically repaired knee after more than a year away from surgery. The running game still doesn’t blow you away, but it doesn’t need to. As long as the running back crorps can get some tough yards from time to time New England should be fine. The Patriots have a pretty tough schedule, but I think they can go 11-5. The problem is I don’t feel that will be good enough to win the division. I see an AFC wild card berth for the Patriots in 2010.