No, but with a title like that you'd think so huh?
Here is how the esteemed Mr. King thinks the West will play out.
He may be right, but I may be crazy, the both of us could just be the lunatics you're looking for!
(one of those moods, sorry)
1. Seattle, 12-4:
The Seahawks are the only NFL team
that can say, with supreme confidence, "We're going 6-0 in our division.'' And even with road tilts at Chicago, Kansas City, Denver and Tampa Bay, I still think they'll win home-field advantage in the NFC.
2. Arizona, 7-9: "The culture here has changed,'' coach Dennis Green said the other day. I agree. What hasn't changed enough is an offensive line that will turn Edgerrin James into Chris Brown. Starters Leonard Davis, Reggie Wells, Alex Stepanovich, Milford Brown and Brandon Gorin are going to drive Green crazy this year.
3. St. Louis, 5-11:
My problem with the Rams, the NFL's 30th-rated defense a year ago, is that they haven't fixed their run D, which surrendered a nightmarish 4.7 yards per carry last season. New defensive coordinator Jim Haslett
can't put on shoulder pads and I wouldn't like the defense any more if he could. The Rams offense had better lead the league in time of possession.
4. San Francisco, 3-13: Alex Smith
seems like one of the nicest guys ever to be jinxed with that first-pick-in-the-draft thing, and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner
is a heck of a quarterbacks coach. But I don't see Smith leading the Niners out of the wilderness. I don't see him being Heath Shuler
, either. But with a line that's going to get him pelted around pretty well this year, Smith is not going to have much of a chance.
back to me.
What seems nice about the 7-9 prediction is that King is accepting that these are in fact NOT the "same ole' Cardinals".
He just doesn't see the flattening out the wins with the offensive line the team has.
Hey, it's better then what he's had to say in the past.