Paul Domowitch | Predictions for the season

Among our views, this will be final year for at least two NFC East coaches

Posted: September 06, 2007

FREE-AGENT HITS

* Patrick Kerney, DE, Seahawks

* Kevin Curtis, WR, Eagles

* Jeff Garcia, QB, Bucs

* Drew Bennett, WR, Rams

* Ken Hamlin, S, Cowboys

FREE-AGENT MISSES

* Leonard Davis, OL, Cowboys

* Ashley Lelie, WR, 49ers

* Donté Stallworth, WR, Patriots

* Ahman Green, RB, Texans

* Mike Lewis, S, 49ers

IMPACT ROOKIES

* Patrick Willis, LB, 49ers

* LaRon Landry, S, Redskins

* Paul Posluszny, LB, Bills

* Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings

* Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions

GOING UP

* Vikings: Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor should help offset QB inexperience.

* Cardinals: Finally got the coaching part right with the hiring of Ken Whisenhunt.

* Bucs: If Jeff Garcia can stay healthy, Bucs are good enough to make a playoff run.

GOING DOWN

* Giants: If David Diehl can't protect Eli Manning's blind side, look out below.

* Falcons: With the first pick in the 2008 NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons select . . .

* Bengals: What are they going to do now that felons and thugs are off-limits?

GOING NOWHERE

* Raiders: Nice job getting JeMarcus Russell signed, Al.

* Packers: If Brett Favre wants to go out a winner, he probably should ask for a trade.

* Dolphins: Trent Green's well-being is in the hands of an offensive line only a mother could love.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

* NFC: Donovan McNabb, QB, Eagles

* AFC: Willis McGahee, RB, Ravens

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

* NFC: DeMarcus Ware, LB, Cowboys

* AFC: Champ Bailey, CB, Broncos

RUSHING KING

* NFC: Steven Jackson, RB, Rams

* AFC: Willis McGahee, RB, Ravens

SACK KING

* NFC: DeMarcus Ware, LB, Cowboys

* AFC: Shawne Merriman, LB, Chargers

COACHES WHO WON'T BE BACK IN '08

* Joe Gibbs, Redskins: No mas, Dan. Gibbs will soon be 67 and very much wants to live to see 68.

* Tom Coughlin, Giants: Get Bill Cowher on the phone.

* Lane Kiffin, Raiders: He's 31 and looks 16. Could owner Al Davis go any younger? Get Haley Joel Osment on the phone.

* Romeo Crennel, Browns: Browns will be better, but not enough to save Crennel's job.

4 REASONS PATRIOTS WIN SUPER BOWL

* Tom Brady

* Randy Moss

* Adalius Thomas

* Wes Welker

AND 4 REASONS PATRIOTS WON'T WIN SUPER BOWL

* Matt Cassel (Brady's backup)

* Randy Moss

* Baltimore Ravens

* San Diego Chargers

OVERRATED

* Asante Samuel, CB, Patriots

* Jevon Kearse, DE, Eagles

* Vince Young, QB, Titans

* Jeremy Shockey, TE, Giants

* Joey Porter, LB, Dolphins

UNDERRATED

* Reggie Brown, WR, Eagles

* Chris Cooley, TE, Redskins

* Travis Henry, RB, Broncos

* Marc Bulger, QB, Rams

* Bart Scott, LB, Ravens

DECEMBER HEADLINES

* Tom Brady Admits He's Father of Jessica Alba's Love Child . . . And Jessica Biel's . . . And Jessica Simpson's

* NFL Will Play 2015 Super Bowl in Rio de Janeiro

* Theismann Charged With Hiring Thug To Knee-Cap Jaworski

* Coughlin Missing; 26 Giants Players Questioned By Police

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