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Old 05-09-2016, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default How good/bad do you think the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers will be?

Was really interested in their games last year...

Offense was explosive at times... But don't know
much about their defense,... or what their off season looked like.


expecting them to make the playoffs this year... am I wrong?







Who do you like in the AFC? I guess we can expect Denver, New England and maybe Cincy to be in the hunt... but who else? Pittsburgh?..... yes or no?

Who's the sleeper this year?

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Old 05-09-2016, 11:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: How do good do you think the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers will be?

My guess for this year's AFC playoff teams would be

NE
CIN
IND
DEN
JAX
PIT
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: How good do you think the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers will be?

I really need to start proofreading my typing...


type too fast...
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: How good do you think the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers will be?

Oakland will get in.
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Oakland will get in.
I was debating them. I'll say they continue to improve (9-7?) but fail to get in. They've got as much potential as anyone.
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Old 05-25-2016, 06:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: How do good do you think the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers will be?

So far we have JAX & OAK as two potential sleepers...


Any other teams?


Nobody likes the Bills this year?



I say Buffalo finds a way in... Buffalo > Jax & Oak
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:13 PM   #7
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Default Re: How do good do you think the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers will be?

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So far we have JAX & OAK as two potential sleepers...


Any other teams?


Nobody likes the Bills this year?



I say Buffalo finds a way in... Buffalo > Jax & Oak

What about my Bucs ?

Huge sleeper..

Winston 2nd year, should improve.
2nd year of this OL, with the addition of Sweezy.
DL improved with the addition of FA Ayers and Rookie 2nd round Noah Spence.
Improved CB's with Grimes and 1st rounder VH3.
We lost 3 games because of missed FG's and XP's, Aguayo should take care of that. (YES, I'm talking about improvement by a Kicker, kickers are people too...)
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:32 PM   #8
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Default Re: How do good do you think the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers will be?

2nd Seed in AFCN, will probably win 10 games and go out either in the Wild Card or Divisional Round. I don't see them doing much better than last year.

There aren't many sleeper teams in the AFC, imo. I guess the Colts if you look at how they were last year but I think everyone expects them to do better if Luck is healthy.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:05 PM   #9
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Default Re: How do good do you think the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers will be?

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What about my Bucs ?

Huge sleeper..

Winston 2nd year, should improve.
2nd year of this OL, with the addition of Sweezy.
DL improved with the addition of FA Ayers and Rookie 2nd round Noah Spence.
Improved CB's with Grimes and 1st rounder VH3.
We lost 3 games because of missed FG's and XP's, Aguayo should take care of that. (YES, I'm talking about improvement by a Kicker, kickers are people too...)
you're going reallllll sleeper mode picking an nfc team for the afc playoffs
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you're going reallllll sleeper mode picking an nfc team for the afc playoffs

My bad...
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My bad...


it's all good... happens to the best of us.

But actually for NFC sleepers... Bucs aren't looking too bad.


You guys will have to be better than the Falcons though if you want
to make it in the playoffs... I don't think that's unrealistic.


But the NFC West will probably give us one Wild Card Team... which is
Seattle or Arizona.


So if your team can do better than Minnesota, NYG, or ATL... Bucs can get in.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:48 PM   #12
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it's all good... happens to the best of us.

But actually for NFC sleepers... Bucs aren't looking too bad.


You guys will have to be better than the Falcons though if you want
to make it in the playoffs... I don't think that's unrealistic.


But the NFC West will probably give us one Wild Card Team... which is
Seattle or Arizona.


So if your team can do better than Minnesota, NYG, or ATL... Bucs can get in.

Well, we swept the Falcons last year, so that can happen again, they have a tough schedule, but they have certainly the talent to get into the playoffs, we fired a super conservative HC in Lovie, maybe we can rely more on the offense than a putrid defense we had last year with the improving secondary.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:54 PM   #13
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Default Re: How do good do you think the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers will be?

Defense is still young. It will depend largely on a few key guys staying on the field (Bell, Shazier, Pouncey) and how quickly the secondary grows up if we wanna contend.
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:50 AM   #14
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1) Patriots
2) Bengals
3) Chiefs
4) Broncos
5) Steelers
6) Jaguars

Don't think Colts or Texans make it. I think Raiders will be better than both.

1) Panthers
2) Seahawks
3) Packers
4) Cardinals
5) Vikings
6) Cowboys

NFC seems pretty easy except for the 6th spot. I think Falcons, Bucs and Redskins all have a legit shot but are clearly behind the 5th best team.

This is how I see the playoff picture.

I do like the Bucs a lot and Dallas has power at the right positions, they could easily surprise some people this year. In AFC, I think Steelers can be as high as 2nd seed and Oakland/Jags look great on paper. Especially Jacksonville, their off season was great and their young nucleus will only get better. Lions is my sleeper pick, only team Im not 100% won't make the playoffs in the NFC, out of the teams I didn't mention.

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Old 05-27-2016, 07:53 AM   #15
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So far we have JAX & OAK as two potential sleepers...


Any other teams?


Nobody likes the Bills this year?



I say Buffalo finds a way in... Buffalo > Jax & Oak

I don't think they are better than Jags, Raiders, Texans or Colts. Then you have teams like the Jets, Ravens and Dolphins who look just as good. Bills are tough to pick, they could sneak in but AFC has more playoffs contenders than NFC. NFC seem pretty set in stone to me. 4 elite teams plus Minnesota who will get better and Dallas could make serious noise.
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