The most open division in the NFL is definitely the NFC East. Some say each team is just as bad as the other, while others say each team is equally as talented and dynamic. Tomato tomato (said differently).
Here is a preview of the four teams from the NFC East:
Coach: Chip Kelly
Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
The Chips fell fairly well for Kelly last season and there is huge expectation for Philly this year. I actually don’t think they’ll be spreading Philadelphia cream cheese this year in any form of celebration. They don’t have a proven QB yet and while Foles definitely has potential, time will be the only real answer here. Everyone knows LeSean McCoy, is the real mccoy and on the (running) back of this superstar it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see them featured in January. But I don’t know if the Eagles will really soar this season.
Coach: Jason Garrett
Stadium: AT &T Stadium.
The Cowboys have had a huge off season…they lost next to nothing and bought next to nothing. If it aint broke, don’t fix it. Well it’s broke and it needs fixing! They might be America’s team, but they will not be flying the stars and stripes in February next year, in Arizona. Dallas’ coach is already on a seat which is luke warm and it’s make or break for a number of players. The best part for Dallas is that they are in a very open division with no clear favorite. Their stadium might be sponsored by a telecommunications company, but don’t expect the reception to be great here when they aren’t winning games.
Key signings: DT Henry Melton, RG Zack Martin (rookie), DE DeMarcus Lawrence
Coach: Jay Gruden
Stadium: Fedex Field
The Washington …um, who knows what they will be called come kick off. RG III. In his III’rd season and he needs to improve from his disastrous 2013. The QB is arguably one of the most talented in the competition and if he can find his rookie season form, Washington could really skin a few teams. They had no first round draft pick due to the sacrifices given to get Griffin and he needs to make sure picking him up wasn’t like the mythological Griffin. DeSean Jackson is one of the best off season pick ups anywhere. This team has talent and a new coach. To name a famous Australian TV show, it really is Young Talent Time.
Key losses: TE Fred Davis (suspended indefinitely), S Reed Doughty, MLB London Fletcher, S Tanard Jackson (suspended indefinitely), OL Will Montgomery, WR Josh Morgan, P Sav Rocca, DE Darryl Tapp, CB Josh Wilson
Key signings: rookie CB Bashaud Breeland, S Ryan Clark, DL Jason Hatcher, LB Adam Hayward, WR DeSean Jackson, LB Akeem Jordan, OL Shawn Lauvao, P Robert Malone, QB Colt McCoy, OL Mike McGlynn, rookie OT Morgan Moses, rookie LB Trent Murphy, CB Tracy Porter, WR Andre Roberts, LB Darryl Sharpton
New York Giants
Coach: Tom Coughlin
Stadium: Metlife Stadium
Big Blue definitely had the blues last season. They couldn’t keep their Quarterback on his feet and Eli Manning didn’t have his greatest year. But he is a world class player. Ok, ‘world’ may be a little extreme, given the game is just played in America. There were corn chips last year but Victor Cruz just couldn’t find enough salsa to go with it. Expect this to change in 2014. The mothballs on the checkbook were dusted off and they spent big in the hopes of getting back to the play offs. They simply can’t have two shocking years in a row. Expect a Giant year from this team as they take out the NFC East.
Key losses: G Kevin Boothe, RB Andre Brown, DT Linval Joseph, SSRyan Mundy, WR Louis Murphy, TE Brandon Myers, WR Hakeem Nicks, TE Bear Pascoe, LB Keith Rivers, DEJustin Tuck, RB David Wilson (retired)
Key signings: G John Jerry, LB Jameel McClain, DE Robert Ayers, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, SSQuintin Demps, G Geoff Schwartz, RB Rashad Jennings, C J.D. Walton, CB Zack Bowman, T Charles Brown, CBWalter Thurmond, WR Mario Manningham